Tobias Sammet is oft maligned in the Metal community. I am not sure why because the guy can write a song, but I have read plenty of derogatory things about him. I don’t know him personally, but to me, this is unfortunate. I enjoy a lot of what he has done with both Edguy and Avantatsia. My favorites by each band, The Metal Opera and Hellfire Club, are a couple of really good Power Metal albums. They contain good songwriting, catchy melodies and enough aggressiveness to keep it interesting. I think my first exposure to Edguy was their 2004 album Hellfire Club which led me to explore other works by the band as a whole and stuff that Sammet was involved in.
In the Power Metal genre, Edguy are probably not legends, but they do have a unique enough sound to separate them from the also-rans and should be considered in the top tier of PM. Here is one of my favorites from Edguy – Mysteria. I love the scream starting at about the 20 second mark! Enjoy.
I hear the sound in a METAL way.