7 Sinners

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7 Sinners
Studio album by Helloween
Released 31 October 2010
Recorded 2009-2010 at Mi Sueño Studio, Tenerife, Spain
Genre Power metal
Length 58:04
62:19 (limited edition)
Label SPV/Steamhammer, Spinefarm Records (UK)
Producer Charlie Bauerfeind
Helloween chronology
Unarmed – Best of 25th Anniversary
(2009)
7 Sinners
(2010)
Straight Out of Hell
(2013)
Singles from 7 Sinners
  1. "Are You Metal?"
    Released: October 11, 2010

7 Sinners is the 13th studio album by German power metal band Helloween, released in 2010.

A video clip for "Are You Metal?" was released 11 October 2010. Its visuals draw from the Saw movie franchise and play on clichés of the metal genre. The whole album could be heard on Myspace a week before the physical release.

For the first time since 2000's The Dark Ride, each song on the album is a solo composition, i.e. each member has written both the music and lyrics to his song with no additional input from any other member. 7 Sinners sold 1,900 copies in its first week of release in the U.S.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Where the Sinners Go"   Deris 3:36
2. "Are You Metal?"   Deris 3:35
3. "Who is Mr. Madman?"   Gerstner 5:43
4. "Raise the Noise"   Weikath 5:07
5. "World of Fantasy"   Grosskopf 5:15
6. "Long Live the King"   Deris 4:13
7. "The Smile of the Sun"   Deris 4:37
8. "You Stupid Mankind"   Gerstner 4:04
9. "If a Mountain Could Talk"   Grosskopf 6:44
10. "The Sage, the Fool, the Sinner"   Weikath 4:00
11. "My Sacrifice"   Gerstner 4:59
12. "Not Yet Today"   Deris 1:11
13. "Far in the Future"   Deris 7:42
Deluxe edition bonus track[2]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "I'm Free"   Grosskopf 4:10
Japanese bonus tracks[3]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Faster We Fall"   Grosskopf 4:47
15. "Aiming High" (download only) Grosskopf 4:32
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BW&BK (7.5/10) [4]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [5]
About.com 4/5 stars [6]
Allmusic.com 3/5 stars [7]

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel:

  • Matthias Ulmer – Keyboards
  • Eddy Wrapiprou – Keyboards
  • Eberhard Hahn – Flute solo on "Raise the Noise"
  • William "Billy" King and Olaf Senkbeil – Choirs
  • Ron Deris – Additional backing vocals on "Far in the Future"
  • Biff Byford – Spoken prologue to 'Who is Mr. Madman?' Also voiced the intro on their last studio album Gambling with the Devil.
  • Marcos Moura – Pumpkins Illustrations

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Certification Sales/
shipments[8]
European Billboard Top 100[9] 56 -
Czech Republic Albums Chart[10] 9 Gold 3.000+
Greek Albums Chart[11] 13 -
Finnish Albums Chart[12] 16 -
Japanese Combined Albums Chart[13] 18 -
Japanese Western Albums Chart [13] 6 -
Russian Albums Chart [14] 22 -
Slovenian Albums Chart [15] 22 -
German Albums Chart [16] 25 -
Croatian Albums Chart [17] 26 -
Swiss Albums Chart [18] 38 -
Swedish Albums Chart [19] 40 -
Spanish Albums Chart [20] 51 -
Austrian Albums Chart [21] 57 -
French Albums Chart [22] 65 -
Italian Albums Chart [23] 78 -
US Heatseekers Albums Chart [24] 7 -
US Independent Albums Chart [24] 45 -
UK Rock Albums Chart [25] 21 -

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