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by Gandalf de Grijze
29 Jan 2015 00:33
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 82101

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

nothing memorable??? been singing along to most choruses since the 2nd or 3rd spin, if not the chorus, definately humming along some epic melodies...

Hell, the entire album is stuck in my head...
by Gandalf de Grijze
28 Jan 2015 16:51
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)
Replies: 76
Views: 24019

Re: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)

I honestly don't care if there is religion or not in the lyrical themes...
by Gandalf de Grijze
27 Jan 2015 13:31
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)
Replies: 76
Views: 24019

Re: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)

I think that it is, together with TOTG the weakest songs on the album, still i love it over anything from the first three albums, and lots of stuff from the other albums as well..
it is by no means a bad song!
by Gandalf de Grijze
27 Jan 2015 08:24
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)
Replies: 76
Views: 24019

Re: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)

I guess it would be more representative if we rate songs with a grade from 1-10/10 with one decimal... then we can simply calculate averages, giving a better view of general likes...
by Gandalf de Grijze
26 Jan 2015 22:46
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)
Replies: 76
Views: 24019

Re: BTRM song poll (make 3 choices)

difficult, as i would choose 4 songs, and I haven't listened to distant memories yet...
by Gandalf de Grijze
26 Jan 2015 21:13
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I had this one pre-ordered since november...
by Gandalf de Grijze
26 Jan 2015 20:57
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

i thought there was only the one with the 10"....
by Gandalf de Grijze
26 Jan 2015 20:38
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The 9 hours challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 4517

Re: The 9 hours challenge

not difficult to accept it, as it won't be the first time I do it, though, as said, not generally in chronological order, so only thing changing would be the order of playback...
by Gandalf de Grijze
26 Jan 2015 19:24
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Dragonfly wrote:Is it just me or is the earbook edition already sold out on Nuclear Blast Europe?
http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/ ... eluxe.html
this one? seems to still be available
by Gandalf de Grijze
26 Jan 2015 19:21
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The 9 hours challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 4517

Re: The 9 hours challenge

While travelling I sometimes go through a part of the discography, but usually it is albums in random order, generally skipping the first three and forgotten tales... But I made myself a playlist and will go through it this weekend when I can pay more attention to everything (and when I hopefully ha...
by Gandalf de Grijze
26 Jan 2015 18:47
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

And it seems that Andre and Frederik are the two "metal" forces in the band that Keep Hansi and Andre in reality. That's one way of seeing it. One could also argue they're holding them back, as the "metal" side of Blind Guardian is, IMO, not what they do best anymore. I would say the "fast side" no...
by Gandalf de Grijze
25 Jan 2015 11:56
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 82101

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

Considering that I have always preferred their more epic sound, especially in their slower and mid-tempo songs including the so-called bells and whistles... I do agree on masterpieces from day one. Most songs on this album had me hooked from the start, so I think for me it really IS a masterpiece......
by Gandalf de Grijze
25 Jan 2015 11:26
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 82101

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

While I am still refraining from giving an elaborate review myself until I have the earbook in my hands with all the lyrics, bonustracks and linernotes... I do wish to chime in on a couple of discussions here... In general I disagree with a lot of you guys here. I already think this is one of their ...
by Gandalf de Grijze
24 Jan 2015 01:13
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Form the Rock Hard Interview: - Frederik created the basic arrangement for "Holy grail" - the only songs from Marcus are " Doom" & the not yet finished "Winter's coming" - orchestral album at the end of 2016 (15, 16 Songs done, maybe 10 on the album) - no special mix of BTRM for the Vinyl version T...
by Gandalf de Grijze
21 Jan 2015 22:24
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

blindgfan wrote:
The more it grows the longer it will stay.
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!!

(sorry, couldn't resist)
by Gandalf de Grijze
20 Jan 2015 22:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

OmegaSlayer wrote:
ErHaO wrote:The only song I do not like is the Throne so far.
Dude, download it again, your version must be broken :shock:
:!:
by Gandalf de Grijze
20 Jan 2015 21:52
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

to me TOTG and Ashes of Eternity are the weakest songs on the album... LOVE Ninth Wave, ATEOT, The Holy Grail, The Throne and The Grand Parade! The choirs in Ninth Wave remind me of certain parts of LOTR/Hobbit soundtracks... not in the sense of melodies, but definately in the sense of feeling and a...
by Gandalf de Grijze
20 Jan 2015 11:47
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Ok, I'm weak!

just downloaded it, (conscious says it is ok, i bought it already)
First listen on the best audio i have in house,.,.
by Gandalf de Grijze
20 Jan 2015 11:11
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Oh how tempting it is to go look for the leak....
But I must resist! I cannot lose faith!

However: about TOTG being the weakest song on the album: I already predicted that ;)
by Gandalf de Grijze
19 Jan 2015 23:57
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

So I guess that this Friday maybe we get some samples from all the songs as they did in the previous album? :lol: I doubt that. Their record label is not doing such thing anymore. They actually try to prevent such thing from happening. On the other hand, maybe they will upload lyric video of anothe...
by Gandalf de Grijze
16 Jan 2015 12:36
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

HELL YEAH!!!! SUPER LOVE THE ORCHESTRAL STUFF!!!!
by Gandalf de Grijze
14 Jan 2015 21:52
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Wizard's Crown wrote:At the drawbacks of the album he states that the album is a very complex and difficult hearing which needs time,
Also this is, in my humble opinion, a positive thing, and definately not a drawback!
by Gandalf de Grijze
14 Jan 2015 21:49
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

At the end of the second link, the reviewer sums up that even though the band could easily step back and give their audience just "good" albums instead they go into deep waters searching selfishly for a masterpiece. They make it sound like this is a bad thing... I think every artist, in order to ke...
by Gandalf de Grijze
14 Jan 2015 18:21
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

I don't agree with much of the critisism over their three latest albums, mainly because I know next to nothing about sound engineering and I don't feel competent on critising deeply something I don't very well understand. But I do hear that there are records out there, which are technically far sup...
by Gandalf de Grijze
13 Jan 2015 14:46
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

the only reason there were 2 orchestras is that halfway through production the first one was no longer available, hansi or andre said so in one of the interviews
the real hype is the three choirs, which were needed to create a huge massive intro to (i believe) the ninth wave...
by Gandalf de Grijze
11 Jan 2015 22:10
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Serious Black
Replies: 14
Views: 11190

Re: Serious Black

yeah, quite like it, but i keep expecting the song to explode and grow more powerful, sadly it didn't.
The serious black track on the other hand... that one goes straight into powermode after the cheesy synth intro
by Gandalf de Grijze
10 Jan 2015 14:51
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

i'm just disappointed ;)
by Gandalf de Grijze
10 Jan 2015 10:45
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Serious Black
Replies: 14
Views: 11190

Re: Serious Black

I really love those synths, nice and cheesy
by Gandalf de Grijze
09 Jan 2015 16:48
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

well, we should have learned to be patient by now... ;) (but hell... i know i am not!)
by Gandalf de Grijze
09 Jan 2015 14:42
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

as far as I remember they all showed up around 11 am european time...
by Gandalf de Grijze
07 Jan 2015 16:49
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

http://www.metalunderground.com/news/de ... sid=109549

nice interview, at the bottom is a videolink to it...

the ninth wave possibly being a more epic opener than sacred worlds... that will probably be amazing!!!
by Gandalf de Grijze
07 Jan 2015 00:19
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Another new review, somewhat less enthusiastic than the previous ones: http://www.teamrock.com/reviews/2015-01-06/blind-guardian-beyond-the-red-mirror What I like here is the description of 'Grand Parade': '...while closer Grand Parade is an audacious masterpiece, group and orchestra beautifully en...
by Gandalf de Grijze
05 Jan 2015 17:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

that's what I love as well...
by Gandalf de Grijze
02 Jan 2015 16:10
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Traveller in Time wrote:I guess Hansi has the same face expression when Andre and Marcus talk about computer games ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... K3vEM#t=51
LOL
by Gandalf de Grijze
02 Jan 2015 12:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

CAPSLOCK FRIDAY AND A NEW BG STUDIO CLIP

NEW PARTS OF OTHER SONGS, AND I AM IN LOVE WITH THE NEW ALBUM ALREADY
by Gandalf de Grijze
27 Dec 2014 21:58
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Christmas? two days in germany (and several other countries)
So no update yesterday is a well deserved holiday... next friday we'll get a new update for sure...
by Gandalf de Grijze
18 Dec 2014 07:50
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Is Blind Guardian a power metal band?
Replies: 9
Views: 6339

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. Having said that, I have to admit that for most metal gen...
by Gandalf de Grijze
13 Dec 2014 19:50
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

JazzJackrabbit wrote:Even if I were to believe their music is uninspired now, it's still pretty damn good music. I'll take BG's uninspired work over a lot of other current band's fresh material these days.
:!:
by Gandalf de Grijze
13 Dec 2014 01:55
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Hansi is struggling with the new songs for sure, the last time he was on fire for real is the first D&W record. I just talking about how his voice flows through the song, Hansi's voice is still in top form. Don't know what you've been listening to to be honest, but his vocal performance on DW2 was ...
by Gandalf de Grijze
12 Dec 2014 15:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

to me it actually sounds MORE promising than ateot
by Gandalf de Grijze
12 Dec 2014 14:48
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

just connected my laptop to the great audioset i have here to listen to that in full epicness...
holy hell!!! addicted i am!
i'm sure I won't be able to sleep anymore out of sheer excitedness
by Gandalf de Grijze
12 Dec 2014 14:26
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

bard_92 wrote:So teaser two is out!!!!
The song at the end - WOW !! :)
"WOW" just doesn't even begin to describe it!!
by Gandalf de Grijze
12 Dec 2014 12:59
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: I SAID: DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT DAY TODAY IS?
Replies: 24
Views: 18786

Re: I SAID: DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT DAY TODAY IS?

TODAY, ONCE MORE UNTO THE FRAY!!!
by Gandalf de Grijze
07 Dec 2014 12:22
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

interview spoken of: http://planetmosh.com/blind-guardian-in ... mber-2014/

just listening already... interesting note: they're going to rehearse about 17 songs they haven't played much over the last 20 years, which does obviously include a couple of new songs....
by Gandalf de Grijze
06 Dec 2014 10:51
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Twilight of the Gods vs A Voice in the Dark
Replies: 16
Views: 7886

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

i'm already liking totg better than avitd... then again, avitd is in my opinion by far the weakest song off of ateot...
by Gandalf de Grijze
05 Dec 2014 14:36
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 439476

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 teas...
by Gandalf de Grijze
04 Dec 2014 20:31
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: Immaginazioni dall'Altro Lato: IL TOPIC ITALIANO
Replies: 3299
Views: 812993

Re: Immaginazioni dall'Altro Lato: IL TOPIC ITALIANO

witness the twilight of the gods!!!