If you could pick what BG's next album was about...

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If you could pick what BG's next album was about...

#1 Post by Max 2000 » 05 Oct 2011 15:15

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This would be the greatest thing ever for so many reasons.

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#2 Post by jouzinka » 05 Oct 2011 15:26

The LOTR project. *nods*
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#3 Post by wade-newb » 05 Oct 2011 16:20

Steven Erikson's Malazan Book Of The Fallen :mrgreen: That would eclipse all of their previous work IMO
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#4 Post by TraneDeracs » 05 Oct 2011 19:18

"A Dance with Dragons" concept song (DO NOT POST SPOILERS OF ANY KIND! It's just...not right to mention anything such as that since there are no spoiler tags on this site)
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#5 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 05 Oct 2011 20:10

Bioware RPG's.
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#6 Post by bestpike » 05 Oct 2011 21:18

As a long time BG fan I'd say it's not about the concept of the lyrics with Blind Guardian, but the music (actual instruments plus vocal lines) and Hansi's interpretations of the stories that makes it at least to me all so awesome. I would say the actual concept of the songs matters to me about just 10-20%. But maybe it's different with others. If I had to choose a concept for next album I'd say hmm probably not a single theme, various stuff like normal would work best. After all we're getting the concept orchestral album. Maybe some of those religion-oriented lyrics (like in Precious Jerusalem, Sadly Sings Destiny, Punishment Divine etc). I don't know what secret sauce Hansi is using when writing his lyrics, but it makes them sound so awesome (I'm not religious at all mind you).
Now I'm riding through the air
Going to where no one dares
On the way I cross the line forevermore.
For once in life, I do not care
Nothing matters, now I dare
On the ride I'll cross the line
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#7 Post by LeBard » 05 Oct 2011 21:57

Heh, I came in here because I wanted to post Neil Gaiman's Sandman but it was covered in the first post. I mean, just the titles of chapters lend themselves to songs:

Seasons of Mist
Preludes and Nocturnes
A Hope in Hell
Sound and Fury
The Sound of Her Wings

And that's just from the very first volume. I could definitely see Hansi tackling the Sandman mythos and make a song out of it. Or even a whole conceptual album. It's such a rich universe.

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#8 Post by Dentarthurdent » 05 Oct 2011 22:02

It's high time for Discworld Metal.
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#9 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 06 Oct 2011 09:14

Dentarthurdent wrote:It's high time for Discworld Metal.
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#10 Post by Nahar » 06 Oct 2011 12:52

Years ago I suggested Miyazaki's movie 'Princess Mononoke' and I still feel like it can be great for a song.
And I didn't read it, but ever since Hansi commented on the idea (which was considered absurd at the time) of a song about Don Quixote as something that could work I've been liking that idea more and more as well.
I think that, as BG are trying new musical ideas (but within their "character") they should also try out new lyrical themes (like they do sometimes). I don't think there's an author that really tops Tolkien in the fantasy literature, and although there are different kinds of stories, writing about stuff like that will be inferior. Tolkien seems to mean a lot to the band and give overall inspiration, whereas other stories just give some themes. Therefore I think they should turn sideways more if not back to Tolkien...
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#11 Post by Led Guardian » 06 Oct 2011 21:02

Nahar wrote:I don't think there's an author that really tops Tolkien in the fantasy literature, and although there are different kinds of stories, writing about stuff like that will be inferior. Tolkien seems to mean a lot to the band and give overall inspiration, whereas other stories just give some themes. Therefore I think they should turn sideways more if not back to Tolkien...
Maybe not in terms of mythopoeia, but I've certainly read authors whose writing is better. Patrick Rothfuss springs to mind. I agree with Rider and wade, although TMBotF would require a 20-disc concept album. :lol:
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#12 Post by Ryu » 10 Oct 2011 01:42

I feel severely spergy for saying some Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood metal would tickle me
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#13 Post by Dragon Guardian » 11 Oct 2011 16:50

wade-newb wrote:Steven Erikson's Malazan Book Of The Fallen :mrgreen: That would eclipse all of their previous work IMO
Absolutely, although it would take a lifetime to fully cover. :lol:

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#14 Post by spamel » 11 Oct 2011 21:03

Something about cake, they have lots of experience with cake!
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#15 Post by cassie5squared » 12 Oct 2011 21:15

I vote Discworld too. :D

Also, Harry Potter and/or the Chronicles of Narnia.

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#16 Post by Dentarthurdent » 13 Oct 2011 00:23

Definitely not Harry Potter! Narnia would be cool, but I think the story-telling is too childish and the story itself sometimes too christian...
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#17 Post by spamel » 13 Oct 2011 18:06

Asterix the Gaul. :twisted:
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