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AT THE EDGE OF TIME

Blind Guardian

 

Progressive Metal

3.56 | 80 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
3 stars When I heard Blind Guardian was making a new album, I was pretty excited...mainlt cause those guys rule the European metal roost.

And I saw the cover art...and was like WOW!

Then I got the album, opened it up, saw the artwork inside, and was OH MY GOD

Then today I heard the album and was like...meh!

Ok, I'm not going to be too overcritical, but Blind Guardian usually makes me feel happy downstairs...(yes...innuendo is allowed). This album just made me go, "yea, that was ok."

I don't know why, I really should love it, but I came to a conclusion, "BLIND GUARDIAN SOUND BETTER WITH FAST SONGS!"

Now I know their is some orchestral epics opening and closing the albums, and their ok, but the best songs are the one that make me want to bash the skull of a caveman.

I like this new direction, a more prog sound, but as a Blind Guardian fan...it doesn't compare to their earlier albums.

1. Sacred Worlds - Epic intro. Very dramatic and over the top. 9/10

2. Tanelorn (Into The Void) - Most epic vocals in a chorus ever. Obvious Queen influence. Incredibly kick ass. 10/10

3. Road Of No Release - Pretty interesting arrangement. Quite dramatic. 8/10

4. Ride Into Obsession - Pretty epic chorus with some cool twists and turns. 9/10

5. Curse My Name - Sounds like upbeat Enya. Interesting arrangement. 9/10

6. Valkyries - Doesn't sound anything like Blind Guardian. Some nice twists and turns with a cool chorus. 8/10

7. Control The Divine - Best song on the album. Amazing chorus with some great lyrics. 10/10

8. War Of The Thrones - Pretty odd for Blind Guardian. Nice arrangement. 8/10

9. A Voice In The Dark - Pretty kick ass. Perfect choice for a single. 9/10

10. Wheel Of Time - Epic at times with some great orchestration, but it's quite poor to be honest. 7/10

CONCLUSION: By far their best, and I haven't heard all their albums, but it could be their worst...Sorry Germany :(

arcane-beautiful | 3/5 |

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