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Blind Guardian - Follow The Blind



7.9 | 747 votes |
Release date: 25 October 1989
Style: Power metal, Speed metal

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795 have it
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01. Inquisition
02. Banish From Sanctuary
03. Damned For All Time
04. Follow The Blind
05. Hall Of The King
06. Fast To Madness
07. Beyond The Ice
08. Valhalla
09. Don't Break The Circle [Demon cover] [CD bonus]
10. Barbara Ann [Beach Boys cover] [CD bonus]
11. Majesty [demo] [remastered Edition bonus]
12. Trial By The Archon [demo] [remastered Edition bonus]
13. Battlions Of Fear [demo] [remastered Edition bonus]
14. Run For The Night [demo] [remastered Edition bonus]

Additional info
Released on CD in 1991.

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Comments: 21   Visited by: 584 users
24.04.2011 - 23:38
Rating: 9
mikeprado30

Another one highly underrated... This one is PURE POWER!
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25.12.2012 - 01:28
Rating: 10
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by mikeprado30 on 24.04.2011 at 23:38

Another one highly underrated... This one is PURE POWER!


Not power but speed, there no chease into this album, true flower is full whit chease
Last exelent BG album, each newst one start to be weeker and weeker
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25.12.2012 - 07:20
Rating: 9
mikeprado30

Written by Bad English on 25.12.2012 at 01:28

Written by mikeprado30 on 24.04.2011 at 23:38

Another one highly underrated... This one is PURE POWER!


Not power but speed, there no chease into this album, true flower is full whit chease
Last exelent BG album, each newst one start to be weeker and weeker

I don't believe it. Imaginations From The Other Side is IMHO the peak of power and quality for the band.
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27.02.2014 - 04:44
Rating: 9
Rulatore

Underrated.
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20.02.2015 - 15:56
Rating: 10
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Rulatore on 27.02.2014 at 04:44

Underrated.


I agree, seems modern BG fans, knows only bad after Nightfal albums, hardly know classics
That's why I hate reviews and listen albums from 1th in order .... (if I can get of corse)
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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17.10.2016 - 00:32
Rating: 8
Redel

Very good album, indeed.
Highlights: Banish from sanctuary and of course Valhalla
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06.01.2017 - 17:51
Rating: 9
BlackMetalDay

Very good, should have IMO a global MS rating of something like 8.3, not 7.8 as it has now. But well, I'm not the only one to decide, right?
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21.11.2018 - 01:15
Rating: 8
BlankFile

The sophomore álbum of Blind Guardian follows the root of the first one, but i think this one is slightly better. Songs like "Banish From Sanctuary", "Follow the Blind" and "Valhalla" are absolute killers. Classic Blind Guardian!
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07.03.2020 - 04:02
Rating: 9
Alex_Pendragon

Written by Bad English on 25.12.2012 at 01:28

Written by mikeprado30 on 24.04.2011 at 23:38

Another one highly underrated... This one is PURE POWER!


Not power but speed, there no chease into this album, true flower is full whit chease
Last exelent BG album, each newst one start to be weeker and weeker

Yeah you're way off on that one you've obviously not listened to everything else they released after this album, every album in the 90s is better than Follow The Blind
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02.05.2020 - 10:24
Rating: 8
Not as memorable as the debut but still great speed metal. Their cover of Don't Break The Circle is pretty damn nice as well.
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02.05.2020 - 12:45
Rating: 10
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by majormalfunction on 02.05.2020 at 10:24

Not as memorable as the debut but still great speed metal. Their cover of Don't Break The Circle is pretty damn nice as well.

Band needs Re record first 2 albums. They are killers, but bad sound quallity
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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02.05.2020 - 17:37
Rating: 8
Written by Bad English on 02.05.2020 at 12:45

Band needs Re record first 2 albums. They are killers, but bad sound quallity


Nah I like it the way it is. Speed metal should be a bit dirty and unpolished. If anything they should do a tour playing only pre-Imaginations songs, that would be sweet.
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02.05.2020 - 23:28
Rating: 8
Redel

Written by majormalfunction on 02.05.2020 at 17:37

If anything they should do a tour playing only pre-Imaginations songs, that would be sweet.


Pre-Imaginations songs is an excellent idea.
Imaginations is an excellent album, but something changed with this band at Imaginations, starting with the production, something major.
Pre-Imaginations is what this band has always been for me, it is so outstanding, so unique.
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03.05.2020 - 13:59
Rating: 8
Written by Redel on 02.05.2020 at 23:28

Pre-Imaginations songs is an excellent idea.
Imaginations is an excellent album, but something changed with this band at Imaginations, starting with the production, something major.
Pre-Imaginations is what this band has always been for me, it is so outstanding, so unique.


Yes nothing against the stuff they did on Imaginations and onward but it would be a lot of fun if they would to a tour like that, also putting Hansi on the bass again would be pretty cool, now that's a show I would like to see! One can always dream
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03.05.2020 - 22:13
Rating: 8
Redel

Written by majormalfunction on 03.05.2020 at 13:59

Yes nothing against the stuff they did on Imaginations and onward but it would be a lot of fun if they would to a tour like that, also putting Hansi on the bass again would be pretty cool, now that's a show I would like to see! One can always dream


For the meantime I can recommend to go back to the ingenious Tokyo Tales live album.
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04.05.2020 - 09:45
Rating: 8
Written by Redel on 03.05.2020 at 22:13

For the meantime I can recommend to go back to the ingenious Tokyo Tales live album.


Probably should do that, Banish from Sanctuary is brutal on that one!
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04.05.2020 - 11:41
JoHn DoE

This thread resurrection makes me go listen to the early BG. I will try today.
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09.09.2021 - 10:02
Rating: 8
GrimReaper85

Now thats frakin speed metal. Good follow up to Battalions. Highlight to me is Beyond the Ice.
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24.10.2021 - 12:59
aeeon
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Written by Redel on 17.10.2016 at 00:32

Very good album, indeed.
Highlights: Banish from sanctuary and of course Valhalla

Very good album, I listened it yesterday. It has more classic speed metal sound, different than later albums from this band that I know. Strong album, 8/10 for me after first listen. Perhaps I would like also their debut.
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24.10.2021 - 20:25
Rating: 8
Redel

Written by Guest on 24.10.2021 at 12:59

Perhaps I would like also their debut.

If you like Follow the Blind you will almost certainly also like Battalions Of Fear. The albums are so much alike, it isnt even funny any more (if you ask me).
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06.08.2022 - 09:22
nepalski

Banish From Sanctuary, Follow The Blind and Valhalla are the best songs they have ever written, the rest of the album is just ok, tho
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