Twenty-five years! I can remember when I first heard Edguy back in 1997, when they released their second album Kingdom Of Madness. Here was a cool young power metal band playing a genre which had been dormant for over a decade, and doing it with style.
Odd band name aside, they displayed potential, and time has proven that Edguy had the tenacity and chops to rise to the top. Monuments is a double CD/DVD compilation and a fitting tribute to, and celebration of, their career. Twenty-two songs from their back catalogue are included, as well five new tracks and an unreleased song from their 1995 debut Savage Poetry. Monuments definitely lives up to its name.
Monuments is out July 21 on two different deluxe CD editions and a deluxe vinyl boxset, via Nuclear Blast/Caroline.