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The Two Gates (6:29)

The Two Gates

The heroes arrive at The Two Gates: one opening to oblivion and death, the other, to the desired time of the heroes. The voice mentions that it is a brave soul who makes the first choice. One of the gates is old, deteriorated, and ugly; the other is made of gold and appears at first glance to be paradise. The Barbarian, in his arrogance and pride, walks through the golden gate, which in reality is the…

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And so it's come to this. Two Gates - two portals await. Let your choice be guided by
collective wisdom. Ah, hath the prospect of freedom ever tasted so good? One gate completes the
circle;one step away from your own dimension, your cherished time. One gate severs all
connections: one step away from the dreamworld of everlasting ebony. You call it Oblivion.

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  • This was a golden era of songwriting for Arjen, I hope he can do something similar again!!! Electric Castle is by far my favorite.
  • the last 2 minutes are pure gold
  • That beginning synth reminds me so much of the intro to the X-Men Animated series.
  • This story (and especially the music) is getting better as we reach the end of it.
  • This has one of the best riffs written by Master Arjen. (2)
  • "It is a brave soul who makes the first choice!"
  • 05:30 Always gives me eargasm.
  • This has one of the best riffs written by Master Arjen.
  • An the music reminds me of Uriah Heep alot.
  • God, what a voice. So bluesy and powerful.

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