Bought this on spec for Hall of the Mountain King after Accept’s guitarist Wolf Hoffman did a version of it (which I think is better because it’s purer, but Savatage’s extension is brilliant none-the-less). First listening was: ho-hum, second listening was: this ain’t half bad, third listening: jammed in the CD player! This is a great metal CD – the vocals are wierd, but addictive and what a sensational range; the guitars (and vocals) remind me a bit of Accept (albeit a more learned version, more sophisticated maybe?) and a bit of a whole lot of other metal that I can’t quite put my finger on, maybe even some thrash creeping in? This is seriously good metal, good riffs, power and grind. Turn it up LOUD!