sábado, 13 de outubro de 2007
Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side (1995)
Imaginations from the Other Side is an album by Blind Guardian that was released in 1995. Is thought by many fans to be the most successful album by the band. This album also marks the first since their debut that Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) had not guested on vocals or guitar. It is also the first album to have extracted singles from, "A Past and Future Secret" and "Bright Eyes". Remastered and re-released on 15th June 2007, with bonus tracks and videos.
Since Blind Guardian was always somewhat influenced by Metallica, the match is a natural one, and results in one of the band's better albums, balancing the epic, neo-classical elements of their sound nicely with the power-progressive-metal grooves. The band's compositional skill reaches its peak on Imaginations, making it their best and most complex work to date.
Hansi Kürsch - vocals and bass
André Olbrich - lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars
Marcus Siepen - rhythm guitar
Thomas Stauch - drums and percussion
"Imaginations from the Other Side" – 7:18
"I'm Alive" – 5:29
"A Past and Future Secret" – 3:47
"The Script for my Requiem" – 6:08
"Mordred's Song" – 5:27
"Born in a Mourning Hall" – 5:12
"Bright Eyes" – 5:15
"Another Holy War" – 4:31
"And the Story Ends" – 5:59
"Imaginations from the Other Side" contains references to The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, The Lord of the Rings, Alice in Wonderland, The Sword in the Stone, Chronicles of Narnia and the Corum novels.
"I'm Alive" is about the Death Gate Cycle.
"A Past and Future Secret" is about T.H. White's The Once and Future King.
"Mordred's Song" is about the Mordred character from the same novel.
"The Script for My Requiem" is about The Holy Grail.
"Another Holy War" is about the last days of Jesus Christ.
"And the Story Ends" makes references to The Neverending Story (the book), although this is not the sole theme of the song.