The highlight of the album kicks in almost immediately in the form of one of the two title tracks – Space Police. It’s an absolutely glorious affair and has a great and fun-sounding atmosphere throughout. The song is just wildly catchy and chock-full of riffs and melodies so memorable you’ll able to hum and sing along to by the end of your first listen – and if that’s not the sign of a good album, then what is?
Similarly, the other title track Defenders Of The Crown is another memorable inclusion. More of a guitar-driven track with fantastically chunky vocals, this will surely be a staple of their live set for years to come – there are many opportunities for crowd participation within! Another strong track is their cover of Falcon’s Rock Me Amadeus, a great re-imagination of a classic that puts Edguy’s own spin on the track whilst somehow not managing to stray all that far from the original!
Of course, that’s not to say the album doesn’t have its flaws, because there are some weaker tracks such as the largely forgettable Shadow Eaters, but it does end on a tremendous high with the epic track The Eternal Wayfarer that touches on a more proggy side to the band.
Quite simply – Space Police: Defenders Of The Crown is a largely brilliant album that is perhaps their best release to date.