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Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror



7.8 | 593 votes |
Release date: 30 January 2015
Style: Power metal

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70 want it


01. The Ninth Wave
02. Twilight Of The Gods
03. Prophecies
04. At The Edge Of Time
05. Ashes Of Eternity
06. Distant Memories [limited and earbook edition bonus]
07. The Holy Grail
08. The Throne
09. Sacred Mind
10. Miracle Machine
11. Grand Parade
12. Doom [earbook edition bonus]

The Best Power Metal Album Of 2015

Line-up
Hansi Kürsch - vocals
Marcus Siepen - guitars
André Olbrich - guitars
Frederik Ehmke - drums, percussion
Barend Courbois - bass

Additional musicians
Michael "Mi" Schüren - piano
Matthias Ulmer - keyboards, piano
Billy King - choir vocals
Olaf Senkbeil - choir vocals
Thomas "Hacky" Hackmann - choir vocals

Hungarian Studio Orchestra and Choir conducted by Peter Pejtsik.

FILMharmonic Orchestra and Choir conducted by Adam Klemens.

Vox Futura Choir conducted by Andrew Shanton.

Additional info
Earbook includes 12 songs, illustrations, photos, and liner notes.
Nuclear Blast mail order earbook includes 12 songs, illustrations, photos, liner notes, and a bonus 10".

Produced by Charlie Bauerfeind and Blind Guardian.

Staff review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
9.0
It was hinted At The Edge Of Time. A new symphonic focus and refinement that would bring Blind Guardian's sound fully into modern times. Production has never been as important in showcasing yet another distinctive album experience in their pioneering style of power metal. What lies beyond is assurance as much as surprise.

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published 17.01.2015 | Comments (30)

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07.11.2014 - 19:13
J. N.
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07.11.2014 - 19:25
Stunning Cactus
Written by [user id=105265] on 07.11.2014 at 19:13

http://www.blind-guardian.com/2014/11/07/what-lies-beyond-the-red-mirror/


They are really talking this album up. I hope it lives up to expectations - but hey, it is Blind Guardian we are talking about here.
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07.11.2014 - 20:38
Andro Maximus
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One of the few bands that I never lose faith in. Even at their worst, Blind Guardian at least try and try hard. The previous album was a real return to form and I am really looking forward to this one. Good luck, guys!!!
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07.11.2014 - 21:24
Rating: 7
Lord_Agony
I just can't wait. Guardian never disappoints.
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08.11.2014 - 00:07
Rating: 9
Hellthunder
My body is ready.
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08.11.2014 - 00:50
Rating: 8
blackmat
Can't wait!!
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08.11.2014 - 06:09
Rating: 10
mikeprado30
The hype is OVER NYAN-THOUSAAAAAND!!!!

According to the upgrades made by the band about this album, it points to be a more speedy and aggresive release, with so many of the new stuff added in ATEOT (specially the orchestral stuff).
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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08.11.2014 - 10:47
Rating: 8
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
Totally excited, they have yet to disappoint me with their work. Great band.
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Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
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08.11.2014 - 11:07
Michaelis
Can't wait... but why every band must have song called "Twilight of the Gods"
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13.11.2014 - 22:24
J. N.
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Written by Michaelis on 08.11.2014 at 11:07
Can't wait... but why every band must have song called "Twilight of the Gods"

Because Bathory, yo.
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14.11.2014 - 13:05
Rating: 6
M C Vice
ex-polydactyl
Written by [user id=105265] on 13.11.2014 at 22:24

Written by Michaelis on 08.11.2014 at 11:07
Can't wait... but why every band must have song called "Twilight of the Gods"

Because Bathory, yo.

But Helloween had one before Bathory. I wonder who had one first?
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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20.11.2014 - 13:05
Rating: 10
Andreas
Written by M C Vice on 14.11.2014 at 13:05

Written by [user id=105265] on 13.11.2014 at 22:24

Written by Michaelis on 08.11.2014 at 11:07
Can't wait... but why every band must have song called "Twilight of the Gods"

Because Bathory, yo.

But Helloween had one before Bathory. I wonder who had one first?

Maybe not the first ever, but just to illustrate that we can go back in time way further than the 1980s:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6tterd%C3%A4mmerung
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05.12.2014 - 00:23
Fearmeister
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YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!
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05.12.2014 - 00:32
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by [user id=126528] on 05.12.2014 at 00:23

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!

I like it when you're expressive.
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05.12.2014 - 00:36
Fearmeister
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Written by Ilham on 05.12.2014 at 00:32

I like it when you're expressive.


There are very few bands that forces me into bouts of mindless fandom.

Blind Guardian is one of them (which is weird cause I'm not really a power metal person)
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05.12.2014 - 00:38
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by [user id=126528] on 05.12.2014 at 00:36

There are very few bands that forces me into bouts of mindless fandom.

Blind Guardian is one of them (which is weird cause I'm not really a power metal person)

We all have our equivalent of power metal. I have Pop.
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05.12.2014 - 17:17
John Shock
"At The Edge Of Time"?!
I wonder if this a continuation of the last album?!
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05.01.2015 - 10:23
PanzerPriest
Progressive power metal.. Oh yeah! Without any doubt the album will be great. As for me this band does not have weak albums at all..
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09.01.2015 - 02:57
Windir2010
Few bands can even unite elitist metal head snobs, go Blind Guardian! I cannot wait for the new album.
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13.01.2015 - 00:18
Rating: 7
Arcesse Eum
Prepare your anuses men.
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As above, so below.
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21.01.2015 - 05:04
Rating: 10
mikeprado30
The album was leaked...

And it was another amazing and fantastic travel from this great band

Indeed their most mature album.
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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22.01.2015 - 19:28
Rating: 9
Blindearth
The production is not so good!! Especially the drums are far back on mixing... The songwriting is great though!!
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25.01.2015 - 01:42
phanto
I've been listening to it a few times now. Ever since A Night of the Opera I've found BG to become more "chaotic". It feels like the songs very rarely land in a riff or motif of some kind, with the exception of catchy and bombastic choruses. There's no red thread in the songs. And even the choruses feel a bit flat compared to something like Time Stand Still (at the Iron Hill).

Still, it's better than the previous two albums.
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25.01.2015 - 04:21
Rating: 8
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
Just listened to a torrent and I think it's phenomenal. This band never disappoints! Excited for my CD to arrive when it does.
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Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
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30.01.2015 - 07:48
Rating: 5
Pazu
The album just isn't up to par. I agree with phanto. There's too much chaos, too little focus. I mean, it's still good. But good isn't good enough for BG.
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30.01.2015 - 14:41
Rating: 8
Sword_Chant
I think At The Edge Of Time was a hard album to top, it's an enjoyable and decent release though.
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30.01.2015 - 15:54
Rating: 7
Lord_Agony
Been listening to this for the past few days and it's hard to say any part of it gave that orgasmic feel you get from Guardian's past albums
It's a good release overall, good writing and production but not what I was expecting from those guys
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30.01.2015 - 19:18
Rating: 7
ScottyM
For me, getting hooked on BG via their last album, then retroactively working my way back through their discography (ATEOT & Night at the opera being my personal favorites), I don't think this album lived up to all the hype, and I love me some BG. It's good, but there weren't any songs that gave me the same full-body chills as previous songs like Sacred Worlds or Wheel of Time delivered.

My personal favorite song from this album is The Throne.
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30.01.2015 - 19:34
Rating: 8
rivendel
On several songs the production is a little too bombastic
personal favourits: 'at the edge of time' and 'the holy grail'
artwork is great
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02.02.2015 - 00:14
Rating: 9
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
Surprised by the low early rating... Listened a few times through and so far love it! May be my fav BG album to date, though I am very partial to symphonic metal..
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pewpew.. gotcha
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