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Edguy - Superheroes - 2005 - Nuclear Blast

Track Listing
1. Superheroes
2. Spooks In The Attic
3. Blessing In Disguise
4. Judas At The Opera
5. The Spirit
6. Superheroes (Epic Version)
I've said it once and I'll say it a thousand more times before this band's career sees the last stage light. Edguy is absolutely incredible, and at this point in time may be the best hard rock band on the planet AS WELL as the best power metal act. They do both with the greatest of ease, leading all of us to a state of bewilderment at times. Here Edguy follow-up the marvelous "Hellfire Club" with this delicious EP entry entitled "Superheroes", consisting of three brand new original cuts, a remixed version of the title track, and a cover tune.

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!


--EC 09.17.05
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Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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TITLE BAND
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REVIEWER DATE
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2005
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2004
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2004
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2017
Eric Compton7/20/2017
Rocket RideEdguy
2006
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2005
Eric Compton10/5/2005
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2008
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