World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

The Time of the Oath

Article Id: WHEBN0004239134
Reproduction Date:

Title: The Time of the Oath  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Helloween, Power (Helloween song), Andi Deris, Master of the Rings, Treasure Chest (Helloween album)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

The Time of the Oath

The Time of the Oath
Studio album by Helloween
Released 29 February 1996
Recorded 1995 at Chateau du Pape, Hamburg, Germany
Genre Power metal
Length 1:01:29 (w/o bonus tracks)
1:31:45 (w/ bonus tracks)
Label Castle Communications
Producer Tommy Hansen
Helloween chronology
Master of the Rings
(1994)
The Time of the Oath
(1996)
High Live
(1996)
Singles from The Time of the Oath
  1. "Power"
    Released: 16 January 1996
  2. "The Time of the Oath"
    Released: 2 May 1996
  3. "Forever and One (Neverland)"
    Released: 4 September 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

The Time of the Oath is the seventh studio album by German power metal band Helloween, released in 1996.[2][3] The album is dedicated to the memory of former drummer Ingo Schwichtenberg, who committed suicide the previous year.

Contents

  • Album description 1
  • Track listing 2
  • Personnel 3
  • References 4

Album description

The Time of the Oath is a concept album. According to Andi Deris, it is based on the prophecies of Nostradamus, referring to the prophecies made for the years 1994 to 2000. Nostradamus' interpreters believe that he predicted a third World War followed by a millennium of peace if humans made the right choices. The album is meant to reflect the choices of humanity. The Keeper that appears on this album, having returned from the first two Keeper of the Seven Keys albums and later to return on the third, could represent God, or the stupidity of humanity in the form of the seventh trooper in the song "Before the War."[4] Instead of a space scene as on the cover of Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1, the area under the Keeper's hood is filled with stars and a line of golden rings, in the fashion of Master of the Rings' artwork. The track "The Time of the Oath" reflects on Act V of Faust Part Two, written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Andi Deris plays the part of Mephistopheles, reclaiming the soul of doctor Faust, whereas the Choir of the Orchestra "Johann Sebastian Bach", Hamburg, (conducted by Axel Bergstedt) sings the Dies irae from the traditional requiem, representing the angels rescuing Faust's lost soul.

The album contains three singles: "Power", "The Time of the Oath", and "Forever And One (Neverland)". The latter has a different track listing for the German release, which is titled "Forever And One Live".

It was the first Helloween album where all five band members got a songwriting credit.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "We Burn"   Deris 3:04
2. "Steel Tormentor"   Weikath/Deris 5:40
3. "Wake Up the Mountain"   Kusch/Deris 5:01
4. "Power"   Weikath 3:28
5. "Forever and One (Neverland)"   Deris 3:54
6. "Before the War"   Deris 4:33
7. "A Million to One"   Kusch/Deris 5:11
8. "Anything My Mama Don't Like"   Deris/Kusch 3:46
9. "Kings Will Be Kings"   Weikath 5:09
10. "Mission Motherland"   Weikath/Helloween 9:00
11. "If I Knew"   Weikath 5:30
12. "The Time of the Oath"   Grapow/Deris 6:58
Japanese Version Bonus Track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Still I Don't Know"   Deris/Grosskopf 4:13
14. "Take It to the Limit"   Deris/Kusch 4:04
Expanded Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Still I Don't Know"   Deris/Grosskopf 4:13
2. "Take It to the Limit"   Deris/Kusch 4:04
3. "Electric Eye" (Judas Priest Cover) Tipton/Halford/Downing 4:06
4. "Magnetic Fields" (Jean Michel Jarre cover) Jarre 3:41
5. "Rain" (Status Quo cover) Parfitt 4:33
6. "Walk Your Way"   Grosskopf 4:56
7. "Light in the Sky"   Deris 2:35
8. "Time Goes By"   Deris 2:24

Personnel

References

  1. ^ The Time of the Oath at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
  2. ^ "The Time of the Oath".  
  3. ^ "Helloween – The Time Of The Oath (tracklist and versions)".  
  4. ^ "Andreas Deris speaks about The Time Of The Oath". Archived from the original on July 19, 2010. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.