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Helloween Albums Ranked


Created by: majormalfunction | 08.02.2024



1. Helloween - Helloween EP
1985 Rating: 10 Top picks: Victim of Fate, Warrior, Starlight
2. Helloween - Better Than Raw
1998 Rating: 9 Top picks: Push, Time, Midnight Sun
3. Helloween - The Time Of The Oath
1996 Rating: 8 Top picks: Wake Up the Mountain, We Burn, Mission Motherland
4. Helloween - The Dark Ride
2000 Rating: 8 Top picks: The Dark Ride, The Departed, I Live For Your Pain
5. Helloween - Master Of The Rings
1994 Rating: 8 Top picks: Sole Survivor, Where The Rain Grows, Perfect Gentleman
6. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
1987 Rating: 8 Top picks: Halloween, A Little Time, Future World
7. Helloween - Walls Of Jericho
1985 Rating: 8 Top picks: Ride the Sky, Phantoms of Death, Heavy Metal
8. Helloween - Rabbit Don't Come Easy
2003 Rating: 8 Top picks: Open Your Life, Hell Was Made in Heaven, Listen to the Flies
9. Helloween - Pink Bubbles Go Ape
1991 Rating: 7 Top picks: The Chance, Heavy Metal Hamsters, Mankind
10. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II
1988 Rating: 7 Top picks: I Want Out, Keeper of the Seven Keys, March of Time
11. Helloween - Chameleon
1993 Rating: 6 Top picks: Music, I Believe, Giants
12. Helloween - Helloween
2021 Rating: 6 Top picks: Mass Pollution, Cyanide, Skyfall
13. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy
2005 Rating: 5 Top picks: Occasion Avenue, The King of A Thousand Years, Come Alive
14. Helloween - 7 Sinners
2010 Rating: 5 Top picks: Raise the Noise, If A Mountain Could Talk, World Of Fantasy
15. Helloween - Straight Out Of Hell
2013 Rating: 4 Top picks: Nabataea, Live Now!, Make Fire Catch The Fly
16. Helloween - Gambling With The Devil
2007 Rating: 4 Top picks: Kill It, Paint a New World, Final Fortune
17. Helloween - My God-Given Right
2015 Rating: 4 Top picks: Lost in America, Claws, Creatures in Heaven



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08.02.2024 - 11:16
JoHn Doe

Rabbit... is too high. probably my least favorite album from Helloween.
My God-Given Right is not so bad. I thought it's a fun listen.

Also I think Walls of Jericho is better (for lack of a better word) than anything they did with Andi Deris, also quite ground-breaking (IMO) when it came out.
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08.02.2024 - 12:47
majormalfunction

Written by JoHn Doe on 08.02.2024 at 11:16

Rabbit... is too high. probably my least favorite album from Helloween.
My God-Given Right is not so bad. I thought it's a fun listen.

Also I think Walls of Jericho is better (for lack of a better word) than anything they did with Andi Deris, also quite ground-breaking (IMO) when it came out.


I love Walls of Jericho and would like to have rated it higher but I think the songs by Weikath aren't that great, they're solid but not as brilliant as the ones by Kai.

Oh, Rabbit as their worst? I think most of the songs on it are good and often better than that. Compared to most of their later albums which have a lot of songs I can't remember a single note from
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08.02.2024 - 13:24
JoHn Doe

Written by majormalfunction on 08.02.2024 at 12:47

Written by JoHn Doe on 08.02.2024 at 11:16

Rabbit... is too high. probably my least favorite album from Helloween.
My God-Given Right is not so bad. I thought it's a fun listen.

Also I think Walls of Jericho is better (for lack of a better word) than anything they did with Andi Deris, also quite ground-breaking (IMO) when it came out.


I love Walls of Jericho and would like to have rated it higher but I think the songs by Weikath aren't that great, they're solid but not as brilliant as the ones by Kai.

Oh, Rabbit as their worst? I think most of the songs on it are good and often better than that. Compared to most of their later albums which have a lot of songs I can't remember a single note from


I gave it another chance recently, very tedious, nothing special for me. Gambling... was a grower, go figure.
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08.02.2024 - 19:44
A Real Mönkey

Keeper of the Seven Keys are easily top two.

Everything else can get bent.
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08.02.2024 - 20:01
JoHn Doe

Written by A Real Mönkey on 08.02.2024 at 19:44

Keeper of the Seven Keys are easily top two.

Everything else can get bent.



That's a bit harsh.

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08.02.2024 - 21:43
majormalfunction

Written by A Real Mönkey on 08.02.2024 at 19:44

Keeper of the Seven Keys are easily top two.

Everything else can get bent.


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08.02.2024 - 22:11
Redel

I definitely agree with My God-Given Right's rank. As for the rest, they have a lot of ok-ish albums with largely arbitrary mid-field ranks. But I will never understand how people would rank any of their albums higher than Keeper l and ll, Walls Of Jericho, and the s/t EP -- such classic material.
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08.02.2024 - 23:27
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by Redel on 08.02.2024 at 22:11

I definitely agree with My God-Given Right's rank. As for the rest, they have a lot of ok-ish albums with largely arbitrary mid-field ranks. But I will never understand how people would rank any of their albums higher than Keeper l and ll, Walls Of Jericho, and the s/t EP -- such classic material.


I agree with you I simply can't get it. I love Helloween's discography but not seeing the Keepers in 1st and 2nd (whatever the order for those) is fucking puzzling to me.
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09.02.2024 - 04:59
majormalfunction

Written by Redel on 08.02.2024 at 22:11

I definitely agree with My God-Given Right's rank. As for the rest, they have a lot of ok-ish albums with largely arbitrary mid-field ranks. But I will never understand how people would rank any of their albums higher than Keeper l and ll, Walls Of Jericho, and the s/t EP -- such classic material.


Written by Guib on 08.02.2024 at 23:27

I agree with you I simply can't get it. I love Helloween's discography but not seeing the Keepers in 1st and 2nd (whatever the order for those) is fucking puzzling to me.


I understand the love for part 1, that one is amazing for the most part. Very close to a 9 in my book. But I have never understood the praise for part 2. Extremly influential album but for me nothing on side A could be considered great. Side B is a whole lot stronger but it's too little too late. Back in the beginning Kai was a incredibly gifted writer but neither Weikath or Kiske wasn't that strong at that point, which shows with Keepers 2, where again Kai wrote most of the best material. A bit later in the career Weikath got better along with three other writers (Deris, Kusch and Grapow) who contributed strong all over the albums.

And then there's also Kiske. A occasionally excellent singer but his strong side IMO is singing melodic mid-paced stuff rather than the fast paced power metal. I thought the more rough Deris was a more suitable choice (even if Kai is by far my favourite of the three).
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09.02.2024 - 07:31
Rexorcist

I'm with you on your placement for Better Than Raw. Perfect album IMO. Though you're probably gonna hate me for saying this, but I actually gave their self-titled my number 1 Helloween slot. Excellent recalling of all their stylistic choices over the decades, and very consistent.
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09.02.2024 - 07:34
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
For me Walls Of Jericho would be number one, followed by Keeper I, then Keeper II. No idea how I would rank the rest
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09.02.2024 - 16:22
Duck Dodgers

The Dark Ride above Keeper II ... Sure Jan!
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09.02.2024 - 16:39
JoHn Doe

Written by Duck Dodgers on 09.02.2024 at 16:22

The Dark Ride above Keeper II ... Sure Jan!



I agree, but then again, everyone is entitled to an opinion. If I did such a ranking, Chameleon would be top 7 or something.
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09.02.2024 - 18:55
majormalfunction

Written by Duck Dodgers on 09.02.2024 at 16:22

The Dark Ride above Keeper II ... Sure Jan!


I wouldn't say that's controversial... The Dark Ride is often highly regarded.
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10.02.2024 - 06:47
24emd
Theory Snob
Better Than Raw is actually the only album I like from them, outside of a few other songs.
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10.02.2024 - 08:32
majormalfunction

Written by 24emd on 10.02.2024 at 06:47

Better Than Raw is actually the only album I like from them, outside of a few other songs.


Fantastic album. An almost flawless record
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23.02.2024 - 09:43
Tom Muller

Not my ranking
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