- Product Code: BMGRM078LP
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Remastered re-release of the debut full-length studio album by legendary German Speed/Power Metal band.
The only full-length album featuring Kai Hansen as lead vocalist until 2021's "Helloween", although he would continue to act as guitarist on the two following albums.
Helloween followed up their very popular self-titled mini-LP with 1986's even more accomplished "Walls Of Jericho", that saw the quartet from Hamburg outperforming expectations and quickly defining their sonic identity.
The instrumental title track soon gives way to amazingly mature and complex compositions like "Ride the Sky", "Phantoms of Death", and the awesome "How Many Tears". And although these were heavily reliant on Iron Maiden for inspiration, it was Helloween's Speed Metal innovations that clearly helped make the songs so special and influential for future bands. Even the album's lyrically challenged, somewhat one-dimensional moments ("Warrior", "Metal Invaders") usually succeed, thanks to the band's uncontainable energy. On the downside, the album continued to expose Kai Hansen's limitations as a singer, but the band would soon remedy this disadvantage by bringing on teenage phenom, Michael Kiske, as lead vocalist.
While their "Keeper Of The Seven Keys, Part 1 & 2" albums are their peak, "Walls Of Jericho" made them all possible. Kai Hansen isn't Kiske, Halford, or Dickinson, but he had passion for the genre called Metal!
Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company, 1985/2015 (BMGRM078LP). Made in UK. 180g heavyweight vinyl.
1. Walls Of Jericho 0:48
2. Ride The Sky 5:55
3. Reptile 3:44
4. Guardians 4:19
5. Phantoms Of Death 6:44
1. Metal Invaders 4:10
2. Gorgar 3:55
3. Heavy Metal (Is The Law) 3:59
4. How Many Tears 7:14
Total playing time: 40:32 min.
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