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The Time of the Oath

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TypeStudio Full-length
Released
GenresPower Metal
LabelsRaw Power
Length1:01:34
Ranked#17 for 1996 , #597 all-time
Reviews :  1
Comments :  3
Total votes :  4
Rating :  87.5 / 100
Have :  2
Want :  0
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The Time of the Oath Information

Track listing (Songs)

Title Length Rating Votes
1. We Burn 3:06 90 1
2. Steel Tormentor 5:42 95 1
3. Wake Up the Mountain 5:05 85 1
4. Power 3:32 100 1
5. Forever and One (Neverland) 3:54 95 1
6. Before the War 4:34 90 1
7. A Million to One 5:12 85 1
8. Anything My Mama Don't Like 3:47 80 1
9. Kings Will Be Kings 5:09 85 1
10. Mission Motherland 9:03 80 1
11. If I Knew 5:31 85 1
12. The Time of the Oath 6:59 90 1

Line-up (Members)

  • Andi Deris : Vocals
  • Michael Weikath : Guitars
  • Roland Grapow : Guitars
  • Markus Grosskopf : Bass
  • Uli Kusch : Drums

Guest / session musicians

  • Tommy Hansen : Keyboards
  • Jörn Ellerbrock : Keyboards

Production staff / artist

  • Nick Watson : Remastering
  • George Chin : Photography
  • Martin Zeissler : Cover Art
  • Michael Tibes : Engineering
  • Frederick Moulaert : Artwork
  • Tommy Hansen : Producer, Mixing
  • Ian Cooper : Mastering
  • Dave Ling : Liner Notes
Additional notes
Recorded and mixed at Chateau du Pape, Hamburg.
Mastered at Metropolis, London, England.

European release: January 16th, 1996

A limited edition with a slipcase and poster is also available.

"Steel Tormentor" (track 2) is a tribute to Judas Priest.

Released also on tape by Metal Mind Records (CAST 0003).

Songwriting:
- Andi Deris (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12)
- Michael Weikath (tracks 2, 4, 9, 10, 11)
- Uli Kusch (tracks 3, 7, 8)
- Roland Grapow (track 12)

This is the first Helloween album where all five band members got a songwriting credit, although Markus Grosskopf has contributed only to two tracks ("Walk Your Way" and "Still I Don't Know") that are not featured on the regular album tracklist, but only as singles B-sides, in expanded editions or in compilations. The longest track of the whole record though, "Mission Motherland", is officially credited to "Weikath/Helloween".

The Time of the Oath Reviews

Reviewer :    (90/100)
Date : 
Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part ll 앨범이후 가장 만족스러운 음악을 들려주었다고 생각되는 Helloween의 또 하나의 역작 The Time Of The Oath 이다. Andi Deris의 보컬도 서서히 밴드와 조화를 이루어 간다고 생각된다. 그간의 앨범들이 '음악'이라는 관점에서 보았을 때 완성도가 떨어지거나 하지는 않았지만 역시 팬들은 'Melodic Power/Speed Metal'을 원했다. 본연의 사운드로 회귀하였던 Master Of The Ring 앨범보다 한층 충실한 사운드로, Helloween이 90년대에 발표한 앨범중 최고라는 찬사를 받았다. 멜로디 메이킹이 일품인 Power등을 담고 있다.

Killing Track : Power
Best Track : Steel Tormentor , Forever And One
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The Time of the Oath Comments

 (90/100)
키퍼 원과 비슷한 양상이다. Power와 Forever And One
 (85/100)
헬로윈을 크게 초기,중기,후기로 나눈다면 이 앨범은 중기를 대표하는 명반이라할수있다.
 (85/100)
이 앨범을 통해 새로운 헬로윈의 시대가 열린다.

Helloween Discography

Album title Type Released Rating Votes Reviews
(1985) EP 70 1 1
(1985) Studio 76.7 3 1
(1987) Studio 91.3 4 1
(1988) Studio 92.5 4 1
(1989) Live - 0 0
(1989) Live 90 1 1
(1989) Live - 0 0
(1991) Studio 85 1 0
(1993) Studio 67.5 2 1
(1994) Studio 75 2 1
(1994) EP - 0 0
(1996) Studio 87.5 4 1
(1996) Live - 0 0
(1998) Studio 80 1 1
(1999) Studio - 0 0
(2000) Studio 90 3 1
(2003) Studio 75 1 1
(2005) Studio 82.5 2 0
(2007) Live - 0 0
(2007) Studio - 0 0
(2010) Studio - 0 0
(2010) Studio 90 1 0
(2013) Studio - 0 0
(2015) Studio - 0 0
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