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NIGHTFALL IN MIDDLE-EARTH

Blind Guardian

 

Progressive Metal

4.01 | 188 ratings

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FarBeyondProg
5 stars Ok...wow..i mean...WOW as perfect of an album as you can get? i think so, this album is just so big and epic and everything i could want in a metal album all combined, the vocals in every track is amazing, all instrumentation is killer not one bad song, kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time, wanting more, just really nothing more to say about it, from the opening full song (well the second track) INTO THE STORM with its prog meanderings and catchy as hell hooks, through to the fantastic single from the album MIRROR MIRROR, the beautiful epic folky tracks like NIGHTFALL and THE ELDER to the almost Iced Earth sounding epic THORN and the closing song A DARK PASSAGE, this album has it all.

Not only that but when we come to production wise again its fantastic every instrument you can hear crisp and clear nothings over done or clattered together one on top of the other, it just seems like a godsend (to me anyway);

War of Wrath - 9/10 Into the Storm - 10/10 Lammoth - 9/10 Nightfall - 10/10 The Minstrel - 10/10 The Curse of Feanor - 10/10 Captured - 9/10 Blood Tears - 9/10 Mirror Mirror - 10/10 Face the Truth - 9/10 Noldor (Dead Winter Reigns) - 10/10 Battle of Sudden Flame - 9/10 Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill) - 9/10 The Dark Elf - 9/10 Thorn - 10/10 The Eldar - 10/10 Nom the Wise - 9/10 When Sorrow Sang - 10/10 Out on the Water - 8/10 The Steadfast - 8/10 A Dark Passage - 10/10 Final Chapter (Thus Ends...) - 9/10

My Conclusion? This album reminds me of the first time i heard Iced Earth's Framing Armageddon, perfect, just perfect an essential listen.

FarBeyondProg | 5/5 |

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