The Dark Ride cd cover

Helloween

The Dark Ride

This is definitely Helloween’s best release since Andi took over the vocals. Even though he doesn’t have what I would consider a good singing voice he really knows how to get the most out of it and really tailor the songs and vocal melodies to suit his voice. As the title indicates, this cd has a darker edge to it than their previous work. Not surprisingly, this album is also very reminiscent of Andi’s work with PC69. Games People Play, in particular, but there is also the usual Helloween sound, a touch of Savatage and even a strong Leatherwolf influence on a few tracks. The songs are well written and Roy Z’s production is perfect. I encourage you all to take the Dark Ride. --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. Beyond the Portal
  2. Mr. Torture
  3. All Over the Nations
  4. Escalation 666
  5. Mirror Mirror
  6. If I Could Fly
  7. Salvation
  8. The Departed
    (Sun is Going Down)
  9. I Live For Your Pain
  10. We Damn the Night
  11. Immortal
  12. The Dark Ride

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Andi Deris
GUITAR: Michael Weikath
Roland Grapow
BASS: Markus Grosskopf
DRUMS: Uli Kusch

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Nuclear Blast
PRODUCED BY: Roy Z
Charlie Bauerfeind
RELEASE YEAR: 2000
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