I don’t know whether I should be more excited over a Helloween tribute or the bands reworking their songs. Either way, with bands like Rhapsody (“Guardians”), Sonata Arctica (“I Want Out”), Heaven’s Gate (“A Little Time”), Metalium (“Ride the Sky”), Luca Turilli (“I’m Alive”), and Labyrinth (“Future World”) you know it’s going to be worth the price. But there are a few more treats here. We get to hear “Eagle Fly Free” by Vision Divine, the side band of Rhapsody vocalist Fabio Lione. We also get to hear some other excellent bands (these are ones I didn’t previously know) Morifade (“Judas”), Cydonia (“Save Us”), Squealer (“Victim of Fate”), Dark Moor (“Halloween”), and Spain’s own Secret Sphere (“How Many Tears?”). Needless to say that each band adds their own unique touches to these classic tracks. But while Rhapsody/Luca Turilli happens to be my favorite bands represented here, Brainstorm has the best interpretation with their version of “Savage”. It is simply awesome. This CD comes highly recommended and I applaud Spain’s Arise Record’s for this excellent disc.
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