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Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II



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Release date: 1988
Style: Power metal

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Disc I
01. Invitation
02. Eagle Fly Free
03. You Always Walk Alone
04. Rise And Fall
05. Dr. Stein
06. We Got The Right
07. March Of Time
08. I Want Out
09. Keeper Of The Seven Keys
10. Save Us

Disc II [2006 expanded edition]
01. Savage
02. Livin Ain't No Crime
03. Don't Run For Cover
04. Dr. Stein [2002 remix version]
05. Keeper Of The Seven Keys [2002 remix version]

Top 20 albums of 1988: 3
Top 200 albums of all time: 25

Line-up
Michael Kiske - vocals
Michael Weikath - guitars, keyboards
Kai Hansen - guitars
Ingo Schwichtenberg - drums
Markus Grosskopf - bass

Staff review by
wrathchild
Rating:
9.0
So after the worldwide success of Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I in 1987, Part II was released the following year, and the combination of the two (the band's first wish was to release a double album) gave the band its legend status.

On this album you'll find some of the most known songs of the band, such as Eagle Fly Free, Dr Stein, I want out, and of course Keeper Of The Seven Keys. But all the other tracks are good and have some interest, with great riffs & solos, as well as catchy choruses to sing along. Try March Of Time for example, there's actually no musical reason for such a track to be less famous than I Want Out, it's just that the latter was made a single for the album, like Dr Stein. Oh yeah, there are some funny stuff too, like in Rise And Fall.

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published 01.12.2003 | Comments (21)

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19.12.2021 - 13:34
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Tage Westerlund
Written by AndyMetalFreak on 19.12.2021 at 13:20

There's no denying the fact that this is a very good power metal album, but I much prefer part I, and this is certainly IMHO, not the best power metal album of all, like some people believe it to be, iconic yes, best I don't think so.

I would agree, to me band after early 90s experimental pop sound they katter created better sound as their early albums. I prefer newer ones, even have respect to old ones.
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21.12.2021 - 13:36
Rating: 5
gavdann

I still think this album sucks balls

And I don't know what you guys are listening to but the new album is dogshite too.
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21.12.2021 - 14:38
Rating: 7
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by gavdann on 21.12.2021 at 13:36

I still think this album sucks balls

And I don't know what you guys are listening to but the new album is dogshite too.

I thought the songs "Eagle Fly Free" and "I Want Out" were ok, the title track was ok too, but the song "Halloween" from part I, was way out of its league. The rest of the songs are pretty average to me, and I thought "Dr Stein" was the worst song on the album, considering it is one of thier most praised songs.

I can understand why some people like the new album, but it does nothing for me, I thought it was average tbh.
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21.12.2021 - 15:34
Rating: 5
gavdann

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 21.12.2021 at 14:38

Written by gavdann on 21.12.2021 at 13:36

I still think this album sucks balls

And I don't know what you guys are listening to but the new album is dogshite too.

I thought the songs "Eagle Fly Free" and "I Want Out" were ok, the title track was ok too, but the song "Halloween" from part I, was way out of its league. The rest of the songs are pretty average to me, and I thought "Dr Stein" was the worst song on the album, considering it is one of thier most praised songs.

I can understand why some people like the new album, but it does nothing for me, I thought it was average tbh.

I totally agree with that assessment tbf.

I was such a fan of Keeper I, this came as a complete punch-in-the-face to me back in the day. I still find it astounding so many like it these days as I remember nothing but average to poor reviews at the time.

Anyway... I'm in danger of repeating myself and becoming a bore!
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27.12.2021 - 21:11
Rating: 8
Jope Steele
Steelmeister
Written by gavdann on 21.12.2021 at 13:36

I still think this album sucks balls


You've made a valid point, I may have to re-evaluate what my stance on this album is if I happen to listen the album again -- I don't listen to flower metal anymore so no promises.
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28.12.2021 - 00:57
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Yeah I hardly listen to any power metal, but this album is a total classic that kicks so much ass. “I Want Out” is probably the best power metal song ever, other than maybe “Deadly Sinners” by 3IOB or “Dawn Of Victory” by RoF.
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23.01.2022 - 15:52
Rating: 7
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Gave this another few chances to see if it would grow on me, and I must say I still find Part I much more superior, I guess I was let down by the fact this one has such a high rating, one of the highest on this site in fact. I still don't think it's all that bad, I find the songs "Eagle Fly Free", "I Want Out" and the title song ok, but I really can't get into the rest of the album. Such a shame because I really enjoyed Walls Of Jericho, and Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I.
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23.01.2022 - 15:57
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by AndyMetalFreak on 23.01.2022 at 15:52

Gave this another few chances to see if it would grow on me, and I must say I still find Part I much more superior, I guess I was let down by the fact this one has such a high rating, one of the highest on this site in fact. I still don't think it's all that bad, I find the songs "Eagle Fly Free", "I Want Out" and the title song ok, but I really can't get into the rest of the album. Such a shame because I really enjoyed Walls Of Jericho, and Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I.

To me I want out are only strong song, a fact best song from this band ever
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23.01.2022 - 15:59
Rating: 7
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by Bad English on 23.01.2022 at 15:57

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 23.01.2022 at 15:52

Gave this another few chances to see if it would grow on me, and I must say I still find Part I much more superior, I guess I was let down by the fact this one has such a high rating, one of the highest on this site in fact. I still don't think it's all that bad, I find the songs "Eagle Fly Free", "I Want Out" and the title song ok, but I really can't get into the rest of the album. Such a shame because I really enjoyed Walls Of Jericho, and Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I.

To me I want out are only strong song, a fact best song from this band ever

"I Want Out" is the best song on this album by far, but my favourite song by Helloween ever is "Halloween".
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18.06.2022 - 02:22
Rating: 8
24emd

I really don't like this or Pt I. Kiske's voice is overrated IMO. He is much better now on Avantasia, but even the lyrics are crap, at least in the first half. I Want Out and March Of Time are great songs, but the rest are cringey. I'm sad to say this honestly, because I'm a strong power metal fan. There are tons of low-rated power metal albums on ms which are 20x better than this IMO. I could never stand Helloween, and I don't understand how this is the best power metal album ever. It's not. Just my opinion.
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