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FOLLOW THE BLIND

Blind Guardian

 

Progressive Metal

2.81 | 111 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars Switch your mode to power metal! Otherwise .

.skip this review! It's because the music presented here in this album nothing whatsoever that can be classified as prog music at all. It's a pure power metal album with fast tempo and double bass pedals work. I owned this CD as a logical consequence of falling in love with their Nightfall in Middle Earth album which to me is a masterpiece of progressive metal album. This second album "Follow The Blind" has nothing similar with that masterpiece album. My chief reason to spin again this CD is because of after watching their first DVD set, I saw how "Valhalla" was performed brilliantly. That's why I need to re-spin the "Follow The Blind" album so that I can listen to the music

This album comprises all power metal tunes with fast tempo music as demonstrated by double pedal bass drums and the guitar solo. This time Hansi Kursch still play bass guitar and vocal. From "Inquisition" (0:40) to "Banish From Sanctuary" (5:28) there is strong demonstration of the heavy and high speed music offered. The guitar solo seems quite dominating in terms of the music. "Damned for All Time" (4:57) continues the sounds of heavy music, followed with the title track "Follow the Blind" (7:11). From the tracks provided here in this album it's very clear how the foundations of Blind Guardian have been built. "Valhalla" (4:55) does not seem interesting at this studio version but when it's performed live, it becomes interesting. It also appeared at "Tokyo Tapes" live album.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |

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