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Blind Guardian


Progressive Metal

3.39 | 99 ratings

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3 stars Third album of BG from 1990 is an improvement over the previous two , but not in big cantity, some changes are made, specially at the vocal parts and here and there at instrumental passages. Now the band explore more the speed metal teritory including on some pieces a more elaborate sound and manner of composing, even some acustic parts and mellow vocal parts. Also this album is a tipycal german teutonic metal album, BG has it's own sound and is a influence for many younger bands, specially on this field but also on prog metal. The album entitled Tales from twilight world has some killer guitar riffs and stunning solos ex are opening track Traveller in time and my fav piece from here Welcome to dying, made by the same guitarista as on previous albums. The vocal parts is again based on rough moments but now is more eleborate and Hansi Kürsch is more confident in his singing posibilities. The drumer Thomen The Omen Stauch did a great job, yet not fantastic because the drum chops are concentrate almost only on speedy aproach, but is ok. All the pieces are good, some of them are quite diffrent from the rest like: Altair 4 or Weird dreams, who are more elaborate , but keeping that speed aproach, again killer riffs and solos. So, this third album is another example of how must sound a speed metal album, we can't talk yet about a prog metal album, this status BG offers only from Nightfall in middle arth on. A good album all the way who desearves for sure, at least from my side 3 stars. I prefer the first one more, but this one is close. Forget to mention , Kai Hansen, the mentor and the discoverer of Bling Guardian is invited to do some vocal parts and guitar on the piece Lost in the twilight hall, again good.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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