Saturday, March 28, 2020
Slight change of plans here. Blind Guardian is a band that I didnt really check out until this album came along, and now that I have, I wonder where I have been all these years. Blind Guardian is a staple in the power metal community being heavily influenced by Iron Maiden and have released their first studio album in 1988. Since then they became more progressive, more folky and more popular amongst the metal community. They are a German Progressive folk power metal band that is a force to be reckoned with. Before this album was released, their last album was in 2010, the same year of Iron Maidens last album. About the album its self, it is basicly focusing on one portal to the land of adventure and imagination which was aluded in an album much before this, about 20 years prior to be exact, which include the focus of many different portas to this place. We will write a custom essay sample on Beyond the Red Mirror(2015) by Blind Guardian or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page Whether or not the Red Mirror was intended to be the last portal is yet to be seen considering the album was literally released four days prior to me writing this. It takes up a total of 71 minutes within just 11 tracks and it is a fun journey. The single of the album, Twilight of the Gods, is fast frantic and only takes about 5 minutes. The Ninth Wave is the epic opener to the album taking up about 9 and a half minutes so you can defidently see progression in the music. All of the tracks in general take from 3 minutes to 10 minutes which is a pretty big range for one album. Much like what Viridian and White Walls did for Colors, the tracks Miracle Machine and Grand Parade is this albums epic display of finishers. Overall, while the album may seem a while, it really isnt because it will fly by and you will enjoy every second of it. I wouldnt say the album is perfect, but it is defidently a great release and I have good thoughts on this years metal music. I encourage you to get any version of it you can, Vinyls, cassettes, CDs and if you want, the electronic version like on your phone somewhere once you get your hands on it. This is a phenominal release and once you listen to it, it will show. 9.5/10
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Extract from Angela's Ashes essays The story starts with a boy named Frank that catches typhoid fever. A doctor comes into his house, checks him, and then takes him and his mom to the hospital. In the hospital, they stick tubes with blood to him, Soldiers blood, and then he falls asleep. Frank awakes many times and sees nuns and nurses and doctors doing stuff to him. Then he sees a priest doing the Extreme Unction to him and then he falls asleep again. After Frank gets over the crisis, his father comes and tells him hes a great soldier, and then he has to go. The nurse tells Frank hes a miracle for getting over the crisis. After that, a girl from another room talks to him, shes called Patricia Madigan, shes 14 and she has diphtheria. They start talking but the nun comes in and tells them they cant talk. They keep talking regularly and one day, the girl sends a book to Frank through the man that mops the floor, Seamus. Its a book about English History. Patricia also had a book of poems, so she read them to Frank. She read a poem called The Highwayman that was exiting so Frank liked it very much. But one day, Sister Rita comes in and catches them talking so she tells Seamus to take the boy to an empty ward upstairs and so he cant talk with Patricia anymore. The ward upstairs has 20 beds and that ward had been used a long time ago during a shortage of food in Ireland that happened in the 1840s. The nun says that it was good that he was away from Patricia who wouldnt live to be old. Frank feels really sad because he understood what the nurse really meant and because he couldnt show that he understood. So he couldnt cry about a girl that taught him a lovely poem that the nurse said was bad. Then Seamus says Frank might come out any day and that he doesnt know about Patricia. Patricia dies two days after that. Feeling it was her fault that Frank was shifted, ...