If Helloween's albums have been major disappointments since Keeper of the Seven Keys, then High Live is a positive surprise. Unlike other heavy metal groups, Helloween have collected great versions of their best songs on this live album, and therefore it is a must-buy for both old and new fans. It is great to see that this over-15-years-old band can still perform extremely energized gigs; this might be because of singer Andi Deris, who takes his audience with style. Also Helloween's retirement from heavy metal to hard rock gives a twist to their older songs. The complete sound of High Live is very powerful, and this confident, experienced band doesn't make a single mistake even on stage. High Live is a thoughtful and thick package of Helloween's music during their Deris-era.
AllMusic Review by Antti J. Ravelin
Track Listing - Disc 1
Track Listing - Disc 2