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Time of the Oath

HelloweenAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 5, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Independent Nat'l Di
  • ASIN: B000006JPU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #488,166 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. We Burn
2. Steel Tormentor
3. Wake Up The Mountain
4. Power
5. Forever And One (Neverland)
6. Before The War
7. A Million To One
8. Anything My Mama Don't Like
9. Kings Will Be Kings
10. Mission Motherland
11. If I Knew
12. The TIme Of The Oath

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Concept focused around Nostradamus June 13, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album was brought out my second year in college, and it is what inspired me to truely start collecting Helloween albums. This was the first hints of what darkness helloween could brew up if they put their mind to it. Somewhat darker, and more grinding loud than previous albums, Oath stormed into stores with blistering tracks like Wake Up The Mountain and, Before the War, and We Burn (the blistering lead off track which sets a killer pace for the rest of the album). This album screams see us live, we'll blow the roof off the house (see High Live).

Now as for the 2006 Edition, This is excellent to have, cause the bonus track are very well put together and a necessary to any collection. Still I Don't Know has an awsome intro, and Take it To the Limit has a cool sound all of it's own (great melody). And of course, electric eye, yes, priest re-done well, a fitting tribute. All of the other tracks are just incredible as well, adding basically a new album to one that was already excellent. I already own two version of this Particular album (CD and Cassette), and I still felt the need to buy this re-master, because the bonus disc is worth it. Also the new album/liner notes continue the biography/interviews of the other re-masters. Money well spent.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album - remastered January 2, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Helloween had made a good effort at redeeming their legacy (built with The Keeper of the Seven Keys albums and then squandered with the disastrous Pink Bubbles Go Ape and Chameleon) with their 1994 album Master of the Rings, but they still had a lot to prove with their 1996 follow-up The Time of the Oath. Fortunately the band was more than up to the task.

As much as I enjoyed Master of the Rings, The Time of the Oath is even better. It helps that this is without a doubt a fist in the air, headbanging,100% METAL album. Maybe the continued presence of new vocalist Andi Deris (ex-Pink Cream 69) gave the band a new outlook, or just a chance to start over, but Helloween took the opportunity to bring back the galloping leads, anthemic choruses, and powerful melodies that so defined their early sound (and pretty much created the power metal genre). It worked when they were a hungry young band in the 80's, and it worked again with the older, wiser band in the 90's. The higher production values the era had to offer made a difference as well.

The Time of the Oath is a remarkably strong melodic power metal album, and a worthy addition to the Helloween legacy. Songs like "Steel Tormentor," "We Burn," "Mission Motherland" and the title track all stand out as some of the album's best offerings, though there really isn't a weak moment on the entire album (though the song "Anything My Mama Don't Like" seems better suited to Deris's former band than Helloween).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better and heavier than the previous February 6, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This CD is a punch in the face.Straight metal,pletoric of positive attitude and a powerful sound.Beautiful "Forever and One",and a very dark title-cut.In this album,the guys decided to set free the creativity that seemed to be lost somewhere in the road,and makes "Master of the Rings" look as a good album,but still a pale shade of how far they could go.Still,Michael Weikath's tunes seem to sound pretty much the same.Thanks that he can count on Grapow,Deris and Kusch,who definitely took command of the whole Helloween affair.This is how a band can react to the demmands of the audiences as times change without selling their beliefs or putting out horrid albums.Ok,ok,not all is roses in this album,and some songs fail miserably in the attempt of the band of not sounding too pompous,stuffy or serious.But in an integral sense,the album shows off growth of the new lineup,and a good chemistry in song writing.The highlights?"Power",the title cut,"Before the War"(a beautifully heavy Tchaikovski-like that proves Deris a great songwriter),and of course,"Forever and One".A must-have for metal fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as ever!! May 17, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
"The Time of the Oath" is yet another proof that Helloween still has a bright metal future after the departure of Kiske and Hansen. This cd follows the path marked by their previous recording "Master of the Rings", and they somehow managed to better its quality. This cd contains everything for everyone; from fast-paced, ultra melodic songs as "Before the war" and "Steel Tormentor", to powerful ballads such as "If I knew" and "Forever and One"; metal anthems like "Power" and mid tempo rockers like "A million to one" and, of course, the epics: "The time of the Oath" and "Mission Motherland". If you've been a Helloween fan since the Keepers or before, you'll consider this record to be as great as they can offer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time of the Oath August 1, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Running solidly in the vein of the Keeper tradition, Time of the Oath is a very dark, heavy, and fast album set around the premise of the end of mankind (cheery, huh?). From the blazing opener We Burn to the closing title track Time of the Oath, this CD delivers throughout. Some listeners might be startled by the tracks Forever and One, If I Knew, and Anything My Mamma Don't Like, but these fillers are backed by strong tunes like the thunderous Steel Tormentor, the lively Power, the blistering Before the War, the galloping Kings Will be Kings, and the epic Mission Motherland. This is another great album from some truly great musicians. Definitely a Keeper!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helloween - Time Of The Oath
1996′s Time Of The Oath is the seventh full-length studio album by the German Power Metal band Helloween. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Gentlegiantprog
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Album
A strong album with some good tracks. The remastered version also includes a great rendition of Judas Priest's Electric Eye.
Published 8 months ago by Mewisemagic
5.0 out of 5 stars Time of the Oath...Andi Deris' voice speaks decibels!!!!
Andi Deris paved the new grounds for what was to come in this album. He paved the road that previous singers could not accomplished. Read more
Published 9 months ago by METAL MANIAC
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY BEST !!!
Good afternoon.
Got the CD.
Everything came in excellent quality.
I recommend to listen to and buy this CD,
Thank you.
Published 14 months ago by Denis Kharitonov
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Helloween album of the Deris Era
It's no contest, this album is the best of Andi Deris' entire tenure with Helloween so far, and most likely for the duration. Read more
Published 20 months ago by M. Bestic
5.0 out of 5 stars One question
I have but one question: Why is there a picture of Hellowen with Michael Kiske in the insert?
otherwise a very good Helloween lp
Published 20 months ago by J. Reminiec
5.0 out of 5 stars 5/5
This album is 5 stars because all of the songs are listenable. I really enjoy listening to this album.
I highly recommend this album. Addy.
Published on July 18, 2012 by Addy got somethin' to say
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!!
This is an awesome comeback album from Helloween after the misguided Pink Bubbles and Chem. The only thing missing on this killer release is Kiske's signature vocals but those... Read more
Published on October 6, 2010 by Deimos
4.0 out of 5 stars Kings of the Nueu Regal
The Time of the Oath, is the sophomore release with new singer at the time Andi Deris. This CD polarizes the band's creativity both as musicians and songwriters. Read more
Published on December 22, 2009 by Paul Divito
5.0 out of 5 stars The Time of the Oath!
This is a great album by Helloween. This album has the same musicians as on the previous album Master of the Rings. This band line up is my favorite of Helloween. Read more
Published on July 31, 2009
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