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FOLLOW THE BLIND

Blind Guardian

 

Progressive Metal

2.93 | 69 ratings

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Alitare
2 stars Follow the Blind ? 1989 (2.5/5) 8 ? Best Song: Barbara Ann!...? Is it me, or is that a Monty Python and the Holy Grail clip for the first song? By god I love that movie. It's my personal favorite comedy. I bet you didn't know that, did you, Mr. Kipling? Well, it's just a trivial little fifty second introduction. It's also the best song on here. Yeah, I'm being all controversial and shit, aren't I? It's still the same band, doing the same thing as they did last year, just like every other standard metal band in the world. I'd rate them even lower if it weren't for the fact that they're really good players and they really try hard (except for the singer, who still sounds like a dying rat coughing into a broken washing machine). It's your typical power metal release. I'm so bored with the notion I can't bring myself to talk about the songs separately. Just be assured that when I say 'derivative double bass and toneless thrash riffing under a vocalist who doesn't know what' he's doing', that this is exactly what I mean, without any feasible way of construing my message. The only highlight is a silly hard rock cover of Barbara Ann. It made me feel really good inside. Ever shitty metal band should be contractually obligated to conclude their garbage albums with a neat cover like that, for sanity's sake.
Alitare | 2/5 |

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