RATINGS: A = must own B = buy it C= average D = yawn F = puke

Royal Hunt – 20th Anniversary Special Edition
Frontiers Records

Rating: B
Royal Hunt has been playing their special blend of melodic, symphonic hard rock for two decades.  Mostly a draw outside of the USA, the band deserves more acceptance in the States, as they are extremely talented.  Their music mixes everything from metal to classical.  The entire band are virtuosos and the music they create showcases their abilities.
Royal Hunt was doing what Trans Siberian Orchestra does, sans the Christmas theme, long before anyone had heard of them.  The music is bombastic and thrilling.   Any fan of classical, symphonic or melodic rock will absolutely eat up this music.
While they have never been a household name in the USA, they have a huge following around the world. The band has created an amazing ‘THANK YOU’ to their fans by releasing a spectacular package celebrating their two decades of existence. 
The Special Edition includes three CDs and a DVD, which will include the best the band has recorded over the course of their 11 album career.  There is a brand new song and three newly recorded acoustic versions of three songs, as well.  The DVD includes all of the bands videos. 
Whether you’re checking Royal Hunt out for the first time, or you’re a long time fan, this is the release to own.  The band, and their label, gets kudos for taking the care and time to put together such an impressive retrospective release.