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by Evil Peter
16 Dec 2011 13:26
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 127054

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

Lots of the fans of today seem like real whiners. Not surprising few are left from the old boards.

Really looking forward to see if ATTWS gets the orchestral treatment.
by Evil Peter
09 Apr 2011 13:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Are Blind Guardian cd covers becoming a bit generic?
Replies: 39
Views: 22262

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

Elwood Blues wrote:I can't imagine what would have happened if they were using one of these new computer drawn covers back then. I would have passed it up, thinking its just some angsty teen band
Then Blind Guardian has taught you a lesson of a very old saying; never judge a book (album) by it's cover.
by Evil Peter
31 Oct 2010 02:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Live, Stockholm 2010-10-23
Replies: 9
Views: 4960

Re: Live, Stockholm 2010-10-23

I quite apparently enjoyed the show more than that reviewer did and I feel that it was one of the better shows I've ever seen Guardian make, regardless of format. I do not agree with the reviewer which songs work live either but it's a matter of subjective opinion and not much to argue about. Other ...
by Evil Peter
27 Oct 2010 23:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Play MAJESTY live in stockohlm!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 14848

Re: Play MAJESTY live in stockohlm!!!

BG on FB: Back from Sweden. Thank you, Stockholm. You have made this last night on the road a very enjoyable one. Great audience. You really deserved all the good ones including Barbara Ann, though we consider "Majesty" for "Wheel of Time" a bad bargain:-) See? even they are sorry :P They liked the...
by Evil Peter
26 Oct 2010 18:45
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Anyone willing to share a 4 person-cabin at 70.000 t
Replies: 33
Views: 9639

Re: Anyone willing to share a 4 person-cabin at 70.000 t

corrupted old gnom wrote:the price for the cabin doesn't really make a difference - at least if you have to fly to miami from europe
I'd rather say that paying for an expensive plane ticket makes it harder to fork out more money, not easier. ;)
by Evil Peter
26 Oct 2010 17:33
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian added to 70,000 Tons lineup!
Replies: 91
Views: 35590

Re: Blind Guardian added to 70,000 Tons lineup!

That looks really awesome, despite that I'm not interested in the majority of the bands. I wonder if I can convince the guys in Sabaton to make me a band member... :mrgreen:
by Evil Peter
24 Oct 2010 15:01
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 199333

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

Good to see that you managed to get a ticket, LeBard. Hope you didn't have to fork out too much for it. I was slightly to the left of the center in the third row so where I stood the crowd was really good although I didn't really have much view over anything else than the front lines. It was quite e...
by Evil Peter
24 Oct 2010 11:30
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Play MAJESTY live in stockohlm!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 14848

Re: Play MAJESTY live in stockohlm!!!

I would certainly have preferred to see Wheel of Time before Majesty. While Majesty is a great song I can think of several I would rather hear as that song has been played on so many shows already. I mostly found it annoying when some in the crowd chanted for Majesty so often instead of just cheerin...
by Evil Peter
24 Oct 2010 11:24
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 199333

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

It was an awesome show and BG really seemed to be on top of things. I don't think I've seen them better before, neither live or on video. I'm happy with the set list as well, even though they didn't play Wheel of Time. Too bad if it was replaced by Majesty due to a technical error. Not that Majesty ...
by Evil Peter
23 Oct 2010 01:17
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 199333

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

Sounds very promising since the Stockholm gig will be very similar in size. Hopefully they'll bring another great setlist as well.
by Evil Peter
22 Oct 2010 13:03
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 199333

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

I didn't know that there was no video screen in Bremen. I've thought that all venues on this tour were selected considering their ability to accommodate the video screen, and Stodola's stage had just enough space to do this. Thus, if Klubben is as small as Aladin in Bremen, then Wheel Of Time won't...
by Evil Peter
22 Oct 2010 00:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 199333

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

I'm sure Wheel Of Time will be played regardless of a venue size. Stodola was small too, but WoT was played and it still was grandiosely! I really hope you will be correct for that gig. Other than that people seem to have guessed that WoT is only played when they have more room for all their equipm...
by Evil Peter
21 Oct 2010 23:39
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 199333

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

Just saw pictures from Klubben, where BG will play at in Stockholm. Unfortunately it looks small, which should mean that they won't play Wheel of Time. That's disappointing. Klubben has a capacity of 800 people (standing), if that is any indication of the actual size of the venue that's a good thin...
by Evil Peter
21 Oct 2010 23:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 199333

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

Just saw pictures from Klubben, where BG will play at in Stockholm. Unfortunately it looks small, which should mean that they won't play Wheel of Time. That's disappointing.
by Evil Peter
21 Oct 2010 18:26
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Desperation - I need a ticket
Replies: 4
Views: 3470

Re: Desperation - I need a ticket

I feel for you. I have a friend that lives in Stockholm that was to go with us to the show but for some reason he didn't purchase his ticket until today, when it apparently was too late.

I'll keep an eye out for any tickets that might become available.
by Evil Peter
21 Oct 2010 01:24
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 199333

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

I'm getting really amped reading the setlists that have been played this far. My only big hope is that they will play Wheel of Time in Stockholm. Other than that I'll be more than happy with whatever they decide to play.
by Evil Peter
21 Oct 2010 01:17
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The Hobbit
Replies: 51
Views: 22863

Re: The Hobbit

The Warg Riders scene is terrible, they are so blatantly CGI it is beyond belief! Even Peter Jackson admits it is a bit crap! I judge all CGI with Jurrasic Park as the bench mark. Considering the age of that film, anything less twenty years later is shameful. Films that have made me almost cry with...
by Evil Peter
19 Oct 2010 20:49
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The Hobbit
Replies: 51
Views: 22863

Re: The Hobbit

Howard Shore makes clever use of leitmotivs. But I doubt they will be recur in the Hobbit, as they were linked to very specific character or places. For example the 7-beat steel-drum leitmotiv was used in Isengard and for its host, and was never used for the Mordor orcs - they had an entirely diffe...
by Evil Peter
19 Oct 2010 20:07
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The Hobbit
Replies: 51
Views: 22863

Re: The Hobbit

I definately agree on Shore being the best choice, if only for several reccurring themes Yes, familiarity will also bring a good dimension to the music. I can imagine getting some good feelings if a heroic moment is accompanied by some music that vaguely reminds us of the theme of the Fellowship, a...
by Evil Peter
19 Oct 2010 00:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The Hobbit
Replies: 51
Views: 22863

Re: The Hobbit

I thought the orchestral project was to be some sort of "operette/musical" like thing about LOTR, so not even having to do with The Hobbit storywise, as I do believe there was singing and lyrics involved. And I must admit, I'm not in favour of metalizing it. I'm quite confident that andre and hansi...
by Evil Peter
18 Oct 2010 23:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Question about the duration of the BG gigs
Replies: 14
Views: 6516

Re: Question about the duration of the BG gigs

yeah well.. one support act is bad enough since 2002 i've only seen BG team up with one band that i actually like (symphony X).. and that wasn't even in europe :( Well, I would probably endure worse than what they bring if I actually got to see them more often. I've listened to BG since somewhere a...
by Evil Peter
18 Oct 2010 23:28
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Question about the duration of the BG gigs
Replies: 14
Views: 6516

Re: Question about the duration of the BG gigs

Enforcer are still playing teh swedish gigs? i thought they had cancelled teh entire tour? I just took a quick look at some pages that talked about the Stockholm gig and saw their name and didn't remember that they cancelled the tour until after I posted. I edited my first post but obviously you we...
by Evil Peter
18 Oct 2010 23:24
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Question about the duration of the BG gigs
Replies: 14
Views: 6516

Re: Question about the duration of the BG gigs

Thanks for the replies guys.

My hopes remain that BG will be able to start playing at 21:00, or sooner, and it seems like I can't do much more than hope as you guys seem to have had varied experiences.
by Evil Peter
12 Oct 2010 14:00
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Question about the duration of the BG gigs
Replies: 14
Views: 6516

Re: Question about the duration of the BG gigs

Thanks. I'll have to hope that they start playing at no later than 21:00 then, which means that the two opening bands and the final setup of the set can't take more than two hours. Seems tight but I'll hope for the best.
by Evil Peter
12 Oct 2010 00:56
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Question about the duration of the BG gigs
Replies: 14
Views: 6516

Re: Question about the duration of the BG gigs

The last time I went to a BG show I was actually heading back to Uppsala as I was studying there at the time. Now I'm aiming to get to Västerås and the last train leaves as early as 23:37. My guess has also been that they would be done by 23:00, which should be enough time to make it, but such guess...
by Evil Peter
11 Oct 2010 23:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Question about the duration of the BG gigs
Replies: 14
Views: 6516

Question about the duration of the BG gigs

Hey guys and gals. I'm trying to plan the best way to get to and from the BG gig in Stockholm and have noticed that it's all pretty dependent on when the show will end. Therefor I was wondering if you lucky people that have already seen them could give me an estimation how long the show went on from...
by Evil Peter
26 Aug 2010 18:29
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: First look: At The Edge of Time Digipak (Photos)
Replies: 43
Views: 18950

Re: First look: At The Edge of Time Digipak (Photos)

And it was that way for me with every BG album I purchased after. The TRUE awesomeness works its way in. Its too much to take it all in at once. And really this is for the best that it grows on you, it give much more re-playability and destroys the "Law of Diminishing Returns". Exactly, that is wha...
by Evil Peter
23 Aug 2010 21:16
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: War of the Thrones
Replies: 11
Views: 5082

Re: War of the Thrones

The piano version is the better one. I prefer those melodies and, as the poster above said, it suits the theme and lyrics better, making it a better whole.
by Evil Peter
11 Aug 2010 13:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Stupid nostalgia
Replies: 70
Views: 22728

Re: Stupid nostalgia

Well there you have it basically. When it came out everybody here said that ANATO was the best BG ever. Now a couple of years have passed and - as you pointed out - NIME is still the king. As Spectrum said, you agree with me by saying something else. There weren't a lot of people thinking ANATO was...
by Evil Peter
11 Aug 2010 12:37
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Stupid nostalgia
Replies: 70
Views: 22728

Re: Stupid nostalgia

If that's what you feel like, that's okay. Though I doubt that there'll still a lot of people who think it's the best album in five years time. With every new album released we have seen the same thing. At first there are a lot of people so blinded by the fact that there's a new BG-album out, that ...
by Evil Peter
10 Aug 2010 19:05
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Favorite moments and details of At the Edge of Time
Replies: 42
Views: 16008

Re: Favorite moments and details of At the Edge of Time

I can agree with a lot of what's already said but when it comes to Valkyries I have to say that I find the outro even better than the intro. "And finally I hear them say. Carry on. For Valhalla awaits you" (plus the guitars before that) I find that to be one of the most emotional things BG has put o...
by Evil Peter
06 Aug 2010 11:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Is saying ATEOT is the best album (or favorite)really a sin?
Replies: 14
Views: 6015

Re: Is saying ATEOT is the best album (or favorite)really a

Anyone that expresses his opinions about art as if they were facts, or that say that someone is wrong for liking something over another, is quite obviously struggling with the understanding of basic concepts and is therefor of course not worth paying attention to. Metal discussions are often pretty ...
by Evil Peter
03 Aug 2010 22:27
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Stupid nostalgia
Replies: 70
Views: 22728

Re: Stupid nostalgia

What short-lived bands can eclipse the magnitude of bands like Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, KISS etc? These are bands that are almost as far away of the definition of hitting a peak and quitting as you'll get. BG is also not getting less talked about or less idolized as the...
by Evil Peter
03 Aug 2010 22:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: At the Edge of Time: Best album?
Replies: 27
Views: 10864

Re: At the Edge of Time: Best album?

Way too early to say as you need to know how well an album will age. It does have the chance to break into the top 3 though (currently consisting of ANATO, NIME and IFTOS). I don't think it would be worth ranking the top 3 albums in relation to each other though, if ATEOT makes it there.
by Evil Peter
03 Aug 2010 22:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: A Voice In The Dark video clip !
Replies: 82
Views: 29305

Re: A Voice In The Dark video clip !

I thought it was a fun video and about what I expected, although they took a very different context than what text is originally about. The suggestion of just having the band play sounds very out of place for a band like Blind Guardian. It wouldn't fit them at all in my mind as they are a lot about ...
by Evil Peter
31 Jul 2010 19:22
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BLIND GUARDIAN APP
Replies: 11
Views: 5383

Re: BLIND GUARDIAN APP

Another case of the horseless carriage syndrome on behalf of a recordcompany trying to advertise a product (cd) that has gone the way of the dinosaur. Why not release an app that people should pay for containing the entire album? Seems like a wasted opportunity. Gone the way of the dinosaur? You mu...
by Evil Peter
31 Jul 2010 16:27
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album
Replies: 150
Views: 55409

Re: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album

I can hear up to around 19kHz as well, at fairly normal listening volume (I didn't increase the volume during the test). 19kHz can't be that impressive as I'm not nearly as good of a listener as my audiophile friends. We are talking about the noise in Curse My Name right? The Wheel of Time one is m...
by Evil Peter
31 Jul 2010 14:08
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album
Replies: 150
Views: 55409

Re: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album

And if you found that the sound is below 16kHz then the argument that people can't hear it is moot since few people should have ruined their ears to the point where they can't hear that. They can hear it but its in lower volume. When you are reaching your frequency hearing limit the volume goes dow...
by Evil Peter
31 Jul 2010 11:56
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album
Replies: 150
Views: 55409

Re: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album

So don't keep saying that it's supposed to sound like that. No artist would ever make a sound in one of their songs that would purposely take listener out of the experience. Still ANATO's Under the Ice had a sound that sounded exactly like it was intended but took a lot of people out of the experie...
by Evil Peter
31 Jul 2010 11:54
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album
Replies: 150
Views: 55409

Re: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album

:O Why do you say that. Except this last album everything else seems fine. That beep in Anato I have never heard although I remember the talks about it from back then. I say that because BG has always received some criticism for their productions. I have a couple of friends who are real audiophiles...
by Evil Peter
31 Jul 2010 10:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album
Replies: 150
Views: 55409

Re: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album

Are you here to convince so many people that what they hear isn't there? Sorry man I trust my ears more than you. And I think yeah synth might've worked better if it took the mistakes. But this is not the case. The orchestra recordings had nothing to do with it. It's an afterward production mistake...
by Evil Peter
30 Jul 2010 16:38
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: ATEOT : first impressions
Replies: 44
Views: 18870

Re: ATEOT : first impressions

I don't know what everyone has with Valkyries.. I really like that song. I think it has a lot of great riffs and the chorus is interesting. You just gotta learn to appreciate it man I can only agree with you. Blind Guardian songs are generally complex enough to require you to listen to them several...
by Evil Peter
30 Jul 2010 16:19
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album
Replies: 150
Views: 55409

Re: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album

Nah, this one's definitely here. It's one of those really high pitched noises, the kind that's a little ear-splitting. It's not really surprising that it was missed: people lose the ability to hear higher pitches over time. Unless there was a 20 year old there at the time, it could easily have been...
by Evil Peter
30 Jul 2010 16:14
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album
Replies: 150
Views: 55409

Re: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album

So today I received my legal copy and lo and behold; same error. And if it is in fact a brass-player, then why the hell didn't Hansi or André interrupt and be all like: "Yo, Carl, CARL , what the flying FUCK are you doing with that brass? You're out. Stop fucking up my awesome songs"? And for those...
by Evil Peter
30 Jul 2010 16:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album
Replies: 150
Views: 55409

Re: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album

So today I received my legal copy and lo and behold; same error. And if it is in fact a brass-player, then why the hell didn't Hansi or André interrupt and be all like: "Yo, Carl, CARL , what the flying FUCK are you doing with that brass? You're out. Stop fucking up my awesome songs"? And for those...
by Evil Peter
30 Jul 2010 15:47
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 2 new interviews and tv special
Replies: 12
Views: 4986

Re: 2 new interviews and tv special

The Curse of Fëanor has been one of the most popular songs on NIME since the album was released (talked about on the two previous boards before this one), plus that it was one of the top songs voted for Blind Guardian Open Air by the fans, so it's given that it will be appreciated that they play tha...
by Evil Peter
30 Jul 2010 15:43
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album
Replies: 150
Views: 55409

Re: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album

So today I received my legal copy and lo and behold; same error. And if it is in fact a brass-player, then why the hell didn't Hansi or André interrupt and be all like: "Yo, Carl, CARL , what the flying FUCK are you doing with that brass? You're out. Stop fucking up my awesome songs"? And for those...
by Evil Peter
29 Jul 2010 23:11
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album
Replies: 150
Views: 55409

Re: Wheel of Time chorus off-key notes

I listened at 8:15, and I can say for sure that it isn't "off key" or out of tune, or whatever. Just a little low brass thing acting as part of the lead up to when those trumpets start blasting. Yes, the low brass is the closest thing I could find but I still can't see how that would be described a...
by Evil Peter
29 Jul 2010 22:52
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: What's your first Blind Guardian memory ?
Replies: 34
Views: 14005

Re: What's your first Blind Guardian memory ?

I remember being at a great record store, picking up Tales From the Twilight World without even listening to it first. When I got home I got blown away by Traveller in Time. Amazing that it's over 15 years ago.
by Evil Peter
29 Jul 2010 17:20
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Bad notes (debunked), artefacts etc on this great album
Replies: 150
Views: 55409

Re: Wheel of Time chorus off-key notes

There are no off-key notes in any of the two parts mentioned. It's the ANATO release all over again where people thought there's a beep in Under the Ice, which there of course isn't. Either your rip is bad (I have the CD), you have a stereo that makes the music sound strange or the problem lies in y...