Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror

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Release date: 30 January 2015
Style: Power metal


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01. The Ninth Wave
02. Twilight Of The Gods
03. Prophecies
04. At The Edge Of Time
05. Ashes Of Eternity
06. Distant Memories [limited and earbook edition bonus]
07. The Holy Grail
08. The Throne
09. Sacred Mind
10. Miracle Machine
11. Grand Parade
12. Doom [earbook edition bonus]

The Best Power Metal Album Of 2015

Hansi Kürsch - vocals
Marcus Siepen - guitars
André Olbrich - guitars
Frederik Ehmke - drums, percussion
Barend Courbois - bass

Additional musicians
Michael "Mi" Schüren - piano
Matthias Ulmer - keyboards, piano
Billy King - choir vocals
Olaf Senkbeil - choir vocals
Thomas "Hacky" Hackmann - choir vocals

Hungarian Studio Orchestra and Choir conducted by Peter Pejtsik.

FILMharmonic Orchestra and Choir conducted by Adam Klemens.

Vox Futura Choir conducted by Andrew Shanton.

Additional info
Earbook includes 12 songs, illustrations, photos, and liner notes.
Nuclear Blast mail order earbook includes 12 songs, illustrations, photos, liner notes, and a bonus 10".

Produced by Charlie Bauerfeind and Blind Guardian.

Staff review by
It was hinted At The Edge Of Time. A new symphonic focus and refinement that would bring Blind Guardian's sound fully into modern times. Production has never been as important in showcasing yet another distinctive album experience in their pioneering style of power metal. What lies beyond is assurance as much as surprise.

published 17.01.2015 | Comments (30)

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30.01.2017 - 18:26
The only thing that still bugs me on this record is the songwriting most of the time. And that's a KO criteria
04.07.2019 - 22:28
Rating: 9
A fantastic album that takes some time to get into
09.10.2019 - 18:13
Rating: 7
Interesting note, Doom is actually a cut track from Nightfall In Middle Earth. Hansi said he re-worked the lyrics a bit for this release. Anyway, its amazing and by far the best song on this album!
11.05.2020 - 08:59
Rating: 5
As someone earlier here in the comments put it well is that the problem with this (and for also the previous album) is the lack of red thread in the songs. Most songs seems to be compiled of a lot of good ideas but when stringed together it never feels coherent and makes the album very difficult to enjoy. I would say the album is on par with At the Edge of Time overall but lacks any highlights at all.
And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
13.02.2021 - 14:45
Rating: 10
I don't get why this album is rated so low on MS .. The production is really good, the orchestral parts morph perfectly into the metal, most songs are catchy as hell, tempi are diverse, .. this is a sincere contender for best BG album for me

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