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Blind Guardian


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4.07 | 268 ratings

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5 stars I'd known about Blind Guardian for a long time. I stayed away from them because the thought of a metal band which had a concept album about Middle-Earth sounded hopelessly nerdy. And, furthermore professing enjoyment of or worse fandom for such an enterprise was the fast track to being ostracized sweaty kid with poor hygiene. But what do teenagers know?


It is the most sensationally over the top album I've ever had the pleasure of hearing. I'm sure what little is left of my timid in high-schooler probably cringes every time I shout along with NII-IIGHTFALL. But to hell will him. Who cares if I'm sweaty for that matter either. Turns out they have deodorant for that too.

I guess what I'm trying to say with this deluge of way too much personal information is that Nightfall In Middle-Earth is everything I ever feared it would be and yet it doesn't matter. Yes, it's ridiculous, yes it's it's over the top, yes you won't hear to many of the popular kids raving about it, but it is great not in spite of these facts, it's great because of them. It's pure self indulgent metal head joy.

R-A-N-M-A | 5/5 |


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