Today is the day that the ‘Secrets Of The American Gods’ are finally revealed, the call of the ‘Blood Of The Elves’ will be answered and a mysterious creature finally takes its first steps: BLIND GUARDIAN‘s latest epos “The God Machine” comes to life.
With nine stunning tracks under its wing, the twelfth BLIND GUARDIAN album has already received a lot of praise from media and fans prior to its release – including features, cover stories, and top reviews in prominent magazines . Read our own review HERE.
To celebrate this new milestone in the band’s already impressive career, BLIND GUARDIAN present a video for their track “Architects Of Doom”. The latest chapter of “The God Machine” is a truly hypnotizing experience that can be watched below.Singer Hansi Kürsch states: “Happy Release Day! Finally, finally, the day has come. Good things come to those who wait… I can not imagine ever longing that intensely for a release date. You are hopefully already holding that masterpiece in your hands, assuring yourself that we didn’t exaggerate with all our praise beforehand. No fillers, just killers! The God Machine is a wholesome BLIND GUARDIAN album that will sweeten your coming months, even years. It’s served, bon appétit! The God Machine features classic speed metal anthems, epic bangers and ‘Architects Of Doom‘! This song is an epic wrecking ball at its finest. In my opinion, this is the best and most outstanding track of the whole record. Reinvention or a return to ancient virtues, that’s the question.”
Hansi Kürsch previously said about the album: “We didn’t want to rehash our qualities from 1995, but didn’t want to continue down this complex path forever either. “The God Machine” is a new beginning for us. We’ve set a new course and gone back to certain things that we’ve neglected a bit on the last few albums.”
“The God Machine” marks another pinnacle in BLIND GUARDIAN’s impressive discography by not attempting to pretend it is still the nineties yet instead successfully relying on the muscle memory of this period. It is a gripping, addictive, and brilliantly arranged album in the tradition of records with which BLIND GUARDIAN reached for the stars in the 90s; yet, by no means, is it a throwback. “The God Machine” represents the heart and soul of BLIND GUARDIAN’s timeless metal in the here and now, unifying the bards’ past, present, and future secrets in one consistent, well-thought-out masterpiece.
Order the album HERE. “The God Machine” track listing:
1. Deliver Us From Evil (5:22)
2. Damnation (5:21)
3. Secrets Of The American Gods (7:29)
4. Violent Shadows (4:18)
5. Life Beyond The Spheres (6:03)
6. Architects Of Doom (6:21)
7. Let It Be No More (4:49)
8. Blood Of The Elves (4:38)
9. Destiny (6:47)