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Category: Power Metal

Year: 1997

Label: Velvel Records

Catalog Number: 63467-79736-2

Average Rating: 86 / 100 (3 ratings)

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Andi Deris vocals
Markus Grosskopf bass guitar
Michael Weikath guitars
Roland Grapow guitars
Uli Kusch drums, percussion
1.  Deliberately Limited Preliminary Prelude Period in Z  1:44
2.  Push  4:44
3.  Falling Higher  4:45
4.  Hey Lord!  4:05
5.  Don't Spit on My Mind  4:23
6.  Revelation  8:21
7.  Time  5:41
8.  I Can  4:38
9.  A Handful of Pain  4:48
10.  Lavdate Dominvm  5:09
11.  Midnight Sun  6:18
12.  A Game We Shouldn't Play bonus track  3:36
Total Running Time:  58:12

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Rycheage Date: January 5, 2002 at 16:59
This is a detour from the power metal leanings of earlier works, but it works. This is probably the finest vocal work of Deris' career. "Falling Higher", "Hey Lord", "Don't Spit On My Mind" and "A Handful Of Pain" highlight the melodic metal performances. The total departure from metal is the track "Time" which is both beautiful and insightful. Oh they still have the power metal with "Push" and "Lavdate Dominvm". This is a must own CD for any metal fan.

From: dawni Date: January 30, 2002 at 16:35
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat? They are a damnation for metal!

From: Dusty Date: March 6, 2002 at 23:20
awsome simply powerfull stuff this is my favorite cd every song is good but i like Falling Higher,Hey Lord,Don't Spit on my Mind,I Can,and A Handful of Pain.

From: Motley Date: April 27, 2002 at 18:44
Push, revelations, midnight sun, lavdate dominum are one of the finest pieces ever to come out of helloweens shelter.Fuck man those kick ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hard-brutal-harmonic and it bloes your brains out. I LOVE THIS PIECE!!!!!!

From: SrFloppy5 Date: November 13, 2002 at 18:23
Muy sencillo, un proco de progresividad (si pasarse a lo dt) por favorrrrrrrr

From: Helloween Date: May 27, 2003 at 22:07
What can i say these guys fuckin made Power metal. A mix between Iron Maiden and Queensryche must i say more? I must admit it hurt to see this band dissolve without any decent recognition. Andi Diris brings back the band with this comeback cd and fills the seat of a legend that was before him. One of my fav vocalists. You cant call youself a true power metal fan if you dont have this cd on your shelf.

From: Jeremy Date: August 26, 2003 at 2:54
One of the best CDs ever by the best power metal band ever.

From: Gabriel Date: November 1, 2003 at 15:02
Uno de los mejores discos del powermeetal, se aprecia mucho el talento de Weikath y de Grapow, donde despues de tiempo se volvio al estilo viejo (Walls of Jericho),canciones como falling higuer, lavdate dominum, y midnight sun son verdaderas obras del powermetal

From: Fat Freddy Date: December 18, 2003 at 13:09
Still tryin' to decide if this album or THE DARK RIDE is my favorite Deris-era Helloween album. Then again, the new RABBIT DON'T COME EASY is a strong contender is well. Let's just say that they keep getting better and better!

From: Jgg. Date: April 1, 2004 at 18:04
muy bien se nota que le estan hechando ganas, no dejen caer a esta Extraordinario banda

From: Azrabain Date: August 11, 2004 at 21:07
One word for this album badass! Its my favorite Helloween CD.

From: ed Date: September 23, 2004 at 23:10
My favorites are I CAN and MIDNIGHT SUN. Does anyone understand what does the song LAVDATE DOMINVM means? The whole freaking song is in latin! But then again, a kick ass cd.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 14, 2016 at 19:18
When you listen to this band you might always expect a good commercial Heavy Metal/Power Metal Record,that's for sure and this one is not an exception...tracks 4,7(nice),9,10 & 11(great!)are pure examples of what i'm talking about...enjoyable stuff indeed .86/100

From: hair metal again Date: May 27, 2023 at 4:24
excellent release for HELLOWEEN and imho one of their best ever with a massive production ,strong electric sound and many good songs with Deris showing his vocal and songwriting ability!"hey lord","time","i can"are gine songs indeed!essential

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