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3.88 | 156 ratings

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4 stars Now we are talking

After the disappointing "Fight For The Rock" album, Savatage returned back to their power metal-style Jon Oliva sings, shouts and screams better than ever before and the old fans of Power of the night and Sirens were in heaven. This one sound better then the previous ones in every way, liracally and musically.

"Hall Of The Mountain King" is a classic, and you can put this album in the same shelf with Crimson Glory debut, Fates Warning - Awakening, Queensryche - Rage for order( yet quite different). From this one Savatage includes more symphonic elements and the arangements are amazing, composed by no one then the master Jon Oliva, Criss Oliva his brother is without a doubt one of the best heavy metal guitarists of all times, forever underrated (R.I.P.), here you can see what is capable to do on guitar, powerfull riffs and crazy solos. Forte tracks all, and fans of the prog metal a la Queensryche, '80 Fates Warning, Crimson Glory will enjoy to the max this album, as i did.

4 stars and from this one Savatage were always on top of prog metal bands delivering a clever music just fine to listen to something special.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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