Savatage - Fight For The Rock CD (album) cover




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2.11 | 43 ratings

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2 stars Riding on so much momentum after 'Power of the Night', Savatage seem to hit a bit of a brick wall with this one. Although not as terrible as some people make it out to be, this is easily the worst album the band has released.

After three releases that made Savatage a force to be reckoned with, they did that unthinkable sin every band does at some point in their career, they changed their sound!!!

It's not quite as bad as it sounds though. The classic Criss Oliva style is still there in the riffs, but it's the songs themselves that ooze of mainstream AOR. And mixed in with the cheesy lyrics and the radio-friendly riffs are some of the most atrocious keyboard effects ever, including trumpet sounds!

But let's be optimistic about this, because any dedicated Savatage fan will no doubt buy this for their collection, and there are a few good songs here. 'Fight for the Rock' has a catchy chorus, and the rerecorded 'Out on the Streets' is a nice treat. 'Crying for Love' is an okay song, and 'The Edge of Midnight' is actually a really great track, if you can tolerate the horrific keyboard intro.

Thankfully this style wouldn't be something they repeated, as the band quickly learn from their mistakes and go on to release some of the best music I've ever heard. This isn't the worst CD I own, but it's definitely one for the collectors.

Valarius | 2/5 |


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