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Release date: 5 September 2006
Style: Power metal

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01. This Will Never End
02. Otherland
03. Turn The Page
04. Fly
05. Carry The Blessed Home
06. Another Stranger Me
07. Straight Through The Mirror
08. Lionheart
09. Skalds And Shadows
10. The Edge
11. The New Order
12. All The King's Horses [Japanese bonus]
13. Dead Sound Of Misery [Japanese bonus]

The best Power Metal album of 2006

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Line-up
Hansi Kürsch - vocals
Marcus Siepen - rhythm guitars
André Olbrich - lead guitar
Frederik Ehmke - drums, flute, bagpipes

Session musicians
Oliver Holzwarth - bass
Martin G. Meyer - keyboards, keyboard programming
Pat Benzner - keyboards, keyboard programming

Guest musicians
Olaf Senkbeil - choir
Rolf Köhler - choir
Thomas "Hacky" Hackmann - choir


Additional info
Advanced Japanese release 30/08/2006.

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Twilight Hall Studios/Germany from September 2005 - April 2006.
Produced by Charlie Bauerfeind and Blind Guardian.
Mixed by Charlie Bauerfeind.
Engineered by Charlie Bauerfeind & Jan Rubach.
Assistant engineer: Marc Schettler.
Mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind.

Artwork and artwork concept by Anthony Clarkson.
Photos and photo design by Axel Jusseit.
Booklet designed by Nikolay S. Simkin.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
8.6
After a couple of surprising moves - signing to label Nuclear Blast and quasi-unexplained firing of long time drummer Thomen Stauch - Blind Guardian is back with a new album entitled 'A Twist In The Myth'. Despite claims that this is a totally different direction for the band, the overall impression is very close to their previous opus, 'A Night At The Opera'. It is however more progressive and even a little more easy of access at times. The band also developped a brought up-to-date sound , which is obvious on songs like 'The Edge', 'Otherland' and 'Fly'.

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Ellrohir - 04.02.2010 at 14:53  
  The more i am listening to this album, the more i like it
Baz Anderson - 04.02.2010 at 15:07  
  My far, the band's worst album so far.
Angelic Storm - 04.02.2010 at 17:38  
Rating: 8 Hmm...Its tough to elaborate exactly how I feel about this album!

As a whole, its not as great as most of their other albums, but I think there's enough good songs on it to make it a worthy addition to Blind Guardian's catalogue. The album starts strongly, with an immense opening track, and the following two are great as well. I feel the quality of the album dips sharply at the halfway point, with most of the songs from that point onwards being pretty forgettable. Although 'Skalds And Shadows' does a valiant rescue attempt!

In it's best moments, ''A Twist In The Myth'' can easily hold it's own with Blind Guardian's best works, but those moments are not frequent enough for this album to be called any more than just 'good'. And in that respect, it is definitely a weak effort overall by BG's normally very high standards.
Ellrohir - 05.02.2010 at 10:37  
  "the worst album" rated with 8...nuff said
Angelic Storm - 07.02.2010 at 21:38  
Rating: 8
Written by Ellrohir on 05.02.2010 at 10:37

"the worst album" rated with 8...nuff said


Yep, I think it says a lot about the quality of Blind Guardian's material, that an album rated 8 is classed as their weakest. hehe
JÄY - 08.02.2010 at 00:47  
Rating: 8 Ive loved this album since i first heard it and am glad they make their records sound different every time.
It's definitely too soft at times but still a really fun listen!
Stas - 13.02.2010 at 11:25  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 07.02.2010 at 21:38

Written by Ellrohir on 05.02.2010 at 10:37

"the worst album" rated with 8...nuff said

Yep, I think it says a lot about the quality of Blind Guardian's material, that an album rated 8 is classed as their weakest. hehe

And the best power metal album of 2006
MeTalRea|istiK - 22.02.2010 at 18:20  
Rating: 8 Totally upset!!weaker than ever!!but still..cant stop myself to listening to the end of the album..
Lord_Regnier - 23.02.2010 at 00:20  
 
Written by Baz Anderson on 04.02.2010 at 15:07

My far, the band's worst album so far.


I also think it's the worst BG album by far. I find everything bad on it. Boring songs. Awful production making it sound like a prog album more than a PM one. Hansi is barely recognizable at times, etc etc etc
This album just plain sucks.
Ellrohir - 23.02.2010 at 10:31  
  Your opinion not welcome
qlacs - 02.05.2010 at 09:59  
Rating: 8 Agree on "worst album". Most songs sounds like copying older riffs and there are no standout tracks. Still, it gets a 8 because it's still awesome. BG quality.
farfaramir - 06.07.2010 at 20:16  
Rating: 5 If you are going to say it's the worst, rate it as the worst... .
Ellrohir - 22.07.2010 at 01:27  
  We rate it as the worst by Blind Guardian...
Angelic Storm - 22.07.2010 at 01:31  
Rating: 8
Written by farfaramir on 06.07.2010 at 20:16

If you are going to say it's the worst, rate it as the worst... .


Just because its the worst, doesnt mean its bad. lol It just shows how great their other albums are!
farfaramir - 22.07.2010 at 04:51  
Rating: 5
Written by Angelic Storm on 22.07.2010 at 01:31

Written by farfaramir on 06.07.2010 at 20:16

If you are going to say it's the worst, rate it as the worst... .


Just because its the worst, doesnt mean its bad. lol It just shows how great their other albums are!

Well, maybe you are right, maybe I was too bad with this album because it's blind guardian. I'll give to it another listen
Daggon - 27.10.2010 at 12:22  
Rating: 6 I have found this album boring as hell, poor songs, nothing stands out, the more I listen to this, the more I dislike it, simply average Blind Guardian songs, but not as the good average BG songs, just as the average bad ones. Dunno, I simply don't enjoy this album, it is plain as fuck...
mikeprado30 - 24.04.2011 at 23:52  
Rating: 9 I don't know, but I loved this album since I listened with attention. Truly the production is not the best so far, and sometimes Hansi's voice sounds so fake, but I like the abundant melody in every song (best examples Turn The Page and Straight Through The Mirror) and also I found very great guitar solos (the rock'n'rollish one in The Edge is very great, and the Otherland's one is AMAZING!, just as the son itself )
Gopherhawk - 08.06.2011 at 23:41  
Rating: 10 What the hell this album was way better than At the Edge of Time.
Dentura - 24.06.2012 at 19:55  
Rating: 8 I actually really like this album, the first song I ever heard from the band was Fly, and it convinced me to go out and really get into Blind Guardian's catalogue. Sure ATITM is not my favorite album by the band, and they have already worked on far more spectacular albums in the past, as well as At the Edge of Time four years after this album, but i still feel this is a worthy addition to Blind Guardian's impressive discography!
Dain Bramaged - 06.09.2012 at 21:46  
Rating: 8
Written by Gopherhawk on 08.06.2011 at 23:41

What the hell this album was way better than At the Edge of Time.


Agreed
Ellrohir - 06.09.2012 at 23:27  
 
Written by Gopherhawk on 08.06.2011 at 23:41

What the hell this album was way better than At the Edge of Time.

absolutely not
Gopherhawk - 07.09.2012 at 01:31  
Rating: 10
Written by Ellrohir on 06.09.2012 at 23:27

Written by Gopherhawk on 08.06.2011 at 23:41

What the hell this album was way better than At the Edge of Time.

absolutely not

I just really got more out of this one. I thought the production was far better and the songs had more creativity per minute, shall we say.
The Shape 1973 - 26.09.2012 at 20:57  
Rating: 9 Can some one explain why this album is regarded as their worst?

I started listening to Blind Guardian with their newest album, so I am going backwards. I see little difference between this and the new one, and that got much better reviews.

When I compare this to Opera, this seems to have much better song structure, you can hear everything and hear the song itself. Opera seemed far too over produced, drowning out the songs. Hearing it live made the songs more defined though.

I've ordered Imaginations, lets see how that goes.
JÄY - 26.09.2012 at 23:27  
Rating: 8
Written by The Shape 1973 on 26.09.2012 at 20:57

Can some one explain why this album is regarded as their worst?

Because people think simple structured (albeit super over-produced) and catchy = bad
Written by The Shape 1973 on 26.09.2012 at 20:57

I've ordered Imaginations

Now, your'e in for a treat!
NocturnalStalker - 26.09.2013 at 17:59  
Rating: 9 I must confess, Blind Guardian is my oldest metal love. Out of all the bands I've began listening to in my first metal days and months only these German bards never disappointed me. On contrary, the band keeps evolving and the band's music gets new interesting aspects.
This album is no exception. It shows how the band values its name and works hard to make the best out of the songs. If you are the lucky owner of limited edition, you can listen and compare Fly and Dead Sound Of Misery, the song's early version. You can clearly hear a great improvement.
All in all, A Twist In The Myth is the album that Hansi and Co. definitely won't be ashamed to put on the same shelf as their classic works.
Lord_Regnier - 20.10.2013 at 09:39  
 
Written by The Shape 1973 on 26.09.2012 at 20:57

Opera seemed far too over produced, drowning out the songs.


It was. The album was a perfect example of over-layered music.
Rulatore - 27.02.2014 at 05:04  
Rating: 6 Their worst by a long shot. They sound like they were trying to be another band... much simple. The only song I can remember of is the first one, the rest, unfortunally is just average

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