We can really say that time flies when we realize that the power metal band Edguy has been on the scene for 25 years now.
To celebrate the German band headed by Tobias Sammet has released a compilation, “Monuments”, it’s a journey into their discography with the addition of 5 inedits and a previously unreleased song from 1995.
The compilation contains 28 tracks and in addition there’s a DVD with a concert filmed in Sao Paulo(Brazil) on their “Hellfire Club tour” in 2004.
The new songs are solid power metal with that mark that makes Edguy different from other bands.
Songs like “Wrestle the Devil” and “The Mountaineer” are masterpieces, the voice of Tobias is perfect and the instrumental part doesn’t disappoint.
“Reborn in the Waste” has a ‘sour’ sound compared to the most recent works, but of course, it’s from 1995 and they were just at the beginning then.
There are also some duets like in “Judas at the Opera” with Michael Kiske and “Out of Control” with Hansi Kürsch.
If you’re an Edguy or generally power metal fan you should buy it, it’s a perfect mix between past and present, a great way to celebrate the 25th anniverary of this amazing band.