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YMMV / Blind Guardian

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  • Awesome Music: See here.
  • Complete Monster: Morgoth, the Enemy, from Nightfall in Middle-Earth, was a former Valar who turned against his fellows and destroyed the lights of Valinor. Fleeing to Middle-Earth after murdering the Noldor king, Morgoth kills countless elves in their pursuit of him, even slaying their king Fingolfin as painfully as he can in single combat after wiping out the Noldor host. It is revealed Morgoth tortures many prisoners in his dungeons, boasting that nobody ever escapes him. When the hero Hurin defies Morgoth, Morgoth tortures him and forces him to see the ruin of Hruin's own kin for "troubl(ing) (his) day", obsessed with his own power and domination, declaring that all who stand oppose him shall be damned in the end.
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  • First Installment Wins: From the two songs titled "The Bard's Song" on Somewhere Far Beyond, the first one "The Bard's Song - In the Forest" is far more popular and well-known than the second one, "The Bard's Song - Hobbit".
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The ending of "Somewhere Far Beyond", which manages to predict the ending of The Dark Tower more than a decade early.
    What will I find, when the dark tower appears? Will it be the end, or just a new quest after all?
    I am the narrator; and now I'll tell you where I'd been, and what I saw, and how it ends.
  • Memetic Badass: According to the Rules of Power Metal, Hansi is God. Also, Battlefield was used as the theme music for the Heavy Metal Expansion of Robot Unicorn Attack.
  • Memetic Molester: Their music video for "Mr. Sandman". Hope you like paedo clowns!
  • Moment of Awesome: You know you've made it as a band when you don't even have to sing half the lyrics to your song — because the audience does it for you.
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  • Nightmare Fuel: The music video for their cover of "Mr. Sandman" involves Monster Clowns and is either hilarious or terrifying, depending on when you watch it.
  • Signature Song: Either "Mirror Mirror" or "The Bard's Song", even though Hansi considers "And Then There Was Silence" to be the best song he's ever written.
  • Song Association: "Battlefield", from A Night At The Opera, made its way to Robot Unicorn Attack.

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