10/5/2005 - Review by: Eric Compton
Edguy - Superheroes - 2005 - Nuclear Blast
For those of you wondering just where the band was headed musically, this is exhibit number one showcasing a more rock oriented Edguy, this one almost venturing into the free waters of AOR, hard rock, and melodic rock. The band still keep it all nice and heavy, walloping everyone with a tight, precise metal sound that is polished up in slick German fashion. The title cut here is almost Bon Jovi in structure and delivery, with a huge, smooth chorus part that would easily captivate audiences worldwide if given a chance commercially. If Bon Jovi can make a hit out of "Have A Nice Day", then Edguy could soar through the charts with the radio friendly "Superheroes".
Beyond that hard rock vibe the band is experimenting with is two numbers sure to please fans of "Savage Poetry" and "Vain Glory Opera". "Spooks In The Attic" is the perfect Edguy formula, speeding along in friendly fashion while hooking the listener with a huge sing along chorus. The epic piece "Judas At The Opera" is a quick affair that resembles Helloween's "Dr. Stein", including guest vocals from ex-Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske. "Blessing In Disguise" checks in as the ballad wile "The Spirit" is a slower number originally performed by AOR superstars Magnum.
Bottom Line - Perfection for every rock and metal fan alive!
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