Helloween - Gambling With The Devil Review

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Helloween - Gambling With The Devil
Helloween - Gambling With The Devil


General Information

Original Author: The Uncreator

Artist: Helloween

Album: Gambling With The Devil

Genre: Power Metal


01. Crack The Riddle (Intro)
02. Kill It
03. The Saints
04. As Long As I Fall
05. Paint A New World
06. Final Fortune
07. The Bells Of The 7 Hells
08. Fallen To Pieces
09. I.M.E.
10. Can Do It
11. Dreambound
12. Heaven Tells No Lies


9 Helloween return with there freshest and heaviest sound since "Keeper Of The Seven Keys", and quite possibly, the best album since that. Jam packed full of creative and heavy riffs, blistering solo's, the epic vocals of Andi Deris, And the classic Helloween guitar duels and harmonies, no Helloween fan, Or Metal fan should be dissapointed.


10 Helloween veteran Michael Weikath and newcomer Sacha Gerstner prove to be and incredible guitar duo. From the guitar duels from the early Helloween albums, to brand new approaches to melodies and new arrangements, the guitars are fresher than ever. From the epic and slower solo's to those super fast face melting solo's, this album has it all. The riffs are the heaviest Helloween have written yet, the Opening track "Kill It" starts off with a relentless barrage of riffs, following in to an evil chorus chanting "Kill It!!", And the songs that follow only get better.


6 Nothing new from Helloween here, A few cool interludes scattered here and there, and some pretty cool grooves dot the album, But nothing amazing, there earlier work had alot more cool bass stuff, i felt this was the only place the album lacked for me.


8 Dani Loble proves his worth the Helloween on this album with an amazing drum sound thats thick yet very clear. From the awesome grooves of "Heaven Tell No Lies" to the gatling gun double bass, the drums will keep you entertained for years to come, and keep your neck sore and your head banging.


9 I'm already a fan Andi Deris', i actually prefer him over Michael Kiske (I know, people consider me heretical when i say this). Anyway, his vocal always had a completely original sound, and no one approaches singing like he does, his Rhythmical technique, vibrato, enunciation, everything about adds up to be and Epic vocal style suited perfectly for this album.


7 Nothing amazing or phenomenal, still, they were cool enough to keep me intrigued and listening even closer.

From "As Long As I Fall"
I close my eyes so I don't have to see
I shut my heart and tell my mind to run and flee
Once i was flying high
I touched the sky

As long as I fall
I don't hit the ground
As long as I fall
I'm safe and sound
As long as I fly
I sure cannot die
I don't need to hear the call
As long as I fall

Would I have to time to change my reality?
I would become the man
The man I could never bee
Oh my God please tell me
How to break free
Once I was flying high
I touched the sky

From "Dreambound"
I'm running on a dusty road
The evil one behind me
I hear his breath and turn around
There's no more place left to hide here

Wanna break the chains of fear
Theres no way back
Your whisper in my ear
Your touch will save me again

You'll change my dream
You'll guide my way to be
You are the light
You turn black into white
You'll change my dream
You'll bring reality
You shine so bright
You turn black into white

Overall Impression

8 An awesome album from Helloween, there best since "Keeper Of The Seven Keys" by far. This is an album covered in awesome riffs, great solo's, Guitar duels, Epic vocals, everything you could want.

Helloween - As Long As I Fall