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by thrashinbatman
17 Apr 2014 04:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 637902

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I don't mind them taking 4 years between releases... (and from august 2010 to early (february/march) 2015 is only about half a year longer than "usual"). They've been consistantly producing great albums, with At The Edge Of Time they even delivered an epic masterpiece in my opinion, in part thanks ...
by thrashinbatman
24 Oct 2013 14:27
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 637902

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

This sounds like it will be a killer album.
by thrashinbatman
18 Oct 2013 15:54
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Update-Time
Replies: 8
Views: 7529

Re: Update-Time

Want to show off the more aggressive side of BG again? That made me squee just a little bit.
by thrashinbatman
06 Jul 2012 07:27
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: production of albums old and new
Replies: 26
Views: 14448

Re: production of albums old and new

In the making-of videos of ATEOT the band told us that we can hear only the natural recorded sound of the drums. André said that this way guitars also sound better. Well, guitars may sound better than on ATITM but I really don't like the drums. I mean, listen to this Savage Circus track with Thomen...
by thrashinbatman
10 Jun 2012 07:44
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: production of albums old and new
Replies: 26
Views: 14448

Re: production of albums old and new

IFtoS. The drum sound on it is just perfect. It has a great feel to it. ANATO has a great atmosphere, but is sadly let down by the burying of the rhythm guitar and bass. I like the sound of the past two albums, but they aren't quite as perfect and Imaginations, especially when you stop to consider t...
by thrashinbatman
15 Feb 2012 03:54
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 133276

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

I haven't found songs I don't like yet, but some that aren't as good as others. But that's still a great track record.
by thrashinbatman
04 Feb 2012 19:46
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The Best of Album...is this the end
Replies: 18
Views: 12013

Re: The Best of Album...is this the end

Traveller in Time wrote:Read the last lines of the booklet, there is written that they're just getting started ;)
And somewhere i read that we can expect 5 to 7 albums :D
At the rate they release albums, they'll be in their 60's or 70's by then!
by thrashinbatman
15 Jan 2012 22:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 133276

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

The Valhalla rerecording sounds great. The remixes IDK about, it's impossible to really hear the new changes. Mirror Mirror's sample, in particular, sounds a mess because of that ridiculous bitrate.
by thrashinbatman
16 Nov 2011 14:55
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 133276

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

Hmm, really? It didn't feel too brickwalled to me. I just remember everyone talking about the chiming noises. I don't know why people compress songs to shit like that. Even when it doesn't clip, they remove all dynamics from the song, which is maddening when the mixing engineer put lots of time into...
by thrashinbatman
16 Nov 2011 05:16
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 133276

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

My last wish is that they wouldn't destroy the remixes by upping the volume levels (or whatever the proper term in English is) too high for the cd's to handle. I don't ever want to hear anything as horrible as Death Magnetic ever again... There's abso-fucking-lutely no reason to destroy recordings ...
by thrashinbatman
24 Apr 2011 23:42
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Favorite Songs From Each Album
Replies: 65
Views: 47235

Re: Favorite Songs From Each Album

BoF: Majesty
FtB: Valhalla
TftTW: Welcome to Dying
SFB: Somewhere Far Beyond
IFtOS: Born in a Mourning Hall
NiME: Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill)
ANATO: And Then There Was Silence
ATitM: Another Stranger Me
AtEoT: Wheel of Time
by thrashinbatman
08 Apr 2011 20:25
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Are Blind Guardian cd covers becoming a bit generic?
Replies: 39
Views: 23261

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

I can see your point, I think the old covers are much better than the new ones. But I must admit, ATITM makes for a bitchin' poster.
by thrashinbatman
30 Jan 2011 05:10
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: So, I had a BG related dream last night
Replies: 8
Views: 5643

Re: So, I had a BG related dream last night

BG had something to do with a dream of mine last night. I can remember one part, where I was playing a game and listening to a BG song, but the song isn't an actual BG song as far as I know. It was Hansi singing, with some riffs that Andre would write, and WoT-esque orchestration. It was really cool...
by thrashinbatman
13 Dec 2010 05:34
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Andre may have been drunk..
Replies: 7
Views: 5094

Re: Andre may have been drunk..

It may not be that he's drunk. Could have maybe been sound problems, or maybe he thought the song wasn't as far in as it was. Who know? *shrug*
by thrashinbatman
07 Dec 2010 05:20
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Need help with the Bard Song - question
Replies: 18
Views: 9081

Re: Need help with the Bard Song - question

Explain Guardian's whole schtick to them, not just The Bard's Song. Explain that most of their lyrics come from Tolkien and other fantasy literature, and if anything are educational and can get you into reading. The Bard's Song seems just to be about bards, traveling musicians.
by thrashinbatman
05 Dec 2010 18:11
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!
Replies: 32
Views: 13623

Re: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!

sharpened_graphite wrote:What about "The Curse of Feanor"?
Yeah, that one too. I forgot about it. :D
by thrashinbatman
04 Dec 2010 06:20
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!
Replies: 32
Views: 13623

Re: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!

For me it would probably be Another Holy War or I'm Alive While yeah, those elements are all in the song, I still think it's a contender for the title. I'm Alive and Another Holy War are all more aggressive though. I agree I think I'm Alive and Another Holy War are more aggressive. BTW don't for fo...
by thrashinbatman
03 Dec 2010 05:30
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!
Replies: 32
Views: 13623

Re: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!

BTW what do you people consider the most aggressive song of BG? Maybe Born In A Mourning Hall or I'm Alive... Born in a mourning hall? Of course opinions differ, but a song that starts out with such a happy singable major key lead-guitar, a mid-tempo soft harmonised chorus with no shouting (save "t...
by thrashinbatman
02 Dec 2010 00:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!
Replies: 32
Views: 13623

Re: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!

Drex wrote:I'm sure there are plenty of Metallica haters here, but when I think heavy, a song like The Thing That Should Not Be comes to mind.
Yeah, but once again, it isn't too aggressive. But it most definitely is heavy.
by thrashinbatman
29 Nov 2010 18:53
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Greatest metal music group ever that i never heard of.
Replies: 19
Views: 11439

Re: Greatest metal music group ever that i never heard of.

That would explain why i like their music so much... I was born in 1980.. My favorite music is from the 80s... SO... that explains a LOT. No wonder i like a lot of the stuff they do... Sorry to say this.. and i stand by it.. the majority of music made now days.. especially in the US... is a bunch o...
by thrashinbatman
29 Nov 2010 18:48
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!
Replies: 32
Views: 13623

Re: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!

Yeah, I'd say aggressive is the term for it. That's the thing with bands like Suffocation and such; The music may be decent, but a lot of times it's just brutal, it isn't aggressive. It leaves the music sounding kind of dull, I guess. Songs like I'm Alive or Born in a Mourning Hall have that aggress...
by thrashinbatman
28 Nov 2010 21:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!
Replies: 32
Views: 13623

Re: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!

It's heavy, yeah. But to compare it with, say, Suffocation, seems something of a far stretch to be honest. Suffocation is heavy, indeed. I wasn't really comparing it with Suffocation, I don't listen to them. That type of death metal is heavier than this, but I'm not sure how to explain what I'm try...
by thrashinbatman
27 Nov 2010 18:57
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!
Replies: 32
Views: 13623

Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!

So, I picked up IFTOS as an early Christmas gift yesterday, and while listening to it in the car, I noticed how heavy this thing is. I mean, yeah, we have the soft acoustic tracks, but the songs that aren't tend to be really heavy. I mean, I'm Alive, for example. That is seriously one of the most pi...
by thrashinbatman
27 Nov 2010 18:50
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Darn, Valkyries is a grower!
Replies: 24
Views: 11238

Re: Darn, Valkyries is a grower!

I think the entire middle section of it is. Sacred Worlds up to Ride, and Voice in the Dark and Wheel of Time were easy to get into for me, but the rest of the songs took many listens to get into. Blind Guardian's stuff is like that, although I found IFTOS to be easy to get into.
by thrashinbatman
26 Nov 2010 16:27
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Looking for someone from Minnesota to go with...
Replies: 10
Views: 5757

Re: Looking for someone from Minnesota to go with...

Yet they go to Minnesota, and not Kansas. Pisses me off. Here's a thought, find a promoter that wants to bring them to Kansas. 3-4 people bitching and moaning on a forum isn't going to get the job done. Actually, one. Me. :P I'm not sure if any promoter would WANT to bring them here, I think that's...
by thrashinbatman
26 Nov 2010 05:58
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Last two albums
Replies: 16
Views: 7334

Re: Last two albums

pingu53 wrote:The production of the newest album is the best since SFB....you can actually hear the guitars!
That was a bad problem in ANATO, at least for Marcus. You could hear Andre fine, it was Marcus you couldn't hear.
by thrashinbatman
24 Nov 2010 05:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: best speedy song on ATEOT?
Replies: 34
Views: 12606

Re: best speedy song on ATEOT?

I'm Alive seems to be 182 and Another Holy War 192bpm. The song with the fastest parts must be Ride Into Obsession. I heard Dark Angel's Burning of Sodom is 320bpm BTW, I think Somewhere Far beyond is really fast as well, maybe faster than RIO. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZnxmKkbvKE this is fas...
by thrashinbatman
24 Nov 2010 05:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Last two albums
Replies: 16
Views: 7334

Re: Last two albums

Forgot the cymbals? I think the cymbal's are in both albums just fine.
by thrashinbatman
24 Nov 2010 05:04
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Looking for someone from Minnesota to go with...
Replies: 10
Views: 5757

Re: Looking for someone from Minnesota to go with...

Led Guardian wrote:No one lives in Minnesota. Sorta like Montana and the Dakotas.
Yet they go to Minnesota, and not Kansas. Pisses me off.
by thrashinbatman
29 Oct 2010 23:50
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BG Shop @ Amazon.de
Replies: 6
Views: 4050

Re: BG Shop @ Amazon.de

Traveller in Time wrote:
thrashinbatman wrote: So wait, an Asian band's single, the description for Tales, and the reviews for SFB? I'm thoroughly confused. WHAT AM I BUYING?!
Try it! :D
Well, I DO have a 2/3 chance of getting something good...
by thrashinbatman
29 Oct 2010 05:00
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BG Shop @ Amazon.de
Replies: 6
Views: 4050

Re: BG Shop @ Amazon.de

Aon is really famous for mistakes, i remember when they wrote wrong song titles of the remastered albums, because the one who was typing it down into their data base seemed to be unable to read the font correctly. But what happened with this entry? http://www.amazon.de/Itoshino-Tambourine-Full-Tilt...
by thrashinbatman
29 Oct 2010 00:23
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: A Question for the Wise
Replies: 9
Views: 5142

Re: A Question for the Wise

Traveller in Time wrote:Now thrashinbatman can be officially called a wise illegal downloader :lol:
Haha, I suppose so. :P I try to not download albums, but when it comes to individual songs I go crazy. This is what eventually happens when you do such a thing.
by thrashinbatman
28 Oct 2010 04:22
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: A Question for the Wise
Replies: 9
Views: 5142

Re: A Question for the Wise

I think I MAY know what you're talking about. If it isn't Dead Sound of Misery, then it MIGHT be Therion's Flesh of the Gods. I tried to download Fly, and got that song. It has Hansi singing, but aside from that doesn't sound like BG.
by thrashinbatman
10 Oct 2010 07:04
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: When live adaptation is better than the original.
Replies: 21
Views: 10745

Re: When live adaptation is better than the original.

Every damn song from Tokyo Tales. Amazing CD.. Plus The Soulforged, plus Lord of the Rings, plus Harvest of Sorrow. The video I saw of Soulforged wasn't that great. It was mainly in the vocals, since you couldn't hear anyone doing backing vocals, so certain lines, such as "I'm not insane, that's ho...
by thrashinbatman
08 Oct 2010 17:16
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: IFTOS is my most favoritest album behind NiME and others.
Replies: 6
Views: 4444

Re: IFTOS is my most favoritest album behind NiME and others

I disagree. Holy War, Born, and I'm Alive are all great songs. It's your opinion, but I just can't figure out what you wouldn't like about those songs. I don't think he's saying he doesn't like them, he's just saying that it can't be said that IftOS does not get enough love because it is very well ...
by thrashinbatman
08 Oct 2010 02:59
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: IFTOS is my most favoritest album behind NiME and others.
Replies: 6
Views: 4444

Re: IFTOS is my most favoritest album behind NiME and others

I disagree. Holy War, Born, and I'm Alive are all great songs. It's your opinion, but I just can't figure out what you wouldn't like about those songs.
by thrashinbatman
04 Oct 2010 03:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: ATITM is the best BG album, besides every other BG
Replies: 15
Views: 8257

Re: ATITM is the best BG album, besides every other BG

It's definitely their worst, although you can't really say it's BAD, just doesn't meet the standard of the rest. It did have a lot to live up to, considering IFTOS, NIME, and ANATO came before it.
by thrashinbatman
30 Sep 2010 20:56
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: COME TO ___________!!!!
Replies: 722
Views: 509889

Re: COME TO ___________!!!!

They need to come to Kansas City, or somewhere near it. IDC, I just want to see BG.
by thrashinbatman
30 Sep 2010 18:26
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: What was the last BG song you played?
Replies: 73
Views: 29754

Re: What was the last BG song you played?

One of the only two BG songs I know, Welcome to Dying. I learned it and Majesty all the way through, and Dying is, IMO, much more fun.
by thrashinbatman
30 Sep 2010 18:22
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: anato still the greatest album ever
Replies: 35
Views: 17637

Re: anato still the greatest album ever

I myself love ANATO, but it isn't the best. It also doesn't sound GREAT, but it's alright. The rhythm guitar is WAY too far down in the mix.