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It sounds like 2014 is going to be the year of power metal revival, as Sonata Arctica are making a comeback, and now Edguy are coming back, too, with a new album releasing on April 18th.

The lyric video advertises that this album will “change the world of heavy metal forever,” but that seems a little far-fetched. However, it’s safe to say that Edguy have seriously reevaluated their music and are taking a new direction.

The play-by-play as I listen is as follows:

  1. Very uncharacteristic thrash/power riff throughout the entire song
  2. Tobias Sammet’s vocals are incredibly violent and high as opposed to his normal power mid-range
  3. Ugh, a lyric video, but whatever
  4. Kind of a throwback to Vain Glory Opera, but a bit more fast-paced
  5. Some of the riffs in the song are actually reminiscent of Slayer, surprisingly
  6. “Yeah, I fuckin’ dig this,” I said as I closed the tab

Edguy’s new album, Space Police: Defenders of the Crown will be out on April 18th, 2014.

-KG