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Release date: 18 May 1988
Style: Power metal, Speed metal

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01. Majesty
02. Guardian Of The Blind
03. Trial By The Archon
04. Wizard's Crown
05. Run For The Night
06. The Martyr
07. Battalions Of Fear
08. By The Gate Of Moria
09. Gandalf's Rebirth [bonus]

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Additional info
Line-up:
Hansi Kürsch - Vocals, Bass
André Olbrich - Guitars
Marcus Siepen - Guitars
Thomas Stauch - Drums

No Remorse Records label #NRR 1001
Virgin CD-release in 1991
Century Media CD-release in 2004

CD bonus track:
9. Gandalf's Rebirth (02:10) **

"By the Gates of Moria" is based on the "New World Symphony" composed by Antonin
Dvorak.

The 2007 remix & remaster bonus tracks:
9. Gandalf's Rebirth (02:13) **
10. Brian (Demo Version) (02:53) *
11. Halloween (Demo Version) (03:38) (The Wizzard's Crown Demo) *
12. Lucifer's Heritage (Demo Version) (05:00) *
13. Symphonies of Doom (Demo Version) (04:24) *
14. Dead of the Night (Demo Version) (03:45) *

*: From Lucifer's Heritage (pre-BG) demo tape "Symphonies of Doom" (1985).
**: FromLucifer's Heritage (pre-BG) demo tape "Battalions of Fear" (1986).

Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 are rerecordings of old demos from the band's 'Lucifer's
Heritage' era:
Track 1, 3, 5 and 7 were on the "Battalions of Fear" demo (1986)
Track 4 was on the "Symphonies of Doom" demo (1985) the song was called
'Halloween' back then.

Guest review by
hottercraft

Rating:
8.6
This was the first album of the successful German Metal band Blind Guardian, and what an album!! Believe me: you won't see a more mature debut album as this. Blind Guardian worked in some of the songs written under their first name, Lucifer's Heritage, which were released in a demo CD. After that they changed their name to their current name, Blind Guardian, and here is where story begins. They took some songs of their previous CD and they made some others. The result: a wonderful album.

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published 06.01.2007 | Comments (18)

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JÄY - 18.02.2011 at 04:36  
Rating: 9 SO DAMN UNDER-RATED HOLY SHIT! i know, i know... its all due to comparison, but I'd rather listen to this than Nightfall any day!
ForeverDarkWoods - 18.02.2011 at 12:50  
 
Written by JÄY on 18.02.2011 at 04:36

SO DAMN UNDER-RATED HOLY SHIT! i know, i know... its all due to comparison, but I'd rather listen to this than Nightfall any day!

I personally think Blind Guardian started their road towards sucking with Nightfall, and this one or the second is the best.
Ellrohir - 18.02.2011 at 14:33  
  Their only album i havent listened to yet...shame on me
RavenKing - 18.02.2011 at 15:57  
 
Written by ForeverDarkWoods on 18.02.2011 at 12:50

Written by JÄY on 18.02.2011 at 04:36

SO DAMN UNDER-RATED HOLY SHIT! i know, i know... its all due to comparison, but I'd rather listen to this than Nightfall any day!

I personally think Blind Guardian started their road towards sucking with Nightfall, and this one or the second is the best.


I agree with both of you. I hate Nightfall since the first time I heard it. And I, too, consider it as the point at which Blind Guardian started to be damn boring. In fact, I consider Nightfall as the lowest point in the band's career, second only to ATITM.
JÄY - 18.02.2011 at 20:33  
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I agree with both of you. I hate Nightfall since the first time I heard it. And I, too, consider it as the point at which Blind Guardian started to be damn boring. In fact, I consider Nightfall as the lowest point in the band's career, second only to ATITM.


hell yeah!... nice to hear. this album had a real nice mix of euro and us power of which the likes have never been seen again
Dark Cornatus - 12.06.2011 at 13:01  
Rating: 9 This is probably their best album for me, or at least in the top 3. Hansi is so awesome in it. I wish he did those vocals more often in the later albums. It's hard to believe the rating for ATITM is on par with this album. Such a poor release in comparison.
Angelic Storm - 12.06.2011 at 13:59  
  I actually find this one to be a pretty weak album overall. The 2nd album is a similar style, but I find it so much more superior than the debut. "Majesty" and "Guardian Of The Blind" are absolute classics though!
mikeprado30 - 30.05.2012 at 07:35  
Rating: 10 One of my all-time favorites. Majesty, Run for the Night, The Martyr, Guardian of the Blind, *sigh*, EVERY TRACK!!!!
Dentura - 10.06.2012 at 03:06  
Rating: 7 Battalions of Fear is an awesome title track, and this is a very solid debut for this incredible band.
Bad English - 23.12.2012 at 13:50  
Rating: 10
Written by Angelic Storm on 12.06.2011 at 13:59

I actually find this one to be a pretty weak album overall. The 2nd album is a similar style, but I find it so much more superior than the debut. "Majesty" and "Guardian Of The Blind" are absolute classics though!


c mon its best its fast, its in their speed era, much better how last 3 albums anyway, how ppl can say this is week this is underated killed, I wish BG would stay such stile not go some ''evolution'' and becaim pop crap, till Nightfall its listenable, after it no ... Tolkie lyrics, weird lyrics, mix whit reality ... song Run For The Night is best ...... old good BG speed XXXXXing metal

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