Like Helloween in their long musical career, this album has its ups and downs. There are some masterpieces (King for 1000 years, Born on Judgement Day) there are also some boring ones (Silent Rain, Pleasure Drone [just my opinion here]). I wouldn’t compare it too much to the Keepers pt. 1 & 2 albums, its not as harsh, and its also not nearly as consistant. Also, some songs like Occasion Avenue seem to go nowhere, it sometimes seems the band succeeds more with short tracks like “Shade in Shadow” and “Get it Up” than their progressive attempts.
But overall, I love this album, especially the singing. I hated most Helloween albums (except Better Than Raw) after Keepers pt. 2 and didn’t like Deris’ singing but this CD has completely changed my opinion of Helloween/Deris..so get this CD, you won’t be disappointed!