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Kingdom Of Madness - Edguy

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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal / Artist: Edguy / Import / Audio CD released at Seoul Record

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      01.07.2008 23:38
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      Edguy's second album (1997).

      Edguy were one of my favourite power metal bands until they turned their back on the genre in favour of toilet humour and hard rock, but earlier in their career they produced some of the finest works in the power metal genre. As well as some fairly generic stuff like their second album 'Kingdom of Madness,' which at least sows the seeds for the greatness to follow, from a band that was very young at the time.

      The album is hindered by poor production quality that affects the guitar tone particularly, but most of the elements are still here that make for great Edguy songs, they're just a little unconfident and jumbled in their execution. Tobias Sammet's Angra-style vocals aren't quite up to their later standard and vary very little, while attempts to be more epic in 'Angel Rebellion' and most notably the severely overlong eighteen-minute finale 'The Kingdom' are rather amateurish. This is understandable and necessary however, in order that the band could later move forward with classics like 'Theatre of Salvation.'

      This is pure power metal with a nice melodic angle and some catchy choruses, but anyone approaching from later in the Edguy discography, as listeners inevitably will, may be disappointed. Then again, if all they're heard is the abominable 'Rocket Ride,' this could help to steer them on a more rewarding path.

      1. Paradise
      2. Wings of a Dream
      3. Heart of Twilight
      4. Dark Symphony
      5. Deadmaker
      6. Angel Rebellion
      7. When a Hero Cries
      8. Steel Church
      9. The Kingdom

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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Paradise
    2 Wings of a Dream
    3 Heart of Twilight
    4 Dark Symphony
    5 Deadmaker
    6 Angel Rebellion
    7 When a Hero Cries
    8 Steel Church
    9 Kingdom