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

Rating:

8.7 | 813 votes

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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: 9
Top 200 albums of all time: 196

Review
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Guest review by
Piro

Rating:
9.0
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.

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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 releases....it is divine. Every release after is too soft, imo.
Zaphod - 21.03.2012 at 16:57  
Rating: 9 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.
deadone - 10.04.2014 at 08:25  
Rating: 8 Some great songs on this one! German speed/power metal as the Branch Davidians intended it themselves.
pipis - 23.04.2014 at 18:41  
Rating: 10 Best album blind guardian:bow:

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