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Savatage is a / 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… read more

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  • Avatar for Chrilu
    Well, everyone's entitled to his own views..
  • Avatar for Idiots-Rule
    Always liked this band, at least the stuff I am familiar with. I lost interest with "Streets", but I've since looked up a few (rather great) tracks on later albums as well. However, judging by their stuff between "Sirens" and "Gutter Ballet", I always thought Savatage was a song-band rather than an album-band. They've got several great songs on each release, yet at the same time there are always a few filler or plain out boring cuts (yes, I am looking at you "Fight For The Rock"). "Hall Of The Mountain King" is the only album (1983-1991) which I find to be relatively master-crafted throughout its whole run.
  • Avatar for Chrilu
    Just listening to "Wake of Magellan". Oh Lord, they were great, a reunion for another output would blow my mind...
  • Avatar for Maco097
    They played US Power, so it's not surprising to see the Power Metal tag.
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  • Avatar for Chrilu
    A reunion with Dr. Killdrums and Zak Stevens please !!!
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  • Avatar for xStrikeBassProx
    "power metal tag wtf" I thought they were power metal, lol.
  • Avatar for Herr_Liddell
    Words can't explain how incredible they are.
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