Who can forget Savatage and the Olivas? They may not be the most popular metal band (…’cause some metal lovin’ people haven’t heard of them) but they sure will arouse your metal-side and bang your head with melodic riffs and enchanting rythms. Savatage just kicks me off when I’m feelin’ freakin’ frustrated or down, it’s their music that keeps me on the road. I don’t know why but all I know is that Heavy Metal music is incomplete without the Classic SAVATAGE. Thanks for …RAISING THE FIST OF THE METAL CHILD.
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1997 reissue on Edel of their 1985 Concrete album with anacoustic version of ’Sleep’ added as a bonus track, for atotal of 11 selections. The album also carries a ’ExplicitLyrics — Parental Advisory’ disclaimer on the back.
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I remember when this work was first released. It was incredibly addicting with it’s honest yet searing mix of harmonic sound. It wasn’t enough to listen to this album, it was absolutely necessary to let it burn into your skull over and over and over. If your a metal head that loves the melodic progression of paired guitars; and unexpected yet solidly delicious changes…you’re going to love this CD!! It’s NOT Faster Pussycat or some other worthless pile of c**p like that so buy it already!!
This is one (…) of an album. To this day, its in my personal Top 10. The production is sharp and crystal clear, the guitar is heavy and in your face and the Oliva Brothers show their immense talent throughout. Its a shame this wasn’t a bigger album, because its tremendous and a lot of people would really love it if they heard it. Their other releases are all good, but for me, “Power of the Night” stands out as their best. A great piece of hard rock/metal you won’t be disappointed buying.
Just wanted to add…after reading another reviewer saying this was “The Quiet Riot album Quiet Riot didn’t have the talent to make” I had to say something… Are you kidding me????Savatage sounds NOTHING WHATSOEVER like Quiet Riot!!!!! Two totally different styles and sounds. And “glam metal” with all the usual cliches? If I had to describe Savatage, glam metal would be the LAST word I would use…I can’t understand how someone could hear this and think of Quiet Riot?? Savatage is 10 times better and more talented..just didnt want anyone to see that and NOT get this.
Power of the Night was Savatage’s third release, and follows the same path as Sirens and Dungeons Are Calling. Forget spandex and power ballads, this is metal for metal’s sake. Songs like Power of the Night and Warriors are pure metal anthems, and are great representatives of the early American power metal sound. The Oliva brothers continue to improve their songwriting abilities, though there are a few less than stellar moments (i.e. Skull Session). Savatage had not yet moved into their epic rock opera stage, so enjoy Power of the Night for what it is – fast and furious power metal madness!
NOTE: While the standard version of Power of the Night is a bargain, you may want to spend a few more dollars on the German import reissue by SPV. It hasn’t been remastered, but the 2002 SPV reissue does have a few extras that make it a better buy. It features 2 additional tracks – live versions of Power of the Night and Sirens, but the real bonus is that the liner notes have been expanded to include several pages of very detailed information about the band during this particular stage of their career. When added to the chapters from the other SPV Savatage reissues, you’ll get the real story behind one of the best (and most underrated) metal bands of all time.
hello metallians, this cd belongs in every metal collection there is, this cd is one of the most true and die hard power metal albums you will ever hear, it is classic, like helloweens walls of jherico, and priests painkiller, and megadeths rust in piece. this is a true classic that will stand the test of time as one of the most inspirational albums ever of its kind. the guitars on this album thanks to the god himself(r.i.p. bud) are some of the best riffs and solos ever recorded, his fingers had to have gushed blood like a fountain after the recording session. some of the most timeless power metal songs ever can be found on this album. like shes unusual, or the title track, or the anthemic rocking ballad in the middle. this is one of the center pieces in my huge power metal collection and is sure to be playing in my cd player when i am old and in a home. your friend and brother in metal brandon whitson 25 of north carolina.
ps. if you like this you absolutely have to get gutter ballet and hall of the mountain king and edge of thorns. and dont forget sirens