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    Posted: January 23 2006 at 09:26
Are there any blind guardian fans in the forum? it would be interesting to change opinions about their music and share expectations about how their new album is going to sound like
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2006 at 15:11

Spot on! here we are... one of my most favourite bands...

Of course my fav album is 'Nightfall...' followed by 'Imaginations...'

I can't really find any weak record, their last one though was inferior of what I expected

their first ones are quite raw, but if you are used to old Helloween it's fine

I have just checked some samples from the single, they sound promising

edit: I just forgot: Somewhere far beyond changed the route of this band - towards best



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2006 at 17:53
Blind Guardian are definetly  a good band. Perhaps my favorite power metal band. I only have Tales from the Twilight World, and it's a great album.  A Night at the Opera and Battalions of Fear are good, too. I really want to get Nightfall in Middle Earth and Imaginations from the Other Side .
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2006 at 20:03

Originally posted by Rising Force

Blind Guardian are definetly  a good band. Perhaps my favorite power metal band. I only have Tales from the Twilight World, and it's a great album.  A Night at the Opera and Battalions of Fear are good, too. I really want to get Nightfall in Middle Earth and Imaginations from the Other Side .

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2006 at 00:25

BG are one of my all-time favorites. Amazing live and in the studio. My favorite is probably Somewhere Far Beyond, but they are all great. I really want to pick up the live DVD, but haven't gotten around to it yet (it's kinda expensive).

I expect the new album to be pretty good, but I'm not sure exactly what it will be like. I'm guessing it will be more in the vein of A Night At the Opera, but I'm sure they'll progress even further, probably venturing into more bombastic, progressive arrangements.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2006 at 00:34

I have Somewhere Far Beyond and Imaginations and Forgotten Tales ...

Despite some awful covers (Mr Sandman, Surfin' USA and Get To France in particular) I also really like Forgotten Tales ... the acoustic version of Mordred's Song is excellent ... tying A Past And Future Secret for my all time favourite Blind Guardian song

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2006 at 08:59
One of my fave power metal bands

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2006 at 12:57
I really like Blind Guardian.  I have Battalions of Fear, Somewhere Far Beyond, Nighfall in Middle Earth and A Night at the Opera.  I'm really really looking forward to thier new cd.  I find Kursch's vocals to be amazing but I wonder how they're going to hold up without Thomen Stauch.  On a side note, does anybody here like Demons and Wizards at all?  They're nowhere near as good as BG but I still enjoy them.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2006 at 12:22
my all time favorite BG song is And then there was silence. especially the ending - its so dramatic. it actually makes me wanna cry every time i listen to it    Sorrow and defeat       I think night at the opera is a great album thoygh it was kinda hard for me to "enter" it. i expect new album to be a bit back to imaginations. dont know why. though im sure there will be lots of orchestra sounds like in night at the opera. demons and wizards are great. though their second album disapointed me a bit. i expected it to be a bit more progressive nice version of immigrants song though i believe that the biggest D&W problem is that they are influenced to much by shaffer. im not really into iced earths music. if it wasnt for hansi im sure i wouldnt like D&W at all. About vocals. yeah Hansis vocal is one of my favorites. so powerful... A pity about Thomen... i loved his drumming    i wonder if hes gonna retire or play in some other band. well thats it.. sorry for my terrible English
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2006 at 12:23
Originally posted by Trotsky

I have Somewhere Far Beyond and Imaginations and Forgotten Tales ...


Despite some awful covers (Mr Sandman, Surfin' USA and Get To France in particular) I also really like Forgotten Tales ... the acoustic version of Mordred's Song is excellent ... tying A Past And Future Secret for my all time favourite Blind Guardian song


 




oh come on! these are great covers!!! especially get to france. Mr sandman is cool too, though video is terrible
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2006 at 17:49
I love Blind Guardian, they definately get better and more unique with every album.  Quite possibly the most unique Power Metal band.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2006 at 13:09
i wouldnt even call the power metal. cant think of another name though but not power i think they are getting more proggy with each album
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2006 at 13:29
yep, I like BG too...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2006 at 13:35

Just to let you all know,BG has been voted on and approved for addition by the prog metal team of special collaborators.

You can check out the chart:

http://www.mikeenregalia.com/ProgMetal.html



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2006 at 14:52
Originally posted by TheProgtologist

Just to let you all know,BG has been voted on and approved for addition by the prog metal team of special collaborators.

You can check out the chart:

http://www.mikeenregalia.com/ProgMetal.html

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2006 at 16:17
Originally posted by TheProgtologist

Just to let you all know,BG has been voted on and approved for addition by the prog metal team of special collaborators.

You can check out the chart:

http://www.mikeenregalia.com/ProgMetal.html

I support that, albums like A Night at the Opera and Nightfall in Middle Earth are worthy additions to the archive.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2006 at 17:04
Blind Guardian should bere if Rhapsody and Nightwish are here already!  I mean BLind Guardian can be Progressive, but Rhapsody? Are you joking me?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2006 at 05:28
oh great! i allways thought BG should be here in the archives. Well nightfall and night at the opera. other albums are moer power metal style but influenced by prog for sure
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2006 at 05:35

Originally posted by King of Loss

Blind Guardian should bere if Rhapsody and Nightwish are here already!  I mean BLind Guardian can be Progressive, but Rhapsody? Are you joking me?

It all depends on whether you think that a successful combination of classical music and metal is progressive. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2006 at 12:30
   rhapsody again
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