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THE WAKE OF MAGELLAN

Savatage

 

Progressive Metal

3.83 | 104 ratings

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AtlantaCatFan
2 stars After reading the reviews on this website and being a fan of bands like Dream Theater, Queensryche and Symphony X, I was excited to hear this band and their "masterpiece" album. I purchased a copy and settled in for a great listen. I was extremely dissappointed. The music was technically fine, but the songwriting was just not where it needs to be to rate as an essential or even three star rating. It boggles my mind to see this album rated *above* Rush's Moving Pictures, Yes' Fragile and Queensryche's Operation Mindcrime.

Don't get me wrong, this album is neither unlistinable nor trash. It has the same songwriting limitations as bad Dream Theater and certainly doesn't have the prog value of Yes or the straight metal excellence of Maiden. Don't get your expectations up and you should enjoy this album.!

AtlantaCatFan | 2/5 |

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