Helloween unleash lyric video for track “Down In The Dumps”
German power metal rockers Helloween consisting of lead vocalists Andi Deris and Michael Kiske; guitarists Michael Weikath, Kai Hansen and Sascha Gerstner; bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble continue to release lyric videos or videos for their songs off their latest self-titled studio album. This time around, it is the track “Down In The Dumps” that gets the lyric video treatment.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Helloween: “Overall, Helloween have come up with a solid but not great album in Helloween. I was surprised that “Pumpkins United”— the band’s first “reunion” era song — didn’t make it onto the new record. I actually think that “Pumpkins United” is better and stronger than any of the songs on Helloween. I was expecting more songs in that vein on Helloween with the vocals from Andi Deris and Michael Kiske intertwined together but that does not really seem to have happened. Perhaps the songs on Helloween would have been better had the band members included Roland Grapow in their reunited line-up since the guitarist has proven to be a prolific songwriter with his post-Helloween band Masterplan.
Has the album Helloween lived up to my lofty expectations? No, it hasn’t. Is the album Helloween a good album? Absolutely! At the end of the day, it is very difficult for bands that experienced success in the ’80s to put out new albums that even measure up to their legacy albums. I think that Helloween have done a good job with their new self-titled record but I suspect that none of the songs on the new album will ever become a mainstay in the band’s live set.”
Helloween‘s “Down In The Dumps” lyric video: