reviewed by Erlend

After the breakthrough with Tales From the Twilight World , it seems impossible that Blind Guardian could top it and make an better-or equal album... but they did! Somewhere Far Beyond is as good as Tales From the Twilight World, if not better! The songs are maybe a bit more complex, and the sound on this album is not completely alike the others. But that only makes it original, and very good! My favourites: Time What is Time, Bard's Song (pt 1 and 2), Theatre of Pain and Somewhere Far Beyond...

On my copy there are also 3 bonus tracks; Spread Your Wings - kinda silly cheerfull Queen tune they covered, Trial By Fire - great song, thypical Blind Guardian, and Theatre of Pain (Orchestral Version) - pretty similar to the original, just more orchestral (duh).

Overall, this album rules from the beginning to the end, despise the very unnessecary interludes Black Chamber, and The Piper's Calling.

Back to reviews