A Night at the Opera

Blind Guardian - A Night at the Opera
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Based on 31 ratings
2002 Ratings: #48
Liked by 5 people
March 5, 2002 / Release Date
LP / Format
Century Media / Label
Power Metal / Genres
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One of the most grandiose bombastic albums I've ever heard. Everything is clean, everything is trimmed. The vocals are great, the instrumentals are great, every little detail of this album is fantastic. This operatic power metal album is utterly gorgeous, and definitely one of the best albums Blind Guardian has ever released.

Favorite songs: Precious Jerusalem, Battlefield, The Maiden and the Minstrel Knight, The Soulforged, Punishment Divine, And Then There Was Silence

Least favorite songs: ... read more


This is perhaps Guardian at their most progressive, ambitious and passionate. Tons of studio vocal layering and slightly outdated 90s-sounding choirs and orchestrations give the impression that these songs are, in fact, being performed by the motley group of PC Fantasy RPG musicians on the cover. Some may decry this album for this bombastic shift and pushing father from the band's speed metal roots (which I too love), but these fools are missing out on a brilliant display of diverse and ... read more

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Track List

  1. Precious Jerusalem
  2. Battlefield
  3. Under The Ice
  4. Sadly Sings Destiny
  5. The Maiden And The Minstrel Knight
  6. Wait For An Answer
  7. The Soulforged
  8. Age Of False Innocence
  9. Punishment Divine
  10. And Then There Was Silence
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Added on: January 4, 2015