Friday, May 16, 2008
Edguy - Rocket Ride (Nuclear Blast)
Shooting off in the usual Edguy progmetal stylistic pomp Rocket Ride eventually crashes into the Hard Rock Cafe for the Musically Disorientated. Now there’s nothing wrong with open-minded musical mayhem but something about this release just doesn’t work. Instead of coming across as diverse, it comes off as disjointed and patchy. This isn’t helped out by the odd injection of still-trying-to-figure-it-out humor. Strangely I get the impression that I’ll probably like this album better 10 years from now, when it should, by means unknown, pick up some respect.