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Release date: 29 June 1992
Style: Power metal, Speed metal


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01. Time What Is Time
02. Journey Through The Dark
03. Black Chamber
04. Theatre Of Pain
05. The Quest For Tanelorn
06. Ashes To Ashes
07. The Bard's Song - In The Forest
08. The Bard's Song - The Hobbit
09. The Piper's Calling
10. Somewhere Far Beyond
11. Spread Your Wings [Queen cover] [CD bonus]
12. Trial By Fire [Satan cover] [CD bonus]
13. Theatre Of Pain [classic version] [CD bonus]
14. Ashes To Ashes [demo] [2007 re-release bonus]
15. Time What Is Time [demo] [2007 re-release bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1992: 5
Top 200 albums of all time: 186

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Somewhere Far Beyond by Blind Guardian, may very well be the best album of the band, or it should even rank amongst the best power metal albums of all time. The album starts off slowly with the intro to "Time What Is Time", and quickly progresses into the typical Blind Guardian speed and vocalism. I think personally that Time What Is Time is a low point for the album. I liked the demo version of the song better, and I think the extra effects were added to this song just for the heck of it. But one flaw does little to discredit this album.

published 12.08.2007 | Comments (8)

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JÄY - 28.08.2011 at 07:17  
Rating: 10 The perfect culmenation of their early and later sounds....still, plenty aggressive, but with better melodies than earlier is divine. Every release after is too soft, imo.
Zaph - 21.03.2012 at 16:57  
Rating: 8 While listening to the title track recently I suddenly noticed/realized it's about The Dark Tower...
mikeprado30 - 30.05.2012 at 07:26  
Rating: 10 Their first well-produced album.
JÄY - 23.09.2012 at 23:06  
Rating: 10 About to fall off the top 200.....I weep
Bad English - 30.12.2012 at 23:49  
Rating: 9 Speed and fats meets medieval charmony and eders, bards and bonefore, forests ehhh
I love this this is changeing album, BG was lil diferebnt after this band strat play power but still are fast and speedy
still kick ass like I have repeat many times band does not suck till Nighfall at Midle Earth
Bad English - 30.12.2012 at 23:49  
Rating: 9
Written by mikeprado30 on 30.05.2012 at 07:26

Their first well-produced album.

yes true because prev was poor quality sound, and seems studio mixing and mastering was also week
Deadmeat - 13.12.2013 at 23:00  
Rating: 7 I dont know why but as i listen through their discography i tend to adore their first albums much more than their next...
Rulatore - 27.02.2014 at 04:47  
Rating: 10
Written by mikeprado30 on 30.05.2012 at 07:26

Their first well-produced album.

I like the production on "Follow the Blind", maybe I find it better than the production on "Imaginations from the other Side". But yeah, this is pretty well produced/executed.

The title track is godlike

Also props to "Journey through the Dark", such riffing.
pipis - 23.04.2014 at 18:41  
Rating: 10 Best album blind guardian:bow:
Bad English - 20.02.2015 at 15:53  
Rating: 9
Written by deadone on 10.04.2014 at 08:25

Some great songs on this one! German speed/power metal as the Branch Davidians intended it themselves.

this is not speed, real speed was 1tha nd second album only, rest is pure PM, even epic touch not as some cheasy Freedom call
Ruchesko - 08.03.2015 at 00:53  
Rating: 9 Sweet Moses, this is a good album - should not have waited so long to look into BG.
Susan - 08.03.2015 at 01:07  
Rating: 10 This may have recently eclipsed Nightfall as my favorite BG album
musclassia - 08.03.2015 at 02:35  
Rating: 9 This, IFTOS and ANATO are the 3 contenders - NIME cannot get close. Time what is time is a blistering opener, the bard's song is great for a band anthem, and the title track is extraordinary
Ellrohir - 08.03.2015 at 11:18  
  The bagpipe interlude in "Somewhere Far Beyond" may be one of their best music moments ever

also this -
Arcanewind - 15.08.2016 at 18:21  
Rating: 8 Over the course of many years, I have come to the firm conclusion that this is BG's best album by far. I think Nightfall and Imaginations have thier moments, but overall, both those albums are quite overrated and the songwriting on both of them is rather mediocre. BG and Iced Earth are the only power metal bands I like and this album still gets the occasional listen from me. Listening to it again as I type this and yep, it's still pretty good and very good when it comes to the acoustic moments.
anathema_1977 - 16.10.2016 at 00:40  
Rating: 10 Yes, this is their best.
Highlights: Journey Through The Dark and the title track.
OMG, back in the 90s I have really been a huge fan of this band....

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