SAVATAGE

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Savatage is a heavy metal/progressive metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1979. The band is known for recording many rock operas. Early on, Savatage was a traditional heavy metal band, who stood out from the pack due to guitarist Criss Oliva's uncommonly heavy riffing and vocalist Jon Oliva's unique vocal stylings.

Following the failure of Fight for the Rock, an attempt to commercialize their sound, Savatage began moving in a more operatic direction, releasing a number of rock opera albums in collaboration with producer Paul O'Neill.

After the tragic death of Criss Oliva, the band soldiered on to continued critical acclaim but diminishing commercial success. However, Oliva and O'Neill lucked out when a single from Dead Winter Dead, "Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)", managed to crack the singles chart. The song, a reworking of a classic Christmas hymn, acted as a launching pad for the immensely
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Handful of RainHandful of Rain
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Streets: A Rock Opera (Narrated Version / Video Collection)Streets: A Rock Opera (Narrated Version / Video Collection)
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Power Of The NightPower Of The Night
Atlantic Off Roster 1990
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Global Warning JON OLIVA'S PAIN CD ( SAVATAGE) Global Warning JON OLIVA'S PAIN CD ( SAVATAGE) USD $12.30 Buy It Now 1h 43m
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Armored Saint-Saints will conquer 12'' LP Vinyl 1988[Savatage, Omen, WASP]*RARE* Armored Saint-Saints will conquer 12'' LP Vinyl 1988[Savatage, Omen, WASP]*RARE* USD $34.99 Buy It Now 2 days
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SAVATAGE Sirens album cover 3.52 | 26 ratings
Sirens
US Power Metal 1983
SAVATAGE Power Of The Night album cover 3.29 | 29 ratings
Power Of The Night
Heavy Metal 1985
SAVATAGE Fight For The Rock album cover 2.43 | 19 ratings
Fight For The Rock
Heavy Metal 1986
SAVATAGE Hall Of The Mountain King album cover 4.02 | 45 ratings
Hall Of The Mountain King
Heavy Metal 1987
SAVATAGE Gutter Ballet album cover 3.83 | 43 ratings
Gutter Ballet
Heavy Metal 1989
SAVATAGE Streets: A Rock Opera album cover 3.96 | 33 ratings
Streets: A Rock Opera
Heavy Metal 1991
SAVATAGE Edge Of Thorns album cover 4.03 | 44 ratings
Edge Of Thorns
Heavy Metal 1993
SAVATAGE Handful Of Rain album cover 3.65 | 28 ratings
Handful Of Rain
Heavy Metal 1994
SAVATAGE Dead Winter Dead album cover 3.82 | 38 ratings
Dead Winter Dead
Heavy Metal 1995
SAVATAGE The Wake Of Magellan album cover 4.02 | 40 ratings
The Wake Of Magellan
Progressive Metal 1997
SAVATAGE Poets And Madmen album cover 4.17 | 21 ratings
Poets And Madmen
Progressive Metal 2001

SAVATAGE EPs & splits

SAVATAGE The Dungeons Are Calling album cover 3.17 | 15 ratings
The Dungeons Are Calling
US Power Metal 1984

SAVATAGE live albums

SAVATAGE Japan Live '94 album cover 2.73 | 7 ratings
Japan Live '94
Heavy Metal 1995
SAVATAGE Ghost In The Ruins: A Tribute To Criss Oliva album cover 4.14 | 7 ratings
Ghost In The Ruins: A Tribute To Criss Oliva
Heavy Metal 1995

SAVATAGE demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

SAVATAGE re-issues & compilations

SAVATAGE From The Gutter To The Stage: The Best Of 1981 - 1995 album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
From The Gutter To The Stage: The Best Of 1981 - 1995
Heavy Metal 1995
SAVATAGE The Best And The Rest album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
The Best And The Rest
Heavy Metal 1997
SAVATAGE Believe album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Believe
Heavy Metal 1998
SAVATAGE Still The Orchestra Plays: Greatest Hits Volume 1 & 2 album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Still The Orchestra Plays: Greatest Hits Volume 1 & 2
Heavy Metal 2010
SAVATAGE Return to Wacken album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Return to Wacken
Progressive Metal 2015

SAVATAGE singles (2)

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2.00 | 1 ratings
One Child
Progressive Metal 1996
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2.83 | 2 ratings
Commissar
Progressive Metal 2001

SAVATAGE movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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3.83 | 3 ratings
Japan Live '94
Heavy Metal 1995

SAVATAGE Reviews

SAVATAGE Japan Live '94

Live album · 1995 · Heavy Metal
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martindavey87
This album is a perfect example of why I’ve always preferred studio albums to live ones. Savatage are without a doubt one of my all-time favourite bands, but ‘Japan Live ‘94’ just doesn’t do their music justice.

Recorded while touring for their 1994 album, ‘Handful of Rain’, this was a short-lived line-up of the band which was reeling from the tragic death of original guitarist Criss Oliva. With Zak Stevens totally owning it on vocals, and guitar master Alex Skolnick of Testament fame stepping in on guitars, the band members are on top form, and the performances from everyone are solid throughout.

The production is pretty good, and everyone can be heard clearly, however, there’re two things about this album that bug me. Firstly, I just feel that the album versions sound a lot bigger, grandiose and epic, especially as the studio can allow for multiple layers and dubs, whereas live, they all sound a bit flat. Secondly... ah... the audience... Like so many similar live releases, the audience at times just sound piped in. It’s when Stevens is talking and the crowd are constantly screaming and yelling, I know metal fans can be a rabid bunch, but at times it just sounds a bit fake (and if it isn’t, well... there’s always reason one to fall back on).

Coming at a time just as the band were starting to become more progressive, theatrical and bombastic with their music, ‘Japan Live ‘94’, (sometimes also known as ‘Live in Japan’) does have a pretty decent set list. With the likes of ‘Chance’, ‘Edge of Thorns’, ‘Gutter Ballet’, ‘Taunting Cobras’, ‘Jesus Saves’, ‘Watching You Fall’ and ‘Sirens’, there’s plenty of good material here, making this is a decent enough album, but as a whole, I think I’ll probably ignore it and just listen to the bands studio output instead.

SAVATAGE Commissar

Single · 2001 · Progressive Metal
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martindavey87
‘Commissar’ is a single by metal band Savatage, released in 2001 to promote their ‘Poets and Madmen’ album, it features three tracks that total at just over eleven minutes in duration.

‘Poets and Madmen’ is an absolute masterpiece in my opinion, and easily one of the bands best releases, so no doubt it’d be tricky to choose which songs to use as promotional singles. However, ‘Commissar’, with its bombastic intro, its intense guitar playing and Jon Oliva’s rapid-fire vocals, is a fine choice, and easily stands out as one of the more memorable tracks on the album.

Second track, ‘Drive’, is mostly a straight-up metal song, but highlights the bands ferocity. With lightning fast riffs and wailing vocals, this is also a noteworthy track that makes ‘Poets and Madmen’ an essential purchase, and gives guitarist Chris Caffery a chance to truly shine. And finally, there’s ‘Voyage’, a short, two-minute acoustic guitar track. It’s a nice little instrumental that fills out the disc well, but isn’t overly essential.

Overall, ‘Commissar’ is an all-round decent enough CD single for Savatage fans.

SAVATAGE Gutter Ballet

Album · 1989 · Heavy Metal
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While there’s always been subtle classical and theatrical elements to Savatage’s music, it wasn’t until 1989’s ‘Gutter Ballet’ that the band really started to take their sound in a more ambitious direction. Inspired by musicals such as ‘Phantom of the Opera’, there’s a much more grandiose feel to this album than anything they’d done before, and would only lead to the band transitioning from power metal to more progressive territory.

One notable change in the band’s sound is the more prominent use of pianos and keyboards. While there were always some keys lingering in the background, ‘Gutter Ballet’ sees them become a more integral part of the music. It works amazingly well, and really distinguishes Savatage’s unique identity.

Of course, the musicianship itself is fantastic. With each member, building upon the momentum they’d garnered with previous album, ‘Hall of the Mountain King’, being on top form. Jon Oliva’s vocals really suit the more theatrical approach well, and his guitarist brother Criss Oliva’s blistering guitars are as incredible as ever. Working with producer/songwriter Paul O’Neill, this was a time of growth for the band, and each member really plays their part to help the band mature.

With highlights that include ‘Gutter Ballet’, ‘When the Crowds Are Gone’, ‘Of Rage and War’, ‘She’s in Love’, ‘Hounds’, ‘Thorazine Shuffle’ and ‘Mentally Yours’, there’s an abundance of killer material here that constantly shifts from heavy to melodic, but never lets up in quality.

1987’s ‘Hall of the Mountain King’ may have been the album where Savatage hit their stride and started a run of successful (critically, if not commercially) albums, but for me, ‘Gutter Ballet’ is where they truly defined their sound and began a creative run that would see them continually release albums of high standards.

SAVATAGE Return to Wacken

Boxset / Compilation · 2015 · Progressive Metal
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'Return to Wacken' is a very confusing and misleading compilation album that was released to coincide with Savatage's joint appearance with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the 2015 Wacken Festival in Germany.

The problem is that everything about this release made it seem like a live album, perhaps of one of the bands earlier Wacken appearances, which would have made the most sense. It even has "celebrating a return to the stage..." on the bloody cover! But instead, we get a compilation which is supposedly based upon and inspired by the set lists of Savatage's two previous performances at the prestigious event.

With that said, Savatage are one of my favourite bands, and the music here is still damn good. But as a compilation release, it's very underwhelming. With a wealth of material to choose from, reducing the bands best material down to a meagre eleven songs is near-impossible. Sure, we get 'Edge of Thorns', 'Chance', 'Hall of the Mountain King', 'Gutter Ballet' and 'The Wake of Magellan', not too shabby really, but there's still just so much missing, that it's pretty impossible to really care about this release at all.

Overall, 'Return to Wacken' is just a shameless cash-in on Savatage's return to the stage after a 14-year hiatus. It could make a good starting point for newcomers, but realistically there's better compilations or studio albums to choose from. The truly sad thing is that I knew all of this yet I bought it anyway because I'm such a huge fan and needed it in my collection.

SAVATAGE Poets And Madmen

Album · 2001 · Progressive Metal
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I remember this one so well. It was the Summer of 2003, and I was 16 years-old. I randomly picked up 'Handful of Rain', with no prior knowledge of the band Savatage. It was alright. Nothing amazing, but one or two catchy songs that stuck with me. Fast forward a few months and I was Christmas shopping with my sister. Having stumbled across a secondhand music shop, I had to have a quick look, and it was there that I picked up 'Poets and Madmen'.

And from here, Savatage would go on to become one of my all-time favourite bands.

'Poets and Madmen' sees Jon Oliva return to lead vocals, and Chris Caffery picks up the bulk of the guitar work after Al Pitrelli had left to join Megadeth. Though not strictly a rock opera like those the band were famous for doing, there is a loose concept behind the music, based upon real-life photographer Kevin Carter. It's not exactly an easy narrative to follow, though it doesn't disrupt the flow of the album either.

With Savatage slowly taking more and more of a backseat to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (a Savatage-related band that was having multiplatinum success), it's evident that a lot of the music here was influenced by the aforementioned group. Bigger and more grandiose than ever before, each of the songs here is a true gem in their own right, with each instrument working in complete synergy to produce some of the bands tightest and most cohesive compositions.

Highlights include 'Stay With Me Awhile', 'Commissar', 'There in the Silence', 'Surrender', 'Back to a Reason', and the centerpiece of the album, the ten-minute 'Morphine Child'. Each song really shows a band at the peak of their creativity, with plenty of crushing riffs, beautiful melodies, classical-inspired passages and the vocal counterpoint harmonies that the band had made their own.

A remarkable smorgasbord of every perfected nuance that had ever given this band their own unique sound, it's a shame that Savatage spent the majority of their career in the "underrated" category, because this album is an absolute masterpiece.

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