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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 24, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Nuclear Blast America
  • ASIN: B003TEO3EI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,705 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Sacred Worlds
2. Tanelorn (Into The Void)
3. Road Of No Release
4. Ride Into Obsession
5. Curse My Name
6. Valkyries
7. Control The Divine
8. War Of The Thrones (Piano Version)
9. A Voice In The Dark
10. Wheel Of Time
Disc: 2
1. Sacred Worlds (Extended "Sacred" Version)
2. Wheel of Time (Orchestral Version)
3. YouÂÂ're the Voice (Radio Edit)
4. Tanelorn (Into the Void) (Demo Version)
5. Curse my Name (Demo Version)
6. A Voice in the Dark (Demo Version)
7. Sacred (Video Clip)
8. Studio Documentary

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Customer Reviews

The drums in Curse My Name make the song my favorite Blind Guardian ballad yet.
K. Craig
They have pushed the envelope with writing, sound production, and innovation; yet have managed to capture the essence of all of their greatest work.
WG
This song features great texture from acoustic guitars and one of the best and catchiest choruses on the album.
Jason L. Greenberg

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jason L. Greenberg on September 1, 2010
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Let me start off by saying that I cannot choose a favorite Blind Guardian album. Ever since Somewhere Far Beyond came out, everything this band has released has held a special place in my heart. In fact, at my wedding 4 years ago, our bride & groom first dance was to "The Maiden and the Minstrel Knight" and it couldn't have been more beautiful.

Blind Guardian is more than a thrash/power metal band. Yes there are those elements to their music, but the main focus of their music is composition and in creating music that is cohesive, innovative, and extravagant. Over their past 3 albums, the compositions have gotten progressively more intricate and bombastic. Some critique them as "overdone" and that's a fair statement if you prefer raw metal. This is not raw metal however. You are listening to the wrong band if you want Blind Guardian to sound like they did in the 80's and 90's. In fact, if you're missing that style so much, skip this album and go purchase the latest Persuader or Savage Circus albums. They sound almost exactly like early Blind Guardian.

Before the song by song analysis, At The Edge of Time as a whole complete album is perhaps their best work. This album definitely has the most diversity out of all their previous works. Not one song sounds like it doesn't belong and while there are stronger songs than others, they complement each other perfectly. Case in point, a mid tempo, piano driven song ,"Road to No Release" is sandwiched between two of the fastest, guitar driven songs on the album. Then immediately following a blisteringly brilliant thrash song, you have one of Guardian's finest ballads.

Sacred Worlds (10/10) This may be one of my favorite BG songs of all time, second only to "And Then There was Silence".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ensiferum on March 9, 2012
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I've seen many a metalhead give a mediocre response to this album. Initially mine was similar, but after given it a good few listens, I've been taken aback at how truly dynamic and and gorgeous this album is. The harmonization is executed flawlessly, to the point where the songs will stay with you long after you've finished listening, and I mean that in a good way. Listen carefully to all of the different instruments used and how well they interact with each other. I think most metalheads were expecting straight up riffs and solos, but honestly, that would've just been yet another metal album. What Blind Guardian has done here is imbued metal with a myriad of different styles of music and instruments. And it's perfect. In fact, I'd go so far to say is that it's not only one of Blind Guardian's best albums, but one of the best albums of all time. Take the time to experience every note and appreciate the amount of effort Blind Guardian has put into this work of art.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Matt Stoessel on October 6, 2010
Format: Audio CD
First off, I will reveal my familiarity with Blind Guardian. Unlike many others who will attempt to review this album, I have not heard most - or all - of Blind Guardian's albums. Blind Guardian was my second-ever metal band in 2002 with the album Night At the Opera (2002; band's 3rd most recent album) and a couple of months later picked up Nightfall in Middle Earth (1998; band's 4th most recent). Now I have this. I've heard a small handful of cover songs from earlier works and my favorite Blind Guardian song is the colossal And Then There Was Silence. I listened to the singles off of 2006's A Twist in the Myth when they were first put online, but felt that Blind Guardian did not transition to Nuclear Blast very well. All said and done, Blind Guardian is "familiar" to me: I'm rejoiced to hear Hansi's voice (and actually bought 01011001 because I heard he was on it), I like fantasy metal (see my review on Rhapsody of Fire's The Frozen Tears of Angels), and I'm a sucker for lots of effort going into every second of an album, especially when the album is over an hour (take Heavenly's Dust to Dust - over 70 minutes - for example).

Blind Guardian introduces an orchestra on this, their second album with Nuclear Blast. It is primarily used in two songs (first and last). I commend Blind Guardian for this. I will use Nightwish (my +first+ ever metal band) and their albums Once and Dark Passion Play for examples: I look at the band's inclusion of an orchestra as the replacing of Tuomas's trademark keyboards. While most people have a hard time with Dark Passion Play because they can't get over Nightwish firing founding member and vocalist Tarja Turunen, I think it's because Tuomas toned down keyboard inclusion that I feel made Oceanborn and Wishmaster the truly memorable albums they are.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By WG on August 30, 2010
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BG has exceeded expectations with EOT. They have pushed the envelope with writing, sound production, and innovation; yet have managed to capture the essence of all of their greatest work. Amazing!

I am currently awed by "Curse My Name" (Reminds me of a cross between "A Past and Future Secret" and "The Script for My Requiem", musically). This song forces you to learn the words and sing along. The vocals and percussion are indescribably magnificent. This song will be a crowd favorite, and I cannot wait to hear it live.

"Tanelorn", "Ride Into Obsession", "Valkyries", and "A Voice In the Dark", punch you in the face like BG tracks of yore. They just don't let up.

"Road of No Release" has become one of my favorite tracks and "War of the Thrones" is absolutely incredible.

"Sacred Worlds" and "Wheel of Time" have high production value and song length. I have left one of the songs off the list because I tend to skip over it, because I'm having trouble identifying with it.

This album has become my favorite in the BG catalog (over Imaginations...), and I can only hope that they continue to put out albums like this for the next twenty years. Honestly, I have become a bigger fan of Demons and Wizards due to the last release of BG. Thanks to Hansai and the gang for putting out this album. Absolutely AMAZING!
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