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Blind Guardian ‎–Nightfall In Middle Earth dlp [splatter]

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2019 re-issue on white and purple splatter vinyl with gatefold cover and three bonus tracks. Limited 500 copies

Complete with anthemic choruses, spoken word storylines, and plenty of bombastic power metal punctuating every dramatic turn, Nightfall in Middle-Earth is perhaps Blind Guardian’s most triumphant effort. After spending ten years and numerous releases building a large following in Europe and Japan, Blind Guardian took on the task of creating this progressive concept record based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Silmarillion. The story recounts events from the first age of Middle-Earth, Tolkien’s parallel world that serves as the mythological backdrop for his classic Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Blind Guardian interpretation features bassist/vocalist Hansi Kursch’s first-person character portrayals and narrations of the medieval quest for truth and glory. It’s really quite grandiose. Except for a couple of quick-paced numbers, Blind Guardian favors an operatic prog rock approach on Nightfall in Middle-Earth, suggesting comparisons to Queen, with dense choir-like vocal harmonies set against swirling multi-part guitar lines. Kursch lacks the technical abilities of metal’s most theatrical frontmen, but his conviction and craftiness make up for these limitations as the vocalist stretches and twists his voice to create that rarest of metal attributes, a genuine sonic signature. Plainly, this music is not for everyone. Listeners who can’t take the theatricality of Manowar, Hammerfall, or Helloween probably won’t be able to stomach Nightfall in Middle-Earth either. However, power metal aficionados and prog fans with a taste for Celtic minstrel counterpoint, shredding guitar solos, thousand-voice marching choruses, and just about everything in between should have more than a passing interest is this hyper-ambitious release.

Track list:
1. War Of Wrath
2. Into The Storm
3. Lammoth
4. Nightfall
5. The Minstrel
6. The Curse Of Feanor
7. Captured
8. Blood Tears
9. Mirror Mirror
10. Face The Truth
11. Noldor
12. Battle Of Sudden Flame
13. Time Stands Still
14. The Dark Elf
15. Thorn
16. The Eldar
17. Nom The Wise
18. When Sorrow Sang
19. Out On The Water
20. The Steadfast
21. A Dark Passage
22. Final Chapter
23. Doom
24. Harvest Of Sorrow
25. The Tides Of War

Additional information

Label

Nuclear blast records

Catalogue Number

27361 43271 / NB 4327-1

Release Year

2019