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This review is from: Handful of Rain (Audio CD)
This cd is a must for all hard rock and heavy metal fans everywhere.
To me it represents a superb metal band coming of age and maturing,
after the tragic death of one of the founder members, the much missed and underrated guitarist that was/is criss Oliva.
Alex skolnick took over from Criss on guitar duties and never let the band down one bit. The cd has all the hallmarks of a classic Savatage record, it's heavy, got melody, got drama, it's got the lot from the metal-tastic opener that is "Taunting cobras", the slow burning title track and the bands very own Bohemian Rhapsody,"Chance" and not forgetting a very moving piece called "Alone you breath" a song for Criss.
All in all, top marks for this very underated mature metal/rock cd from a very, very underrated band.