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A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Blind Guardian

 

Progressive Metal

3.93 | 191 ratings

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LSDisease
2 stars The first time I heard Blind Guardian it was in 1993. Their latest album was Somewhere Far Beyond. I listened to it for whole vacations and I was mesmerized. It was the best music for me at the time. It was before I discovered a true progressive music. I liked their next 3 albums (including that unique compilation Forgotten Tales) so I was pretty excited about this release. Unfortuatelly this failed in my ears from the first time and I still think it's very weak album. Of course it's still Blind Guardian's style but the songs are not memorable at all. Sadly Sings Destiny is the sole tune I really dig but still no comparsion with earlier band's efforts. Too bad because title suggests something big. It's just compilation of riffs nothing more. When I see ratings for this album I have deja vu feeling. Yes, probably the same people treasure the same way Maiden's Brave New World. These two albums together are plain answer to me why I started to dislike metal after 2000. If you're 12 yo metalhead buy this and imagine yourself you're meeting true art. To me it's just a piece of nonsense. 2 stars only because it's still Blind Guardian's style I used to enjoy in early 90's.
LSDisease | 2/5 |

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