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by Led Guardian
13 Feb 2015 08:08
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 58459

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

Yes, I agree with ErHaO, to me ATEOT(song) have one of the most clearest and placed "on top" Hansi's vocals on the album, but this is normall since the song is like an opera! And, maybe together with Wheel Of Time this is the most bombastic BG song to me, especially after the Nightfall album! What ...
by Led Guardian
13 Feb 2015 04:49
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 58459

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

blindgfan wrote:Well, maybe it's because there was a lot of story material to put into lyrics. Would you feel better if they pulled The Wintersun and released BTRM part 1 instead of the full album?
Hmm? I'm just talking about the one song, At the Edge of Time. I don't have any issue with the lyrics, either.
by Led Guardian
12 Feb 2015 22:52
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 58459

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

I just don't get it... How it's possible someone not to rate ATEOT(the song) 10/10.... Yeah, it's not a song, people must realize that, it's a masterpiece in the full meaning of this word... Just give this piece a chance, guys.., please stop expecting something similar to what we knew and like...Se...
by Led Guardian
12 Feb 2015 18:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: This BtRM part sounds like that other song...
Replies: 15
Views: 6117

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

Doom has a distinct Demons and Wizards feel to me, possibly because Marcus' songwriting is certainly closer to Schaffer's than Andre's is. Specifically, the transition to the electric part reminds me of My Last Sunrise, and Hansi also uses the line, "Look into my eyes and see", just as he did in Wi...
by Led Guardian
12 Feb 2015 18:10
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Drum section simplicity - personal appeal to Fredrik
Replies: 39
Views: 12610

Re: Drum section simplicity - personal appeal to Fredrik

@ledguardian What do Diablo Swing Orchestra has to do with BG? LOL That actually strengthen my point. There are better drummers than Thomen and Frederik, loads, especially in other forms of metal, those more extreme or avant-garde. Thomen doesn't simply plays 16th on the kick, he has accent and dyn...
by Led Guardian
12 Feb 2015 06:26
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: This BtRM part sounds like that other song...
Replies: 15
Views: 6117

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

4.13-4.24 of The Holy Grail reminds me of A Voice in the Dark, although the riffs aren't actually the same. Maybe a mix of that and the outro riff of Tanelorn (Into the Void).
by Led Guardian
12 Feb 2015 02:29
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Drum section simplicity - personal appeal to Fredrik
Replies: 39
Views: 12610

Re: Drum section simplicity - personal appeal to Fredrik

Honestly, drums have just never been the strongest part of Blind Guardian. People idolize Thomen, but with a few exceptions most of what I heard was just straightforward drumming with a lot of 16th note double bass. It just wasn't ever that special. The drums have always been just enough to support ...
by Led Guardian
12 Feb 2015 02:14
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)
Replies: 76
Views: 22043

Re: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)

Too bad I can't change my votes Yeah, I also have the same regrets. Ashes of Eternity is such a good song, but takes longer to grow than the others. Its low amount of votes feels ridiculously out of reality. It does feel like it gets a disproportionate amount of dislike on this forum. Personally, I...
by Led Guardian
10 Feb 2015 09:03
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Ripping artifacts
Replies: 4
Views: 3084

Ripping artifacts

Is anyone having trouble with audio artifacts when they rip the deluxe edition CD? I've tried twice now using AAC variable bit rate at 320 kbps and 256 kpbs, and I keep getting them. They did not show up in the same places in the separate rips though, so I'm not sure that it's a defective CD issue. ...
by Led Guardian
10 Feb 2015 01:04
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 78100

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

A bit sad but the album sounds quite muddy. Like there is so little instrument separation and the soundstage is so condensed. Didn't like it very much the first listen, only really instantly great thing was the Nine Waves intro which is awesome no matter what. Nearly every song on the album is very...
by Led Guardian
08 Feb 2015 23:45
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 58459

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

This is an album we should rate after 10 or more listenings minimum... More listenings - more better rates :-) Science backs you up on that. :mrgreen: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0027241 I don't say that to take away from BG's music, because I love it, but it is...
by Led Guardian
08 Feb 2015 05:11
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 58459

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

I'm also curious why so many people dislike Ashes of Eternity so much. It's not the best on the album, but it seems a solid and pretty catchy song to me. Reasons?
by Led Guardian
08 Feb 2015 03:43
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 78100

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

He also always uses that same weird sort of clockwork texture blended with all the backgrounds. His un-subtle use of texture blends and filters makes his work seem like someone who's got some basic technical artistic ability, but is new to photoshop and still having fun playing around with new featu...
by Led Guardian
08 Feb 2015 03:38
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: A mistake in "At the edge of time"?
Replies: 43
Views: 12942

Re: A mistake in "At the edge of time"?

I mean, I hear it, but only because I was actively trying to find it. It's no beep. :P

It doesn't sound like a huge deal to me.
by Led Guardian
07 Feb 2015 06:55
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror
Replies: 177
Views: 58459

Re: Rating all that is beyond the red mirror

One of these days I'm going to understand why everyone is so giddy over The Throne. I don't dislike it, but I haven't really heard what is so special in it yet. I like the chorus, but press me to recall any other melodies from it, and I'm not sure I could yet after 5 listens. I'm not totally sure if...
by Led Guardian
05 Feb 2015 05:38
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Hansi Kursch Vocal Range Video
Replies: 7
Views: 6543

Re: Hansi Kursch Vocal Range Video

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Alright musically inclined people, where does that clean scream in Grand Parade fall?
by Led Guardian
05 Feb 2015 05:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 78100

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

See, in the middle of a third listen and I'm already liking it more. It takes some getting used to. Somehow, despite being in large part a combination of their past sounds, it's also a lot different in composition beyond the broad strokes.
by Led Guardian
05 Feb 2015 03:26
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 413328

Re: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"

I really wish someone would upload Doom to youtube so I can hear it. I'm really curious, but $20 extra or whatever for one song and big pictures is absurd. BG may be one of my all-time favorite bands, and they've yet to let me down, but I'm still a discerning consumer. Not on iTunes, not on Spotify....
by Led Guardian
05 Feb 2015 03:05
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 78100

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

File 664 is a register permission in Linux system Huh. I was wondering what that was. I wouldn't think Hansi would know anything about Linux. Anyway, I'll go ahead and offer my initial two-listen opinion, which I'm sure will change as time goes on. First, it doesn't grab me as much as I seem to rec...
by Led Guardian
06 Dec 2014 11:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 413328

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

H-Hansi... Smurf? Anyone else remember when he was GOD EDWARD or something like that? Weird times. Anyway, after several listens, I think I agree with the people who say it sounds like the song is like an abridged radio cut. Its ideas don't have enough breathing space. I still enjoy it though, and ...
by Led Guardian
05 Dec 2014 22:36
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 413328

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Hearing a higher bitrate version of the song has led me to believe what I thought was a production issue during the solo is actually not a problem at all. Kudos, bitrates. The drums at the end are still a bit strangely mixed. It sounds... I don't know, uneven? Regardless, while by no means their be...
by Led Guardian
17 Nov 2014 23:16
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Bg is not thrash metal.
Replies: 65
Views: 23633

Re: Bg is not thrash metal.

IT'S! ALIIIIIIIVE!
by Led Guardian
17 Nov 2014 23:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 413328

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

It's so IFTOS-sounding! Fucking great. I love it so much. Yeah, I'm definitely getting an IFTOS meets ATEOT, with a dash of D&W thrown in. Combine that with the bombastic orchestral promises, and you can color me excited to hear this album. They seem to be changing less between ATEOT and this album...
by Led Guardian
15 Nov 2014 07:49
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 413328

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Yeah, I'm probably going for the digipak myself. $45 is way too much for 12 songs. I got an earbook sort of thing for Ayreon's last album, but that was a double album, had 2 extra CDs with instrumental versions of all the music, and a bonus behind the scenes DVD, plus it was signed. That makes it wo...
by Led Guardian
14 Nov 2014 21:32
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 413328

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

How are only, like, two people talking about the three choirs and two 90-person orchestras on this album??? I read that and momentarily wondered if we were getting a bait-and-switch with the orchestral album. :P I'm pretty damn excited about this now, and really hoping it lives up to the hype. With ...
by Led Guardian
10 Oct 2014 21:47
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 413328

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Why is Dragonfly so far the only person that has mentioned that THE ENTIRE FUCKING ALBUM IS COMING OUT IN JANUARY!? Are you for real Blind Guardian? Only a three month wait after the announcement? More lies by Munchausen! :P So much excitement! The next half year is going to be overload for me. Fin...
by Led Guardian
10 Oct 2014 21:32
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Which song will they cover on the next single?
Replies: 14
Views: 6638

Re: Which song will they cover on the next single?

The answer, it seems, is none. Please play again. :P
by Led Guardian
27 Sep 2014 22:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Sacred Worlds COVER
Replies: 4
Views: 3831

Re: Sacred Worlds COVER

Congratulations dude! BG just shared your cover on facebook!

Awesome cover too!
by Led Guardian
18 Jul 2014 04:23
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Wheel of Time - Vocals only version
Replies: 7
Views: 5793

Re: Wheel of Time - Vocals only version

Never realized all that echo was in there. Or the breaths at the beginnings of some lines. Or some of those low instruments. Makes me wonder what else I've been missing.

Would definitely love to hear this done for Sacred Worlds.
by Led Guardian
11 Jul 2014 07:05
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: 2014 Brazil world cup football
Replies: 25
Views: 12819

Re: 2014 Brazil world cup football

I predict it this way: Gold - Germany Silver - Argentina Bronze - Brazil So far probably the best football tournament I've ever seen. My favourites are Germany, Uruguay, France and Russia. I also sympathize with African teams, it's high time they won something :) You actually have a chance of being...
by Led Guardian
11 Jul 2014 06:53
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Super release year 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 13562

Re: Super release year 2014

Just realised While Heaven Wept will be releasing a new album this year...for anyone who don't know them,they play a very unique brand of Epic Proggressive Power Doom Metal (wtf,huh?),and i kid you not,and when you listen to it you totally understand how it is possible to make all those things soun...
by Led Guardian
02 Jun 2014 21:04
Forum: Site and Forum
Topic: I banned Hansi Smurf
Replies: 15
Views: 12057

Re: I banned Hansi Smurf

Ah I remember him. I miss him. Something just happened in a FB thread that brought me back here. Two brothers went anti-religious bonkers in a group (like the "we will eat your brains, barbarism" kind of Atheists.) Totally a different variety of the Smurf. Anywho, these were the good old days. Befo...
by Led Guardian
30 May 2014 21:37
Forum: Otherland
Topic: What book are you reading?
Replies: 1392
Views: 544939

Re: What book are you reading?

The stories about Kvothe are indeed quite entertaining. I must admit that, while The Name of the Wind quickly became one of favorites, in particular due to the excellent prose, likeable characters and a great sense of both humour and tragedy, The Wise Man's Fear suffers a lot from middle-book syndr...
by Led Guardian
17 Apr 2014 00:29
Forum: Otherland
Topic: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim
Replies: 87
Views: 59354

Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

Every now and then I load the game (whoops, sorry for that !), all pumped up and ready to finish this fucker once and for all. But then I take a few steps, swing my sword a couple times, shout some trolls over a cliff ... and then I suddenly feel emotionally drained. So I quit the game after 10 min...
by Led Guardian
17 Apr 2014 00:27
Forum: Otherland
Topic: What book are you reading?
Replies: 1392
Views: 544939

Re: What book are you reading?

arenamaster wrote:The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
!!!

Same here! This is my 3rd time, on my way to finally doing my second read-through of The Wise Man's Fear. Followed by the despair of being reacquainted with the interminable wait until The Doors of Stone.
by Led Guardian
18 Mar 2014 05:26
Forum: Otherland
Topic: Best PC RPG games.
Replies: 88
Views: 71502

Re: Best PC RPG games.

For me personally I'm going to add Dragon Age on here. Also the Mass Effect series, which may now be my favorite game series ever. I seriously can't get enough of those characters. Basically, BioWare is still King/Queen of RPGs. KotOR was absolutely fantastic. KotOR 2 was alright. It had a lot of po...
by Led Guardian
18 Mar 2014 05:09
Forum: Otherland
Topic: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim
Replies: 87
Views: 59354

Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

Wow, 2 years after my last post about this - forgetting that this topic even existed - I have totally vindicated myself. :P Replaying Mass Effect was definitely the better choice. I finally came back to and beat Skyrim almost exactly 2 years after that post. Yes, beat. I did everything. Sank, like, ...
by Led Guardian
18 Mar 2014 04:57
Forum: Otherland
Topic: Alien Movie Series Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 10507

Re: Alien Movie Series Discussion

lol you chose the wrong side in that one!!! they are both good, the book is just a better/different story! I got the game Aliens:Colonial Marines on Tuesday and so far its everything you could want from an Aliens game! it takes place 17 weeks after the events of Aliens on LV-426 and is extremely at...
by Led Guardian
18 Mar 2014 04:48
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: NP: The Next Generation
Replies: 2561
Views: 1297982

Re: NP: The Next Generation

Dvořák's From the New World (Symphony No. 9) 8)

So good.
by Led Guardian
18 Mar 2014 04:45
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: New guy here!
Replies: 12
Views: 8889

Re: New guy here!

New people in the (4-year) off-season? Quite the shocker in this ghost town. Im to new, hello, Im from poland but living in USA. I love to listen to blind guardian and play computer games :mrgreen: Welcome! I can't believe your username wasn't taken already xD It was so obvious, no one thought of it...
by Led Guardian
12 Dec 2013 18:54
Forum: Otherland
Topic: Fallout: New Vegas
Replies: 16
Views: 16762

Re: Fallout: New Vegas

ARISE, TOPIC! ARISE AND WALK THE FORUM ONCE AGAIN! Anyway, just wanted to mention here that GOG is offering Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics for FREE for the next couple days. I fully intend to take advantage of this. Except I can't right now. The servers have been flooded so hard that I can't even create ...
by Led Guardian
26 Nov 2013 00:21
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB
Replies: 50
Views: 31958

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

I'm tired of the spambots getting it, so you know what?

PAGE. :twisted:
by Led Guardian
26 Nov 2013 00:09
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Happy fucking birthday
Replies: 8
Views: 7839

Re: Happy fucking birthday

A spambot wished you a belated birthday, Gandalf. It even posted several pictures of naked boobs for you. I had to delete them though. I'm sorry. :(

Oh, and another was offering to make your penis bigger. Happy belated birthday from the internet. :P
by Led Guardian
18 Nov 2013 21:05
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Black Pete
Replies: 4
Views: 6640

Black Pete

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/santas-helpers-in-blackface-ignite-a-controversy-in-the-netherlands/2013/11/17/78999870-4d49-11e3-bf60-c1ca136ae14a_story.html :shock: :shock: :shock: I just learned about the existence of this particular Dutch tradition. The only response I can really thi...
by Led Guardian
02 Nov 2013 19:03
Forum: Otherland
Topic: What book are you reading?
Replies: 1392
Views: 544939

Re: What book are you reading?

The Once and Future King - T.H. White
by Led Guardian
31 Oct 2013 02:07
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: NP: The Next Generation
Replies: 2561
Views: 1297982

Re: NP: The Next Generation

Star One - 24 Hours
by Led Guardian
30 Oct 2013 00:34
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Anybody can help me?!
Replies: 11
Views: 10420

Re: Anybody can help me?!

Well, if they're not I'm sure they'll have no problem using the forum for contact.
by Led Guardian
10 Oct 2013 18:28
Forum: Site and Forum
Topic: Distributing Hansi Smurf Around The World
Replies: 29
Views: 20335

Re: Distributing Hansi Smurf Around The World

You mean other than the link that said something like "True Born Religion" and led to some sort of site with "clothes" in the url?
by Led Guardian
08 Oct 2013 07:45
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Your Top 5 Favorite Blind Guardian Albums
Replies: 49
Views: 30733

Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Blind Guardian Albums

No Idol wrote:NiMe
ATitM
Sfb
ANatO
TftTW
Now that's an interesting list. Somewhat of an unusual mix.
by Led Guardian
08 Oct 2013 07:36
Forum: Site and Forum
Topic: Distributing Hansi Smurf Around The World
Replies: 29
Views: 20335

Re: Distributing Hansi Smurf Around The World

Did you really just answer a spammer? :P