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Come share our sorrows, be one with the Hydra

Yesterday during my lunch break, I walked to the record shop to pick up my copy of the long awaited new album by Blind Guardian, A Twist in the Myth. Having just a seed of doubt that they may have changed their sound to something too far away from what’s so awesome about them, I was a bit nervous putting the record in. At first I found it musically lacking, until I got home and realised I had just played it on a shitty stereo the first time. In short, it pwned like expected ;D The musical style is hard to explain, I guess it’s classic Blind Guardian with a more modern touch as well as some old speed/thrash reminders, which is really what I wanted. Highlights musically would be This Will Never End, Otherland, Another Stranger Me and obviously The Edge:


I’m especially fond of the album lyrically, as most of the songs and in particular the three last songs (including the bonus track) are all about religion to some extent. The Edge seems to be about the crucifixion, which would be the first by Blind Guardian to directly deal with the subject.

I was, however, the most suprised by the song I knew would be the “dark” version of the ridiculously happy “Fly”. It’s so much more than that. It seems to be about the End Times and the Fall of Lucifer using Greek mythology among others as symbols. There are very obvious hints too: “Look, the Archangel falls now, the mourners split”, “Turn your back on the ones you have loved, enjoy the heat of your whore, Babylon”, “Hear what the Spirit says: There is no sense at all, now come with me, unfold the seals”. Well, maybe obvious to certain people 😉

The full lyrics can be seen if you extend this blog entry… I am also writing an analysis on the lyrics, which is not complete yet, but I’ve made some progress which you can see in the seperate page I made for it on the blog


It’s dark
Let’s do it now
Bring in the sirens
Cut of their tongues
Do it now
Ignore their cries
Ignore their cries

Now close the door
And leave it
Nothing went wrong
The Archangel is falling
Mourners split
Take heart of grace

A ghostly candle light
Lit my room at night
Son of man
We’re breeding wastelands
Wastelands

The blood of Sirens
On my hands
I can’t wash away
Still it pours
And stains our land
In bitterness
So cruel
Will ages go by
Dead sound of misery
Come share our sorrows
Be one with the Hydra

It’s drown or burn
I’m exploring bedlam
The time is right to move
Furthermore
Bring out the dead
Turn your back
On the ones you have loved
Enjoy the heat of your whore
Babylon

Hear what the spirit says
There is no sense at all
Now come with me
Unfold the seals
No sense at all
No sense at all
There is not sense at all

So many times I have failed
Pure desperation
Still hear the cries
Of voices
Long gone by
They’ve gone abroad
And left this world behind
Leave me behind
Behind the walls I’m crying

The blood of Sirens
On my hands
I can’t wash away
Still it pours
And stains our land
In bitterness
So cruel
Will ages go by
Dead sound of misery
Come share our sorrows
Be one with the Hydra

So many times I have failed
Pure desperation
Still hear the cries
Of voices
Long gone by
They’ve gone abroad
And left this world behind
Leave me behind
Behind the walls I’m crying

The blood of Sirens
On my hands
I can’t wash away
Still it pours
And stains our land
In bitterness
So cruel
Will ages go by
Dead sound of misery
Come share our sorrows
Be one with the Hydra

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