Nightfall in Middle-Earth is the sixth full-length studio album by German power metal band Blind Guardian. It was released on April 28, 1998, through Virgin Records. It is a concept album based upon J. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion, a book of tales from the First Age of Middle-earth, recounting the War of the Jewels. The cover represents Lúthien dancing in front of Morgoth.
The mixture of medieval music patterns and modern patterns of power metal helped to be created a jewel in the crown of Metal in general. The lyrics,also,were dedicated to the master of fairytale of modern times, . olkien. The album has many very heavy and speed songs (Into the Storm,Mirror Mirror,Time Stands Still et. and the preludes of them give to the listener the essence of being in the mystical paths of Middle-Earth
Album Nightfall in Middle-earth. No sign of life did flicker In floods of tears she cried All hope's lost, it cannot be undone They're wasted and gone. Save me your speeches, I know (They blinded us all) What you want, you will take it away from me Take it and I know for sure The light she once brought in is gone forever more
Nightfall in Middle-Earth. The Japanese release by Victor Entertainment (VICP-60295) includes two bonus tracks: 23. Nightfall (Orchestral Version) (05:38) 24. A Dark Passage (Instrumental Version) (06:05) The track does contain 'normal' band instruments so it's not a pure orchestral track. The biggest difference is, this version has less vocals.
Exclusively for Prime members. Perhaps the worst aspect of "Nightfall" is simply how it functions as an album. The album is riddled with short interludes, such as spoken word sections and miniscule musical intros, that only serve to disrupt the flow of music. True, Queensryche's "Operation Mindcrime" had them, and succeeded as an album, but they were more naturally and elegantly integrated into the album.
Nightfall In Middle-Earth is a music studio album recording by BLIND GUARDIAN (Progressive Metal/Progressive Rock) released in 1998 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette.
|1||War Of Wrath||1:50|
|2||Into The Storm||4:24|
|6||The Curse Of Feanor||5:41|
|10||Face The Truth||0:24|
|11||Noldor(Dead Winter Reigns||6:51|
|12||Battle Of Sudden Flame||0:44|
|13||Time Stand Still(at The Iron Hill)||4:53|
|14||The Darf Elf||0:23|
|17||Rom The Wise||0:33|
|18||When Sorrow Gang||4:25|
|19||Dut On The Water||0:44|
|21||A Darf Passage||6:01|
|22||Final Chapter(Thus Ends...)||0:48|
|23||Harvest Of Sorrow||3:39|
- Copyright (c) – Virgin
- Record Company – EMI
NotesHarvest Of Sorrow Is A Bonus Track
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 09463965202
- Matrix / Runout: V32461 3065202-CD
|7243 8 45899 2 9, 724384589929||Blind Guardian||Nightfall In Middle-Earth (CD, Album)||Virgin, Virgin||7243 8 45899 2 9, 724384589929||Europe||1998|
|NEMS 50||Blind Guardian||Nightfall In Middle-Earth (CD, Album)||NEMS Enterprises||NEMS 50||Argentina||1998|
|27361 43271||Blind Guardian||Nightfall In Middle-Earth (2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Bi-)||Nuclear Blast||27361 43271||Europe||2018|
|7243 8 45899 2 9||Blind Guardian||Nightfall In Middle-Earth (CDr, Album, Ltd, Unofficial)||Virgin||7243 8 45899 2 9||Russia||2001|
|0946 3 96520 2 0||Blind Guardian||Nightfall In Middle-Earth (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Virgin||0946 3 96520 2 0||Europe||2007|