Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. If you liked Battions of Fear though Nightfall in Middle Earth, you probably will be majorly disappointed. But the flattened feel of Kürsch's high screams give it all away. I don’t consider A Twist In The Myth their best work, but I wasn’t disappointed either. It's really just one simple detail, which in turn affected nearly all aspects of the album. Genres: Power Metal. When I first heard the song, I got very confused and I thought that it was just another version of "Fly." Skalds and Shadows Lyrics: 8. 'Skalds and Shadows' is a folky Celtic piece that Blind Guardian have made a name for producing, though I'm not convinced it's the finest example by the band. Although detractors and impartial arbiters alike would find common ground in describing A Twist in the Myth as Blind Guardian focusing on the fundaments of verse-and-chorus, these guys have always rocked at writing fantastic choruses. It’s easily their worst album and probably the biggest disappointment of 2006. Regardless, it sounds completely like Blind Guardian. The latest CD from Blind Guardian, A Twist in the Myth, is going to cause two things. Track Listing Still better then the tone on Nightfall, I'd say. If any metal band can be called the single most reliable, consistent, creative, and all-around best band ever, Blind Guardian is it. The chorus is one of my favorites and it is thoroughly stuck in my head. Straight Through the Mirror Lyrics: 4. I don't know if he's losing his edge, or if the producers in the studio just decided to layer his voice with a million synthesized harmonies just for the sake of over producing this vocal performance to death. There are parts of songs that lean towards the speed/power metal vibe of old, along with their progressive parts and even some folk parts (which is where I tend to zone out with Blind Guardian). A possible downside is the lack of variety on the album compared to Nightfall in Middle-Earth and A Night At The Opera, since many of the songs on ATitM share common characteristics such as the previously-mentioned structure. In essence, this is a very slightly stripped down and more basic version of the previous album. For that reason, I feel there is no point in getting into a track-by-track review here since I would basically be reviewing the same song over and over. Of course! This is especially evident in the catchy and energetic mid-paced song Otherland, which has a very Imaginations-era vibe with a chorus that pulls out the epic choral type of vocal that was present in the last album. Unfortunately, the answer to that isn’t a positive one. And lastly, where is the bang that should end this album? : Enhanced Label: Nuclear Blast Format: CD Reviews: 23 reviews (avg. Blind Guardian - A Twist in the Myth Album Lyrics; 1. Their best work? All this should tell you that a lot of effort has gone into generating subjects for A Twist in the Myth, the lyrical subjects digging deep into epic fantasy and sci-fi, which the cover art backs up in great fashion. Type: Full-length Release date: September 1st, 2006 Catalog ID: NB 1515-2 / 27361 15152 Version desc. This guy is really a force of nature - I mean, it's a wonder he can still talk after all these years of doing that insane Axl Rose screech, let alone sing. So there you have it, A Twist In The Myth. "Straight Through the Mirrors" features strong guitar melodies and a strong chorus, a song which lyrically lauds the importance of dreams to the waking conscience. Straight Through The Mirror This isn’t exactly background music – and it doesn’t make a whole lot more sense should you be paying attention to it. Fly Lyrics: 7. Where this album does take some beating is in the arena of lead guitar and full-fat hooks. Turn The Page 4. 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