Helloween have never been one of my favourite bands. In fact if it wasn’t for a friend buying me a greatest hits album a few years back I would have had little or no exposure to them at all.
I think of them as a poor man’s Iron Maiden, with a touch of Queensrÿche thrown in for good measure. That preconception is somewhat misconceived. Their first couple of tracks were quite thrashy sounding.
- Walls of Jericho
- Dr. Stein
- My god given right
- Mr. Torture
- Waiting for the thunder
- Staging out of hell
- Lost in America
They whistled through their songs with the singer resplendent in a top hat. By this time we’d established that these guys were super professional, knew how to play (an audience) … They were the real deal.
- If I could fly
- Halloween / sole survivor / I can / are you metal / keeper ….
- Future world
- I want out
The encores were probably their best know tracks (at least to me). Didn’t want them to end despite knowing what was coming next. I would go and see them again, what did you think?