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Review by KingByTor 12 years ago <Permalink>
Helloween - Rabbit Don't Come Easy 2003
5.0
Non-Prog Power Metal
Trying to pull tricks from a hat

While not a bad album overall, this is one of the most avoidable in the Helloween canon. It seems that with a new guitar player and drummer (the latter of which would only be on the roster for this album) the band was in a slight confusion as to the songwriting. As such, singer Andy Deris picks up the pen for the most part, and those familiar with his tunes know that they're often light hearted and easy to digest. As such we lose a lot of the darkness from the previous album and get lost somewhere between being serious and being silly. The album is very often political but hard to take seriously sometimes with its sometimes cheesy factor.

Some of the songs are what we'd expect from the band such as the powerfully catchy opener, Just a Little Sign, the heavy ass Open Your Life, the blistering Hell Was Made In Heaven and the brooding Back Against The Wall. Other songs come off as just plain strange such as the closing Nothing To Say (The band says they were trying to do something Zeppelin here) and the poorly executed Don't Stop Being Crazy.

Luckily the band would be put back on track after this one. Still fun for the fans and people who want to hear some quirk, but overall mediocre.
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