Best Blind Guardian Albums

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1Nightfall in Middle-Earth

Reading up on the story behind each of the songs really makes a difference and changes this album from a great album into pretty much the best album I've listened to. This is especially relevant to "When Sorrow Sang", which turns from anger into tragedy, if you do read up on it.

Any fan of Lord of the Rings and/or The Silmarillion should listen to this.

You have to listen to "Thorn". Seriously.

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2At The Edge Of Time

This album just combines old and new blind guardian in a perfect way. The epic of a song like wheel of time is unique... Next to and then there was silence. But sacred worlds and other songs make this album also superior.

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3Somewhere Far Beyond

Maybe their breakthrough album; The Bard's Song - the real deal?
I can't imagine Blind Guardian without The Bard's Song.

This album was 'transitional' - from the early BG to a more mature and diverse BG; Hansi revealed more of his incredible vocal skills.

I also feel that 'Time What Is Time' is somewhat underrated even by the BG fans - this song is awesome and 'transitional', while Journey Through The Dark reminds of their early raw speed metal. - Metal_Treasure

4Beyond the Red Mirror

Wow, this album is defiantly Blind Guardian's biggest project, and while I am a big Tolkien, thus I am inclined to love Nightfall in Middle earth, I have to admit that Blind Guardian's work is getting larger and grander. In Beyond the Red Mirror, the band worked with three worldwide choirs and two full orchestras. If only they had the choirs and orchestras with them in Nightfall in Middle Earth

@Metal_Treasure, this album has been moving up my ranking of Blind Guardian albums since it came out. First it was #5, now it is my joint favourite with Night at the Opera. - IronSabbathPriest

Just found this and am blown away. Looking forward to more Blind Guardian.

An album constant from the beginning until the end!

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5Imaginations From the Other Side

@visitor RE "Nightfall is spoiled by those interludes". I disagree - Nightfall is a concept album with many progressive elements and these "interludes" are part of the whole story. Moreover, some "interludes" are the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard - Battle of Sudden Flame, The Minstrel, Out on the Water. I wish Blind Guardian made longer songs based on these tunes and music ideas because they are magical pieces of heaven. - Metal_Treasure

An absolute blast from start to finish. I think nightfall is better but this needed my vote.

'Nightfall' is grander but spoiled by those interludes. This is excellent from start to finish with enduring classics.

6Night at the Opera

Battlefield, Under the Ice, The Maiden and the Minstrel Knight, And Then There was Silence. Four amazing songs all on this one album.

Battlefield, Wait for an Answer, And then There Was Silence... This is likely my favourite power metal album

Absolutely fantastic album.. Love it!

This is their most underrated. - IronSabbathPriest

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7Twist in the Myth

This album isn't as bad as people say it is. It's actually pretty good in my opinion.

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8Tales From the Twilight World

This album is a gem, and a grand improvement over the first two albums, which were good, but largely influenced by other bands. With Tales from the Twilight World Blind Guardian discovered their identity.

One of the most underrated albums of all time.

Every single song in this album is amazing.

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9Batallions of Fear

Majesty, Trial By The Archon, Run For The Night. Amazing.

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10Follow the Blind

This album is extremely under rated; songs like banished from sanctity, and follow the blind, and don't brake the circle are particularly awesome. this album certainly deserves higher than last
(although the idea of putting a blind guardian album last for any thing should be a sin)

Banish From Sanctuary in one of my favorite BG songs - aggressive and fast. Love Hansi's raw voice and the solo is really amazing, too.
And don't forget Valhalla is on this album, too. - Metal_Treasure

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1. Beyond the Red Mirror
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