Top 10 Blind Guardian Songs with Religious References

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The Top Ten

1 Valhalla

It refers to the historical shift from the Norse pagan religion to Christianity.
"So many centuries, so many gods
We were the prisoners of our own fantasy
But now we are marching against these gods" - Metal_Treasure

2 The Holy Grail

Normally, I would vote for Valhalla but I'm switching it up. This song is pretty awesome too. And the song title is flat out a religious reference. - cjWriter1997

Yep, awesome song, cjWriter1997. This band is still going strong. 'The Holy Grail' is from their 2015 album and has one of the most incredible pre-choruses I've ever heard (part of it is on the song sample). - Metal_Treasure

"I go and grasp the grail but in a graceful way
...
Come to be the Nemesis
Kiss of death
Crucifix and the grail" - Metal_Treasure

3 Banish from Sanctuary

It's about the life of John the Baptist.
"In deserts I was preaching
The hand of god was with me
Baptized with water and I praised
The one who came behind me
To save us all with the holy ghost" - Metal_Treasure

4 Twilight of the Gods

We're trapped in twilight
While the gods will drowse
Gods will drowse
They'll wait and sleep
Until a new dawn'll save us from the dark - Metal_Treasure

5 The Script for My Requiem

"Hallowed be the fatherland
God he knows how long I'd been away
...
I'll finish what I started, once I'll find the holy grail in the holy land
...
Still I hear the scream of thousands:
Crucify, crucify!
Take it all
Our gold, our homes, our life,
But we didn't kill your Christ!
Reach out for your holy grail
Enslave us and make us
Your god's sacrifice! " - Metal_Treasure

6 Turn the Page

It's about the Wiccan ritual of renewal and change of seasons, dealing with the Horned God and also contains references to the historical shift from Paganism to Christianity. - Metal_Treasure

7 Another Holy War

Will I fail to rise again
Another Crucifixion for another holy war
Can't stop what's going on

Sooner or later you must understand
My words bring freedom
And rescue for man
What else,
To call me your Messiah
Oh, I wish there could be another way
Cross and nails are already prepared

My sell out
Waits till I'm crucified
I will die before my vision ends

Hit me, nail me, make me god - Metal_Treasure

8 Precious Jerusalem

It is about the final days of Jesus of Nazareth and his temptation in the desert. - Metal_Treasure

9 Sadly Sings Destiny

"It is based on the religious aspect of the Messiah in the Old Testament, and tells of the crucifixion of Jesus from the point of view of a character who reluctantly helps fulfil the prophecy, by doing such things as building the cross and weaving the Crown of Thorns."(wiki) - Metal_Treasure

10 Inquisition

This short intro song is "a version of the Latin phrase Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem (English: O sweet Lord Jesus, grant them rest) chanted as it would be by monks. The phrase forms part of the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass, and is also identical to that which is chanted by the monks in Monty Python and the Holy Grail." (wiki) - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Hall of the King

It is about the faith and being faithful. - Metal_Treasure

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