Blind Guardian - A Twist In The Myth

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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

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
Dream Taster
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'.

published 04.11.2006 | Comments (60)

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09.08.2016 - 18:55
Rating: 8
A good follow up to the previous one. I really appreciate they stripped downed the production and song writing since I think it would have been pretty much impossible to give another album as complex as A Night at the Opera. It's a really good collection of songs Blind Guardian gives us here and even if it's never mind blowing they still hold a constant high quality that makes this album really enjoyable.
And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
25.08.2016 - 11:43
Rating: 10
Apparently I gave this one a 10 rating years ago. Can't see any reason to change that, lovely album.
01.05.2018 - 21:13
Rating: 6
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I don't see why this should be rated lower than "At The Edge Of Time". I think I even prefer this one. 6.5.
14.05.2020 - 06:04
Rating: 9
Excellent album, my favourite Blind Guardian so far.

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