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best blind guardian album poll

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by teamventure, Feb 11, 2012.

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best blind guardian album

  1. batallions of fear

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  2. follow the blind

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. tales from the twilight world

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  4. somewhere far beyond

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. imaginations from the other side

    8 vote(s)
    26.7%
  6. nightfall in middle earth

    9 vote(s)
    30.0%
  7. night at the opera

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  8. twist in the myth

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  9. at the edge of time

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. PhlegethonVeins

    PhlegethonVeins Autopsy Obsessed

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    @teamventure Props for not feeding the trolls.

    My pick is imaginations, but my second is actually A night at the opera. I realize many would disagree with that, but oh well.
     
  2. zerostatic

    zerostatic Damned in Flames

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    My favorite is Tales from the Twilight World. It has some great songs with Lord of the Rings, Traveler in Time and Tommyknockers. Second choice would be Nightfall in Middle Earth and then A Twist in the Myth.
     
  3. teamventure

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    thanks for the props. i think night at the opera is great musically. my only beef with it however is that it's exhausting to listen to ten layers of vocals for a whole album. other then that i think it's great.
     
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    I really like Imaginations From the Other Side
     
  5. HamburgerBoy

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    I don't see much comparison. Blind Guardian's first two albums were rudimentary speed metal, and they didn't really do anything of note until at least Somewhere Far Beyond. Maybe the last two could be described as "fan service" but up through A Night at the Opera they were at their creative peak. Iron Maiden, on the other hand, could have disappeared after Powerslave and still would have accomplished virtually everything they needed to.
     
  6. teamventure

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    very thought provoking hamburger
     
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    mutantllama Awesome custom title

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    Batallions followed by Somewhere Far Beyond
     
  8. Master_Yoda77

    Master_Yoda77 Juggalo

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    I can honestly say I've never listened to a full Blind Guardian album. Shame on me.
     
  9. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    I haven't heard them all but as far as I can tell they have nothing better than Follow the Blind.
     
  10. Umodian

    Umodian Satanic as Hell

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    You and me both. Can't say I'm in a hurry either though.
     
  11. teamventure

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    so to keep the thread rolling did some of you not vote for nightfall because of all the interludes and how they interupt the flow of the album or because you think it doesn't have the best songs in general?
     
  12. PhlegethonVeins

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    Both. Don't get me wrong, I like a good amount of the songs on it, but it falls in at about 4th for me.
     
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    Battalions of Fear is essential speed metal. The other early ones if you like that style
     
  14. teamventure

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    so what's your top three?

    mine are nightfall, imaginations, and somewhere far beyond in that order.
     
  15. skeptik

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    Battalions of Fear, Tales from the Twilight World, and Somewhere Far Beyond...not really sure on the order. Exceptional band though, through Nightfall, and only fags don't think so. They're one of few 'gateway' bands that are legitimately at the peak of their particular niche.
     
  16. teamventure

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    good observation. "one of the few gateway bands at the peak of their niche."
    someone should expound on that.
     
  17. PhlegethonVeins

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    Imaginations, anato and somewhere far beyond
     
  18. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Ima go with Somewhere Far Beyond.
     
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    Alteredmindeath Wasteland Survivor

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    I voted Imaginations.

    Blind Guardian haven't made a great album in a very long time.
     
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    It's tough, but my top 5 would have to be
    1. Nightfall in Middle Earth
    2. Somewhere Far Beyond
    3. Tales from the Twilight World
    4. Imaginations from the Other Side
    5. A Twist in the Myth (I think it's better than most people say)
     

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