HELLOWEEN - Walls Of Jericho LP
One of the most influential and seminal bands to the institution of Heavy Metal is the German band Helloween. Their pioneering work on developing and innovating the Power Metal genre has given them accolades across the world. Indeed, many would declare Keeper of the Seven Keys Pts. 1 and 2 to be the inception of Power Metal as we know it. However, of course, one album precedes both of these works: Walls of Jericho. With its meteoric pacing and the wailing vocals of Kai Hansen, it is rather easy to see where Power Metal attained its precepts and general form.
The albums frenetic nature puts "Walls Of Jericho" probably more in the Speed Metal genre than Power Metal - and given that it was released already in 1985 it is no less heavy, technical or "Speed Metal worthy" than other Noise Records artists at the time such as Voivod, Kreator, Sodom etc. The only difference would be Kai Hansen's vocals.
Essential Metal-classic for old and new fans...
Reissue from BMG/ Sancturay Music