Walls of Jericho

Walls of Jericho


Emm/Back on Black
~Helloween
Vinyl

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Official Release Date Nov 11, 2008
Artist Helloween
Genre Pop
Version  Europe
PAX-Code PAX0005032068
Item Code  0803341233782

track listing

Disc 1:1. Walls of Jericho2. Ride the Sky3. Reptile4. Guardians5. Phantoms of Death6. Metal Invaders7. Gorgar8. Heavy Metal Is (the Law)Disc 2:1. How Many Tears2. Starlight (From Mini LP)3. Murderer (From Mini LP)4. Warrior (From Mini LP)5. Victim of Hate (From Mini LP)6. Cry for Freedom (From Mini LP)7. Judas (Bonus Track)

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Helloween followed up their very popular self-titled mini-LP with 1986's even more accomplished Walls of Jericho, a disc that saw the quartet from Hamburg, Germany, 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" (even more ambitious 13-minute epics would soon follow). 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 group'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. [The CD reissue of Walls of Jericho offers a complete recap of Helloween's first incarnation by combining it with their eponymous mini-LP and the Judas EP in chronological order.]

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