If he can pull out such a fantastic song like ''Avalon'', I can't call that creative burnout.Well some of the later GRay albums were not very fresh in their songwriting.
Lots of copying, unoriginal material.
Great album too.Mine would be Time Of The Oath.
Well, if you look at the full body of work after Majestic, it’s pretty sad overall. “Avalon” was the best thing he’d done in nearly 10 years, and yes, it’s fantastic.If he can pull out such a fantastic song like ''Avalon'', I can't call that creative burnout.
7 Sinners was a weaker album for him writing-wise (minus the fantastic Long Live the King), but since that he has rebounded with Nabataea, My God-Given Right and Lost In America to name a few.Deris and Gerstner were on top of their game there. Then on the next album Deris opens the album with two major stinkers.
Is it an inconsistent pattern when Helloween releases three less great albums in a row (after Gambling with the Devil)? All Helloween albums have their great moments and of course it is a very personal thing if an album was great or not but could it be argued that the two albums before Gambling were not that great either?Gambling With The Devil was the last great Helloween album and it didn't have Hansen, Grapow or Kusch. Deris and Gerstner were on top of their game there. Then on the next album Deris opens the album with two major stinkers.
Helloween is generally a very inconsistent band both in sound and quality. Sometimes a band member writes all great songs on one album, then all stinkers on the next one.
This is the alternative vocal mix.Someone has managed to share the full version of "Skyfall" on YouTube (big thank you to them).
Very good song with an interesting structure - acoustic calm intro, superb main riff and great verses (with calm parts too). The chorus (along with the instrumental section) is the best thing in the song. The instrumental section is essential Helloween (awesome harmonies and solos). The singing of ''Decide'' is so typical of the Andi Deris era. Kudos to him for writing the whole song. Every fan of the band should be happy with this song, which has all the things we expect and like in Helloween.new single