★What is German metal?? Helloween!! -for me-
When I wondered about the difference between “metal music” and “German metal music”, I happened to listen to Helloween.
★My best is ..."Power"-with really melodic vocal part and sparkling twin guitar parts.
Many of my friends who like metal music really like Helloween. They’ve released so many big hits since their debut, for example “Eagle Fly Free”, so many that I’m sorry I can’t even list them within the text limit of this blog! The best song for me is definitely “Power”, even though I know it might be a cheesy choice for hardcore Helloween fans. It has a really melodic vocal part and sparkling twin guitar parts. When I listened to the twin-guitar harmonizing parts in this song, I realized that they were quite beautiful, for a metal song.
★“Who is Mr.Madman?” -from “7Sinners”, to spread the right way of using double bass drums in metal songs!
Another one of my favorites of theirs is “Who is Mr.Madman?” which was recorded on the album “7Sinners”. I think it can’t exist without those double bass drums. I believe this song exists to spread the right way of using double bass drums in metal songs! While listening to the keyboard sound and the demonic voice in the intro, I feel like I’m drawn into the world of this song. It’s said that Helloween recorded this album by recording the drum part first. I feel the drum part is prominent in drastically characterizing the songs, so that makes sense to me.
I remember they came to Japan on their own tour in 2018. I hope they’ll continue to be the heroes representing German metal bands forever.