“Save Me” is one of the tracks of Rocket Ride album which is the seventh full-length album by German power metal band Edguy, released on 20 January 2006. It features a style that differs from their usual power metal style and is more oriented towards hard rock.
In Europe, the limited first edition was released as a digital book, featuring a photographic history of the group with formerly unreleased pictures from their early days and the bonus live track: “Land of the Miracle”.
The band is known for their lyrics are often metaphorical, alluding to metaphysical or social themes: conformity (“The Headless Game”, “Mysteria”, “King of Fools”), dictation by the church (“The Kingdom”, “The Pride of Creation”, “Theater of Salvation”), and dangers of modern civilization (“Navigator”, “The Devil and the Savant”). To express such themes, Edguy sometimes uses esoteric and hermetic expressions. Yet some of their songs are light-hearted or comedic (“Das Reh”, “Save Us Now”, “Lavatory Love Machine”, “Life and Times of a Bonus Track”, “Trinidad”). Edguy does not claim to represent any ideology; Tobias Sammet claimed “[the band is] not political and we are not religious; at least there is no key message in our songs telling you what to think in terms of anything”.
Hellfire Club revealed Edguy’s interest in experimenting with music by integrating an orchestra into the production. The album featured a variation on Edguy’s style, with a less grandiose, more progressive metal approach being embraced. The band’s album Rocket Ride features even less power metal elements and is arguably more oriented towards hard rock. Their next album, Tinnitus Sanctus, contains even more hard rock oriented songs; a large reduction of double bass drumming is evident, in contrast to Edguy’s older albums such as Vain Glory Opera where there is very fast double bass which is common in the Power Metal genre. When asked if the term “happy heavy metal band” applies to the band, Tobias rejected it and added:
We are a Heavy Metal band. We play angry, powerful, sometimes tongue-in-cheek Metal. We are flamboyant and we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but that goes for Van Halen too, right? Are they Happy Rock? No, they have a sense of humor and kick ass! Just like we do…
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