They sound pretty cool
If you like them youd would ABSOLUTLEY LOVE Meatloaf!
Because it really souns like them in Mirror Mirror!!
I suggest Paradise by the Dashboard Light its an AWESOME song but you have GOT to keep an open mind when listening to them!!
There's... quite a lot of differences between Blind Guardian and Meatloaf. Both are unashamedly epic and cheesy, but I can't see Meatloaf putting out songs like 'When Time Stands Still (At The Iron Hill)', or for that matter an entire album based on the Silmarillion.
Blind Guardian are awesome, though - purely for the comedy value.
If you're a power metal fan, check out Demons and Wizards. Their song 'Touched By The Crimson King' has the most powerful of intros...
Also check out Haggard, Elvenking and Kamelot.
One song is enough to describe it: Bard song - live!
IMO there are not many other bands that can compete with blind guardian when it comes to live performance.
They are just great!
Also, Finntroll is good.
I'm probably not going to make friends here by saying this, but after a while all the power/epic metal bands start to sound alike... I often find myself listening to some random song and not being able to figure out just who made it. (I have quite a number of 'em in my library)
I have a few albums of them. They are good, I loved the music they made with Iced Earth (Demons and Wizards).
I just wished to say i really loved there song: gandalf the magician, and the song they made for merlin(the movie).
Blind Guardian is awesome. Their new album, 'A Twist in the Myth' is awesome, and a far cry from their earlier stuff. The first two tracks 'This will Never End', and 'Otherland' kinda roped me into the CD. A good listen, indeed.
But, in terms of power metal, I'll always stay true to Iced Earth as my favorite. There are so many under rated power metal bands out there, but a lot of it is just cheesy crap.
Mr. Sandman videoclip is one of the funniest I've seen.
I have listened Blind Guardian's "A Night At The Opera". It is very good, but sometimes "opera" athmosphere is not good for me. I don't know how are the others...
Blind guardian is a great band. I love their medieval sound and their singer fits amazingly well into their songs. They have indeed made some classics.
Of cause - i listen to power metal, but i think that a lot of people who don't usually listen to power metal would like them as well.