The eleventh full-length album by the legendary German Power Metal band.
Finally! The new chapter in the story of the classics “Keeper of the Seven Keys, Parts I” (1987) and “Keeper of the Seven Keys, Parts II” (1988)!! Beginning their third decade of existence, Helloween are back to conquer the Power Metal world with simply one of the best releases in their career!!! End of this epic story, started by Helloween 18 years ago, is like a big event in our Metal world. But it's also a bit hazardous and the band probably knows that a lot of people are waiting to see the result especially when you know that the two firsts "Keeper Of The Seven Keys" are considered like classics.
Well, "The Legacy" is not deceiving; at the opposite we're in front of a Helloween at the top of its form! “Keeper of the Seven Keys - The Legacy” leans more towards the genre of Progressive Metal than the previous album, “Rabbit Don't Come Easy”, which was much more of a Power Metal album. Here we can hear an amazing voice of Andi Deris and above all some real hits like “The King For A 1000 Years”, “Occasion Avenue” or “The Invisible Man”. Many have noted the rather sizable increase of Markus Grosskopf’s role in the arrangement on this album. Music is equally as impressive and unrelenting. Sascha Gerstner displays the same combination of technical and symmetrical soloing and riffing. Dani Loble is a rather pleasant surprise, matching Uli Kusch in terms of technical ability on the kit and surpassing him in sound quality.
Track "Light The Universe" featuring Candice Night (Blackmore's Night).
So the question remains, is this album their legacy? The answer is that it is part of it, a rather significant part to be precise as it restates most of the original goals of the band! This is a new classic, one that all Power Metal fans should invest in!! This band has weathered many storms, but has never wavered in its effort to bring great Metal to all open ears, and have now found themselves back at the top of their game!!!
Steamhammer/SPV GmbH, 2005 (SPV 99132 2CD). Made in Germany. First press.
1. The King for a 1000 Years 13:54
2. The Invisible Man 07:17
3. Born on Judgment Day 06:14
4. Pleasure Drone 04:08
5. Mrs. God 02:55
6. Silent Rain 04:21
1. Occasion Avenue 11:04
2. Light the Universe 05:00
3. Do You Know What You're Fighting For? 04:45
4. Come Alive 03:20
5. The Shade in the Shadow 03:24
6. Get It Up 04:13
7. My Life for One More Day 06:51
Total playing time: 77:41