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Gutter Ballet

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  • Audio CD (3 Jun. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Spv
  • ASIN: B000066I5V
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 513,787 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Of Rage and War
  2. Gutter Ballet
  3. Temptation Revelation
  4. When the Crowds Are Gone
  5. Silk And Steel
  6. She's in Love
  7. Hounds
  8. The Unholy
  9. Mentally Yours
  10. Summer's Rain
  11. Thorazine Shuffle
  12. Hounds
  13. When the Crowds Are Gone

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I remember this album getting slagged off at the time for having piano in it. Perhaps it was simply ahead of its time, as these days it is generally recognised as a masterpiece.

Heavy Metal with depth and feeling - and that includes ballads, orchestral synths and, of course, pianos. When the Crowds are Gone and Summer Rain both drip with anguish, and emotion. Gutter Ballet is an epic and almost operatic half-ballad, and the quartet of She's in Love, Hounds, Rage and War, and Unholy are in-your-face power-metal hammers. Silk and Steel stands alone as an intricate and beautiful guitar instrumental.

It may be a mixed bag musically, but the quality of the tracks never sinks below excellent - all are beautifully structured. The musicianship is also extraordinary - check the magical guitar solos in the title track or Temptation Revelation.

There is a rather sad tone to the album - perhaps almost prophetic, given that Chris, the guitarrist died a year or two later. Whilst subsequent releases over-did the rather self-indulgent nature of this album, and became ever more contrived, this album still manages to sound natural and is still as good now as it was then. Highly recommended.
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By Kingcrimsonprog TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 30 Sept. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Savatage are an American Progressive Metal band and 1989's Gutter Ballet was their fifth full-length studio album. Following up the classic Hall Of The Mountain King album, Gutter Ballet continues the band's musical evolution from straightforward Power/Heavy Metal into a more theatrical, classical music-inspired Progressive Metal style.

The core sound of the album is still based around soaring vocals, hard drums, big riffs and blazing lead guitar but equally now there is a prevalence of pianos, slower moments and a generally more symphonic approach in places. The album, on tracks like `Thorazine Shuffle' and `Of Rage And War' is also in-part surprisingly rhythmic and ahead of its time. It's a great example of that classic Eighties Metal sound and it also demonstrates the beginnings of the Progressive Metal style, although their later albums would go much further down that direction.

Standout tracks include the dynamic and varied `Hounds' as well as the superb Title Track, the beautiful Zeppelin-esque acoustic number `Silk And Steel' and the huge ballad `When The Crowds Are Gone.'

The standard of production and musicianship is very high on this album, and the songs are all both catchy and interesting. They're either grand and musical, satisfyingly heavy or both. Singer Jon Olivia has a great range and eccentric vocal personality that can vary from raspy snarls and low shouts to Halford-style shrieks, as well as of course, some great melodic clean singing for the softer piano-lead parts.
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By A Customer on 21 Dec. 2003
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This is one hell of a manic album!! by far the best sava album out there. I've never heard such high singing in my life!!
HAUNTING ROCK AT ITS FINEST!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I actually listened to this one on my Dad's recommendation (he has good taste in music sometimes so I trust him). I didn't really know what to expect from it other than some sort of 80's metal (which is fine by me as I'm a massive fan of thrash), and I also knew it might be a bit progressive coz I usually hear Savatage mentioned in the same breath as bands like Dream Theater and Fates Warning. So basically, I went into the album with a pretty open mind and I was very pleased with what I heard. So, let's review it then:

How does it sound? Production is pretty standard mid-eighties metal type production... it's nothing groundbreaking by today's standards but it was probably pretty high quality for it's time; a bit thin and trebly in places like a thrash album but that isn't necessarily bad since parts of this are quite thrashy (For instance, opener "Of Rage and War" features a segment that sounds very much like what Megadeth were putting out around this time). Mostly just standard rock setup of drums, bass, guitar and vocals but with piano and other melodic elements chucked in occassionally. The guitarist here is very proficient and a special mention must go to some of his work (awesome solos and good clean or distorted). The songs are also quite varied from moving power ballads to in your face thrashing.

Vocals? Since the music is varied, it only makes sense that Jon Oliva's vocals be varied to match it; and they are. His more aggressive vocals are a sort of high-pitched thrashy rasp sounding at times like a power metal singer and at times like early Exodus stuff. It's adequate but it's nothing amazing. His clean singing however it of a very high quality and fits perfectly on the more ballady moments of the album.

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What could you say? neo Classic!
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