To me Blind Guardian are the perfect band. They do not have a single song I don't like.
They have a wide variety in their songs: thrash, power metal, traditional metal, epic melodies and ballads.
Their lyrics are full of imagination, they talk about beloved characters from well-known stories, such as Lord of the Rings, but also about more obscure figures, like Mordred, illegitimate son of King Arthur, and tell their stories with great creativity and infinite respect for the characters and writers.
Hansi can truly sing anything and every song reveals another side of him and what he can do. His voice can make you cry, rejoice, feel whatever he wants you to, and gets his message across perfectly. In "Mordred's Song", for example, Hansi Kursch is himself Mordred and his voice makes us feel every emotion that wounds the heart of Arthur's mistreated son.
In their concerts they always give it their best, they're creative, they interact with the crowd and make you feel as if you're listening to a whole different song compared to the one in the album.
In my opinion, the best example for someone to really understand Blind Guardian's range is their album "Imaginations From The Other Side" and their undisputed greatest song "Mirror Mirror" from the album "Nightfall in Middle-Earth ".
So, then, we have: Amazing melodies, epic lyrics, great vocals and hard, masculine metal. Everyone can find something to love in Blind Guardian, simply because they have played everything and they've done it better than anyone.
They are my biggest inspiration in everything I do and, if it weren't for them, I wouldn't have started writing. Their music has helped me through the toughest times in my life and it has made my happiest times even happier.
Thank you for reading.