7 Sinners

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7 Sinners
Helloween - 7 Sinners.jpg
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)
Burning Sun
(2012)
Singles from 7 Sinners
  1. "Are You Metal?"
    Released: 11 October 2010

7 Sinners is the thirteenth studio album by German power metal band Helloween, released in 2010. A video clip for "Are You Metal?" was released 11 October 2010. 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]

Commenting on the album, bassist Markus Grosskopf said:[2]

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[3]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "I'm Free"   Grosskopf 4:10
Japanese bonus tracks[4]
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) [5]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [6]
About.com 4/5 stars [7]
Allmusic.com 3/5 stars [8]

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[9]
European Billboard Top 100[10][not in citation given] 56 -
Czech Republic Albums Chart[11] 9 Gold 3.000+
Greek Albums Chart[12][not in citation given] 13 -
Finnish Albums Chart[13] 16 -
Japanese Combined Albums Chart[14] 18 -
Japanese Western Albums Chart [14][not in citation given] 6 -
Russian Albums Chart [15] 22 -
Slovenian Albums Chart [16][not in citation given] 22 -
German Albums Chart [17][not in citation given] 25 -
Croatian Albums Chart [18] 26 -
Swiss Albums Chart [19] 38 -
Swedish Albums Chart [20] 40 -
Spanish Albums Chart [21][22] 51 -
Austrian Albums Chart [23] 57 -
French Albums Chart [24] 65 -
Italian Albums Chart [25][26] 78 -
US Heatseekers Albums Chart [27] 7 -
US Independent Albums Chart [28] 45 -
UK Rock Albums Chart [29][not in citation given] 21 -

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