Somewhere Far Beyond

Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
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Based on 36 ratings
1992 Ratings: #76
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June 30, 1992 / Release Date
LP / Format
- / Label
Power Metal / Genres
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This is very listenable, but it's a bit cliche and cheesy for my taste. The riffs are relatively satisfying, the vocals range from pure cheese to endearing, sometimes impressive. I believe it may be a grower, so stay posted.


I'm a sucker for this type of music.
The overblown, cheesy chugging guitars make this a blistering record. The energy, even on low tracks such as the Bard Song, are Neverending. This mix of Dio-style hair metal and nordic power metal makes this envigorating and very fun.


I can’t tell if this is a transitional album yet cause I haven’t heard anything they released after, but on Somewhere Far Beyond, Blind Guardian really start to lean into more modern sounding cheesy melodic Power Metal. They’ve still got their thrashy Speed Metal edge, but a much larger focus is put on keyboards/synths and the general epic atmosphere. There’s also quite a variety of styles present, even in individual songs.

Most of the tracks here are magnificent; ... read more

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Track List

  1. Time What Is Time
  2. Journey Through the Dark
  3. Black Chamber
  4. Theater of Pain
  5. The Quest for Tanelorn
  6. Ashes to Ashes
  7. The Bard's Song - In the Forest
  8. The Bard's Song - The Hobbit
  9. The Piper's Calling
  10. Somewhere Far Beyond
  11. Spread Your Wings (Queen cover)
  12. Trail by Fire (Satan cover)
  13. Theater of Pain (Classic Version)

Added on: January 4, 2015