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“Fucking With Fire” (Live) by EdGuy

Artist: EdGuy
Title: “Fucking With Fire”
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 4/28/2009
Genre: Melodic Power Metal
Rating: 3.5/5

Released a couple of months prior to the live concert DVD that bears the same name is its audio companion from Germany’s EdGuy. The double CD, fourteen track effort finds the band pulling out all the stops in front of a rabid San Paulo Brazil crowd and since you know how these folks respond to the Metal at the end of the day, the home listeners gets to relive the mayhem that was ensuing. The weird thing for me about this release was why it was made as a separate item as opposed to being packaged with the outstanding film that it comes from. In this day and age, I have seen a much better response for those items that place both audio and video together. Oh well, I guess this is why I don’t work for a record company development team and instead am one of the many voices that “speak” about what they dish out.
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“Hellfire Club” by EdGuy

Artist: Ed Guy
Title: “Hellfire Club”
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 4/2004
Genre: Power Metal
Rating: 9/10

Leave it to Tobias Sammet and his partners in “Ed Guy” to always deliver powerful and yet deftly creative heavy metal. My first exposure to EdGuy was for the live masterpiece entitled “Burning Down The Opera”. The entire thing kicks and makes you wonder why there are not more bands taking power metal to the level that they choose to. This is one bad thing about being Stateside musically as we sometimes miss some great stuff that is pretty much the standard in the European countries. However, the recent EP “King Of Fools” and the newly released “Hellfire Club” are available readily in the United States thanks to Nuclear Blast Records so fans of this band and genre of metal can easily enjoy them without killing their pocket on expensive imports.
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