Somewhere Far Beyond

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All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
Somewhere Far Beyond has all the elements of classic Blind Guardian: fantasy and horror-story tracks inspired by the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien and Stephen King; speedy double-bass riffing; and searing melodic vocals punctuated by anthemic group choruses. Bassist/vocalist Hansi Kürsch seems to possess several different voices, which serve his band's dynamic purposes well. From regal tales of dragon warfare "The Bard's Song: The Hobbit," to minstrel ballads "The Bard's Song: In the Forest," to Blind Guardian's trademark early-'90s speed metal matrix of hyper riffs and melodic multi-voiced choruses "Journey Through the Dark," "Ashes to Ashes," and "Somewhere Far Beyond," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
Somewhere Far Beyond has all the elements of classic Blind Guardian: fantasy and horror-story tracks inspired by the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien and Stephen King; speedy double-bass riffing; and searing melodic vocals punctuated by anthemic group choruses. Bassist/vocalist Hansi Kürsch seems to possess several different voices, which serve his band's dynamic purposes well. From regal tales of dragon warfare "The Bard's Song: The Hobbit," to minstrel ballads "The Bard's Song: In the Forest," to Blind Guardian's trademark early-'90s speed metal matrix of hyper riffs and melodic multi-voiced choruses "Journey Through the Dark," "Ashes to Ashes," and "Somewhere Far Beyond," every pompous, excessive base is covered. Practically unknown in America, Blind Guardian had grown into quite a formidable metal outfit by the time of this 1992 release. The coming world-wide revival of '80s-influenced European metal certainly did their burgeoning career no harm and the group began penetrating the U.S. market. This delighted many old-school metal fans tired of the fake anger, pasty hip-hop posturing, and overall uniformity of American "hard" music. With plenty of great performances, challenging material, and some wicked guitar playing, Somewhere Far Beyond is a cornerstone of Blind Guardian's sizable reputation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2007
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 077778683124
  • Catalog Number: 79816
  • Sales rank: 53,402

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blind Guardian Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Kai Hansen Guitar
Rolf Kohler Background Vocals
Peter Ruebsam Bagpipes
Kalle Trapp Background Vocals
Stephanie Will Piano
Billy King Background Vocals
Piet Sielck Guitar
Hansi Kürsch Bass, Vocals
André Olbrich Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Rhythm
Thomen Stauch Drums
Armin "Magnus" Siepen Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Stefan Will Piano
Matthias Wiesner Bass
Technical Credits
Kalle Trapp Producer, Engineer
Andreas Marschall Cover Painting
Piet Sielck Engineer
Hansi Kürsch Composer
André Olbrich Composer
Becker Derouet Hamburg Cover Painting
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