Help with questions for a BG-Tolkien discussion

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Help with questions for a BG-Tolkien discussion

#1 Post by Nahar » 13 Sep 2012 15:28

Hi,
Real soon I'm going to be in charge of a discussion group about BG's interpretation to Tolkien's works.
It's a discussion group of Tolkien fans, some of which know Blind Guardian quite well, and some don't.
It might sound like a small subject to some, but I found that it's really complicated.
I gave two lectures not long ago about NIME, and got many interesting ideas out of the album (and the book),
but this is a discussion and I'm not sure where should I start and how much can I try to cover
and how much can I insist on BG's surprising depth (while others like to ignore it).

Can you please suggest me some questions for discussion?

I can find, for example, strange lines and try to decipher them together - like why "slow down" in The Lord of the Rings?
Other questions can be more wide, like how much should you look for in the songs, or what is the (philosophical?) meaning of the way BG approach the Tolkien subjects...
"As darkness came it brought along silence.
Yet silence also bears madness.
Silence surrounds me - a deathly silence"...

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Re: Help with questions for a BG-Tolkien discussion

#2 Post by T3hOverlord » 13 Sep 2012 19:46

Talk about how Blind Guardian has really good songs.

Also, talk about how they pronounced gnomes "G-nombes"

And how they will sail to the river if you slow down.
They will also walk to the hill if you slow down.

also, never trust the northern winds, NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON FRIENDS!

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Re: Help with questions for a BG-Tolkien discussion

#3 Post by Nahar » 14 Sep 2012 01:07

yeah..
"As darkness came it brought along silence.
Yet silence also bears madness.
Silence surrounds me - a deathly silence"...

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Re: Help with questions for a BG-Tolkien discussion

#4 Post by brazilian_bard » 19 Sep 2012 17:00

T3hOverlord wrote:Talk about how Blind Guardian has really good songs.

Also, talk about how they pronounced gnomes "G-nombes"

And how they will sail to the river if you slow down.
They will also walk to the hill if you slow down.

also, never trust the northern winds, NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON FRIENDS!
:)

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