Best Blind Guardian Songs

The very best of music created by German power metal band Blind Guardian.

The Top Ten

1 And Then There Was Silence

There is no song more epic than this.. Period. As someone who prefers metal but listens to everything from polka to classical to metal to rap to country.. There is nothing more epic and uplifting - it lifts you up.. And up.. And up again.. Brilliant songwriting, brutal riffs, amazing melodies and harmonies.. Hands down spectacular.

Never listened to such a boring and exhausting song in my entire life, I wish I could go back in time and undo my terrible decision of listening to it.Worst Experience ever - Vip3r

Dude. I respect your opinion, but this song is an epic masterpiece. - PhoenixAura81

WOW! What can I say about such a great masterpiece of power metal! It should be in every top ten power metal songs. It has so many epic parts that you don't know which one is the best... It's like too many songs in just one.

Not good! - Vip3r

What do I mean?
Stop using a translator for typing in English.
Learn English first. - Vip3r

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2 The Bard's Song (In the Forest)

We live in a world where this isn't the popular music - danimey

Bards is indeed a central piece in fantasy and story telling and this song is probably one of the best about them and about fantasy in general.

Such a soft and calm song can be so powerful. My second favorite Blind Guardian song (my favorite is And Then There was Silence). - PhoenixAura81

This is, for sure, the best Blind Guardian's song ever, certainly should be on the top of the list.

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3 Mirror, Mirror

You feel the power in this one!

This is by far the best Blind Guardian song ever! Epic and stunning!

An epic song stuck right in the middle of one of Blind Guardian's best albums. The song builds up to a chorus which that is pure, unadulterated distillation of the fantasy genre.

Mirror Mirror on the wal

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4 Nightfall

EPIC... All I'm going to say (you can quote me on this one)

If you must listen to just one song from these guys, choose Nightfall.

Nightfall defines the genre of power metal. Powerful vocals, epic melodies, cool solo... People who don't like the genre fall in love with this song. It should be no. 1. No... Wait... It is no. 1.

Amazing song from and amazing band.

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5 Wheel of Time

One of the best songs ever written

I think this is the most epic song of all time.

I remember being hyped for At the Edge of Time at age 12. When I first heard this song... it blew me away. Sick song.

Pure epic! Nothing more to say.

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6 Sacred Worlds

This should definitely switch place with Wheel of Time and that over-produced garbage from Night Opera shouldn't be number one. Either this or Journey Through the Dark should seize the crown with disdain. Just because something is over 10 minutes long doesn't make it automatically good. - Vip3r

I really don't feel guilty loving this song to death, as it's from the garbage album, which I intensely loathe.
If it wasnt for this song, I would've done the same thing with this album, that I did with Drum Thutter's "Train of Thought", ie battered, shattered and dumped it in the big piles of rotting garbage. - Vip3r

Pretty OK track.good from an utterly underwhelming album - Vip3r

I'd like to transform my comment above and say that this track is simply a masterpiece, love it from start to finish, the only track on this overrated garbage of an album that I can listen to for eternity..Brilliant song and the composition is remarkable... - Vip3r

Play this one for all who are down on hard rock and metal and challenge them come up with a better piece of music than Sacred Worlds!

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7 Battlefield

"Only God knows I'm innocent"

This song isn't for most people trying out power metal, but damn it has an unmatched epic quality to it. One day I will surround myself with speakers and blast the crap out of this amazing song.

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G drumming, amazing guitars, amazing vocals and lyrics. Too bad they don't play it live anymore.

One of the most unique songs you will ever hear - BeeBlue

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8 Valhalla

The very best for chorus

This is my favorite

Brilliant song, Hansi and Kai's voices work so well together. Plus who doesn't just wanna scream that chorus out!

Also one of the must haves on a concert!

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9 The Throne

This is so epic! A lot going on bit it fits really well, and a lot of varying choruses that are all equally as catchy. Great instrumentals too

The high point in a long and fun story. One of the few songs from beyond the red mirror that is easily understandable from the text without great effort. It shines for its fast pace and power.

Great Song of their great 2015 effort!

This song makes Mirror Mirror sound like some poppy generic song

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10 Bright Eyes

This song always comes with shiver on my skin. Instrumental greatness of this song can't be told in any words. Just beautiful. For me number one.

The DRUMS!.. Such an amazing sound

One of the first I heard and one of the best.

Very well done.. somewhat different has a special something to it

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The Contenders

11 Majesty

This isn't on top? Brilliant combo of technicals and ingenuity!

Best Blind Guardian song

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

Their first, and NO DOUBT their best. - Brobusky

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12 Thorn

I don't know why this one isn't more popular, it's so full of emotion and is easily in my top ten favorite songs by them, probably top five as well.

Just epic, there isn't a better way to describe it, some of the best vocals I've ever heard from them. It's just too good to pass up on

Best song I've ever heard

This is one of my fave songs by them - it's awesome. An ocean of deep emotions. Hansi's voice at its best. There's a very low note at the beginning, which is unforgettable. - Metal_Treasure

13 Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill)

One word. Fingolfin. - MetalDaniel

Awesome! The most epic song I've heard!

Only song I've heard by them and I'm already addicted!

Time Stand Still (At The Iron Hill) is probably one of the best songs I have ever herd, Almost every single role is protrayed perfectly

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14 Lord of the Rings

This song totally and utterly blew me away when I first heard it, I have always been a huge Tolkien fan, and before discovering Blind Guardian, I used to wish that there was a good metal artist that was dedicated to Tolkien themed, fantasy genre music. When I first discovered Blind Guardian and this song they instantly became my favorite band, this is the definition of beautiful and epic music, that chorus gives me the shivers every single time I listen to it. From now on, every time I do my annual Lord Of The Rings viewing I'm going to make a playlist of Blind Guardian songs that I'm going to listen to as I'm eating dinner before the movie, with Lord Of The Rings at the end (so hyped, it's gonna be epic).This song should have been the song chosen for the end credits in the movies.

The bad English of the original version makes it extra good, testimony of and to the era of the 1980s.

This song is amazing and my third favorite Blind Guardian song (And Then There Was Silence is number 1 and The Ninth Wave is number 2). The vocals and instrumentals are amazing. The best part about this song is these lyrics:
“Slow down and I sail on the river, Slow down and I walk to the hill”
These lyrics are probably my favorite lyrics of all time. - PhoenixAura81

Simply epic. Should be the soundtrack for the movie

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15 Skalds and Shadows

I love the medieval style of the song. It’s amazing. - PhoenixAura81

I love this song. It is so medieval-like, I can't help but love it. - Merilille

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16 Into the Storm

This song is what intense wants to be when it grows up.

The biggest problem with Blind Guardian is that they have about 50 songs that deserve to be in the top 10! - Metal_Treasure

Can't get enough of this song - killer riff, great vox. I agree it's very intense and I love it for that (same for Thorn). - Metal_Treasure

17 Theatre of Pain

Solid! - Vip3r

So powerful, epic and amazing refrain

This song introduced me to Blind Guardian should be higher

The most underrated bg song

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18 A Voice in the Dark

This song's musical content reflects its subject matter! The song itself sounds like going on a long journey somewhere while being assaulted furious blizzard.

How is this not higher up? This song is so epic I couldn't believe what I was hearing when I first heard it...

A great song with a fast pace and an excellent tune. One of the best in the album and definitely worth your time.

This song is so underrated. A great heavy song off of an amazing album

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19 Mordred's Song

The acoustic version of this song is the very best by Blind Guardian in my opinion. Not by far, but it beats The Bard's Song - BeeBlue

Yes, the acoustic version is awesome, too. - Metal_Treasure

Very good song, with beautiful melody and lyrics. Hansi could really transmit the feelings of Mordred and his fall as knight.

The acoustic version is one of the best, the regular one has to much screameo

20 Banish from Sanctuary

Amazing chorus, and the lyrics have a profound reflection about religion and intolerance.

Great song. powerful theme!

The solo for this track is pure genuis, one of the best and most memorable melodic speed metal solos in history.

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. The LIVE version is even better - from 'Imaginations Through the Looking Glass' . - Metal_Treasure

21 The Ninth Wave

The Ninth Wave is my second favorite Blind Guardian song because of the amazing vocals, uncredible instrumentals, and that CHOIR AT THE BEGINNING! I know they used a real choir but that beginning ALONE is one of the most epic things I have ever heard. - PhoenixAura81

This song is the first Blind Guardian song I ever heard, and is still by far my favorite. Its unmatched in epicness by most other songs I've heard.

Just incredible, through and through. The build up is intense and the culmination is equally satisfying. Great song.

The choir in the beginning is booming, ominous, and epic! The chorus is phenomenal and the entire song is just one Rollercoaster ride of awesome. This song is underrated.

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22 Twilight of the Gods

Whitness the twilight of the gods. - Caleb9000

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23 Turn the Page

Hello? Is it only me who lovers this awesome song? This Song is worth to be in top Ten!

So much energy in this song! I'm also surprised this isn't higher up.

Awesome song and Hansi's voice is buttery smooth here. I'd say top 15-20 (#56 is too low for this tune). - Metal_Treasure

24 The Soulforged

My absolute favourite off A Night at the Opera, it's so engaging all throughout.

Good one from the most boring Blind Guardian album after edge of time. - Vip3r

This song in that album is like the Raist in his world.= Incredibly much more powerful then others loosers

This is the one that got me into Blind Guardian. Amazing composition! No 4/4, verse-chorus-verse-chorus crap here!

25 I'm Alive
26 Imaginations from the Other Side

This song is Epic. I can't understand why it's so low on the ranking. My favorite Blind guardian song

Great song.. Just love it.

One of my all time favorites!


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27 The Bard's Song (The Hobbit)

One of their best songs! This should be close to the top.

Totally underrated Song

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28 Time What is Time

The intro in this song is fantastic. - PhoenixAura81

Why is this at the Bottom? Top 15 easily

This song is one of their best

I also think it's one of their best - it's on my personal top 10. Its live version from 'Tokyo Tales' is great. - Metal_Treasure

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29 Surfin' USA

They managed to pull this off! - PhoenixAura81

This isn't blind guardian's genre

Seriously Guardian? why the hell would you do a cover of this song?

30 Ride Into Obsession

Best power metal song ever..Great tempo and amazing chorus!

Another Wheel of Time based song. Y'can't beat them. - Merilille

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32 Fly

This is literally the best by them why 32?!

Best song by far

Epic song, I love it!

This song is just a pure masterpiece. Honestly their best song

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33 Guardian of the Blind
34 The Holy Grail

One of the pearls on their 2015 album. Great tempo and pre-chorus. - Metal_Treasure

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35 Grand Parade

Perfectly performed solos and build up in the middle of this song.

Yes, the build up in the middle is one of the best I know (6:15-7:40 is a definition of intensity) - Metal_Treasure

6:20-7:50 is the most epic and impressive section on the album. - Metal_Treasure

Did anybody else notice that Hansi hit his (probably) highest note ever (5:30)?
That's beyond my expectations and understanding - usually aging lowers singers voices but Hansi goes higher (2010)... and higher (2015).
Who is Hansi Kursch, ladies and gents? - Freak of Nature? Vocal God? - Metal_Treasure

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36 Otherland

Come! Take a look! Breath it in! Artificial wonderlands!


Great first lines!

The way Hansi sings "Divine Law" is divine! - Metal_Treasure

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37 Curse My Name

An absolutely incredible track if you pay attention to it. I mean, it isn't heavy for which it must have been overlooked but musically, as a song - it's awesome. The transitions between the parts, the vox and drumming in the middle - hands down. - Metal_Treasure

Musically this song just might top the bard's song as my favorite Blind Guardian ballad. During my first listen through of the "At the Edge of Time" album I cried when I first heard all the overlapping layers of different vocal lines in the middle of this song.

A great song crippled by being in the wrong album. This song clashes heavily with the rest of the album which is likely why it has received so little attention. Definitely worth a listen to on it's own.

Its such an amazing song. It has so many layers, and a very good melody as well. Definitely take a listen to this!

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38 Welcome to Dying

In my opinion is the loudest of the blind guardian the instruments are in perfect harmony and live is even better.

Paulo Henrique M. De Lima Perus, São Paulo Brasil.

39 The Curse of Feanor

Nice shred from start-to-finish. This is a top-notch metal song, let alone Blind Guardian.

Should be right after Nightfall, as it is on the album!

My favorite song off my favorite album- I actually think Ride into Obsession is the best BG song, but you can't beat the riffs in this one.

5/5 in my book - riff, vox, drumming, speed, everything. I guess it's unnoticed because it's one of the heavier songs on this album. - Metal_Treasure

40 This Will Never End

Incredible song, great riffing throughout the song, vocals are pristine, all around just an incredible song.

Surprised no one mentioned this song. It's pretty awesome.

Great song, wish it was more popular.

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41 The Martyr
42 Another Holy War

Brilliant chorous, great themes and we'll the best band ever m/

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44 Noldor (Dead Winter Reigns)

This song is great. why isn't higher up? - JhonsV

Why isn't this song higher up? I love it!

Brilliant song. Ah, Féanor what have you done? Look; I understand you could not stand Fingolfin but these were MORGOTH'S lies. Burning ships is never a good idea. I always thought you less of a fool.
This song I can listen to on eternal repeat and never does it get boring (along with Nightfall, Ninth Wave, Wheel of Time, Curse My Name, Prophecies, Lord of the Rings...) well one does not simply choose a single Blind Guardian favourite song - this would be a great sin. Blind Guardian are the Tolkien's of metal, no other band can do them justice in terms of complexity, variation and lyrics. Iced Earth, Iron Maiden and Nightwish come close, but far from equal.

45 Wait For an Answer
46 Somewhere Far Beyond

This is a very call an melodic Speed metal song... I always start dreaming... For me One of the best songs of blind guardian

How in the hell is this down here? The chorus, the solo, the Dark Tower lore, the climactic ending... It's PERFECT!

For me the song which brought me to BG!

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47 The Script for My Requiem

This had always been the Quintessential Blind Guardian song for me. I am perplexed as to how it could not be on this list.

For some reason this song sounds better live, in my opinion - Metal_Treasure

Love the classics

48 War of the Thrones

Should be number 1!

Should be on top 10. - zxm

How does no one have this? It is about the ASoIF series, the lyrics are beautiful, the song is epic, and the melody is great!

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49 Harvest of Sorrows

This is easily one of the best ballads in metal. Should be way higher!

This ballad is so beautiful. And these are the most divine male vocals ever! God bless Hansi! - Metal_Treasure

One of the best balads!

50 Lost in the Twilight Hall
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