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Old 04-25-2024, 09:33 PM
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To me, a band like Kissin' Dynamite does whatever Tobi was trying to do in the Tinnitus Sanctus era, but a lot better. They also have weird power metal tendencies (weird since IMO hair metal is still fundamentally rooted in the blues, and power metal is as remote from the blues and sensual ****ing riffage/music as you can get), such as modulating to major for choruses, but they seem a bit more committed - the hair cut of their lead singer basically says it all!



Not a _great_ band mind you, but probably perfect at what they wanna do
Well put, they make clear that's what they enjoy and wanna do and they do it damn well. "Stumbled" across them in a little club nearby 5 years ago and have been hooked ever since. One of the best live bands around, incredible energy and the singer's live vocals are damn good. Out of all shows I've seen in the last 15+ years, only Springsteen rivalled that night in that little club.

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I agree with a lot of that. The first three albums had good songs, but Tobi was leaning too far into his influences. Not surprising considering he was still a teenager for much of that run. Mandrake is a quality power metal album, but yes I think the blend was found with Hellfire Club.

By Rocket Ride, he went straight for that 80s sound. Tinnitus Sanctus didn't know what it was, mixing the Edguy and Avantasia sounds and not sure how far to lean into the classic rock sound. This album is when Tobi went full Bon Jovi. There is a video of them doing Dead or Rock at a festival and he is basically dressed as Jon.

The Joker album, which I don't remember the name of, was very mixed. It had some good stuff but weak songs too. And yeah, I agree with Robin Hood. I admired Tobi for never getting dragged into the loudness war, but that album was missing volume in the mix. Space Police was hit and miss too, but had top songs when it was good.

Avantasia up until The Scarecrow was top tier, getting that bombastic operatic metal right. Since then it has been very patchy and I don't like the last two albums at all.
Agree that early on Edguy had some good songs but it was with Mandrake where things started to reach another level.
Though not a favorite I do like Robin Hood personally, even if God Fallen Silent would have been a better choice to have on the album; with Nobody's Hero being the lead single. I love the Space Police album and would say it's my favorite Edguy album. Edguy is finished as far as I know, Tobi said they had run out of steam as a band. But I especially love Avantasia, so all is not lost for me.

For me nobody crafts hooks/melodies like Tobias can. I still can't get over the fact he relased ten albums in a ten year span between 2001 and 2011.
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Well put, they make clear that's what they enjoy and wanna do and they do it damn well. "Stumbled" across them in a little club nearby 5 years ago and have been hooked ever since. One of the best live bands around, incredible energy and the singer's live vocals are damn good. Out of all shows I've seen in the last 15+ years, only Springsteen rivalled that night in that little club.

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They are from the area where I grew up, so I was aware of them somewhat early on (the same rock radio station that also played Robin Hood when I was in the car with my mom had championed Kissin' Dynamite from the beginning). A classmate of mine apparently got wasted with the singer at some point at a random bar and said he was good company, so the band's always been cool in my book
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