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A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Blind Guardian

 

Progressive Metal

3.98 | 173 ratings

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UMUR
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5 stars This is my favorite Blind Guardian album. Not as aggressive as Imaginations From the Other Side ( Which of course I find sad as I love aggressive music) and much more bombastic than Nightfall in Middle-Earth. But overall it´s the most symphonic and progressive album Blind Guardian has made so far.

The style is German Heavy Metal ( at this point there is not much power metal left in my opinion) with folky and symphonic tendencies.

It took me a couple of years an many listens to understand the greatness of this album. When I first listened to A Night at the Opera I was completely overwhelmed by the many layers in the music. There are just so many things going on under the lead melody that you really have to concentrate to appreciate this fully. Let me warn you that if you like your music mellow and subtle, stay away from this one, as A Night at the Opera might be the most symphonic and bombastic album I have ever heard.

Pick any song on this album and you will be thrown back in your seat trying to figure out what hit you. It´s just a massive wall of sound but what a beautiful sound.

This is a really original album as no other artist has ever sounded like this. I can give no less than 5 stars for this masterpiece.

UMUR | 5/5 |

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