History Music / Helloween

21st Jun '16 7:55:45 PM gewunomox
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** "Long Live The King", from ''7 Sinners'', an {{homage}} to RonnieJamesDio and Music/JudasPriest.

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** "Long Live The King", from ''7 Sinners'', an {{homage}} to RonnieJamesDio Music/RonnieJamesDio and Music/JudasPriest.
5th May '16 4:00:38 PM nombretomado
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1999 saw the band celebrating fifteen years of music, thus it was a perfect occasion to release something. This something was a CoverAlbum called ''Metal Jukebox'', containing metalized covers from numbers such as {{ABBA}}, JethroTull, DavidBowie.

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1999 saw the band celebrating fifteen years of music, thus it was a perfect occasion to release something. This something was a CoverAlbum called ''Metal Jukebox'', containing metalized covers from numbers such as {{ABBA}}, JethroTull, DavidBowie.
Music/{{ABBA}}, Music/JethroTull, Music/DavidBowie.



* LyricalDissonance: "Star Invasion". It sounds between [[DavidBowie Space Oddity]] and the most solemn metal epic. Until the bitter end and beyond.

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* LyricalDissonance: "Star Invasion". It sounds between [[DavidBowie [[Music/DavidBowie Space Oddity]] and the most solemn metal epic. Until the bitter end and beyond.
16th Apr '16 1:33:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Sascha Gerstner from FreedomCall replaced Grapow, but the band struggled with the position of drummer. The first drummer hired was Mark Cross from Metalium, who abandoned the band after some medical issues. Finally, Stefan Schwarzmann (formerly from Music/{{Accept}}, and Music/RunningWild, among [[HeyItsThatGuy plenty of other bands]]) took the role, although he wasn't hired in time for the recording sessions of ''Rabbit Don't Come Easy'', the follow-up to ''Dark'', where the drums were played by [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Mikkey Dee]].

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Sascha Gerstner from FreedomCall replaced Grapow, but the band struggled with the position of drummer. The first drummer hired was Mark Cross from Metalium, who abandoned the band after some medical issues. Finally, Stefan Schwarzmann (formerly from Music/{{Accept}}, and Music/RunningWild, among [[HeyItsThatGuy plenty of other bands]]) bands) took the role, although he wasn't hired in time for the recording sessions of ''Rabbit Don't Come Easy'', the follow-up to ''Dark'', where the drums were played by [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Mikkey Dee]].
14th Jan '16 11:55:04 AM Morgenthaler
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Helloween is a German power/speed metal band. Alongside Switzerland's CelticFrost and Sweden's {{Bathory}}, Germany's Helloween were possibly the most influential heavy metal band to come out of Europe during the 1980s. By taking the hard riffing and minor key melodies handed down from metal masters like Music/JudasPriest and Music/IronMaiden, then infusing them with the speed and energy introduced by the burgeoning thrash metal movement, Helloween crystallized the sonic ingredients of what is now known as PowerMetal.

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Helloween is a German power/speed metal band. Alongside Switzerland's CelticFrost Music/CelticFrost and Sweden's {{Bathory}}, Music/{{Bathory}}, Germany's Helloween were possibly the most influential heavy metal band to come out of Europe during the 1980s. By taking the hard riffing and minor key melodies handed down from metal masters like Music/JudasPriest and Music/IronMaiden, then infusing them with the speed and energy introduced by the burgeoning thrash metal movement, Helloween crystallized the sonic ingredients of what is now known as PowerMetal.
3rd Jan '16 9:49:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* CoverVersion: "[[Music/TheBeatles Something]]", "[[Music/JudasPriest The Hellion/Electric Eye]]", "[[{{Kiss}} I Stole Your Love]]", "[[GrandFunkRailroad I'm Your Captain (Closer To Home)]]", "[[CarlPerkins Blue Suede Shoes]]", "[[JeanMichelJarre Magnetic Fields]]", "[[StatusQuo Rain]]", "[[{{Queen}} Sheer Heart Attack]]" and "[[Music/{{Accept}} Fast As A Shark]]". Also, during the "Master of the Rings" tour, they did a version of Pink Cream 69's "Where The Eagle Learns To Fly".[[note]]Said band was Andi Deris's previous band before joining to Helloween.[[/note]]
** CoverAlbum: ''Metal Jukebox''. The japanese version also has "[[DeepPurple Rat Bat Blue]]".
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: "[[{{ABBA}} Lay All Your Love On Me]]", from ''Metal Jukebox''.

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* CoverVersion: "[[Music/TheBeatles Something]]", "[[Music/JudasPriest The Hellion/Electric Eye]]", "[[{{Kiss}} "[[Music/{{Kiss}} I Stole Your Love]]", "[[GrandFunkRailroad "[[Music/GrandFunkRailroad I'm Your Captain (Closer To Home)]]", "[[CarlPerkins "[[Music/CarlPerkins Blue Suede Shoes]]", "[[JeanMichelJarre "[[Music/JeanMichelJarre Magnetic Fields]]", "[[StatusQuo "[[Music/StatusQuo Rain]]", "[[{{Queen}} "[[Music/{{Queen}} Sheer Heart Attack]]" and "[[Music/{{Accept}} Fast As A Shark]]". Also, during the "Master of the Rings" tour, they did a version of Pink Cream 69's "Where The Eagle Learns To Fly".[[note]]Said band was Andi Deris's previous band before joining to Helloween.[[/note]]
** * CoverAlbum: ''Metal Jukebox''. The japanese version also has "[[DeepPurple "[[Music/DeepPurple Rat Bat Blue]]".
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: "[[{{ABBA}} "[[Music/{{ABBA}} Lay All Your Love On Me]]", from ''Metal Jukebox''.
17th Jul '15 1:08:52 PM MartyD82
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** ''Gambling With the Devil'' is mostly more mature, and one could almost conclude that Helloween finally grew up if they were to compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHWK0gzIgM0 "As Long as I Fall"]] to their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8U8gjFx9Vk older]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAegHGGwru8 work]]... except for the fact that ''Gambling With the Devil'' also gave us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fFNTdJXAAo "Can Do It"]]. Still, if nothing else, it was definitely the album where Helloween TookALevelInCynic.

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** ''Gambling With the Devil'' is mostly more mature, and one could almost conclude that Helloween finally grew up if they were to compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHWK0gzIgM0 "As Long as I Fall"]] to their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8U8gjFx9Vk older]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAegHGGwru8 work]]... except for the fact that ''Gambling With the Devil'' also gave us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fFNTdJXAAo "Can Do It"]]. Still, if nothing else, it was definitely the album where Helloween (at least momentarily) TookALevelInCynic.
17th Jul '15 1:08:00 PM MartyD82
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* TookALevelInCynic: ''Gambling With The Devil''.

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* TookALevelInCynic: ''Gambling With The Devil''.Devil'' is decidedly more cynical than any other Helloween album (before or after) but is still quite idealistic compared to other heavy metal albums.
17th Jul '15 1:05:12 PM MartyD82
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Mostly on the idealistic side (which is unusual for a metal band), though they have gotten a bit more cynical since ''Gambling With The Devil''.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Mostly Unusually for a heavy metal band, Helloween is mostly on the idealistic side (which is unusual for a metal band), though they have gotten a bit more cynical since side, even on the DarkerAndEdgier ''The Dark Ride'' and ''Gambling With The Devil''.Devil'' (although the latter album was probably as close to the cynical side as the band had ever gotten).
17th Jul '15 1:00:28 PM MartyD82
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** "Never Be A Star" from ''Rabbit Don't Come Easy'' is a sort of [[SubvertedTrope Anti-Rockstar Song]].
17th Jul '15 12:57:38 PM MartyD82
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** ''Straight Out Of Hell'' is a slight step back in this regard, falling somewhere between ''Keeper Of The Seven Keys: The Legacy'' and ''Gambling With The Devil'' in terms of hardness and seriousness. ''My God-Given Right'', despite its more political (for Helloween) overtones, is also pretty light compared to the band's 2007-2010 material.



** ''Straight Out of Hell'' was this to ''7 Sinners''.

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** ''Straight Out of Hell'' was and especially ''My God-Given Right'' are this compared to ''Gambling With The Devil'' and ''7 Sinners''.
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