Rocket Ride review by Edguy

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  • Released: Mar 21, 2006
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.3 (31 votes)
Edguy: Rocket Ride
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Sound — 10
Edguy's 2006 release "Rocket Ride" is the bands 8th studio album. The band was founded when the guys were teenagers in school in an effort to impress the ladies. And this album definately impresses. There are 12 new tracks on this album as well as a live performance of "Land Of The miracle." This album has a great sound on it. The guitars are mainly pretty clean with only a small amount of distortion. Nothing too over the top or incredibly heavy. But they sound great. The guitarsist obviously knows his guitar well pulling off some admirable but not overly techincal solos. The overall sound works well together. Sacrifice the albums opener is spectaculr, it shows the bands full range and incorprates piano and violin. This album is well pcaed, it slows to the middle and the pace picks up towards the end. One of the albums oddments is the song "Save Me" it sounds like it wouldn't be out of place on a romatic comedy or the OC. However it doesn't make the album lose any credit in my eyes, because it is a beautiful song and a great. It sounds like Edguy had a great time making this album, its fun and a has some adlibs and talking over some parts of the songs. The first half of the album is more serious, but after catch of the century it starts to become more fun. This album is mood lifting and makes you feel like doing a stupid dance. You know you want to listen to it, so why don't you?

Lyrics — 9
The lyrics on this album are great, some tackle serious things like the meaning of life and growing up whilst other times it talks about ugly women and german pornstars. The lyrics fit well with the album, a perfect complement to the artists skills. The singer is great, he can tackle the high notes without sounding strained, and his voice is great. The backup singers are great. I think they were extras bought it just for the album. But regardless they add some great harmonies.

Overall Impression — 10
This is a fantastic album, I can hardly flaw it, although I don't like the live song at the end. But I think 98% of live recordings are terrible. It seems to be playing all the time, but I'm still not sick of it. I think I'm in love. I will leave you with a quote from the bands upcoming bioagraphy: "Edguy kick major ass and if you give them a chance they will tear you a second asshole! Now go and buy their albums! All of them, 20 copies of each. Hurry up before they sell out!"

14 comments sorted by best / new / date

    HammettHead
    Edguy are truly awesome, my brother bought Rocket Ride about a month ago, he had it for a day before i stole it from his room and now have it safely snooked into my CD player. It hasn't come out very often since. Me loves Matrix and Fucking with Fire!
    ajax
    Good stuff. rock on. this album looks to be pretty good.
    PlugOfDoom
    I heard about Edguy on the radio a while back and got Hellfire Club and checked them out. It was easily one of the best CD's I've ever bought. I bought Rocket Ride not long after and though not as good as Hellfire Club, it was still awesome. If you like fast metal, but without the screaming incoherent vocals, Edguy is for you. Rock on!
    PlugOfDoom
    Also... Does anyone know of any other bands like Edguy? I love fast, heavy metal, but I don't really like the insane vocals that go along with most metal bands (i.e. Children of Bodom). If you know any bands that are understandable and fast, please feel free to share
    Swamplord
    Edguy are second to none. And I have only heard one song! Now thats saying sumthing... \m/
    keen
    I was shocked to see anything to do with edguy on the front page today.. my favorite band.. this album is truly awesome. "Trinidad" always makes me smile.
    Nathanial_ng
    PlugOfDoom wrote: Also... Does anyone know of any other bands like Edguy? I love fast, heavy metal, but I don't really like the insane vocals that go along with most metal bands (i.e. Children of Bodom). If you know any bands that are understandable and fast, please feel free to share
    maybe dragonforce or sonata arctica. this genre is called power metal. just search for power metal.
    Styx
    This album is really great they make u think u are in space all the record!! And trinidad is a funny song!!!
    EdguyRule_22
    This is probably my favourite Edguy album. Don't get me wrong, I love each and every one of Edguy's albums and listen to them all the time, but this is my favourite! Edguy, Avantasia and Alter Bridge are my even favourite bands.