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by ICBM
29 Jan 2015 03:20
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 598501

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

bestpike wrote:Has anyone understood the story of the album? Or parts of it?
Hansi has talked about it in many interviews so far. I don’t think it’s possible to understand more than what he’s said before we have the lyrics and liner notes (which may be much more extensive in the earbook version).
by ICBM
29 Jan 2015 01:30
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 598501

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

whom Blind Guardian has stolen the opening riff of Punishment Divine from Which song? That album was released in 2012, so it was probably a joke about them stealing the Punishment Divine riff. I'm not sure though, because I never listened to this band. In this interview Hansi mentions the song "Doo...
by ICBM
29 Jan 2015 00:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)
Replies: 76
Views: 35483

Re: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)

It was a brilliant choice I think. It put the expectations so low for me that the rest of the album shined even brighter. Good point :). Still, BG have been playing in smaller areas than before in many parts of the world these past 10-15 years. It would be a good thing to recruit as many new fans a...
by ICBM
28 Jan 2015 23:37
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)
Replies: 76
Views: 35483

Re: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)

I’ve only listened to the album leak (with the bonus track) a couple of times. I want it to still feel fresh when I can listen properly with perfect sound, lyrics etc. My favourite tracks right now are The Ninth Wave, At the Edge of Time and The Throne. Grand Parade is certainly a grower and might v...
by ICBM
08 Jan 2015 16:54
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Interviews 2013
Replies: 46
Views: 28330

Re: Interviews 2013

I wonder what is this all about. I remember the incident with falling off the stage, but what has happened in Copenhagen? The band was playing a concert in a small club. The only promotion had been some local posters and very few fans showed up. Playing conditions were terrible, although the band h...
by ICBM
08 Jan 2015 16:49
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 598501

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

The video is worth listening to, because there is some extra stuff. There they are discussing beer und the hobbit movies. Really well done. It's always great when some person who is into the band (or better to say a fan) asks the question and being a musician by himself makes him the perfect interv...
by ICBM
31 Dec 2014 04:09
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Interviews 2013
Replies: 46
Views: 28330

Re: Interviews 2013

The new edition of Sweden Rock Magazine has an extensive Blind Guardian feature. Mostly consisting of Hansi talking about himself and the early days of the band, as well as showing off his home and childhood neighbourhood. The personal focus (almost nothing about the albums) was very interesting and...
by ICBM
19 Dec 2014 23:09
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 598501

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Hnggghhh.... that orchestral sample at the end of the last studio video is so damn good... Seriously raised my expectations for the album to max level. Hngggghhh'ing even harder with the additional sample in the third clip. This song HAS to be Grand Parade. André said it was the best song they ever...
by ICBM
19 Dec 2014 22:57
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Twilight of the Gods vs A Voice in the Dark
Replies: 16
Views: 10455

Re: Twilight of the Gods vs A Voice in the Dark

Twilight of the Gods is definitely the better one for me. Then again, AWITD is probably my least favourite song on the last album. I hope the single will be my least favourite on this album as well. :)
by ICBM
19 Dec 2014 22:53
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Is Blind Guardian a power metal band?
Replies: 9
Views: 8233

Re: Is Blind Guardian a power metal band?

I think they used to be powermetal... and that is why they are still strongly linked to the genre. However, nowadays they definately have a style of their own, balancing on the crossroads of symphonic metal, power metal and progressive metal. You are right about this. Especially TFTTW and SFB can d...
by ICBM
18 Dec 2014 02:27
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Is Blind Guardian a power metal band?
Replies: 9
Views: 8233

Is Blind Guardian a power metal band?

I’m not interested in discussing narrow genre definitions, but in the overall consensus on things. Reading around on this forum, it seems like many users favour bands like Stratovarious, Rhapsody, Dragonforce, Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, Hammerfall etc. Personally I can’t stand those kinds of bands o...
by ICBM
17 Dec 2014 23:38
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Which BG song has affected/affects you the most?
Replies: 37
Views: 21974

Re: Which BG song has affected/affects you the most?

The Maiden And The Minstrel Knight was "our song" for me and my ex-girlfriend, so for several years after she broke up with me I just couldn't listen to that song anymore due to the pain, only recently I could listen to it again without thinking back to that time too much... (though the pain isn't ...
by ICBM
17 Dec 2014 23:25
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 598501

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Hnggghhh.... that orchestral sample at the end of the last studio video is so damn good... Seriously raised my expectations for the album to max level.
by ICBM
17 Dec 2014 23:22
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Which BG song has affected/affects you the most?
Replies: 37
Views: 21974

Re: Which BG song has affected/affects you the most?

And then there was silence, The Soulforged, Journey through the dark, And the story ends, The curse of Feanor. All very emotional songs that doesn't have to relate to any of my personal experiences to be touching. I think Hansi always had quite personal angles in many lyrics that deals with stories ...
by ICBM
05 Dec 2014 15:17
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 598501

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I actually think it is logical to have a lower soundquality... If people want the best quality of the music: buy the damn single and don't complain about a video... It isn't a normal videoclip where I would expect good quality sound... just a lyric video.. nothing special to begin with.. just a tea...
by ICBM
05 Dec 2014 13:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: This strange old medieval video - does anyone know?
Replies: 4
Views: 4960

Re: This strange old medieval video - does anyone know?

I had this video in quite good quality but lost it due to hard drive-failure. Would be great if someone could upload it!
by ICBM
05 Dec 2014 12:54
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 598501

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

It's depressing that so many people will be introduced to the album through this "lyric video". It's low-bitrate and MONO. It sounds absolutely terrible combared to the CD or even the spotify-version. My guess is that the person who put it together wasn't smart enough to figure out how to retain the...