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Top Albums of All Time (#30-21)

Slowly but surely I'm trudging my way through this massive endeavor...some of these entries it's taken me weeks to finish but we'll reach the end, don't worry faithful reader(s)... 30. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth There aren't very many albums with direct, significant attachment to the year I spent at UCF, but this is one of them. I have my good friend Rudo to thank for introducing me to this one (I believe this was one of his many "experiments" on me having to do with metal). Now, when most people think of "power metal" (if they even know what that means) they probably tend to think of, say, Dragonforce (specifically "Through the Fire and the Flames", the fabled Guitar Hero pinnacle)--maybe Rhapsody if you're really into power metal. Blind Guardian is pretty high on the list of most popular power metal bands as well but this album is really like few others in the genre. It's a concept album based on J.R.R. Tol