I've never quite known what to make of Helloween. They've always struck me as one of those unfortunate metal bands that was unintentionally hilarious. This is in large part because they are a pioneer in power metal -- arguably metal's single most ridiculous sub-genre. But I think it equally may be because they are so very German. And let's be real: Germans can be kind of weird. But in the name of the Baby Jesus, let's put that aside and celebrate our differences. Because this is the time to celebrate. And this is very different.