I'll give this a try
The Ninth Wave - 9.5/10
Such a good song. Only one I instantly liked. Awesome voicework, awesome heavy rythm guitar work, awesome chorus, awesome bridge. Guitar solo part could be slightly better only reason it's not a 10.
Twilight Of The Gods - 7/10
Decent song. Wonder if he'll do those 'HOW THEY DARE TO BE' live
. Like the drumming on this song a lot. The different parts don't flow together all that well, bad buildup to the chorus. Some nice solo guitar stuff though. Hard to rate this one. Sometimes I love it, sometimes less
Prophecies - 7.5/10
Good song. Lot's of interesting stuff going on. Kind of dislike 'a crow a storm' in the chorus it's too slow. Also the introduction tones are soooo loud wtf. Ending is really cool.
At The Edge Of Time - 6/10
Strange song. Sick intro. Don't really like the voicework in this one unfortunately. Chorus is too busy for my liking Hansi gets buried. Not enough guitar in this song, weak guitar solo part.
Ashes Of Eternity - 8.5/10
Song with a bit more body, I like it, heavy rythm guitar stuff! A bit less busy than the previous songs. Amazing guitar solo part. Great voicework. Only suffers from a weak chorus and hook or this would be an instant classic imo.
Distant Memories - 9/10
Love this one. A little different than normal BG but this bonustrack is one of the best on the album. Flows great, good buildups, love the chorus. It's good paced and a fine departure from the busier/faster songs on this album.
The Holy Grail - 6.5/10
Not my song. Like the intro a lot! Chorus is a bit boring to me. He keeps singing 'there on the battlefield' and that just makes me want to listen to Battlefield instead as that song is way better
The Throne - 9/10
"WE MUST SERVE THE FIRE!" Solid song for sure. Really flawless in my opinion.
Sacred Mind - 8.5/10
This intro is soooo good. "For all they went through!" So epic! Chorus starts good with the sacred mind part but the 'My Xanaduuuuuuuuu' part is weak. Otherwise this song would have been my favourite. Good tempo, great guitar stuff.
Miracle Machine - 6/10
Not a fan. It's their worst ballad and it's too late on the album. His voice and the piano sound great though and 'final seaaaheeeal' is amazing. Not a bad song but their other ballads are way more interesting.
Grand Parade - 7/10
Hard song to rate. It's definitely no 'And then there was silence' unfortunately. I'm in love with the orchestra parts of this song they are absolutely mindblowing. When the violins join the beating drums <3 But I don't really like the first few minutes. After the first instrumental ochestra break it get's a lot better the mid part is really good. Chorus doesn't do it for me. The sudden break after 'Here comes the SUN' is just terrible it ruins the song for me.