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Blind Guardian


Progressive Metal

3.42 | 114 ratings

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2 stars Tales from the Twilight World ? 1990 (2/5) 8 ? Best Song: I don't care (redux) What have we got here? Gregorian chants and uplifting harmonies? Gee, that sounds good. Wait no, not the kick drumming and speed riffing again! I need something different! Save me, Jesus. I'll start believing in you again if you teach these fools the art of hook and melody and diversity and innovation and resonance and?Yeah, you're right. I'm sorry for asking. I should've known it was out of your league. You think Buddha'd give me a hand? No? That's okay, I'll go ask Ganesh next week. I hear he's doing imrov theater down by the glimmering lake of Nirvana. Tales from the Twilight World is the best album Blind Guardian has released to date. It's really not good. Hey, truth is it's just your mediocre metal album, but you really didn't need me to tell you that. They are improving however, and It'd take a fairly incompetent asshole to review all these metal albums in a row and not like any of them and say the same things about each one. So here it goes: They, like the brusquely violent cave-dwellers before us, have discovered the hook, albeit in a raw and impure form. They experiment with it, strike it with stones, bite it cautiously, ever prodding with the evolving mammalian brain. Truly it is a majesty to see them succeed (the chorus to 'Traveler in Time'). But ever more so is it disheartening to see them fail (everything else). I can say the guitars are being more 'battalion-heavenly' if that's any inclination of how they're just another band of Swede yokels trying to cash in on being D&D inspired and being 'invigorating'. Too bad they aren't at least stealing cool riffs from other bands. I'd rather hear a good song I've heard before, again, rather than sit through a shitty song I've never heard. Does that make a lick of sense?
Alitare | 2/5 |


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