The fun-loving guys from
Fulda, Germany are back with their strongest album in some time. The band has an
anniversary coming up fairly soon, hard to believe they began all the way back
in 1992 and has been a essential part of the German metal scene since they broke
into it with their sophomore album "Vain Glory Opera" in 1998.
But enough of the past,
where do they stand today...? Times have changed but the trademarks remain the
same, and they are playing to their strengths on "Space Police - Defenders of
the Crown", from the cool album cover to the unusual choice of cover version.
Tobias Sammet is the brainchild behind the band and this feels like a team
effort, only a few drops of Avantasia have dripped down on these songs.
metaphorical and humors lyrics remain an integral part of
their universe, and along with Tobias' easily recognizable voice they are
one-of-a-kind metal band in today's scene, but have they progressed over the
years? Not that much, actually I think they are somewhat more simplistic and
grounded these days. Not as powerful or as symphonic as in their earlier days, no a lot
more basic heavy metal - and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Because
they are still excellent technicians and song writers...
They even get away with a very unusual cover
version sung in German: "Rock Me Amadeus", originally released by Falco in the
mid-80s, and in my humble opinion one of the best German pop songs ever released
(Yes, I know Falco was Austrian). And their metal version is actually quite
good, not brilliant.
And it is with great joy I can announces that
Edguy is back at full strength! With a strong and entertaining album, just
what any Edguy fan had wished for...