Edguy... the mention of that band used to bring thoughts of fantastic creative power metal. Well, my have things changed, with their releases since Hellfire Club having quickly lost their shine with this writer.
Previously I would have played their CDs to death but not this new era of Edguy- what has happened to one of my former favorites? Quite simply Edguy have moved on from a band that used to release some of the best metal albums to become another more accessible melodic metal/hard rock band.
I do enjoy their new chosen genre with so many talented bands out there, but even though Edguy's recent two albums surely had some highlights, more so Rocket Ride, sadly there were just not enough. In hindsight I was probably a bit generous in my review of their latest Tinnitus Sanctus; I really haven't felt the need to play it since.
This release The Singles as the name implies is just that, taken from EP's released in 2004 and 2005, being King Of Fools, Lavatory Love Machine, and Superheroes, which I assume for the most part many fans, myself included, already own. If you don't there is some good material included here, especially from the earlier tracks like power metal rocker "New Age Messiah", which always raised a smile with its humorous lyrics. "The Savage Union", "Holy Water","Spooks In The Attic", "Blessing In Disguise", "Judas In The Opera", "The Spirit" and the catchy "King Of Fools" are all good inclusions. There's also an ok acoustic cover of Europe's "I'll Cry For You".
If the EP only tracks are new to you, I would have to recommend this over Tinnitus Sanctus, especially if you prefer the earlier music of Edguy.
2. Spooks In The Attic
3. Blessing In Disguise
4. Judas In The Opera
5. The Spirit
6. Superheroes (Epic Version)
7. Lavatory Love Machine
8. Lavatory Love Machine (Accoustic Version)
9. I'll Cry For You
10. King Of Fools
11. New Age Messiah
12. The Savage Union
13. Holy Water
14. Life And Times Of A Bonustrack