- Beyond the Red Mirror
It has always been my dream to review Blind Guardian and with this Magnus Opus, the time has come! They have set a new standard, they can call themselves a genre! Don't search for new names as anew milestone has been set out! The storytelling, the music, the voals: it all reaches the sky, making it almost impossible to do better next time!
It’s been over four-and-a-half years since the release of 2010’s At The Edge Of Time album. In October of 2012, the band settled into Twilight Hall Studios in Grefrath, Germany with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (SAXON, HAMMERFALL, HELLOWEEN) to begin recording Beyond The Red Mirror. For the next two years, the band worked relentlessly at infusing their inimitable, emotion-rich music with classical orchestrations within and throughout. Since that album they worked hard on a wider and stronger sound, resulting in working with three different classical choirs – one from Prague (the Czech Republic), one from Budapest (Hungary), and one from Boston (United States) – plus two grand orchestras featuring 90 musicians each, the brilliant, cumulative talents captured on Beyond The Red Mirror have generated absolutely spellbinding results that - at key moments - mimic the feeling of flying, making this new album everything Blind Guardian fans have been hoping for. After listening to this new album for days I can confirm all the good things! This one is simply the best album so far! I must say that working for The Sacred 2 game (honestly: I loved it and played over 1.000 hours and tried out all the things you can try out) has given them a new drive and launched them into a wider world!lees meer