Undisputedly, Helloween are one of Germany's most respected metal exports and considered the founders of German melodic speed metal. As godfathers of the genre, they have grown to become one of the most influential metal bands the world over. Sanctuary Records is pleased to offer a 180g vinyl reissue of the band's eighth full-length, ambitious 1998 double album Better Than Raw. One of their finest outings since the classic Keeper of the Seven Keys albums issued at the end of the '80s, it finds the veteran band doing what they do best, delivering high-energy melodic power metal and throwing in some compelling progressive elements for good measure. Standouts include "Push," "Hey Lord" and "Midnight Sun."