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Who do you prefer?

Blind Guardian158
Helloween84

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Baz Anderson

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  18.05.2006 at 00:36
The last time I made this poll I found it very intersting indeed watching the percentages change. Helloween seemed to be getting closer and closer to Blind Guardian as time went on.

If there is to be a discussion between the best two power metal bands - then surely it will be these two.
The first band that should pop to mind when you think of power metal should be Helloween, but Blind Guardian have carved their way into power metal history as well.

A few years ago, I would have claimed Blind Guardian to be my favorite band - but then I got into Helloween and I have been rather obsessed by them since. Which other band has something as amusing as a pumpkin acting various things in various places? haha
Blind Guardian seem a lot more fantasy oriented where Helloween are more traditional heavy metal oriented, but both are fantastic bands.
I would say Helloween were my favorite, of course - but I am still very interested as to see how the votes will go this time - maybe we will be a little surprised, who knows.

But whatever your opinion on these two bands, let us hear what you have to say.

Thanks!
IceWeasy
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  18.05.2006 at 00:52
Well.... i voted for Helloween. Cause Helloween is better than BG in my humbly opinion, tho BG aint bad band at all, just out of these two i would prefere Helloween that's it.

Doc Godin
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  18.05.2006 at 05:52
helloween.....no particular reason, they just seem more memorable
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  18.05.2006 at 13:20
Blind Guardian. Helloween, for some reason, has never been my thing. I'm a big fan, however, of the ever consistent Blind Guardian. Plus, they have Hansi (as I've said before).
Eight
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  18.05.2006 at 13:22
Blind Guardian doubtless for me, never got into Helloween.
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Talvi

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  18.05.2006 at 23:52
Well, last time I voted Blind Guardian without even thinking about it, because it was one of the first bands I began listening... but lately I've been in love with Helloween, specially old Helloween, Walls and Keepers II (just see my last.fm stats... Helloween is my top band!), and I don't know if I should vote my actual favorite or my old very best favorite... so... what I should vote? What I like more subjectively or who I think are the best objectively?
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Baz Anderson

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  19.05.2006 at 22:01
a year ago or whatever - i would have voted for Blind Guardian as well - but then Helloween became my favorite band from out of nowhere
you should vote for who you like more and who entertains you more - i think Blind Guardian are probably better musically, but Helloween will always be my number one pick because of everything that goes with the name Helloween - all the pumpkins and fun and whatever else

im glad Helloween are winning so far - even though there hasnt been a lot of people yet, maybe i was right in saying we might be surprised with the result
Avenant
Profane Seraph

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From: South Africa

  20.05.2006 at 04:05
Blind guardian, to me, the gods of power metal. Although I think some of Helloween's stuff is exceptional, and they were one of my first bands - but I think they have a lot of weak songs as well and that I find discouraging.
vallhalen
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  20.05.2006 at 04:35
i like both but i voted for Helloween (they're my favorite band among all metal). i don't like they're lastest works, but we can't forgot the masterpieces made by Kiske, Weikath and Hansen. wish they join again to show us what can be maded with talent, charisma and some pumpkin juice
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave

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  20.05.2006 at 04:58
Helloween are for too inconsistant for me, i mean look at their albums, how many songs are bad... alot, ive even heard big Helloween fans say they have a lot of bad songs. They certainly have great songs too, but way to many weak ones, whereas as Blind Guardian haw fewer, and i enjoy every album.
Baz Anderson

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From: UK

  20.05.2006 at 15:32
yeh - you see i dont really think people can proclaim themselves 'true' (for want of a better word) Helloween fans if they only like them because of their 'Keeper Of The Seven Keys' albums - or dont like the newer stuff so just try to forget it
if you are going to be a fan of a band, i think you should like the new stuff the band is making - else there is going to be nothing else apart from a few albums they have listened to a million times before
Daru Jericho

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  21.05.2006 at 14:59
I'm a little surprised to see Helloween winning!

Helloween all the way. They were one of my first power metal bands and I still love them. They remain one of my favourite bands. They're funny and don't take themselves too seriously. They also had Hansen and Kiske, two amazing musicians.

I love Blind Guardian, though IMO they don't seem to vary their musical style much anymore. Hansi's vocals are not as good as Kiske or even Hansen's were. They are probably the more tanelnted musicians, as someone said, and maybe even more creative, utilizing different techniques in their music but not even Nightfall In Middle-earth can match up to Keeper Of The Seven Keys, Pt II.
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  21.05.2006 at 17:38
Like both but prefer Blind Guardian. Their music is just more catchy and so are their lyrics
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Baz Anderson

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  21.05.2006 at 18:53
GT: Helloween have a lot of very catchy songs though - what about them??

Daru Jericho: yeh, it was all going so well - it is six each at this moment though
haha - i really hope Helloween do better, just to show that Blind Guardian arent everyones favorite all the time
nefrit

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  22.05.2006 at 00:36
I think sooner or later Blind Guardian will lead the poll, with my vote this already have started to happen

Well, this is so easy to choose for me because I never got into helloween actually..

plus, except the latest stuff- almost all of the BG songs are great, they barely bore me (which is a good thing )
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BlindedByFear
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  22.05.2006 at 10:24
I choose Helloween mostly for the records with Kiske, i think that era is one of the best in the power metal scene. I think Blind Guardian is an good band, but in my opinion, together with Helloweens earlier records, Helloween crushes Blind Guardian.
Megadeth88

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  22.05.2006 at 23:02
Written by Guest on 22.05.2006 at 10:24

I choose Helloween mostly for the records with Kiske, i think that era is one of the best in the power metal scene. I think Blind Guardian is an good band, but in my opinion, together with Helloweens earlier records, Helloween crushes Blind Guardian.


I'm gonna have to agree with you on that one. Helloween's old work pretty much kills Blind Guardian. So Helloween get my vote.
Kane
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  23.05.2006 at 02:55
Looks like it's tied. I don't see why, Blind Guardian isn't even that good. They've made only one decent album in my opinion. I picked Helloween because they just make better music, especially during the Deris-era. The band experimented more with their music and branched out. Blind Guardian just stuck with the same formula. Helloween seems to have a better sense of direction.
Baz Anderson

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  23.05.2006 at 14:56
yeh - Helloween do diverse a bit more
which is the only good Blind Guardian album in your opinion then - i would have a guess at 'Imaginations From The Other Side'
that would be my favorite Blind Guardian album - but i do like all their others a lot as well
Alouqua
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  26.05.2006 at 15:25
Helloween for ever!!!! They are one of my fav. bands ever... Keeper of the seven keys I and II or Walls Of Jericho... as I say, i love helloween, so they got my vote!
suinelah

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  28.05.2006 at 01:18
I voted Blind Guardian.

Both are awesome bands, but I just enjoy Blind Guardian more than Helloween.
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Sekhmet
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  04.06.2006 at 00:16
I prefer Blind Guardian. They sound more more power and fantasy-orientated than Helloween who are rather heavy IMO, and Hansi must be one of the best power vocalists ever... I've never really managed to get into Helloween actually... They have some great songs but also some not-so-good ones which are (obviously it seems) the ones I listened to when I was discovering them So both bands have great musicians but I simply enjoy BG more!!
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Freezer

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  06.06.2006 at 11:29
Written by Guest on 23.05.2006 at 02:55

Looks like it's tied. I don't see why, Blind Guardian isn't even that good. They've made only one decent album in my opinion. I picked Helloween because they just make better music, especially during the Deris-era. The band experimented more with their music and branched out. Blind Guardian just stuck with the same formula. Helloween seems to have a better sense of direction.

come on man, only one? i'd say at least 3 of their albums are masterpieces (SFB, IftOS, NiME)
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Draklar
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  06.06.2006 at 11:45
I voted for Blind Guardian. I don't really see how Helloween can stand up to them. They're a great band, there's no doubt in that, but there's just absolutely no comparison with Blind Guardian's masterpieces like "And Then There Was Silence".
Plus, as some already pointed out, there's quite a few bad songs in Helloween's discography.
Baz Anderson

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  06.06.2006 at 20:27
it was all going so well as well
hahahaha

Draklar: well thats your opinion that there is no comparison. i thought the same a long while ago before i gave ALL the Helloween albums a good go
i dont think there are many bad songs at all - worst in my opinion is probably 'Mr. Ego (Take Me Down)' so just stay away from that. haha. i mean even that isnt too bad
Blind Guardian has some songs that arent perfect either - the song 'Follow The Blind' doesnt do much for me at all

i mean i am listening to 'Chameleon' right now and loving it
you really have to know all the Helloween stuff to like them properly
Draklar
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  06.06.2006 at 20:42
Well which song by Helloween in your opinion can stand up to "And Then There Was Silence"?
Baz Anderson

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  06.06.2006 at 20:45
'Keeper Of The Seven Keys' perhaps

'And The There Was Silence' is a fantastic song - am not saying there is anything wrong with Blind Guardian - i love them too! but you cant just dismiss a band like Helloween
Daru Jericho

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  08.06.2006 at 20:19
Personally, I think KOTSK is better than ATTWS. Keeper is a lot more catchy and builds up to it's awesome climax whereas ATTWS sort of has (for me) the climax in the middle of the song. Still, they're both greats.
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Baz Anderson

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Age: 26
From: UK

  08.06.2006 at 22:43
yees. they are indeed
'And Then There Was Silence' was one of the first Blind Guardian songs i heard - so it has been very important to me as well
i used to have it in my 'favorite song' slot on the old version of metalstorm, but ive just left it blank now
rebelos
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  18.06.2006 at 13:35
BG cause i get more passionate wehn i listen to them

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