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4.01 | 192 ratings

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4 stars Another well done album by this extraordinary band. From this album Savatage try to be more complex than a usual heavy metal band and most of the time they succeded. This is my second best after the masterpiece Streets. I might say this is a breaking point in Savatage's career, because Gutter Ballet is different than the previous recordings, is more sophisticated with more piano and more prog elements then any releases of the band in the '80. This album made a quite good succes because of the track Gutter ballet. To be honest this is not a band for everybody, this is clever heavy/power band with prog elements. The music is super with fabulous orchestration as always, leading by the master Jon Oliva, do not forget his brother Criss Oliva who is one of the best guitarhero of that decade and of the early '90 'till his tragic death in 1993. Forte tracks: all, and who listen to Crimson Glory, Queensryche and even Sanctuary this is the answer. 4 stars, and that reviewers who give one star to Gutter ballet must listen again because is not bad, from contrary is nearly a masterpiece. End
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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