Blind Guardian

Info about Blind Guardian
Country Germany
Added By Mike
14 years ago
Base Genre
1988-2015 Metal
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http://www.myspace.com/blindguardian
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8.1 x12
Heavy Neo Prog-Related Power Metal
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19 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. 7 users think it is prog, five users think it is merely related to prog and three users think that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 115 studio tracks by Blind Guardian.
Track durations range from 21s to 14m 06s, averaging at 4m 47s with a standard deviation of 2m 15s.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
Blind GuardianListen - At the Edge of Time 2010
8.4
Orchestral Prog-Related Power Metal
A mix of heavily orchestrated metal songs and basic power metal fast songs. Classic Blind Guardian.
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Review by Time_Signature 9 years ago <Permalink>
Blind GuardianListen - Somewhere Far Beyond 1992
9.8
Epic Prog-Related Power Metal
One of my favorite powermetal albums, "Somewhere Far Beyond"
is really a magnificent power metal album which successfully
combines the epicness of power metal with the fast picking of
speed metal.
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Review by Time_Signature 9 years ago <Permalink>
Blind GuardianListen - Follow the Blind 1989
8.9
Non-Prog Power Metal
Unlike BG's other efforts this album is not timeless. But that's okay because it displays a lot of elements that I liked about late 80s German speed/power metal like fast staccato guitar and machine gun "oompaloompa" drums. On top of that it's, as is typical of BG, also a very melodic album.

The bonus tracks on the remastered version are wonderfully Iron Maiden-esque, and they are also more progressive than the album proper.
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Review by Time_Signature 9 years ago <Permalink>
Blind GuardianListen - A Twist In The Myth 2006
9.0
Prog-Related Power Metal
A fine album with symphonic tendencies and lots of melody. I do miss, however, the speed metal tendencies of their older albums. But there are plenty of twin lead guitars to make up for this.
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Comment by ElectroVolta 11 years ago
Blind GuardianListen - Nightfall in Middle-Earth 1998
8.5
Prog-Related Power Metal
A very fun, albeit prog-light, Power Metal album. A great concept, thanks to JRR Tolkien obviously. Unfortunately a bit too long, and the first half is much better than the second. Probably BG's best release, though.
Comment by Mike
Blind GuardianListen - A Twist In The Myth 2006
8.2
Medieval Prog-Related Power Metal
I like the album, but I would have prefered a move back to the
big concept and musical experimentality of Nightfall in
Middle-Earth. Instead they chose to perfect the style they
introduced on A Night at the Opera - an interesting mix of
Power Metal, Folk and Queen-like vocal arrangements.
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Comment by Mike
Blind GuardianListen - Imaginations from the Other Side 1995
8.9
Heavy Prog-Related Power Metal
This is one of Blind Guardian's best efforts - if not THE best.
It's a perfect blend of their raw Power Metal roots and the
medieval, symphonic elements that came to full bloom on
Nightfall in Middle-Earth ... another superb album, on which
they lost a bit of their raw metal attitude.
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Comment by Mike
Blind GuardianListen - Battalions of Fear 1988
5.5
Neo Non-Prog Speed Metal
All good qualities of Blind Guardian show on this early album,
but musicianship and songwriting leave much to be desired. You
can hear the shape of things to come - but I wouldn't recommend
this album unless you're a completionist.
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Review by Mike 13 years ago <Permalink>
Blind GuardianListen - Nightfall in Middle-Earth 1998
9.3
Orchestral Prog Power Metal
This is one of my most favorite albums of all time ... and it also happens to be one of the most controversial ones in terms of "prog status". Blind Guardian started as a plain speed/power metal band and then slowly developed and refined their style into something very unique ... a blend of medieval/folk, fierce speed/power metal and Queen-like vocal arrangements. The progressiveness lies in the way these elements are combined into a consistent work of art, which they succeeded in doing on some of their albums, most notably Imaginations from the Other Side, Nightfall in Middle Earth and A Night at the Opera. Out of these Nightfall in Middle-Earth is their ultimate achievement as far as I am concerned ... there are people who favor its successor (A Night at the Opera) because it's even more pompous, with slightly better production and more polished songwriting. But then again it doesn't have the sophisticated concept of Nightfall, which is another major asset which sets this album apart from other orchestral metal albums. It is based on Tolkien's Silmarillion ... but rather ... -> show full review
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Nightfall in Middle-Earth 1998
 #1

8.9 x14
Medieval Prog-Related Power Metal
Imaginations from the Other Side 1995
 #2

8.8 x10
Heavy Prog-Related Power Metal
A Night At The Opera 2002
 #3

8.0 x11
Symphonic Prog-Related Power Metal
Somewhere Far Beyond 1992
 #4

8.2 x9
Epic Non-Prog Power Metal
A Twist In The Myth 2006
 #5

8.4 x7
Medieval Prog-Related Power Metal
Tales from the Twilight World 1990
 #6

8.6 x4
Epic Non-Prog Power Metal
At the Edge of Time 2010
 #7

8.3 x4
Heavy Prog-Related Power Metal
Beyond The Red Mirror 2015
 #8

8.2 x3
Prog-Related Power Metal
Follow the Blind 1989
 #9

7.2 x4
Non-Prog Power Metal
Battalions of Fear 1988
 #10

6.0 x4
Neo Non-Prog Speed Metal
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A Twist In The Myth 2006
 2 years ago
rushfan4
7.8
Medieval Prog Power Metal
Imaginations from the Other Side 1995
 2 years ago
Mike
8.9
Heavy Prog-Related Power Metal
Beyond The Red Mirror 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
7.6
Prog Power Metal
At the Edge of Time 2010
 3 years ago
rushfan4
7.5
Heavy Prog Power Metal
A Twist In The Myth 2006
 3 years ago
rushfan4
7.8
Medieval Prog Power Metal
Live 2003, Live
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Prog-Related Power Metal
A Night At The Opera 2002
 3 years ago
rushfan4
7.8
Prog Power Metal
The Forgotten Tales 1996, Best Of
 3 years ago
rushfan4
6.0
Prog-Related Power Metal
Nightfall in Middle-Earth 1998
 3 years ago
rushfan4
9.2
Medieval Prog Power Metal
Imaginations from the Other Side 1995
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Heavy Prog Power Metal
Somewhere Far Beyond 1992
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Epic Prog Power Metal
Follow the Blind 1989
 3 years ago
rushfan4
7.0
Prog Power Metal
Battalions of Fear 1988
 3 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Prog Power Metal
Beyond The Red Mirror 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
7.6
Prog Power Metal
Beyond The Red Mirror 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
7.6
Prog Power Metal
Beyond The Red Mirror 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
7.6
Prog Power Metal
Beyond The Red Mirror 2015
 4 years ago
rushfan4
7.6
Prog Power Metal
Beyond The Red Mirror 2015
 4 years ago
PowerWyrm
8.2
Prog-Related Power Metal
Beyond The Red Mirror 2015
 4 years ago
Mike
8.5
Non-Prog
At the Edge of Time 2010
 5 years ago
Bigmo
9.0
Symphonic Prog Metal