Release date: 18 April 2014
Style: Power metal

Rating:

8.3 | 25 votes

Owners:

22 have it
54 want it


Disc I
01. Sabre & Torch
02. Space Police
03. Defenders Of The Crown
04. Love Tyger
05. The Realms Of Baba Yaga
06. Rock Me Amadeus [Falco cover]
07. Do Me Like A Caveman
08. Shadow Eaters
09. Alone In Myself
10. The Eternal Wayfarer

Disc II [bonus]
01. England
02. Aychim In Hysteria
03. Space Police [progressive version]
04. Space Police [instrumental version]
05. Love Tyger [instrumental version]
06. Defenders Of The Crown [instrumental version]
07. Do Me Like A Caveman [instrumental version]

Top 20 albums of 2014: 10

Review


Line-up
Tobias Sammet - vocals
Dirk Sauer - guitars
Jens Ludwig - guitars
Felix Bohnke - drums
Tobias "Eggi" Exxel - bass

Session musicians
Michael "Miro" Rodenberg - additional keyboards

Guest musicians
Oliver Hartmann - backing vocals


Additional info
Available in standard CD edition, limited digibook edition containing 2 CDs and in strictly limited hardcover earbook collectors' edition (28.5x28.5cm) containing the two discs, a photographic history with more than 130 photos from the band's archive, liner-notes, touring history, and more.

Staff review by
R Lewis

Rating:
8.0
Oh right. You're kidding me. A macho man with a welder/gun in one hand and a Pokémon born bad and grown worse in the other is staring at me with a not-so-heterosexual fleer. Am I supposed to take it seriously?

Of course not, it's Edguy we're talking about.

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Chriwalker - 28.01.2014 at 10:46  
  Officially the lamest Edguy tittle to date!
mandrake88 - 28.01.2014 at 21:35  
 
Written by Chriwalker on 28.01.2014 at 10:46

Officially the lamest Edguy tittle to date!

haha, totally agree with you on this one
mikeprado30 - 15.03.2014 at 20:19  
  Lyric video released:



Not bad IMHO. The sound is heavier, but I need to hear the rest of the album and see if they return to the most speedy side.
Kallis Helmi - 03.04.2014 at 02:30  
Rating: 9 60 sec long snippets of all songs can be viewed here: http://us.7digital.com/artist/edguy/release/space-police-defenders-of-the-crown/
deadone - 03.04.2014 at 02:44  
 
Written by mikeprado30 on 15.03.2014 at 20:19

Lyric video released:



Not bad IMHO. The sound is heavier, but I need to hear the rest of the album and see if they return to the most speedy side.



Decent little heavy metal ditty. Sounds very 1985-86 in terms of music and elements of the sound!
iMorphball - 17.04.2014 at 20:00  
Rating: 9 Honetly, this is a really great CD. Best since Rocket Ride, if not better than Rocket Ride.
Angelic Storm - 17.04.2014 at 21:35  
  Just finished giving this a listen, and I'm really not sure what to make of it really... it sounds like a mixture of the power metal and hard rock Edguy, and quite a bit of it reminds me of post-Metal Opera Avantasia too. Fave songs so far are "Sabre & Torch", and "Defenders Of The Crown" which are superb examples of Edguy's power metal style. And surprisingly, "Do Me Like A Caveman" which is nowhere near as silly as I was expecting, and has a crushing rock-meets-metal riff which made me move, and a wonderful chorus.

The bonus track "England" is great too, and also ridiculous, singing about Mr. Bean, Steve Harris, curries, drinking tea... and you get the picture. lol
mikeprado30 - 18.04.2014 at 03:16  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 17.04.2014 at 21:35

Just finished giving this a listen, and I'm really not sure what to make of it really... it sounds like a mixture of the power metal and hard rock Edguy, and quite a bit of it reminds me of post-Metal Opera Avantasia too. Fave songs so far are "Sabre & Torch", and "Defenders Of The Crown" which are superb examples of Edguy's power metal style. And surprisingly, "Do Me Like A Caveman" which is nowhere near as silly as I was expecting, and has a crushing rock-meets-metal riff which made me move, and a wonderful chorus.

The bonus track "England" is great too, and also ridiculous, singing about Mr. Bean, Steve Harris, curries, drinking tea... and you get the picture. lol

Well, we are talking about Edguy and the silliest and maddest crackpot in Power Metal scene, called Tobias Sammet

I will give a listening, surely I get high hopes in this one.
Angelic Storm - 18.04.2014 at 15:50  
 
Written by mikeprado30 on 18.04.2014 at 03:16
Well, we are talking about Edguy and the silliest and maddest crackpot in Power Metal scene, called Tobias Sammet

I will give a listening, surely I get high hopes in this one.


Haha, but of course!

"England" is both magnificent and ludicrous, and is actually amongst the greatest ballads Tobi has ever penned. It should have been on the album proper, and "Rock Me Amadeus" should have been a bonus track. It's also weird how "Do Me Like A Caveman" is actually an awesome song. I feared the worst when I first saw that song title.
Bad English - 18.04.2014 at 20:11  
  Not so lame as I thought it will be... maybe if I be bored as hell and beer be out I will give a try at night one more time
Chriwalker - 18.04.2014 at 22:10  
  After the first listen I must say it is much better than I expected, and MUCH better than Age of the Joker! Personal Favorite songs must be: "Space Police", "Defenders of the Crown", "Realms of Baba Yaga", "Do me like a Caveman" and "Shadow Eaters". I did also have a ear for The Eternal Wayfarer, but after just one listen I can't say to much really. Also the bonus track "England" was awesome, I hade a good laugh at least! Great job Edguy!

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