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Review: Blind Guardian - And Then There Was Silence
Blind Guardian
And Then There Was Silence

Label: Century Media Records
Year released: 2001
Duration: 17:47
Tracks: 2
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 5/5

Review online: November 29, 2001
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Readers Rating
And Then There Was Silence

Rated 4.65/5 (93.08%) (26 Votes)

This is a single from the eagerly anticipated new album from Blind Guardian and after listening to this that anticipation has just increased dramatically. Receiving this album is both a blessing and a curse since I am a big fan of the band. The blessing is of course receiving this and hearing some kick ass new music from then and the curse is receiving this and now wanting the new album RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!!!

The new song, "And then there was Silence", which clocks in at a very impressive 14:07 is simply described by one word…AWESOME. I was actually a little worried since following a great album like "Nightfall" is more than a little difficult but my worries will be completely unfounded if the rest of the album is half as good as this single. Everything you would expect of the band is clearly present on this one song. The epic feel, great vocals, great guitar work, incredible song structure. Everything about this song just screams quality.

Taking a back seat to the new song is a left over track from the Nightfall recordings entitled "Harvest of Sorrow". It is a slow paced acoustic number that is definitely worthy of inclusion on this single. Finishing off the disc is an mpeg video clip of "Born in a Mourning Hall" from the Imaginations album. The clip is mostly live footage and a few backstage scenes. Nothing overly exciting but when you consider the difficulty of getting any form of real metal video in this country you will be happy with almost anything you can get…:)

Overall this is well worth picking up but just be aware of the fact that once you do pick it up you may be in the same boat as me and marking off days on a damn calendar. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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