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by Nahar
10 Nov 2019 18:46
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

hahaha, the interview with "der westen" had really some nice moments which i don't want to be left out for you guys. When Hansi was asked what will be in 2039 and which mega project will they release then: Looking into the future 20 years ahead? Sounds meanwhile very ambitous to me these days, but ...
by Nahar
10 Nov 2019 12:47
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

Quarzstufenhyäne wrote:
10 Nov 2019 11:58
Is it just me or are there electric guitars in the chorus of Dark Clouds Rising? I was told this album would be orchestra only :D
Was thinking the exact same thing...
by Nahar
09 Nov 2019 22:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

Wondering if some of you also get the feeling that some parts are familiar. I'm trying to pinpoint some parts: 1) Treason's ending line: "no one knows..." 2) Nephilim's "It's the twist of fate again" - sounds terribly familiar. 3) Nephilim's next line... I'm talking about the vocal Melody, and possi...
by Nahar
08 Nov 2019 17:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

Still very excited, and can't really contain all the songs. Also confused with all the versions. One complaint (which I hope will pass with time) - I'm having (from 2 listens) a hard time with Harvester of Souls. Both because it's too much like At the Edge of Time, and seems not as good and it remin...
by Nahar
07 Nov 2019 21:59
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

I was wondering at what hour will it be released, trying to plan my day tomorrow... Suddenly fearing it would happen later than I expected. Anyway - with these news... I'm wondering where to start. Any suggestions? Maybe, after listening way too much to the two singles for them to really fit in a cl...
by Nahar
31 Oct 2019 10:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

New interview: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/blind_guardian_frontman_what_people_who_dont_like_our_music_should_at_least_realize__admit.html audio version: https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=446970 and a review: https://www.sonicperspectives.com/album-reviews/blind-gu...
by Nahar
20 Oct 2019 09:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

Exactly 3 weeks, guys, till The Day of the Days! Most probably, in the next 2 weeks we're about to get Trailer 4 and Trailer 5 and on the 3rd week - The Grand Finale :) To be honest, can't believe... P.S. Some interesting info from a spanish interview with Andre: - First advance was "Point Of No Re...
by Nahar
15 Oct 2019 16:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

JazzJackrabbit wrote:
15 Oct 2019 15:52
Thanks, Traveller!

And we have a new video today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aWkdj-m5ng
Very nice new glimpses!
Excited...
Less than a month!....
by Nahar
04 Oct 2019 21:52
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

Thanks!
Some interesting things there.

So the rest of the band had no part at all in the final output?.. I thought they could at least vote on stuff... Interesting...

Anyway, I'm really hyped after getting a second song. Didn't expect that...
by Nahar
04 Oct 2019 16:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

I love it!

Two songs already with an only twice repeated chorus.
Interesting change...

Feels like it's leaning towards being "a musical", but somehow in a good sense. BtRM had something of this approach, but this naturally has more of it.
by Nahar
02 Oct 2019 15:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

https://youtu.be/fzCR7bqM2Eg

So we get a few more fragments... Sounds good to me, but listened only once.

What do you think?
Anyone can translate important bits?..
by Nahar
12 Sep 2019 11:31
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: What BG song are you listening to this moment?
Replies: 3048
Views: 1100798

Re: What BG song are you listening to this moment?

Point of No Return (must re-listen after each time)
by Nahar
04 Sep 2019 08:29
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

Harvester Of Souls (Trial and Coronation): Mystic sound. From darkness it develops a lust for attacking and a monumental marching sound. Melody and urgency remind on the final on Nightfall. prepare for the last battle So is it "A Dark Passage"?.. I don't know how the guesses in the poll were chosen...
by Nahar
20 May 2019 21:52
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Long New NiME Interview!
Replies: 0
Views: 5670

Long New NiME Interview!

With Hansi. (not so new, but haven't seen any mention of it here, and I was very excited to find it recently) https://powerfulpodcast.simplecast.com/episodes/e10-talking-tolkien-an-evening-in-middle-b9756ea2 I suspected "Mirror Mirror", but was surprised by quite a lot of stuff in the interview! Wha...
by Nahar
21 Mar 2019 16:31
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: What BG song are you listening to this moment?
Replies: 3048
Views: 1100798

Re: What BG song are you listening to this moment?

The Ninth Wave! (official live version)
:twisted:
Love it!
by Nahar
07 Mar 2019 13:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)

Yes, I know. I mean in general it seems thematically quite different. True. I dont know what this book is about. I had the impression that the album will be based on a book about dwarves written by a german writer. Am i wrong? It's been announced long ago that it won't be LOTR related and that Marc...
by Nahar
03 Mar 2019 11:14
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's 11th studio album - THE ORCHESTRAL PROJECT

Exciting! What do you think of this idea... I've been getting lately all these Youtube recommendations of people listening to Blind Guardian for the first time. Usually it's not very interesting (mostly positive comments of songs we've known and loved for many years). I'd like to see hardcore BG fan...
by Nahar
08 Oct 2018 07:34
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's 11th studio album - THE ORCHESTRAL PROJECT

For starters (concerning NiME) - I'd be happy to learn of the reason for the use of the nickname "Fëanor" online. I think most people (in and out of the books) dislike Fëanor (same can be said about Mordred, I suppose. Is that an intentional pattern?)... He was the greatest of the elves according to...
by Nahar
06 Oct 2018 20:13
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Twilight Orchestra - "Legacy of the Dark Lands" (The Orchestral Project)
Replies: 411
Views: 117834

Re: Blind Guardian's 11th studio album - THE ORCHESTRAL PROJECT

So great to see Hansi post here!

I still have many questions about NiME that I'd like answered (and now with Tides of War, it might be even somehow relevant)...

Anyway, my guess for the re-used song would be The Bard's Song (both... why not make a third variation?..).

Cheers!
by Nahar
14 Jun 2016 07:04
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Best Blind Guardian Poems
Replies: 2
Views: 3971

Best Blind Guardian Poems

Hi,

What do you think is the best BG song that fits for just reading out-loud as a poem?
I think most of them don't do that well as poems...
by Nahar
11 Jan 2016 20:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 90888

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

I thought I answered it before but it seems I haven't probably didn't feel ready... The Ninth Wave: 10/10 Twilight Of The Gods: 9/10 Prophecies: 9/10 At The Edge Of Time: 9/10 Ashes Of Eternity: 10/10 Distant Memories: 8/10 The Holy Grail: 9/10 The Throne: 10/10 Sacred Mind: 10/10 Miracle Machine: 9...
by Nahar
06 Jan 2016 17:49
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian Word Count
Replies: 8
Views: 8232

Re: Blind Guardian Word Count

Very rare and interesting information!!!!! Thanks, mate!!! P.S. "time" is probably their winner.., not only in their songs, but also in their deadline promises :lol: haha! yeah.. You're very welcome! Just to clarify, in case someone wondered - I took each original song once, including (original) bo...
by Nahar
06 Jan 2016 16:36
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian Word Count
Replies: 8
Views: 8232

Re: Blind Guardian Word Count

There are many ways to play with this tool: Freq. Word 84 LET 100 THIS 18 GAME 14 BEGIN 13 WATCH 394 MY 13 CHILDREN 326 ME 494 YOU 154 VE (yeah, apostrophes split words..) 262 ALL 128 COME 520 TO 25 DIE 263 FOR 20 BATTLE 335 IS 63 LOST 7 LOSING 59 THEIR 2 MINDS 4 SOULS 2 HUSH 237 NOW 380 WE 151 DON ...
by Nahar
06 Jan 2016 15:47
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian Word Count
Replies: 8
Views: 8232

Re: Blind Guardian Word Count

(of course it's not accurate - some choruses were repeated and some not, and there are mistakes in DarkLyrics, but I think this can give a general idea) This is by number of appearances (I took out a few common words, like "the", "for", "by"... And I took out anything that had less than 9 appearance...
by Nahar
06 Jan 2016 15:09
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian Word Count
Replies: 8
Views: 8232

Blind Guardian Word Count

I've been playing a game with my girlfriend, where we choose one word and each person should come up, in turns, with a different song that contains it. She got angry at me when we played with the word "Light", as almost every song in NiME has it (and many other BG songs), and she said using it is li...
by Nahar
30 Apr 2015 15:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Hebrew in BtRM
Replies: 1
Views: 3584

Hebrew in BtRM

I noticed with some surprise the use of some Hebrew words in The Ninth Wave: Down to the Abaddon Will you walk with me to the Sheol ? Good or bad we all meet the Abaddon and later "Belial" If I'm not mistaken, this is the first time they use Hebrew words in a song. I suppose it's to give some extra ...
by Nahar
16 Apr 2015 14:46
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Tour ticket price
Replies: 27
Views: 16445

Re: Tour ticket price

Seriously?..

Orphaned Land as opener for BG and no concert in Israel??
:x

I really hope they will try and convince them to come here...
by Nahar
01 Apr 2015 12:20
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BTRM is probably their best
Replies: 35
Views: 20002

Re: BTRM is probably their best

I tend to agree about BtRM being their best (or somewhere at the top). One of the things I really like about it is that it sheds new light on the previous albums. I agree that it makes AtEoT seem weak in a way (even though it's quite awesome), but mainly it seems to explain ATitM, and make it seem b...
by Nahar
09 Feb 2015 00:30
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: This BtRM part sounds like that other song...
Replies: 15
Views: 9683

Re: This BtRM part sounds like that other song...

Nahar wrote: In Ashes of Eternity at 1:09-1:14 ("But how can you try to redeem") - I'm sure it sounds like some other (not BG) song which continues the melodic line differently...
The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
!
by Nahar
08 Feb 2015 22:00
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: This BtRM part sounds like that other song...
Replies: 15
Views: 9683

Re: This BtRM part sounds like that other song...

Well, if more people on powermetal reddit actually care about the musical content of BG's work we would probably have some sort of answer. With that said, Hansi did hint towards the lyrics having intentional ties with older songs from different albums (Straight Trough the Mirror and Wait for an Ans...
by Nahar
08 Feb 2015 13:18
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: This BtRM part sounds like that other song...
Replies: 15
Views: 9683

This BtRM part sounds like that other song...

Blind Guardian don't always make completely original melodies (if something will sound perfect, they won't dump it just because it sounds like some line from another song). Some short parts in BtRM remind me of other songs, some of them I can't put my finger on. So I thought of opening this thread, ...
by Nahar
04 Nov 2013 23:11
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian and Tolkien
Replies: 3
Views: 6413

Re: Blind Guardian and Tolkien

Hi Nahar, first of all I want to thank you for all the information you already provided me with. What makes me curious is the following: How come that you held lectures on analyzing NiME? Are you a lecturer at a university or something similar? That you mentioned the Music in Middle-Earth book make...
by Nahar
10 Aug 2013 12:39
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian and Tolkien
Replies: 3
Views: 6413

Re: Blind Guardian and Tolkien

Hi! I gave 2 lectures analysing Nightfall in Middle Earth, and there's tons of stuff there I think I can write about 50 pages about it. There are many aspects to deal with and I guess you'll have to find some focus. In general I think it's hard to analyse BG's music as a part of the Metal that was i...
by Nahar
11 Mar 2013 20:55
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Carry the Blessed Home cover
Replies: 6
Views: 6981

Re: Carry the Blessed Home cover

I enjoyed it :)

Listening now to Turn the Page :)


Must be interesting work to understand all that they did there (and how to achieve it instrumentally)...
by Nahar
26 Jan 2013 00:44
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: New years address 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 5349

Re: New years address 2013

Ho! An update! I actually find it very exciting! Of course the wait will be long, but haven't we learned patience already? It's not like anyone can expect less than 4 years between BG studio albums for the last 15 years or so... I think I found it exciting mainly because Hansi seemed excited and sur...
by Nahar
11 Jan 2013 10:58
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Interviews 2013
Replies: 46
Views: 29251

Re: Interviews 2013

(commenting about the best\worst part) I don't think Andre would agree about Sadly Sings Destiny (I was also surprised to see it there) I also think A Dark Passage is much more underrated than Noldor (everyone loves Noldor...). Anyway, thanks a lot for the translation! Some really interesting things...
by Nahar
13 Sep 2012 15:28
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Help with questions for a BG-Tolkien discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 4991

Help with questions for a BG-Tolkien discussion

Hi, Real soon I'm going to be in charge of a discussion group about BG's interpretation to Tolkien's works. It's a discussion group of Tolkien fans, some of which know Blind Guardian quite well, and some don't. It might sound like a small subject to some, but I found that it's really complicated. I ...
by Nahar
20 Jul 2012 21:50
Forum: Otherland
Topic: What book are you reading?
Replies: 1393
Views: 717053

Re: What book are you reading?

I've recently finished Dune Messiah :) I enjoyed it quite a bit.. it's been a while since I've read Dune, and it was nice to get back into Frank Herbert's world (including his writing style and all). I'm also re-reading The Return of the King atm. Ukrainian Stories by Gogol. Generation P by Victor P...
by Nahar
12 Jul 2012 18:46
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Singing over "Wheel of Time" (orchestral version)
Replies: 11
Views: 8520

Re: Singing over "Wheel of Time" (orchestral version)

I don't like many bands from any genre, and many of the bands I like don't exactly belong to any genre. I started listening to Metal through Power Metal. Stratovarius, Blind Guardian and Hammerfall albums were the first Metal I owned. I wasn't listening to many other bands at the time and I was hopi...
by Nahar
03 Jul 2012 11:18
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Singing over "Wheel of Time" (orchestral version)
Replies: 11
Views: 8520

Re: Singing over "Wheel of Time" (orchestral version)

I guess this has to do with the fact that I'm not a Power Metal fan, but even though you're not bad, the voice sounds a bit too generic to me. It didn't bother me so much on the Tommyknockers cover, since you've made something new of it, but here you're just substituting Hansi (and the choir) and in...
by Nahar
29 Jun 2012 12:43
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: My NIME (cd) covers
Replies: 10
Views: 7333

Re: My NIME (cd) covers

hmm.. I also had no complaints before (except, maybe, for the fact that it was stolen from the Bee Gee's) And I agree with both of you, in a way.. The name has it's special qualities that relate to the music. For one thing its meaning is not very clear, which is great in my opinion - cause their lyr...
by Nahar
27 Jun 2012 22:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: My NIME (cd) covers
Replies: 10
Views: 7333

Re: My NIME (cd) covers

Thanks again for the comments.. I got a review from my teacher today. Sadly I didn't get to bring it to the level I wanted to get. The teacher, anyway, appreciated the results (not very different from the first stuff, but without the heraldic Tolkien symbols). He said something that surprised me a b...
by Nahar
24 Jun 2012 07:59
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: My NIME (cd) covers
Replies: 10
Views: 7333

Re: My NIME (cd) covers

Thanks!

Which Curse of Feanor?..
by Nahar
23 Jun 2012 23:57
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: My NIME (cd) covers
Replies: 10
Views: 7333

My NIME (cd) covers

Hi, I'm studying visual communication, and got an assignment to do a series of CD covers for 3-5 singles. I chose to try and take all of them from Nightfall in Middle-Earth. This is what I got so far: http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c327/OferZ/NIME%20Singles/ These are not in the line of the tradi...
by Nahar
23 Jun 2012 11:44
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Tommyknockers Acoustic Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 5977

Re: Tommyknockers Acoustic Cover

Cool :)
by Nahar
23 Jun 2012 11:18
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Curse My Name melody line
Replies: 8
Views: 7461

Re: Curse My Name melody line

I don't think it's the same melody. If they have the same source I think it will be a source of atmospheric inspiration rather than a specific melody, and I think BG did something else with the source, in such a case. I see what you mean though.. I think that the song you talked about is influenced ...
by Nahar
07 Jun 2012 12:03
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Your Top 5 Favorite Blind Guardian Albums
Replies: 49
Views: 49381

Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Blind Guardian Albums

really tough...

I think I'll go with:
ANATO
NIME
ATEOT
IFTOS
ATITM
by Nahar
07 Jun 2012 11:52
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Sup with ANATO in the tour
Replies: 15
Views: 9911

Re: Sup with ANATO in the tour

Age of False Innocence! would be great live imho. Awesome awesome album anyway I agree with the general idea. The best argument against it, I suppose, is that the songs have many layers and the production has a major part in them. It will be very difficult to keep the original qualities of the songs...