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:
- Very uncharacteristic thrash/power riff throughout the entire song
- Tobias Sammet’s vocals are incredibly violent and high as opposed to his normal power mid-range
- Ugh, a lyric video, but whatever
- Kind of a throwback to Vain Glory Opera, but a bit more fast-paced
- Some of the riffs in the song are actually reminiscent of Slayer, surprisingly
- “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.