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Blind Guardian

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:26 am
by LostBoy
Anyone here a heavy metal fan?

For a long time, Blind Guardian was my favorite band - largely because they put out a Silmarillion concept album. Yep, you read that right. You can find the whole album here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMcBOvOuhoY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you don't have time for that, or you're not really into heavy metal and need something to get you hooked, just look up their song "Nightfall". Hands down - catchiest chorus EVER. It was the first song of theirs I ever heard and it's actually what got me into metal, so maybe it will do the same for you :)

Re: Blind Guardian

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:07 am
by Calantirniel
I am an old school metal chick hehe. I will say that I rather like the classics more than newer material but there are some exceptions. I like some of Blind Guardian's material as well as others in what I see as a similar genre. My favorite of this genre is Leaves' Eyes. I like some songs of Nightwish too.

Re: Blind Guardian

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:12 am
by Meneldur Olvarion
I'm more of a Tool/MJK fan myself, which many classify as an alt-metal band rather than heavy metal per se. Someone formerly in IV mentioned Blind Guardian to me some years ago, but after listening, I just couldn't get into their material. To me, there is a stylistic mismatch between the heavy metal genre and the Legendarium, though obviously others feel differently or bands such as Blind Guardian wouldn't exist.

Re: Blind Guardian

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:36 am
by Calantirniel
I figured it a good idea to share my favorites with Nightwish and Leaves' Eyes hehe!

Nightwish - Sleeping Sun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpehI7qHRZE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Leaves' Eyes: Hard time deciding so here are 3 favorites hehe!
Vinland Saga - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfsmuwXNnVA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The Dream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ykqu_JuYt8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
My Destiny - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b15yaPYNDRU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Love the video for this too)

I might want to share a link that had all types of music inspired by Tolkien's work - http://tolkien-music.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Found a couple of other interesting things though:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_insp ... R._Tolkien" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmKD7zyysGE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - 10 Underground Metal Bands inspired by Tolkien
http://litreactor.com/columns/lord-of-t ... etal-music" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
And that reminded me - Christopher Lee (a complete Tolkien fan who played Saruman in the movies) recorded a metal album that I understand is pretty good - I hope I can be half as cool at that age if I am still alive, he is a legend.

Re: Blind Guardian

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:49 am
by Calantirniel
Not metal - but I love them, and influenced by Tolkien (amongst many things but their name rules)
Narsilion - here is a sample, Winter Elven Dream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gdIp3wK9PY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;