Best Blind Guardian Albums


The Top Ten

1 Nightfall 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.

You have to listen to "Thorn". Seriously.

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

The most epic and beautiful album ever made, mirror mirror, nightfall and the curse of Fëanor are my favorites songs.

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2 Somewhere Far Beyond

There was a comment under Blind Guardian, which I posted roughly a couple of months back on the best Power Metal Band list regarding Somewhere Far Beyond which was back then the very first album I listened to from the band and anticipated some other albums to eclipse its greatness...well! I've completed their entire discography now and no other album proved to be even half as impressive as this (barring Imaginations from the Other Side).. - Arhaan95

Probably their most ripped-off album by other power metal bands. Time What is Time, Journey Through the Dark and Bard's Song (though I prefer the re-recorded version) are some of their greatest songs. My favorite album from Blind Guardian is either this one, or A Night at the Opera. - Caleb9000

This album is much better than the top 2 above especially than At the Edge of time

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

Time What is Time is amazing and has one of the best intros EVER! - PhoenixAura81

3 At 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.

This album is At The Edge Of Perfection. - Metal_Treasure

Best album of the 21st century - christangrant

This Nightwish inspired album is LOL😂😂😂😂😂
I'll tell you what's their best album: Rating from best to Worst (5 being best and 0 being Awful and an Abomination)

1. Somewhere Far Beyond (5 star, Masterpiece)
2. Imaginations From the Other Side (4.5 star, Solid Album)
3. Battalions of Fear (3.5 star Good, Album)
4. Nightfall in the Middle Earth (2.5, Average Album)
5. Tales from the Twilight World (2 star, Ok Album)
6. Follow the Blind (2 star, Bland Abum with one solid track, that too a Bonus Track, "Don't Break the Circle")
� - A Twist in the Myth (1 star, Awful Album)
� - A Night At the Opera (0.5 star, Garbage Album)
� - Beyond the Red Mirror (0.3 star, Unbearable album)
� - At the Edge of Time (0.1 star (5
out of 5 for Sacred World's alone), Ear-Murdering Album).
___________________________________ - Vip3r

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4 Imaginations 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.

Tough choice between this and At the Edge of Time, but this wins by a hair

In my opinion all strengths of the band are united on this record.

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5 Beyond 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

What an underwhelming album, simply got tired after just one listen and never went back again to listen to it. It's sad after an average Nightfall, Blind Guardian took a nose dive and never recovered. - Vip3r

This with "Nightfall in Middle-Earth" are BG's most symphonic, complex albums with insanely good storytelling. But - in contrast to Nightfall this Album tells a self-invented-story, Rhapsody of Fire-like. Well, It's not that the nine are not copied from certain Valar and the fallen son definitely is NOT Melkor but... The Lyrics
are poetry -Just look at "Precious truth in a cage it has been captured but safe and we will bind it and blind it with lies"; this also was the first BG album I ever bought and it's one of my favorites along with "Nightfall" and "At the Edge of Time"
Of course, some might be annoyed by Latin Choirs and stuff, but in my opinion these make the songs even greater. Also there are in fact heavy songs on that Album e.g. Twilight of the gods". The whole album is simply a perfect mixture of symphony and heavyness.

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6 Night at the Opera

This is their most underrated. - IronSabbathPriest

This album and Somewhere Far Beyond are my two favorites. This has plenty of symphonic, classical/folk inspired bliss that takes you to worlds of your wildest dreams. Especially the closer, And Then There Was Silence, which is my favorite Blind Guardian song. - Caleb9000

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

Too bad Thomen left after this album based on that he did not like the musical direction BG was heading. Because on this album he really impress with his technical skills. A much more prog album than before, and in my opinion one of their best albums!

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7 Batallions of Fear

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

Majesty is awesome guys. One of the best speed metal songs out there and of course, my personal favorite from this subgenre (alongside Banish From Sanctuary). - Metal_Treasure

I started listening to blind guardian yesterday, and I'm listening to this album right now.
It's very good! I like it.

8 Tales From the Twilight World

How this can be below "A Twist in the Myth" is beyond my understanding. Lost in the Twilight Hall is one of the best songs in BG's discography, and many others from this album (Traveler in Time, The Last Candle, Lord of the Rings...) are up there as well. The music in it is unique, a mixture between the old and more speedy Blind Guardian and the progressive power metal we are familiar with nowadays. It marks the beginning of a change while being the change itself. This album is a masterpiece.

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.

Best BG album

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9 Twist in the Myth

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

I've seen people say this is a bad album because of it's focus on vocals, but as someone who got into Blind Guardian, and metal in general, this album is great, maybe exactly because of its focus on good vocals.

This album isn't bad at all - it is just softer than their usual stuff and this may have disappointed some fans, who prefer different types of Blind Guardian songs. The album is vocal-oriented and has some of the best vocals and vocal harmonies by Hansi, if not the best. Songs are very well writen and performed. I listen to this album for the vocals that are pure bliss. Hansi deserved an album focusing on his great vocals. - Metal_Treasure


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10 Follow 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

Should be top 5 one of BG best

The Contenders

11 Symphonies of Doom
12 Forgotten Tales

Gran album recopilatorio, con versiones especiales de canciones clasicas y muy buenos covers.

13 Battalions of Fear - Lucifer's Heritage
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