Top Ten Most Bizarre Blind Guardian SongsMetal_Treasure ***
Blind Guardian stuff is odd in general but some songs top even their own average level of eccentricity.
This bizarre feel can come from an odd song structure, odd time signature, melody, vocals, lyrics, chorus, bridge... Or a combination of several things.
Odd time signatures/ meters, such as 5/4, 6/4, 7/8, 9/8, 13/8, 23/16...
The default time signature for metal is 4/4 (march! ) so anything different from 4/4 is odd in metal.
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What's NOT bizarre here?
One of the most unique songs I've ever heard. It's awesome.
Also check out the acoustic version. Amazing, too. - Metal_Treasure
Odd time signatures. How odd? - You can dance waltz to this metal song! Try it - invite your significant other and do it. Or just imagine ballroom dancers doing that. - Metal_Treasure
Ghostly and psychotic vocals, and lyrics.
I do love how Hansi sings with his ghostly voice at the beginning and especially how he shouts "on FIRE! ". It sounds so psychotic and it's so awesome!
This song is quickly becoming a favorite from the new 2015 album. - Metal_Treasure
The way characters are portrayed is unusual in a metal song, especially the part with dialogues and how Hansi sings this. Here Hansi is a semi-actor.
"I'll dare you, come out, you coward
Now, it's me or you".
"Slowly in fear the Dark Lord appears
'Welcome to my lands, you shall be damned". - Metal_Treasure
When lyrics say "Slow down", music speeds up! Odd and pure genius.
This just sends controversial messages to your brain and I'm sure they did it on purpose. - Metal_Treasure
1. Acoustic intro to a pretty heavy song;
2. Moreover, it's flamenco style!
But it works perfectly. That contrast is a cool transition. - Metal_Treasure
A song with no intro. Hansi just starts singing after one short note on the piano. Only one note, less than 1 second long! - Metal_Treasure
It's one of the fastest metal songs, which is also pretty agressive but it opens with...a barrel organ version of 'The Blue Danube' - a waltz by Johann Strauss II. - Metal_Treasure
It's inspired by folk tunes. One may say folk metal bands also use folk tunes, so what's the unique thing here?
Here it is: Blind Guardian use folk tunes but they don't sound like the other folk metal bands. Blind Guardian just use the folk tunes in a different way and nobody calls them a folk metal band. - Metal_Treasure
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