The God Machine

Blind Guardian - The God Machine
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2022 Ratings: #283 / 798
User Score
Based on 77 ratings
2022 Ratings: #206
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Metal Hammer

Free from any conceptual trappings, …Machine keeps it straightforward and startlingly brutal. These are all ornate and explosive heavy metal anthems – some with overtly progressive leanings and an abundance of drama and dynamics, some with a simple agenda of crushing skulls and exposing everyone else as lightweights.

Distorted Sound

To say The God Machine is stylistically unexpected would be to bury the lede. This record is heavy in a way that Blind Guardian haven’t been since the mid-90s.

Metal Injection
They go back to the basics and revisit some of the inspirations of their youthful albums while maintaining the depth and complexity honed over the past few decades.
Angry Metal Guy

The God Machine may be the album that we all needed after Twilight Orchestra. While I laud Blind Guardian for their desire to grow and progress, I also love hearing an album that reminds me that they can just write great songs.

Classic Rock

After 30-plus years on the power metal front lines, Blind Guardian remain as ambitious as ever. The God Machine, the German band’s twelfth studio album, is a characteristically dramatic collision of Teutonic pomp, trad-metal heft and singer/ mastermind Hansi Kürsch’s klaxon-in-a-wind-tunnel vocals.


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Secrets Of The American Gods - 4/5
Violent Shadows - 4/5
Life Beyond The Spheres - 3/5
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Let It Be No More - 5/5 ❤
Blood Of The Elves - 4/5
Destiny - 4/5


This album cover is fire reminds me of Evangelion.
Oh and the album is pretty good too very fun


At this point Blind Guardian have nothing left to prove - legends in thrash and power metal with an album that hits the marks of operatic hooks, overlayered compositions, insanely bright guitarwork, and songs touching on scattered fantasy and sci-fi franchises, walking the epic tightrope as veterans.

And while it’s their heaviest in some time - along with some iffy drum and synth mixing - I found myself wondering if they could have afforded the focus of a higher concept beyond how ... read more

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Added on: July 29, 2022