Monday, October 16, 2006

Edguy














"With their uncomplicated easygoing melodies and Sammet's high voice, Edguy is representative of typical European power metal. Their lyrics are often metaphorical, alluding to metaphysical or social themes: conformity (The Headless Game, Mysteria, King of Fools), dictation by the church (The Kingdom, Theater of Salvation), and dangers of modern civilization (Navigator, The Devil and the Savant). To express such themes, Edguy sometimes use esoteric and hermetic expressions. Yet some of their songs are light-hearted or comedic (Das Reh, Save Us Now, Lavatory Love Machine). Edguy does not claim to represent any ideology; Tobias Sammet claimed "We are not political and we are not religious; at least there is no key message in our songs telling you what to think in terms of anything". Edguy also employs lengthy and epic sections in almost every album." (From wikipedia)


The King of Fools EP contains the song "Holy Water" which cannot be found elsewhere, and the Lavatory Love Machine Single has the acoustic version of the eponymous song, so check those out too.

Enjoy.

Mandrake (2001)
Lavatory Love Machine Single (2004)
Rocket Ride (2006)

1 comment:

DarthNader said...

Hm. Interesing. No idelogical claims, but alot of their best work (king of fools, headless game, etc.) Tneds so much towards individualism as to sound libertarain or almost objectivis.
No matter, edguy rules.