Dude, I always listen to the words. I know they are good on guitar but that is the least of my concerns when it comes to awesome music. Just like 'Cradle of Filth' I love their lyrics, absolutely think they are gorgeous and poetic. They in there own right are Bards truly, but I can't stand the Death Metal style, it just isn't my thing. 'Through the Fire and the Flames' is still my favorite, lyrical wise, energy, and more. This song is what reminds me most of their sound being rather similar to 'Blind Guardian'. I wouldn't be surprised if one of their inspirations is 'Blind Guardian'.
"For many are called, but few are chosen" - Matthew 22:14 ver. New American Standard.
"Though my soul is born from darkness, it shall rise in perfect light, I have loved the stars too fondly, to be fearful of the night". Unknown
"On those nights that I gazed upon the full moon in longing it was always you that my heart was calling." - me