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by Gasha
06 Oct 2012 02:51
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Time, Where the Fuck is Time?
Replies: 27
Views: 12811

Re: Time, Where the Fuck is Time?

Bumped, as the release date is set to October 19th, in just a couple of weeks.

I'm psyched. Been playing the first album on repeat for the last couple of days.
by Gasha
06 Oct 2012 02:48
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Themes for BG songs
Replies: 39
Views: 16555

Re: Themes for BG songs

IIRC, Lost in the Twilight Hall is about Gandalf's death/rebirth in The Lord of the Rings. The lyrics show no real evidence either for or against, but I'm sure I've heard it somewhere. Also, Bright Eyes being about the negative effects of video games seems a bit unlikely, considered that both André ...
by Gasha
20 Mar 2012 19:59
Forum: Otherland
Topic: For those that like reading fiction
Replies: 8
Views: 8783

Re: For those that like reading fiction

ASoIaF is great. To me, the last books were just as good as the first ones. "A Dance With Dragons" in particular stood out. They become increasingly complex, though: The number of characters keeps increasing, and the web of "who knows who"-connections becomes very intricrite. I think that's part of ...
by Gasha
13 Feb 2012 20:57
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Stratovarius?
Replies: 3
Views: 3448

Stratovarius?

Anyone a fan of them? I've heard the name mentioned here and there, so I thought I'd check 'em out. Started out listening to Episode on Spotify, thought it was fairly good. Where to go next for more/better in the same style?
by Gasha
10 Nov 2011 23:39
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 76326

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

This looks awesome. A bummer that loads of cool will only be available on the limited edition, though. Hope to obtain one. Also, isn't it sorta' strange that they have Ride into Obsession on the greatest hits album, but not Wheel of Time? Personally, my highlights from ATEOT would definitely include...
by Gasha
29 Sep 2011 01:27
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Anyone know of a band that plays stuff like The Bards Song?
Replies: 12
Views: 7491

Re: Anyone know of a band that plays stuff like The Bards So

Well, Switzerland has 3-4 languages, who knows what is native and what not I literally lol'ed at that :mrgreen: @ Dent.... It's "Romansh" in English, and that's pretty much how the native speakers pronounce it, only in English spelling ;) Though dict.cc tells me that "Rhaeto-Romance" is also valid ...
by Gasha
28 Sep 2011 02:32
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: you prefer old or new Blind Guardian?
Replies: 80
Views: 35419

Re: you prefer old or new Blind Guardian?

I'm a fan of their "middle" albums mostly - Tales, Somewhere Far Beyond, Imaginations and Nightfall, so I can't really vote. This. SfB, Imaginations and Nightfall has that enthusiastic feeling of a young band still trying their wings, while still being awesomely well written and produced (as oppose...
by Gasha
27 Sep 2011 01:18
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Are Blind Guardian cd covers becoming a bit generic?
Replies: 39
Views: 13373

Re: Are Blind Guardian cd covers becoming a bit generic?

I really like the SfB cover, and, of course the oft mentioned IFtOS. Agree that the last few ones have been pretty uninteresting, though. It feels like they're sacrificing the detail and symbolism in favour of just making everything more massive and grandiose.
by Gasha
26 Sep 2011 23:26
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Anyone know of a band that plays stuff like The Bards Song?
Replies: 12
Views: 7491

Re: Anyone know of a band that plays stuff like The Bards So

Brace yourselves. Here follows a mammoth post :P " Himmelsfursten " ("The Sky Lord") seems to be about Thor, the god of thunder and lightning in nordic mythology. The lyrics in english would be something like "A soaring white light across the skies Time of storms, time of autumn A loud sky-game is p...
by Gasha
26 Sep 2011 01:16
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Anyone know of a band that plays stuff like The Bards Song?
Replies: 12
Views: 7491

Re: Anyone know of a band that plays stuff like The Bards So

Mh, not so sure there is such a band.... there are many folk metal bands without harsh or gruntled vocals, and some of them do acoustic pieces here and there, but not sure if there's a band that does *solely* that. On the other hand there are heavy folk metal bands that occasionally churn out an ac...
by Gasha
26 Sep 2011 01:11
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: They really need to release more rare material
Replies: 7
Views: 4648

Re: They really need to release more rare material

Would love to hear this. Tokyo Tales is awesome
by Gasha
04 Sep 2011 12:32
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Anyone know of a band that plays stuff like The Bards Song?
Replies: 12
Views: 7491

Anyone know of a band that plays stuff like The Bards Song?

Basically the title. I'm looking for some band or artist who plays acoustic folk with fantasy influences. It seems that all the bands I find when I google "fantasy lyrics" or something similar are some kind of metal. Not that there's anything wrong with that (I wouldn't be hanging around here if I d...
by Gasha
20 Aug 2011 18:27
Forum: Otherland
Topic: Fantasy... not really fantasy?
Replies: 23
Views: 13062

Re: Fantasy... not really fantasy?

Have you read "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell", by Susanna Clarke? I never got into it myself, but it seems kinda' like what you're looking for. A bit Gaimanesque.
by Gasha
20 Aug 2011 18:23
Forum: Otherland
Topic: Best PC RPG games.
Replies: 90
Views: 56797

Re: Best PC RPG games.

Planescape: Torment probably has the best writing ever seen in a computer game. That said, it is certainly not a game for everyone; the game is packed with text, to the point where it sometimes feel more like an interactive novel than a game. Awesome stuff, though. The Baldur's Gate series probably...
by Gasha
16 Aug 2011 00:17
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Opeth
Replies: 22
Views: 9206

Re: Opeth

To answer TS's question, I'd go for Still Life. One of my favorite albums of all time.
by Gasha
23 Mar 2011 01:11
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Best concert experience?
Replies: 18
Views: 7681

Re: Best concert experience?

Porcupine Tree @ The Hammersmith Apollo in 2009 was different from any other concert I've been to, and yet awesome
by Gasha
09 Mar 2011 02:31
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BG epic quotes!
Replies: 15
Views: 6911

Re: BG epic quotes!

Shine on Embrace and deny me "Wheel of time" is one of their most polarizing songs, to me. Brilliant stuff like the above is followed by the pretty hammy "Weave on wheel of time". The song has many of my favourite Guardian quotes, and many of my least liked too. But, seeing as the topic is more gear...
by Gasha
07 Feb 2011 00:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Lyrics themes. What would you like BG to sing about?
Replies: 122
Views: 34268

Re: Lyrics themes. What would you like BG to sing about?

Something based on the Baldur's Gate games would be awesome, since they seem to be sadly forgotten today, yet I recall André mentioning Shadows of Amn as one of his favourite games
by Gasha
25 Oct 2010 21:33
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Play MAJESTY live in stockohlm!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 8875

Re: Play MAJESTY live in stockohlm!!!

Personally, I was kinda' disappointed that they didn't play Wheel of Time... Had been looking forward to that
by Gasha
07 Oct 2010 22:23
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 115784

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

I'll be very disappointed if I don't get to hear Wheel of Time in Stockholm... I'm intensely hyped for it.
by Gasha
30 Sep 2010 22:24
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The Best moments in ATEOT lyrics
Replies: 30
Views: 6063

Re: The Best moments in ATEOT lyrics

I absolutely love Wheel of Time, it captured so much of the spirit from the books. My favourite parts "I'm in flames Cause I have touched the light It pulls me son we shall be one Forevermore That's all I want It's all I need Everything is fixed There's no chance There's no choice It's calling me Sa...
by Gasha
25 Sep 2010 00:28
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 115784

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

This tour being the first time I will get to see Blind Guardian live, I'm pretty happy that they (most likely) won't just play the new album. Don't get me wrong, I love At The Edge of Time, but I love Imaginations, Nightfall, and the older ones too. Seeing as most of the audience probably won't have...
by Gasha
24 Sep 2010 16:30
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: It will be my first BG gig! Yours?
Replies: 60
Views: 12814

Re: It will be my first BG gig! Yours?

Stockholm, the 23rd of October, will be my first. *excited*
by Gasha
26 Jul 2010 23:34
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: How many songs on the new album are based on existing IPs?
Replies: 22
Views: 6642

Re: How many songs on the new album are based on existing IP

I'm pretty sure Ride into Obsession is also based on The Wheel of Time
by Gasha
25 Jun 2010 18:05
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Samples from the edge of time
Replies: 94
Views: 21527

Re: Samples from the edge of time

Dentarthurdent wrote:
Gasha wrote:Curse My Name reminded me of A Past Forgotten Secret
You got two more tries!
...Whoops. Rather embarrassing, I obviously meant A Past and Future Secret :oops:
by Gasha
25 Jun 2010 17:14
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Samples from the edge of time
Replies: 94
Views: 21527

Re: Samples from the edge of time

Just listened. Curse My Name reminded me of A Past Forgotten Secret, which certainly is a good sign. And Wheel of Time sounds like it's going to be epic
by Gasha
06 Feb 2010 01:45
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Is "The Script for my Requiem" a tribute to Marillion?
Replies: 5
Views: 3318

Is "The Script for my Requiem" a tribute to Marillion?

Anyone else noticed this? In 1983, Marillion released the album "Script for a Jester's Tear". Blind Guardian's song "The Script for my Requiem" contains the line "Jester's tears I cry"... Coincidence?