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Release date: 26 August 2011
Style: Power metal

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Disc I
01. Robin Hood
02. Nobody's Hero
03. Rock Of Cashel
04. Pandora's Box
05. Breathe
06. Two Out Of Seven
07. Faces In The Darkness
08. The Arcane Guild
09. Fire On The Downline
10. Behind The Gates To Midnight World
11. Every Night Without You

Disc II [Limited edition]
01. God Fallen Silent
02. Aleister Crowley Memorial Boogie
03. Cum On Feel The Noize [Slade cover]
04. Standing In The Rain
05. Robin Hood [Single version]
06. Two Out Of Seven [Single version]

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Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
7.0
German superstars Edguy return with album nine much in the same vein as the last three albums. It is common knowledge now that since 2006's Rocket Ride these Teutonic terrors have opted for a path of lukewarm heavy metal, while Tobi's dirty power metal urges have been kept locked away safely with Avantasia.

Although three years apart in the real world, Age Of The Joker and Tinnitus Sanctus in Edguy's universe aren't too different from each other. The German jesters are quite content sitting on their current format of slightly catchy, melodic heavy metal songs. The album has some great moments, "Nobody's Hero" is somewhat catchy, the folky last portion of "Rock Of Cashel" is pretty awesome, and "The Arcane Guild" offers a glimpse of power metal too.

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published 06.10.2011 | Comments (18)

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priit - 26.08.2011 at 13:00  
  Sure, the new album sucks if you want the same ol' riffs from yesteryear. Bands change and Edguy is no different. However, Sammet's voice is still the driving power of Edguy. I think the new album is rather good, as was Tinnitus Sanctus, actually. But I guess I'm not so 'hardcore' powermetalist or something. When I was listening the album one thought came to mind: "At least Edguy sounds still like Edguy". And I think that's great.
Stratoman - 27.08.2011 at 02:25  
Rating: 9 Ok after all those bad comments about the album i dare to say that i actually liked it, first my highlights are Breathe, Two Out of Seven, The Arcadian Guild and the ballad Every Night Without You. Age of the Joker is faaaaaaaaaaaar better than Rocket Ride and Tinnitus Sanctus which were really lame albums imo. Amidst these songs i've mentioned one can find some elements of old power metal edguy, but obviously Tobias composition has changed over the years, if he continued doing the same old albums edguy and avantasia would be boring today... From these last works at least i really enjoy a couple or three songs per album. And hail 7 Sinners awesome album for the ones who say that are disappointed with old power metal bands, i've also liked last stratovarius works... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsXfPKZ3nFs Enjoy this one imo the original is better but i never expected this from Edguy
stationarytravel - 27.08.2011 at 05:11  
Rating: 7 Half Edguy, half Bon Jovi. A bit better than Tinnitus (this one was hella catchy though).
Chech-Crusher - 28.08.2011 at 08:01  
Rating: 8 Well, Edguy is no longer a "Extreme" Power Metal like Helloween, but at least they are making good songs. Dragonfly from Tinnitus is a Greeat song. Good choirs, almost like any song from Theater of Salvation. Not because it doesn't sound heavy, it doesn't mean is not good.:nogood:
Deefer46 - 28.08.2011 at 13:23  
Rating: 6 On first listen I found it ok I guess, it''s definitely no Rocket Ride tho'. It doesn't grab you by the throat and kick you in the balls like other Edguy albums. It'll no doubt grow on me like Tinnitus did. Still its a good offering from the guys.
mandrake88 - 28.08.2011 at 14:32  
Rating: 8 Definitely the bands highlight album since they turned to hard rock style. This stuff could not even be better at this point. Sure heavier then Tinnitus Sanctus, and at some points exceeds even Rocket Ride. Who cares if Edguy plays power metal or not, as long as the songs are kickin' ass. This album surely does!!
Tomi929 - 31.08.2011 at 00:50  
Rating: 7 I don´t know why people just still criticize... is this music too bad? NO, it is very good album with modern sound, good lyrics, fine melodies and song as "Behind The Gates To Midnight World" is one of the best in this genre I´ve ever heard This album isn´t perfected or the most progressive (power) metal... but I don´t miss anything during listening to this album
Death To Posers - 01.09.2011 at 00:16  
Rating: 7 "Every Night Without You" and "Robin Hood" are the only good songs so far. "Every Night Without You" might be my favorite ballad this year though, so I can't give the album too bad of a rating.
Stabby - 04.09.2011 at 21:12  
Rating: 8 I would rather that Edguy end their career many years from now with not a single trite and rehashed power metal album than to keep hammering out the same style over and over. There is only so many times you can do that Mandrake, Hellfire Club thing with Tobi's voice and the band setup before the new songs sound way too much like the old songs and it gets boring. Even if the new songs are awesome songs in themselves, it is still going to get boring because the songs will be rearranged versions of the older ones.

So I like what Edguy have done since Hellfire Club. It has been a consistent transition to a rockier sound that still stays true to the band's unique sound. You can do more with song structures like they have now without them getting old, it just takes good songwriting. Rocket Ride had it. Tinnitus Sanctus has bits and pieces of it, and this new one is the best of the three. Lots of fun, original songwriting, and all of the aspects that we loved Edguy for. Did we really love Edguy because they played fast with double-bass? Of course not, tons of other bands do that and aren't as interesting.

My one complaint is that Every Night Without You is pretty much Save Me rearranged and with different lyrics! Like I just mentioned above, if they had released ENWY on Rocket Ride in Save Me's place I would have no complaint, but it's a rehash. That's just nit-picking, though.

Great album. Edguy lives!
Kalmari - 15.09.2011 at 23:09  
Rating: 6 The album is okay, but okay isn't what you would expect from a songwriter who created The Metal Opera, Hellfire Club and The Wicked Symphony. I think the problem of the album isn't it's focus on hard rock, but the quality of the songs. The last two Avantasia albums show that Tobias is capable of creating great songs that aren't necessarily power metal. I think the problem lies in the amount of stuff that Tobias has written in the last few years (2009-2010 he wrote over 30 songs). Same thing with the Something Wicked duo albums that were released 2007-2008 from Iced Earth, both written almost completely by Jon Schaffer. Too much stuff just kills overall quality.
JerryNichols - 12.10.2011 at 00:11  
Rating: 9 To be honest I actually think I prefer newer Edguy prior to the old (except from terrible Tinnitus Sanctus). The old Edguy is good, but the new is more varied and way more complex.
mandrake88 - 30.05.2012 at 15:13  
Rating: 8
Written by Stabby on 04.09.2011 at 21:12

I would rather that Edguy end their career many years from now with not a single trite and rehashed power metal album than to keep hammering out the same style over and over. There is only so many times you can do that Mandrake, Hellfire Club thing with Tobi's voice and the band setup before the new songs sound way too much like the old songs and it gets boring. Even if the new songs are awesome songs in themselves, it is still going to get boring because the songs will be rearranged versions of the older ones.

So I like what Edguy have done since Hellfire Club. It has been a consistent transition to a rockier sound that still stays true to the band's unique sound. You can do more with song structures like they have now without them getting old, it just takes good songwriting. Rocket Ride had it. Tinnitus Sanctus has bits and pieces of it, and this new one is the best of the three. Lots of fun, original songwriting, and all of the aspects that we loved Edguy for. Did we really love Edguy because they played fast with double-bass? Of course not, tons of other bands do that and aren't as interesting.

My one complaint is that Every Night Without You is pretty much Save Me rearranged and with different lyrics! Like I just mentioned above, if they had released ENWY on Rocket Ride in Save Me's place I would have no complaint, but it's a rehash. That's just nit-picking, though.

Great album. Edguy lives!


Good insight, mate! I'm glad to read a post with respect toward the band, rather then accusing and labeling their style because some "so called fans" think it's not "true power metal" anymore, and they can't bang their heads to walls listening to edguy! A great band stays true to itself doing music they like, not what some headbangers expect.
Ellrohir - 23.08.2012 at 23:04  
  I hate this album...finally lost my faith in Tobias there

only "Breathe" and part of "Rock Of Cashel" is worth something
Mountain King - 06.12.2012 at 23:55  
  I think it's a good album. A little far from their glorious days but way better than the shitty piece of crap called Tinnitus Sanctus. I would put this one on the level of Rocket Ride or maybe a little better...
Chriwalker - 30.01.2013 at 13:02  
Rating: 7 An ok album, I will not complain about it being Rock instead of Metal sinse Edguys last pure Metal album was Hellfire, yet after he promised more double pedal and more speed I found it really disappointing and it was 2011's dissepointment of the year

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