Blind Guardian – Beyond The Red Mirror

Blind Guardian is a special band; a band that has laughed in the face of convention since day one and have created some of the seminal classics of the power metal genre. With a legacy as powerful how will new release Beyond The Red Mirror fare in the land of MMXV?

Since the days of ‘TalesBeyond The Red Mirror Blind Guardian is a special band; a band that has laughed in the face of convention since day one and have created some of the seminal classics of the power metal genre. With a legacy as powerful how will new release Beyond The Red Mirror fare in the land of MMXV? Since the days of ‘Tales from the Twilight World’ and the untouchable ‘Nightfall In Middle Earth’, Hansi Kursch and company have ventured into a more progressive sound, notably on the much overlooked Night At The Opera but the press releases have been proclaiming that Beyond The Red Mirror is a return to the earlier Blind Guardian mantra. This new album does indeed draw on the earlier sounds but rather than imitate, Blind Guardian have incorporated older elements into a fuller sounding orchestral bombast. Three classical choirs, from Boston, Prague, and Budapest, along with two 90-piece orchestras were assembled during the recording process. Complexity is the order of the day on opening song ‘The Ninth Wave’ that clocks in at over 9 minutes. Electro beats (yeah, you read that right) follow a choral introduction before more familiar staccato power metal core comes to the fore with […]

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