Artist: Blind Guardian
Title: “Fly” (single)
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Genre: Power Metal
I’m not usually one to feature CD singles when I am doing my reviews for the site but sometimes you just need to change the way you do things when you get something that the fan base of a particular group might take to. The prompt for change was decided when I received the CD single for the song “Fly” by Blind Guardian. The single for this track from their forthcoming album “A Twist In The Myth” would give the listener two additional tracks to enjoy as well as previewing the bands new music. The new single itself is not a pounding Metal song but instead a highly melodic exposition and it seems with this that the band has not actually changed, but instead modified the way they will be doing things. Will the fans accept this? I suppose we will have to wait and see after it has been out and absorbed a little more. The other two tracks are a cover or “Guardian-ized” version of the Iron Butterfly classic “In A Gadda Da Vida” which is quite excellent and a recommendation for those who want to hear a shorter version of the song. Most people realize the original version capped ten minutes in length. There is also another album track which is their Celtic ballad, but unlike the one you will get on the release this is an acoustic version. All of this makes this a single worth reviewing and even more so worth picking up a copy of. Raise the fist up high for the glory of Blind Guardian.
2. Skalds And Shadows – acoustic
3. In A Gadda Da Vida
Official Website: www.blind-guardian.com