5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 26 March 2006
It seems the boys from Edguy can do no wrong. Every single album they have released has been exceptionally good power metal, or at least, until Hellfire Club. Power metal taking a very eighties hard rock twist? Who'd have ever thought of such a thing! However, it seems Tobias and the gang have found a musical direction that really suits them.
Rocket Ride is a stunning blend of power metal, hard rock and humour that appeals to just about everyone, yet it's hard to imagine that this is the same band that just a few years earlier released Vain Glory Opera, who are now releasing Bon Jovi-esque ballads (see: Save Me). However, this is not a bad thing in the slightest, they pull it off perfectly. Of course, there's the 'typical' Edguy song - on this particular album, it's Trinidad (working title: Unfunny - Chapter 42953).
Of course, "unfunny" is just what Edguy are not. Tobias Sammet has a certain way with words, his lyrics are both clever and touching, and the music never overpowers them, but it's never just in the background. The whole thing fits perfectly, from the frankly amazing opening track (Sacrifice), to the end.
Edguy are at the top of their game with this album, they have the capability to become the world's biggest power metal band, all they need is for the music press outside of Europe to sit up and take notice, and with this album they've probably done it.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 15 September 2006
This album got a really good review on Melodic Rock.Com so i took a gamble & purchased it. I`m glad i did ! Edguy are one of the best modern metal bands around & its no accident. They write great tunes that you`ll actually walk around singing. There a Power metal band for sure but they obviously believe in having decent songs to. This version comes in a book type package. As the previous review has stated there kinda like Iron Maiden crossed with Magnum but they lean more towards Maiden than Magnum to be fair. Theres also touches of Queensryche in there to. I`m a big fan of Pagans Mind & untill there next album comes along this will do nicely. If you like Great Power Metal with songs & riffs you can singalong to then this is highly recommended. This is one of the best releases this year [ 2006] Dont Hesitate go buy.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 13 June 2006
I grew up with Van Halen, Dio, Sabbath, Purple, Blackfoot, UFO, Maiden and the NWOBHM bands of the eighties. Good old rock n roll never dies and EDGUY prove that hard rock of the old fashioned variety still rules. This album is clean, with great riffs and is lots of fun. No one worships any devils, no blood is spilt and no one is avenged sevenfold. If you like Trivium, walk away now. EDGUY are superior in a Van Halenesque sense, there aint a duff song on the album - buy it. Up there with Rainbows Long Live Rock and Roll and UFO's "stangers....".
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 August 2006
Fantastic. After reading about Edguy in Kerrang!'s New Music bit, I promptly went out and bought the album on the strength of the cover alone, and I wasn't disappointed. A sort of cross between Magnum and Iron Maiden, with the obvious comparison to Dragonforce, it quickly became the resident CD in the stereo.
Balls-out power metal is the most commonly-used genre label thing applied to Edguy, and it ain't far wrong. A misleading piano intro to Sacrifice opens up a real feelgood album, jam-packed with top tunes like the aforementioned Sacrifice, rocking ballad Save Me and, my personal favourite, Fucking With Fire (Hair Force One). Nuff said.
There is the odd slightly duff track - see Trinidad - where you get the feeling that they've lost control a teensy bit, but the album as a whole makes you want to stand up and shout along.
Admittedly, it isn't quite as good as Hellfire Club, which just had the edge, but it is certainly a classic buy and a must for anyone vaguely interested in really cheerful music guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. All that remains is to watch their rise to global dominance, if the set at Bloodstock 2006 is anything to go by.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 February 2007
First of all check out the whole EDGUY back catlogue becuase they are one of the best bands that are currently around and blow the mainstream competiton such as Trivium and Dragonforce to tiny pieces.
This band know how to play their instruments and ensure that Trivium look like babies of rock.
This band is highly recommended for fans of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest and if your fans of the proper Guns N Roses you should buy Savage Poetry.
Finally ballads and epic songs have come back to rock and based on the recent "rock" scene they have finally brought back the incredible solos, another great thing about this badn is that they are happy music apart from a few earlier on sings on "Savage Poetry", a couple of highly recommended songs are the cheesy "Trindad" and the genious "Sacrifice", dont forget the single "superheroes".
Finally this band arent new on the music scene as their first album came out in 1995. Other to albums you must buy are "Hellfire Club", "Kingdom of Madness" and "Mandrake", they do also have a live album so ensure you pick up "Burning Down The Opera" they are probably one of the best live bands around aswell as unlike most bands such as "Green Day" they keep you vastly entertained as they actually do onstage antics and play around with the crowd.
BUY ALL EDGUY ALBUMS