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by Ryu
20 Jan 2015 03:29
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I was too weak guys, already listening it :oops: (at least they got my money already :) ) Impressions after two full back to back listenings: +It feels like a middleway ANATO and ATITM with some Demons & Wizards and a tad of Nightfall thrown in, but really has it's own identity. Lack of inspiration...
by Ryu
20 Jan 2015 03:14
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

9/10 songwriting, 1/10 production I have yet to find any flaws in production... I would have been better off not knowing there were any ) I don't agree it's a 1/10, I'm just upset every time the drums are drowned and swept away by how massive everything else is Hansi's also sort of swept up and ind...
by Ryu
20 Jan 2015 02:51
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

notimportant wrote:9/10 songwriting, 1/10 production
a shame about that really, it's such a busy record with some squandered potential
by Ryu
20 Jan 2015 02:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Man... Here we go. Giving it a spin Halfway through The Ninth Wave, this is...different. I am definitely noticing what's been said about the production. It'll take some adjusting, but this is the sound they wanted. Finishing The Ninth Wave, I will allow that it's a stronger opener than Sacred Worlds...
by Ryu
17 Jan 2015 05:43
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I wonder if I can piece together the lyrics of whatever the song is at the end (Grand Parade, The Ninth Wave, The Throne?) From 3:55 ..and don't look back there's (??) (war in me??) my hour shall come THE OLD GODS ARE CALLING return me (please?) and straight ahead a door appears the tyrant discovere...
by Ryu
16 Jan 2015 23:44
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

3:15

"The holy grail's on its way now"

So, likely our first glimpse at anything from The Holy Grail? Or perhaps another song referencing it.
by Ryu
15 Jan 2015 08:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

The first Demons and Wizards record had a good production IMO. A lot of atmosphere and a great guitar sound. It's kinda sad how BG have their own studio and they still sound like shit. Devin Townsend is a genius or something. Would you say any of the Memories of a Time To Come re-recordings were de...
by Ryu
09 Jan 2015 22:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I'm pretty sure they've been every other Friday, consistently.
by Ryu
05 Jan 2015 04:47
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Darth Arrow wrote:The melody, which is not very audible in the trailer, from 1:31-1:43 reminds me of Wintersun. I can't really explain it, but it somehow sounds like lighter parts of some Wintersun melodies. Strange.
Wow, it absolutely does.
by Ryu
04 Jan 2015 05:51
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z0kwDK3vEM#t=1m31s

Be eternal, be infernal... will we ever see the light again?

Whatever song is playing here is fucking gorgeous and I cannot wait. I have never been more impressed by a new song of theirs.
by Ryu
20 Dec 2014 01:19
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Hansi sounds awesome in that new clip alone, he still has his great voice for sure. I liked the Demons & Wizards vibe in the part where André is playing the seven-string guitar. I like Mr Sandman a lot, to me it's their best MV so far. I always thought that maybe a 2d animated video could fit with ...
by Ryu
19 Dec 2014 12:50
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

bestpike wrote:Are we getting a video clip this time? Was there any word about it?
It would seem so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvH9vC66P6M
by Ryu
12 Dec 2014 22:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

At around 2:48, that's definitely the Control the Divine intro riff. What could be going on? ;)

00:50, that's a Quest for Tanelorn/LOTR baby.
by Ryu
08 Dec 2014 05:37
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Rokubota wrote:Chorus still doesn't feel natural in the song.
If it's "Song 9" then yeah the chorus sure as hell does interrupt the momentum of the song, as stated last year when they were describing "Song 9".
by Ryu
06 Dec 2014 04:42
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Just found a similarity between the TOTG solo and Precious Jerusalem's.

3:11-3:13 in TOTG sounds essentially like a sped up version of 3:55-3:58 in Precious Jerusalem.

I mean, it's a pretty common shredding motif, but the resemblance is there anyway.
by Ryu
06 Dec 2014 03:23
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Yo. Back after 4 years to say hi. Also to say what the fuck is with this single. I just listened to A Voice In The Dark and it actually sounds like a full song. This song sounds like the 5 minute version of Helloween's Halloween. Also the production sounds like ass compared to how their re-recorded...
by Ryu
05 Dec 2014 22:31
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

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.
by Ryu
05 Dec 2014 12:32
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

loren wrote:What do you mean?
I recall reading somewhere there's a "limited edition"/etc. version of Twilight of the Gods that will feature an alternate version of one of the other tracks from Beyond the Red Mirror.
by Ryu
05 Dec 2014 11:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

loren wrote:The song in this lyric video is on mono format again (like the latest trailer) and not on stereo.... What's the point in putting up a lyric video in a low quality audio form?? Pfff....
Isn't there also an upcoming version of the single with an alternate version of one of the other tracks?
by Ryu
05 Dec 2014 09:34
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Moments that have "grabbed" me so far: The intro is going to be fucking intensely hype live, fans are going to lose their shit and this initial energy is likely going to compensate for any other shortcomings in least in a live aspect.. The lyrics are strong, some of Hansi's most laborious it feels l...
by Ryu
04 Dec 2014 23:17
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I believe either a reviewer or a band member referred to this first single as a "microcosm" compared to the rest of the album. I'm not blown away - it's definitely great to have fresh bardsounds pumped through my brain but really, I knew holding out for the album was going to be the greatest challen...
by Ryu
04 Dec 2014 04:09
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I'm actually surprised TOTG didn't leak. Don't retailers get cds and such early all the time? Like, days in advance?

I also remember ATITM's promo leaking two weeks or so before the album's release.. but that's a little different
by Ryu
02 Dec 2014 08:08
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I didn't like it. It is probably safe to say the BG you're looking for quietly exited the scene circa 1995. They're not going to return to the sound you're looking for, even though (as I recall) you mentioned wanting a brutal and violent sound.. the end of that trailer (not the Sacred clip) bordere...
by Ryu
30 Nov 2014 21:26
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I didn't like it. It is probably safe to say the BG you're looking for quietly exited the scene circa 1995. They're not going to return to the sound you're looking for, even though (as I recall) you mentioned wanting a brutal and violent sound.. the end of that trailer (not the Sacred clip) bordere...
by Ryu
29 Nov 2014 04:46
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I'll say no more than that this second trailer has won me over. That riffing near the end is some of the fastest I've ever heard from them. Early/mid-nineties purists can quiet down hopefully.. Also, screengrabs of those lyrics would be great. We've never actually seen so intimately their songwritin...
by Ryu
26 Nov 2014 02:10
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

It would be awesome but I highly doubt that gets approved. In if it gets approved, it will probably in the form of a facebook contest thingy, to reach more people. Yeah, you're probably right... Which reminds me - I know the guys have accounts on the forum. Does anyone have links to their profiles?...
by Ryu
21 Nov 2014 07:34
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Yes !!! Now I'm probably in love with this cover!!! My God, you saw the curtains ??? :) :D It's amazing !!! Thanks for sharing it in this quality !!! Yup, the high-res render is really helping it. I'm assuming all the faunlike creatures hanging about are the gods from the TOTG cover. Stuff being ca...
by Ryu
21 Nov 2014 06:33
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

On a more positive note, that sample made me appreciate the regular cover for the album more. It is by no means a random cover like the last two with dragons and pyramids and stuff. Here is a very high quality version of the cover: http://static.blind-guardian.fr/pics/news/beyondtheredmirror.jpg I ...
by Ryu
20 Nov 2014 00:45
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Although very nice, to me it sounds like significant rehashing previous material, a harbinger of repetition that we conjectured earlier. But this is only a small sample so... The promos are floating around now, I'm trying to get some impressions from the last.fm reviewers, especially on "Grand Para...
by Ryu
19 Nov 2014 02:49
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

ATITM sounded like shit in the CD version and it was the same band and the same producer. You can argue all you want but at the end of the day this is a METAL band and this kind of music needs BALLS, Hansi also said that this album was going to show the more agressive side of Blind Guardian. I agre...
by Ryu
18 Nov 2014 21:31
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Ah the punditry.. we've heard about 1/70th of the album so far and we've got people claiming they know their aim and that they've "lost" it. :wink: The sensible approach to commenting on how this sample "sounds" (in terms of production value) is to reserve judgment. The sample is more than likely he...
by Ryu
18 Nov 2014 12:08
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

The King is gone There is war wherever I roam Gods will come and gods will go, the spinning wheel keeps turning now get up, lay down, your ancient faith We're the chosen ones Come feel the change choir:??? a way/ away? let me show a new way when you're gonna walk with me bow down and surrender the ...
by Ryu
18 Nov 2014 10:11
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I wasn't very impressed by that sample especially the chorus (assuming it was actually in there). Edit: The opening chords sounded lower tuned than Eb. Can someone with better pitch hearing confirm this? Edit: I think the lyrics end with "there's no retreat". The chorus seemed to be a little under ...
by Ryu
17 Nov 2014 21:46
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Well it's definitely more upbeat than I predicted There's a very "HAIL TO THE GUUUN" vibe to "THE KING IS GOOONE" in the beginning. Was trying to put my finger on it. The lead from 0:27 is very reminiscent of "When Sorrow Sang", at least imo. Getting sort of sped-up Sorrow Sang vibes overall here. A...
by Ryu
17 Nov 2014 11:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

wade-newb wrote:This wait for the sample is excruciating.
Yeah, their trolling has been legendary lately
by Ryu
16 Nov 2014 23:54
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Sure we will get the sample tomorrow! Can't wait! Between: I just found out, that the "red mirror" is the center of the TOTG-Single Cover if you look close. Think it's a pretty cool cover now and even better than the albums cover artwork! http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/produkte/tontraeger/cd/mini-cd...
by Ryu
16 Nov 2014 23:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

They're teasing a sample on their social networks now.

Though it's quite late in Germany, perhaps tomorrow.
by Ryu
15 Nov 2014 02:46
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Earlier, before we had this much info, I was going to say "at least this isn't like when Smashing Pumpkins released Zeitgeist" (like six different chain stores getting their own special edition with a unique song for each store). Yeah, still not quite on that level of shilling but a cashgrab nonethe...
by Ryu
14 Nov 2014 06:46
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

http://www.last.fm/user/Repka2/library/music/Blind+Guardian/Beyond+The+Red+Mirror This person appears to be listening to the new album. Whether or not it's a fake, well - 0:50 for At the Edge of Time's track length? Seems suspect. Also two tracks with the same length. Also apparently Twilight of the...
by Ryu
13 Nov 2014 05:17
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Twilight of the Gods is near. What do you all want from it? They say it's a 'neckbreaker', with their 'catchiest chorus', and it 'exemplifies' them - sounds a bit like how they were describing A Voice in the Dark. It's wise on their part to be straightforward when reaching out to the scene for the f...
by Ryu
12 Nov 2014 01:01
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I just don't have anything much to say about the album until I can actually hear something. I mean sure I'm bloody excited that new BG is coming and so soon even, but.... what else is there to say? Well, I hope it'll be a good album, and I hope the production won't be shit. That's about it. All the...
by Ryu
11 Nov 2014 09:38
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

In my opinion the red one is probably the best Guardian cover till now !!! I found it it mysterious, epic, and somehow operatic and classical ! And I didn't see what's wrong with the blue one...it's not that bad, I like the world it describes... !!! So, I'm absolutely fine with the covers...and I'm...
by Ryu
11 Nov 2014 07:30
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I am here to inform you all that Felipe Machado Franco is a goddamn cancer upon the world of metal album cover art and needs to go jump in front of a running combine harvester. That's all, carry on. This is about the sentiment of hundreds of fans on the BG facebook as well, directly to their post a...
by Ryu
08 Nov 2014 07:30
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian fan wiki
Replies: 5
Views: 5023

Blind Guardian fan wiki

So, there's a shocking lack of anything resembling a wiki for all things Blind Guardian. Plenty of bands in the genre have one - who's interested in giving BG the encyclopedic netspace they deserve?

Though, I've never gone about doing anything like this before..
by Ryu
08 Nov 2014 01:05
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

The special edition artwork isn't in and of itself bad ... it has a very rough BG feel, it's just too highly digitalized. And monochromatic. A shame that a monochromatic album cover is preferable to a more complex one. It's immediately recognizable, I suppose. Monochromatic covers can be a lot diff...
by Ryu
08 Nov 2014 00:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

The special edition artwork isn't in and of itself bad... it has a very rough BG feel, it's just too highly digitalized. And monochromatic.

A shame that a monochromatic album cover is preferable to a more complex one. It's immediately recognizable, I suppose.
by Ryu
06 Nov 2014 06:32
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

In reality, what could the news be..

*Actual tracklist with song durations+album art, title
*Announcement of US tour
*Orchestral project tidbit
*Sample/samples of the single/other songs

Really isn't a whole lot else we're missing at this point.
by Ryu
31 Oct 2014 01:31
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

"You all know that the band will be on the road in 2105, don’t you? Look here for all of the confirmed dates and check out the tour trailer videos below."

Did they just preemptively announce the Orchestral Project's tour?
by Ryu
30 Oct 2014 07:42
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I am at least hoping that how quiet they are, even now, is due to them plugging away at the orchestral project. Two and a half months out from ATEOT, we were brimming with info on it.
by Ryu
29 Oct 2014 23:31
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 624135

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Daybreak Somewhere South of Middle-Earth

.... Slayer's NIME tribute