Edguy - Vain Glory Opera


8.3 | 334 votes |
Release date: 1998
Style: Power metal

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01. Overture
02. Until We Rise Again
03. How Many Miles
04. Scarlet Rose
05. Out Of Control
06. Vain Glory Opera
07. Fairytale
08. Walk On Fighting
09. Tomorrow
10. No More Foolin'
11. Hymn [Ultravox cover]
12. But Here I Am [Japanese bonus]

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After two demos and Kingdom Of Madness in 1996, the German band Edguy is back with their second full-length release Vain Glory Opera. Written as a "metal opera" by rising power metal genius Tobias Sammet, this album should mark the carrier of young band Edguy. As Dominik Storch left the band after 'Kingdom Of Madness', the band welcomes a new drummer, adding Felix Bohnke to the current line-up. However, as written in the booklet of Vain Glory Opera, all drums on this album are played by Frank Lindenthal. On this 1998's record, Sammet is still handling bass guitar and keyboard parts while singing, the other members of Edguy remain Jens Ludwig and Dirk Sauer both playing guitars.

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published 16.09.2003 | Comments (10)

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08.01.2017 - 01:32
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Tage Westerlund
Still HM more as pM even its PM; heavy sound, emotions and teenage kicks there, whit sucky artwork but great ballad Scarlet Rose

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21.12.2019 - 13:54
Rating: 8
Jope of Steele
Not that promising of a start with Until We Rise Again and How Many Miles; just average songs with nothing much of interest to them. With the great Scarlet Rose the album gets on the right track and the three following tracks -- Out Of Control, Vain Glory Opera and Fairytale -- are great as well. I used to consider this the best Edguy album for a long time, maybe I still do, even if the whole album isn't super strong an ensemble, rather the strong individual tracks stand out here.
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