One of the most revered and respected power metal acts around, Germany's BLIND GUARDIAN have consistently produced albums that were as distinctive sounding as they were musically ambitious, and they have received nothing but praise from the metal community for their efforts—and justifiably so. A band that is very much in control of its own destiny, BLIND GUARDIAN have always believed in overseeing every little detail of the way their music is made and recorded, and when the group finally built their own recording studio a few years back, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for them to focus on their art with minimal distractions or interferences from others.
A seemingly impeccable scenario, the above set-up has also given the group the green light to indulge in some heavy-duty experimentation, particularly in terms of how their music is recorded. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. Blind Guardian. Progressive metal  power metal  symphonic metal. Archived from the original on Retrieved 3 September Retrieved 20 May Tokyo Tales Live.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. They will state it as one of the greatest genres of metal. Personally, I think it is.
Although you will find quite a few generic bands throughout here as you would any other genre , there will always be those who defy all the boundaries, doing stuff no one has done before. Ask any power metal head for a recommendation of bands in the genre, and 9 times out of 10, you will hear Blind Guardian. Many people consider Blind Guardian one of the best bands to ever come out of Germany, which isn"t that far from the truth. The group has been around forever, forming in Their first albums flirted with an almost speed metal esque style, but they truly broke out of the mold with their effort, Somewhere Far Beyond.
Widely regarded as a power metal masterpiece, it made the group almost instant stars. Since then, the group has released many more albums, each never failing to let down their audience. Numbered among those were live albums, a concept album based on The Simalarron or some spelling like that , a book by J. Blind Guardian.
Crazy German power metal on roids. Easy enough to remember, yes? Like most power metal bands, Blind Guardian have that level of cheese to them that only a power metal band can obtain.
Case in point: name one other band that has an entire album based around a Lord Of The Rings book. I dare you. You really have to analyze the lyrics to find out what the band is really talking about, and what they really mean. THEN you find out that it"s quite cheesy.
Be forewarned though: if you do not have a large amount of metal listening or music listening, for that matter under your belt, your body will spontaneously combust the instant this record is put on. There is so much going on at once, it"s almost impossible to listen to at points. You need to let the album grow on you a bit. However, once you do, that"s it. All other music will cease to be classified as "the greatest thing you"ve ever listened to", barring a few extreme cases.
There is literally NO flaw to this album whatsoever. It is filled with eleven cuts of absolutely mindblowing music, on all fronts. First, you have Hansi Kursch, considered by many to be a modern day Bruce Dickinson. I personally think this is a poor rationalization; Hansi is ten times a better singer than Bruce will ever be.
Don"t get me wrong, I love Bruce, but Hansi is seriously the best vocalist in power metal today. His range is unmatched, his vocal style unmistakeable, and his capability endless. He can go as high as anyone, low as anyone, and anywhere in between. He can sing operatically, has an incredible harsh voice as well not growled, not screamed, harsh. There"s a difference He"s seriously that good. Now, on this album, Hansi alone should be enough to sustain it.
But the band added a choir as well, which gives not one, but 4 more depths to the music. The choral work is impeccable. They manage to fill in the parts that Hansi would normally do without much notice.View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of A Night At The Opera on Discogs. Label: Virgin (2) - • Format: CD Album, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Rock • Style: Heavy Metal, Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock Blind Guardian: A Night At The Opera (CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin (2) 4/5(1).