Hello from Greece
I am huge fan of power metal music and Blind Guardian
are one of the best in this specialized genre of metal music.I would like to express some thoughts and ideas about the most inspired, if i could say that,album of the band.
Nightfall in Middle-Earth
isn't my favorite album of the band but i believe that is the most inspired. The mixture of medieval music patterns and modern patterns of power metal helped to be created a jewel in the crown of Metal
in general.The lyrics,also,were dedicated to the master of fairytale of modern times, J.Tolkien.
The album has many very heavy and speed songs (Into the Storm,Mirror Mirror
,Time Stands Still etc..) and the preludes of them give to the listener the essence of being in the mystical paths of Middle-Earth
. The talent of the band is flowing in many songs but the most inspired for me,is "Mirror Mirror
". The medieval roads of the music in contribution with the excellent voice of Hansi and the choir and also the very well written lyrics of this song have created this masterpiece.Excellent rhythm and melody, well played drums and also the aerial voices of choir help this song to be taken off and also the mystical mid tempo voice of the singer creates the sense of a tale which bards narrated in royal courts and in misty inns...
Moreover,the tale continues in song like "Noldor
" and "Curse
"(actually my favorite character of Tolkien's tales) which give to the listener the points of the story which is narrated in this album.
I hope that my ideas and thoughts were helpful for the new listeners of this album