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|Best Helloween Songs (hansen Era)|
Kai Hansen's tenure in Helloween is often revered among fans and
critics, and these 10 songs will prove why Kai helped lead Helloween
to success in the early years.
Anyone who has every listened and loved the first Keepers album just had
to know that this would be #1. A 13-minute juggernaut, the song
epitomizes everything fantastic about Power Metal. Fun lyrics, incredible
soloing and performances among the entire band, it is clear that this is not
only the best song Helloween has made, but also a defining song of Heavy
|2||March of Time|
Kai Hansen pens yet another fantastic song, yet this is a bit more of a
concise composition. The lyrics are spectacular for Power Metal; as the lines
"No more wasted years, no more wasted tears, life's too short to cry, long
enough to try" are some of the best in the genre. The solo is one of the
strongest in the band's entire career. Michael Kiske also shines brightly
throughout the entire song; especially the chorus, which is probably his
strongest performance in Helloween.
|3||How Many Tears|
Kai's early years are underrated; everyone listens to the two Keepers
albums and forgets about Walls of Jericho and the self-titled EP. The chorus
on this song is incredible powerful, detailing a rally against the problems in
the world. Though this song is closer to Speed Metal compared to
everything else, you just can't ignore that this song is the definitive Speed
Many people know this as the first song on Keeper of the Seven Keys Part
1, and it certainly stands as an incredible introduction. Though the song
may be short, it packs a punch in the 3:22 with a fantastic display of Kiske's
vocals and the shredding duo of Hansen and Weikath really taking control
of the song with incredible soloing (especially the harmony section)!
|5||I Want Out|
Aside from Halloween, this is probably the Helloween song you will know.
The song is iconic, and is played live by both Kai's new band, Gamma Ray,
and Helloween; and for good reason. The chorus is infectious; something all
Power Metal fans will sing along to in hoards. This may be one of the most
melodic tracks the band has composed at this point, and everything works
|6||A Little Time|
"A Little Time" is one of the most forgotten tracks from the Keepers albums,
and deserves more love. The chorus is, once again, awesome and the riff
that leads the song is quite catchy and enjoyable; even if it isn't up to the
same pace as I'm Alive or How Many Tears. It is a highly enjoyable Power
Metal anthem in the same vein as I Want Out, but a bit heavier and more
guitar-based (and also with a bizarre bridge that uses the sounds of
Simply one of the fastest songs the band has made, Warrior is one of the
most vicious songs the band has composed. The gallops, combined with the
fast-paced riff, make this a definitive song of the band's early years. Though
the chorus isn't as great as the other songs on this list, the guitar playing
prevalent throughout the song is fantastic.
|8||Victim of Fate|
"Victim of Fate" contains high quality riffs combined with a great chorus, but
the thing that sets this song apart from the others is the progressive
structure. After the first two choruses, the song goes into a quiet bridge
and transforms into a solo-fest for the rest of the song (save for a final
chorus repetition). The greatest part of the song is the outro solo; the
extremely fast tapping part is one of the most technical solos the band has
ever made, and it really works well with the other melodic soloing.
|9||Twilight of the Gods|
The fast riffing and galloping on this song stands strong compared to songs
later in the band's career easily, and each member really stands out here.
Kiske does a great job with the chorus, and is probably the happiest song
on his first album with Helloween.
|10||You Always Walk Alone|
"You Always Walk Alone" may not be the best song the band has made in
their earlier days, but just like "A Little Time," needs more love. The bridge
drags a bit, but the chorus is an easy stand-out; especially with an
important message to avoid dwelling on things.
March Of Time
I Want Out
Keeper Of The Seven Keys
A Little Time
Ride The Sky
Twilight Of The Gods
How Many Tears
Eagle Fly Free
No Ride the Sky?!?!
|Ride the Sky would probably be 11 or 12; come to think of it. I honestly forgot all about it, but I don't think it is quite as strong as the songs I put there. The chorus of Ride The Sky didn't really click with me as much as, say, How Many Tears, though the song is arguably the darkest thing Helloween made until The Dark Ride.|
|Haha, just messin' with ya. Ride the Sky is the first thing I listened by them, and it's what convinced me to check out more of their stuff.|
Totally agree with 1 and 3, though, and I'm surprised 5 isn't a little higher, but oh well. Also, I've always liked Phantoms of Death.
|Phantoms of Death is yet another really good song from the Speed Metal days of Kai! That would certainly fit on a 20 or 15 song list; early Helloween was nearly flawless.|
Unfortunately, A Tale That Wasn't Right, We Got the Right, and Guardians are some of the few exceptions to this. Pretty much everything outside of them are really awesome Speed/Power Metal tracks.