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by Nahar
14 Feb 2011 02:07
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Hello, people
Replies: 4
Views: 4678

Re: Hello, people

Hi Saki!

Good observation ;)
by Nahar
12 Feb 2011 20:54
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: When Sorrow Sang - Deeper (Silmarillion) Meanings
Replies: 2
Views: 8949

When Sorrow Sang - Deeper (Silmarillion) Meanings

Those of you who have read the Silmarillion surely have wondered at some point: how come Blind Guardian chose to write a song about such a minor part of Beren and Luthien's epic story (the song she sings for Mandos near the end)?.. It's also kind of strange to have a song about a song, isn't it?... ...
by Nahar
05 Feb 2011 23:32
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Where can I find the NiME concept stories in English?
Replies: 23
Views: 10725

Re: Where can I find the NiME concept stories in English?

hmm...

Maybe I wasn't clear.
I have the stories in the booklet I've got.
I wanted to find them online so that I might copy and print whole parts instead of rewriting them.

But it's an interesting idea - to scan and transform to text.
Maybe I'll try it :)
Thanks!
by Nahar
05 Feb 2011 22:58
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Where can I find the NiME concept stories in English?
Replies: 23
Views: 10725

Re: Where can I find the NiME concept stories in English?

oh well...

If not the concept stories, I bet someone knows of many interviews from that era..
Is there some interview collection somewhere?...
I'd like to get all the authentic relevant information I can get.
by Nahar
04 Feb 2011 11:48
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Where can I find the NiME concept stories in English?
Replies: 23
Views: 10725

Re: Where can I find the NiME concept stories in English?

Let me get one thing straight, Nahar, though... you had the album for 12 years. You read the Silmarillion 7 times... And it never struck you that there -might- be a connection between the two? :shock: Well.. I don't know if you're being cynical now, but I was before... Expecting you people to assum...
by Nahar
02 Feb 2011 17:05
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Where can I find the NiME concept stories in English?
Replies: 23
Views: 10725

Re: Where can I find the NiME concept stories in English?

LOL

And the German didn't seem a little suspicious? Like they might have some reason to be there? ;)

Should I give you a hint to what they're about or would you like to find it out for yourself?..
Well.. the hint appears right after the thanks to the Tolkien specialists... :)

Enjoy
by Nahar
02 Feb 2011 15:43
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Where can I find the NiME concept stories in English?
Replies: 23
Views: 10725

Re: Where can I find the NiME concept stories in English?

hmm.. Thanks! So the album is about The Silmarillion! that would change my lecture completely!.. I'd better read it fast now... :? Actually I was referring to the concept stories that are in the booklet, right after the lyrics (and start with the quote in my signature), I suppose people who didn't b...
by Nahar
02 Feb 2011 03:03
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Where can I find the NiME concept stories in English?
Replies: 23
Views: 10725

Where can I find the NiME concept stories in English?

Hi, I'll be giving a lecture about NiME in a Fantasy\SciFi convention in two months (quite excited about that) and was looking for the concept stories from the booklet online (to use perhaps parts of in the lecture) but somehow failed. Does anyone know where can I find them on the internet (in Engli...
by Nahar
02 Oct 2010 14:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Criticism in AtEoT lyrics
Replies: 29
Views: 10731

Re: Criticism in AtEoT lyrics

This is why Hansi made it cunningly and delicately :wink: The lyrics in Sacred Worlds make sense to me only if I see them from a video games critic's point of view. After playing a bit of the game, and reading some (I say some because I wouldn't call myself an expert) of the lore, I'd say the lyric...
by Nahar
29 Sep 2010 21:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Criticism in AtEoT lyrics
Replies: 29
Views: 10731

Re: Criticism in AtEoT lyrics

On CtD: Phil: What would you say are your favorite tracks off the album? Hansi: My favorite track definitely would be "Wheel of Time" because of the Oriental approach and the perfect synergy in between band and orchestra. I would also point out "Control the Divine" because it has a very strong lyri...
by Nahar
29 Sep 2010 13:14
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Criticism in AtEoT lyrics
Replies: 29
Views: 10731

Re: Criticism in AtEoT lyrics

You might say, for (another) example, that And Then There Was Silence is also a general song about the Illiad. But I clearly remember Hansi stating somewhere he wanted to use the Illiad for an anti-war song. In general I think Hansi is quite a pacifist and wouldn't like to present fighting, especial...
by Nahar
29 Sep 2010 03:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Criticism in AtEoT lyrics
Replies: 29
Views: 10731

Criticism in AtEoT lyrics

I've been wondering... Songs like Valkyries, but it goes to several others as well - Is Hansi just using this as a general subject and tells about it, just some scene or concept he's presenting in the lyrics (Heroes going to Valhalla, in this case)? I have a feeling it can't be right. I think it's t...
by Nahar
28 Sep 2010 00:06
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Talking about parts that look alike
Replies: 21
Views: 7008

Re: Talking about parts that look alike

no more comments on this stuff? :cry:
by Nahar
18 Sep 2010 23:21
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Let's see your pretty faces!
Replies: 200
Views: 211932

Re: Let's see your pretty faces!

me...
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c327/OferZ/Ofer02.jpg

used to have rather long hair when I first joined the forum (the picture was in the old picture database under Thorn), got it short in the army, then very long again, and now short once more, more or less like the photo.
by Nahar
18 Sep 2010 02:43
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: COME TO ___________!!!!
Replies: 722
Views: 467539

Re: COME TO ___________!!!!

Israel!

I don't mind if you go to Damascus too, but I get the feeling you'll find much more fans here.

I went abroad twice already just to see Blind Guardian, but I can't this time. Must save some money for school.
Please come here!
by Nahar
16 Sep 2010 17:44
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Talking about parts that look alike
Replies: 21
Views: 7008

Re: Talking about parts that look alike

I mean, it's not like they've never reused anything at all before. See my above post on TCoF/UtI. Same rhythm, slightly different notes. And it's a very distinctive rhythm to. As far as originality goes, things get reused all the time, it doesn't mean something is unoriginal. It's just the nature o...
by Nahar
16 Sep 2010 02:39
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Talking about parts that look alike
Replies: 21
Views: 7008

Re: Talking about parts that look alike

"Life will go on" from Road of No Release - "Hate will live on" from Demons & Wizard's Wicked Witch. Sorry it's split into so many replies.. notice them as I go... Hmm. Sorted of inverses maybe. The one in Wicked Witch sounds like it's ascending, while the one in Road of No Release seems to be desc...
by Nahar
16 Sep 2010 01:11
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Talking about parts that look alike
Replies: 21
Views: 7008

Re: Talking about parts that look alike

"Life will go on" from Road of No Release - "Hate will live on" from Demons & Wizard's Wicked Witch.

Sorry it's split into so many replies.. notice them as I go...
by Nahar
15 Sep 2010 20:58
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Talking about parts that look alike
Replies: 21
Views: 7008

Re: Talking about parts that look alike

Another thing is Wheel of Time at 3:17-3:27 basically using the Sacred Worlds theme...
by Nahar
15 Sep 2010 11:51
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Talking about parts that look alike
Replies: 21
Views: 7008

Re: Talking about parts that look alike

Well.. I posted my reply here as a new topic and I think it's a bit unfair to unite them like this, as I think this topic refers to similarity within Blind Guardian songs, and my reference was on a larger scale. I Do admit though that I didn't notice this topic before... Oh well.. I wanted to add an...
by Nahar
15 Sep 2010 01:17
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Talking about parts that look alike
Replies: 21
Views: 7008

Similarity to other songs... What do you hear?

Hi, I haven't posted here for ages, but I'm a huge fan for 12 years now. As I was listening to songs on ATEOT, which I finally got today, I found these 3 things: Tanelorn's chorus reminds me somehow of Queensryche's "London" chorus (from the album Rage for Order - one of Andre's favourite albums). h...
by Nahar
10 May 2010 13:07
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Album Name Wild Guessing Topic
Replies: 53
Views: 16625

Re: Album Name Wild Guessing Topic

I like the title :)
by Nahar
08 Feb 2010 09:50
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: RE: Guitarist at your service - I'M ALIVE IS UP :D. Next?
Replies: 44
Views: 16779

Re: RE: Guitarist at your service - Dark passage done. Next?

I think Tommyknockers should be interesting (voted for it as well).
by Nahar
28 Jan 2010 20:29
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's page on Facebook...
Replies: 514
Views: 118441

Re: Blind Guardian's page on Facebook...

lol! I hate to burst your bubble, but This Will Never End was for a certainty Song 17 before it got its name... I just hope it will be a good album and not too short. I wouldn't mind a Yes type of album with only about 3 long songs :) As for facebook.. I'm kind of sad that that's the best way to get...
by Nahar
13 Jan 2010 02:30
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Either a new topic... or
Replies: 78
Views: 25946

On Topic...

My list is relatively long it seems: The Hobbit The Lord of the Rings The Silmarillion Dune Tommyknockers Gunslinger Elric of Melinbone The Sailor on the Seas of Fate The Once and Future King I'd also like to read Wild Ride Through The Night.. but I need to find it first (I don't like ordering onlin...
by Nahar
04 Dec 2009 12:27
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Wow, in the liner notes of the NiME remaster, Hansi beats
Replies: 16
Views: 6796

Re: Wow, in the liner notes of the NiME remaster, Hansi beats

Well.. I haven't been here a while, and I'm not sure about Arenamaster's other topics, but this one seems interesting to me, even if laid out in somewhat of a disrespectful manner... I don't have the remaster of NIME, so I'm very curious to see what Hansi wrote there. Can someone quote it please, so...
by Nahar
21 Sep 2009 20:12
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Favorite ANATO song
Replies: 59
Views: 21034

Re: Favorite ANATO song

It's very confusing :)

Saying that all the rest are underrated is something I agree with, but maybe it's hard to say that these 3 are really overrated as they deserve every bit of appreciation they get..
This is a very confusing album to choose the best from :)
by Nahar
20 Sep 2009 11:07
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The improved BG ballad poll
Replies: 54
Views: 20011

Re: The improved BG ballad poll

It wasn't an easy choice, but I voted APAFS. Was interesting to read all the discussion though... I really like All the King's Horses - very emotional and (of course) well done. I also think that The Bard's Song - In the Forest is very good by itself and not boring. Also Skalds and Shadows is great....
by Nahar
20 Sep 2009 10:40
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Favorite ANATO song
Replies: 59
Views: 21034

Re: Favorite ANATO song

Andreas wrote:
majesty wrote:
Nahar wrote:I don't see what should be the problem with Precious Jerusalem... :?
Nor do I. I love that song, so what´s wrong with it?
That it has a bad effect on people's taste in music sometimes, otherwise it would be number 1.
Oh?.. This is getting interesting.. What do you mean by "bad effect"?
by Nahar
15 Sep 2009 03:39
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Marcus Video Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 5606

Re: Marcus Video Interview

Somehow many times I find Blind Guardian members to give unsatisfying answers (for me) on interviews. Maybe I give this subject too much importance, but I don't recall seeing them ever mention art, or the artistic aspects of their music. Maybe saying "just having fun" says a lot (like they enjoy cre...
by Nahar
15 Sep 2009 03:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Favorite ANATO song
Replies: 59
Views: 21034

Re: Favorite ANATO song

I don't see what should be the problem with Precious Jerusalem... :?
by Nahar
14 Sep 2009 10:01
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Favorite ANATO song
Replies: 59
Views: 21034

Re: Favorite ANATO song

I was not logged in when I first entered the thread and I saw the results immediately. Was very surprised that Under the Ice didn't get any votes - and that was before I knew it was was a double vote poll... Actually I really really like many of the songs - especially the first 4 with which I often ...
by Nahar
10 Aug 2008 00:25
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Now playing
Replies: 4059
Views: 1228136

Queensryche - Anybody Listening?
by Nahar
26 Jul 2008 01:24
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Now playing
Replies: 4059
Views: 1228136

Samael - Rain
by Nahar
16 Jul 2008 19:09
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: "I'm a snob bastard and listen to non-Metal stuff"
Replies: 966
Views: 462743

Ulver - Vigil
by Nahar
13 May 2008 17:33
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Looking for heavy orchestral/choral music
Replies: 19
Views: 14696

Along with the maybe somewhat annoying comments... Sigh - Hangman's Hymn :p It's also more than Metal with symphonic elements.. It's practically a "normal" Requiem.. And it's basically a tribute to German symphonies. Has a choir and all and lots of epic parts ;) Other than that I think that Penderec...
by Nahar
16 Apr 2008 11:59
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: "I'm a snob bastard and listen to non-Metal stuff"
Replies: 966
Views: 462743

Genesis - Supper's Ready!
by Nahar
15 Apr 2008 19:32
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Now playing
Replies: 4059
Views: 1228136

My Dying Bride - A Doomed Lover

out of a collection I've just made for my girlfriend
(do you think it's a bad idea to put there a song that says "our dying love - it prays in vain to live. And pleads for help I simply cannot give"... ^^; )
by Nahar
15 Feb 2008 03:32
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: "I'm a snob bastard and listen to non-Metal stuff"
Replies: 966
Views: 462743

Magma - Nau Ektila

(just got to know this band..)
by Nahar
08 Jan 2008 03:22
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: "I'm a snob bastard and listen to non-Metal stuff"
Replies: 966
Views: 462743

Ulver - Shadows of the Sun
by Nahar
11 Dec 2007 15:59
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: "I'm a snob bastard and listen to non-Metal stuff"
Replies: 966
Views: 462743

Yes - Sound Chaser
by Nahar
24 Nov 2007 02:28
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: "I'm a snob bastard and listen to non-Metal stuff"
Replies: 966
Views: 462743

Genesis - Supper's Ready
by Nahar
07 Oct 2007 20:08
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: "I'm a snob bastard and listen to non-Metal stuff"
Replies: 966
Views: 462743

Slowdive - 40 Days

(saw that The Gathering likes them so I decided to check them out)
by Nahar
17 Sep 2007 21:41
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: "I'm a snob bastard and listen to non-Metal stuff"
Replies: 966
Views: 462743

The Cardigans - Iron Man
by Nahar
29 Jul 2007 14:39
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Last CD(s) You Bought
Replies: 2828
Views: 1095481

Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side (Remastered)
- for my girlfriend

and
Sigh - Hangman's Hymn
by Nahar
22 Apr 2007 22:17
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: What BG song are you listening to this moment?
Replies: 3045
Views: 1033220

Tommyknockers