POLL of the Mountain King - Savatage albums poll

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idk, might be a poll for like three of us, but this band is too good to not get one of these. and best thing is their discography isn't growing so this won't be obsolete in a year. vote for the best album from the best era!!!! for me, it's probably gonna be between Hall, Gutter Ballet, and Edge of Thorns (yeah Zak Stevens era I fuckin said it). Streets also great but way too long.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Hall of the Mountain King 2
The Wake of Magellan 1
Sirens 0
Dead Winter Dead 0
Handful of Rain 0
Edge of Thorns 0
Streets: A Rock Opera 0
Gutter Ballet 0
Fight or the Rock (don't do it, don't you fuckin do it) 0
Power of the Night 0
The Dungeons are Calling 0
Poets and Madmen 0


ain't nothin but a brie thing, baby (Neanderthal), Friday, 19 April 2024 00:01 (two months ago) link

I think this is Hall of the Mountain King. "24 HOURS A....GOOOOO, YEAH!"

ain't nothin but a brie thing, baby (Neanderthal), Friday, 19 April 2024 18:10 (two months ago) link

I only know three of these: Hall, Gutter Ballet and Streets. Gutter Ballet has the higher highs (Hounds! When the Crowds Are Gone!) but I'm a sentimental old fucker so it's probably Streets.

Neanderthal - if I was to listen to one other, which should it be?

I would prefer not to. (Chinaski), Friday, 19 April 2024 20:31 (two months ago) link

Sirens. it's the raw debut and it rocks.

ain't nothin but a brie thing, baby (Neanderthal), Friday, 19 April 2024 20:32 (two months ago) link

Sirens is a phenomenal debut, Gutter Ballet is gorgeous, Streets is full of ambition, but for me Hall of the Mountain King is the best distillation of what made Savatage so great. It's grandiose, just polished enough to let the rawness show through. And what songs. 24 Hours Ago, Strange Wings, and the colossal title track.

A. Begrand, Friday, 19 April 2024 22:18 (two months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 30 April 2024 00:01 (two months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 1 May 2024 00:01 (two months ago) link

about the level of interest i thought it'd generate

ain't nothin but a brie thing, baby (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 00:26 (two months ago) link

I forgot to vote! I am a shambles of a human being.

Add one for Streets.

I would prefer not to. (Chinaski), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 07:06 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Power of the Night is so fucking good. it's slightly more commercial heavy metal done the right way, unlike Fight for the Rock.

"Unusual" and its horror-soundtrack synths, "Necrophilia" and its Priest-y balls to the wall rock, the title track's hooks....been a hot minute since I listened but this one is oft overlooked

perpetually awkward, perennially unhappy (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 2 July 2024 04:45 (one week ago) link


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