There’s a clear buzz inside and outside of the Forum tonight. Blind Guardian have done what few bands are willing to do these days and listened to their fanbase and returned to England for what Hansi describes as the “opening and also the closing night of their UK tour”.
The story keeps on borrowing elements of questioning ones own immortality, an uncertain future that starts off bleak and stranded in the sands of time but slowly passes through the depths of darkness into a more positive outlook on life and everything else. This is what I always enjoyed about Redemption
A headlining show from Hammerfall is somewhat a rarity. Previous trips to the UK have seen great sets at Bloodstock (before it become the outdoor festival) and also the KOKO in London to name just two. Every time the band sell well and are well received. Quite why therefore the visits are so infrequent is unclear. Even tonight sees a solitary UK date. As such the venue is full with an eager crowd waiting to see the headliners.