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Band
Edguy
Title
Tinnitus Sanctus
Type
LP/EP
Company
Nuclear Blast
YOR
2008
Style
Hard Rock
3/27/2009 - Review by: Frank Hill
Edguy is coasting on cruise control here
I remember a half dozen years back when Edguy was one of the newer jewels of the Euro-power metal crown. Their rapid twin guitars, epic chorus harmonies, speedy drums, and the talented vocals of Tobias Sammet helped to put AFM Records on the map and into the company of Helloween, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian and other stylist contemporaries like Stratovarius. Since then, they've moved to Nuclear Blast, become rock veterans, and morphed away from the youthful blasts of speed to a radio-friendly, hook-heavy style that fully bloomed on the fantastic 2006 release 'Rocket Ride'.

On the new 'Tinnitus Sanctus', the talent is there and the choruses are as big as ever, but I found the overall listen to be AOR adequate. "The Pride of Creation" and "Speedhoven" show a spark of craft and "Thorn Without A Rose" is quality, but the rest come across with a lackadaisical merit. Edguy still sounds like an energetic band, but as a listening experience Tobias and his merry crew have slid further into tepid commercial hard rock. Tinnitus plays okay in the car on a sunny day, but it's coasting on cruise control here. Edguy never takes their craft too seriously, but it says something about my state of interest when I start finding the bonus tracks the most memorable.
  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: EDGUY
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DOR
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REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Hall Of Flames
2005
AFM
Ken Pierce10/21/2005
-
Hellfire Club
2004
Nuclear Blast
Anthony Burke3/23/2004
-
King Of Fools
2004
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton2/17/2004
-
Monuments
2017
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton7/20/2017
3.5
Rocket Ride
2006
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton3/31/2006
-
Space Police-Defenders of the Crown
2014
Nuclear Blast
Greg Watson5/1/2014
2.5
Superheroes
2005
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton10/5/2005
-
Superheroes (dvd)
2005
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton10/4/2005
-
Tinnitus Sanctus
2008
Nuclear Blast
Frank Hill3/27/2009
3

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: EDGUY
INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE
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