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Metalheads and fantasy nerds galore, gather ye here and vote for yer favorite album (studio, live, compilation, or otherwise) by this fantabulous German power/thrash act!!!!11!!!!!

Poll Results

Nightfall in Middle-Earth (1998) 2
Imaginations from the Other Side (1995) 2
Battalions of Fear (1988) 0
A Twist in the Myth (2006) 0
Live (2003) 0
A Night at the Opera (2002) 0
The Forgotten Tales (1996) 0
Tokyo Tales (1993) 0
Somewhere Far Beyond (1992) 0
Tales from the Twilight World (1990) 0
Follow the Blind (1989) 0
At the Edge of Time (2010) 0

the master of unlocking (San Te), Monday, 23 August 2010 23:05 (ten years ago) link

I am going to hold off of voting until I have given the new one a proper listen, but it's definitely going to be in the running. Also need to reacquaint myself with Tales from the Twilight World.

Early picks though, I'm leaning towards Imaginations from the Other Side -- just seems to be the best blend of everything they did well, like thrash ("I'm Alive"), ballads ("Mordred's Song"), and anthemic metal (the title track). It's hard to choose a winner between this one, Somewhere Far Beyond, and Nightfall in Middle Earth though. and the new album may wedge itself in there.

the master of unlocking (San Te), Monday, 23 August 2010 23:09 (ten years ago) link

sticking w/ Imaginations, this one won't beat it...

the day the Marc Lois took over (San Te), Tuesday, 24 August 2010 15:21 (ten years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 27 August 2010 23:01 (ten years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 28 August 2010 23:01 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

there really is no other song like "a dark passage." love these guys so much

kamerad, Tuesday, 14 December 2010 23:57 (nine years ago) link

ha. woulda voted somewhere far beyond had I seen this. i had night at the opera and it was cuckoo.

CharlieS, Wednesday, 15 December 2010 00:08 (nine years ago) link

This thread title is abbreviated in a very unfortunate manner in Zing

"Kiss Players♥" (DJP), Wednesday, 15 December 2010 04:33 (nine years ago) link

four years pass...

Seeing them in a few mins. I am flipping out cos I've been dying to see BG for years.

I am hoping for Welcome To Dying, I'm Alive, or Journey Through the Dark

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 29 November 2015 00:49 (four years ago) link


brimstead, Sunday, 29 November 2015 00:54 (four years ago) link

I guess I missed their NYC show. New album's fantastic, though.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 29 November 2015 01:05 (four years ago) link

I like it but I miss the days when they rocked our more

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 29 November 2015 01:12 (four years ago) link

nine months pass...

seein them again tomorrow. I unfortunately got a little too shitfaced to enjoy the one last year (plus the setlist was a little off - the shows leading up to ours had better choices).

hoping tomorrow fares better.

Neanderthal, Friday, 9 September 2016 02:24 (four years ago) link

Tales from the Twilight World has a helluva 1-2 punch to begin

Neanderthal, Friday, 9 September 2016 02:24 (four years ago) link

omg go to this tour. this was amazing

Neanderthal, Saturday, 10 September 2016 06:03 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

when I get into these dudes, I binge. been playing nothing but BG for weeks.

finally heard Follow the Blind. it's not half-bad! you can hear the makings of what they would become on it, even if it's still a bit Helloween-laden.

the new live album is fun too. it has a live version of one of my favs, "Into the Storm".

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 January 2018 18:08 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

should I forget the way I feel
God he knows how long I've tried
Feel there is no reason to cry
I live my life in fortune dreams forever

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Monday, 6 July 2020 02:48 (four months ago) link

The funny thing is, I was a bit of a fan during their first four albums but then lost interest in them by around 1993, but I now keep seeing all these ratings/lists and it appears I've missed their best years.

Siegbran, Monday, 6 July 2020 10:00 (four months ago) link

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