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Trick or Treat
Fans of Michael Kiske era Helloween will find plenty to like with Italy's Trick Or Treat. On this sophomore release the group find themselves somewhere amongst early records from Helloween, Angra and Edguy, with vocalist Alessandro Conti's voice a dead ringer for Michael Kiske. This is flashy and quick paced power metal that weighs in a bit wet and wimpy for me. I would have preferred the group to attempt a more modern and fresh delivery. Still fairly effective as a light power metal vehicle.
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RATING Tin Soldiers 2009 Steelheart Eric Compton 5/2/2010 3 Trick or Treat 1986 DeLaurentis Frank Hill 10/24/2003 2.5
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