Blind Guardian ‎– Follow The Blind

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NRR 1006 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album) No Remorse Records NRR 1006 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
BM-213 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(Cass, Album) Baron Music BM-213 Poland 1989 Sell This Version
NRR 1006 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(LP, Album) No Remorse Records NRR 1006 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
NRR 1006 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(LP, Album, MP) No Remorse Records NRR 1006 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
NRR 1006 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(LP, Album, MP) No Remorse Records NRR 1006 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
NRR 1006 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) No Remorse Records NRR 1006 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
NRR1006 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(LP, Album, Unofficial) No Remorse Records NRR1006 South Korea 1989 Sell This Version
VICP-8014 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album) No Remorse Records VICP-8014 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
NRR 1006, 261 007 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE) No Remorse Records, Virgin NRR 1006, 261 007 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
APC JVC 21-4 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(Cass, Album) Aquarius (3) APC JVC 21-4 Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
262 153 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album) Virgin 262 153 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
787885 2 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album) Virgin 787885 2 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
0777 7 87885 2 2 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 0777 7 87885 2 2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
none Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none 1991 Sell This Version
VICP-5234 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE) Victor VICP-5234 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
none Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria 1993 Sell This Version
SRCD-2343 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE) YBM Seoul Records SRCD-2343 South Korea 1997 Sell This Version
CDMR 004497, 0777 7 87885 2 2 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) CD Media Records, Not On Label (Blind Guardian) CDMR 004497, 0777 7 87885 2 2 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
none Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Russia 1997 Sell This Version
SZPC-286 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(Cass, Album) YBM Seoul Records SZPC-286 South Korea 1997 Sell This Version
none Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1997 Sell This Version
none Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria 1997 Sell This Version
8245-2 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album) Century Media 8245-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
0946 3 96513 2 0 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin 0946 3 96513 2 0 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
0946 3 96513 2 0 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin 0946 3 96513 2 0 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
0946 3 96513 2 0 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Virgin (2) 0946 3 96513 2 0 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
VICP-63882 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RM) Victor VICP-63882 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
9979292 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE, RM) Century Media 9979292 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
8555-2 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE, RM) Century Media 8555-2 USA & Canada 2009 Sell This Version
NB 4164-2, 27361 41642 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE, RM) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 4164-2, 27361 41642 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
NB 4164-2, 4164-2 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE, RM) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 4164-2, 4164-2 US 2017 Sell This Version
NB 4323-0, 4323-0 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RM + CD, Album + Dlx, RE, Dig) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 4323-0, 4323-0 US 2018 Sell This Version
NB 4323-0, 27361 43230 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RM + CD, Album + Dlx, RE, Dig) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 4323-0, 27361 43230 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
NB 4323, 4323 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 4323, 4323 US 2018 Sell This Version
NB 4323, 4323 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gre) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 4323, 4323 US 2018 Sell This Version
NB 4323-1, 27361 43231 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gre) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 4323-1, 27361 43231 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
NB 4323-1, 27361 43231 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 4323-1, 27361 43231 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
NB 4323-1, 27361 43231 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(LP, Album, RE, RM) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 4323-1, 27361 43231 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
262 153 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind (CD, Comp, Unofficial, Pap) Virgin (2) 262 153 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
NEMS 39 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album) NEMS Enterprises NEMS 39 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 87885 2 2 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 0777 7 87885 2 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 87885 2 2 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 0777 7 87885 2 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0946 3 96513 2 0 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Virgin 0946 3 96513 2 0 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 87885 2 2 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin (2) 0777 7 87885 2 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
NRR 1006 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, Unofficial) No Remorse Records NRR 1006 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 87885 2 2 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin (2) 0777 7 87885 2 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 87885 2 2 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Virgin (2) 0777 7 87885 2 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
071 Blind Guardian Follow The Blind(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 071 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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mach_daniel

mach_daniel

May 13, 2019
referencing Follow The Blind, LP, Album, MP, NRR 1006
If I do something wrong you gonna pay me unreasonable price too? :-D
martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018
referencing Follow The Blind, CD, Album, RE, 0777 7 87885 2 2

'Follow the Blind', the follow-up to 1988's debut 'Battalions of Fear', more-or-less follows in the footprints left by its predecessor in being nothing more than a generic, run-of-the-mill late 80's power/speed metal album.

While there are some very subtle orchestral elements dotted around here and there, a sign of where Blind Guardian would go with future releases, it's still a long way off from what would go on to become the bands defining sound. The songwriting never strays far from the speed metal clichés, and Hansi Kursch's vocals, normally a pleasure to listen to, have yet to reach their full maturity here.

The true gem of this record is no doubt 'Banished from Sanctuary', a song which remains a staple of any live set to this day. Otherwise, most of the songs sound pretty similar and it's hard to really pick out any specific highlights. The production sounds exactly how you would expect it to, giving the music a raw, harshness that it needs, and a guest appearance from Kai Hansen (of Helloween/Gamma Ray fame), is a welcome addition, though only further distinguishes this album as nothing more than a standard power metal affair.

Overall, it's not a terrible record, and I love Blind Guardian, it's just that this is a band still trying to find themselves. They'd certainly develop a sound to call their own over the next few albums, but otherwise, 'Follow the Blind' is one I'd recommend solely to the collectors.
Mishi

Mishi

December 11, 2010
referencing Follow The Blind, CD, Album, NRR 1006

Green jewel case in the same green color as the Blind Guardian logo on the CD.
Fahfrd

Fahfrd

December 10, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Follow The Blind, CD, Album, RE, 0777 7 87885 2 2

Blind Guardian's Follow The Blind is one of the most underrated Blind Guardian album. I was deceived the first time I heard it. Nevertheless, when I put the ear a second time, I loved this album.

In fact, this Blind Guardian release is the essence of sword and sorcery (Moorcock or Fritz Leiber). All the atmosphere is heavy, dark and doomed. Hansi Kürsch has one of his most guttural voice, whereas the Thomas Stauch's beat can't let the listener free. Marcus Siepen's rythms are truly skilled and repetitives (but it's not a bad point on this release). Added to the André Olbrich's well constructed solos, the Blind wake up, walk, and you must follow him if you don't want to be lost in twilight hall.

Of course, there are speed tracks (it's a speed metal band !) like Banished From Sanctuary, Valhalla, or Don't Break The Circle. And these are fantastics, masterpiece of Speed Metal.
But the other tracks and in particular Follow The Blind have a lower tempo, a damned tempo. But it reprepresents all the album's mind : Damnation. It's not a hazard if two songs are written on Elric, the Moorcock's character, Eternal Champion and eternal damned. And because we're not in Black Metal or Doom Metal, the listener would be surprised to listen so heavier compositions.

So, this release must be listened a lot of time to be marked as well.