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Artist: Savatage

Title: Dead Winter Dead

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Category: Prog. Metal

Year: 1995

Label: Atlantic Records

Catalog Number: 82850-2


Zak Stevens lead vocals
Johnny Lee Middleton bass
Chris Caffery guitar
Al Pitrelli guitar
Jeff Plate drums
Jon Oliva keyboards, backing vocals


1.  Overture  
2.  Sarajevo  
3.  This Is the Time (1990)  
4.  I Am  
5.  Starlight  
6.  Doesn't Matter Anyway  
7.  This Isn't What We Meant  
8.  Mozart and Madness  
9.  Memory (Dead Winter Dead Intro)  
10.  Dead Winter Dead  
11.  One Child  
12.  Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)  
13.  Not What You See  

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From: illimey Date: February 20, 2004 at 0:39
Is this one any good? I've only ever heard one Savatage album (Fight For the Rock, I think) which I thought was OK, but the cover and track titles of this one always intrigue me.... I notice it has two 10/10 ratings here but why no comments??

From: Gar Date: February 21, 2004 at 20:07
Yes, this is a good one. It's a concept album about war-torn Sarajevo. Better than their previous concept album "Streets" in my opinion(though I may be in the minority). Title track is one of their heaviest. Sounds almost like Metallica(when they were good). However there are some quieter, yet still powerful, moments to be had. If you're curious, I'd definitely pick this one up.

From: Valkyn Date: March 21, 2004 at 0:51
Yes, This is one of Savatage's best efforts! I enjoyed it immensley! every track is good and done well. the older stuff like streets and Fight for Rock are, IMHO, not as good as most of thier newer stuff! Keep on Rockin' Savatage!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: rafa Date: June 7, 2004 at 13:50
Dios que musica no es tan bueno como el street pero que pasada impresionante un 10 de 10 esta gente son unos musicos fuera de serie y cuando hablamos de savatage hay que hacerlo con un respeto de la ostia.larga vida a savatage.

From: Baris Date: January 10, 2005 at 8:57
Indeed a well-written brilliant album. There are very deep feelings, good sound and melodies here like all Savatage albums. As the only negative side, it goes too slow sometimes, when you expect activation another slow song begins again. But in fact it doesn't matter too much. This is more an experimental special album. Savatage tells Bosnian War here with their theater-like style. The melody of "Christmas Eve Sarajevo" is excellent. This is not their best but I love this album.

From: AHUEA Date: January 14, 2005 at 11:24
Nice album, really like it, good concept, great job on vocals by Stevens and glad that Chris Caffery is back

From: howe Date: May 17, 2005 at 16:53
If you like music that is just not about making you shake your head, then you will certainly like this album. It's great to listen to this album following this interesting story. Music and text match perfectly. IMHO this is by far the best rock album to come out in the mid 90's! Great rockers - I AM, DOESN'T MATTER ANYWAY, DEAD WINTER DEAD - and incredibly beautiful slower tracks - THIS IS THE TIME, THIS ISN'T WHAT WE MEANT, ONE CHILD, NOT WHAT YOU SEE. And then there's the great instrumental...

From: howe Date: May 17, 2005 at 17:10
... Mozart and Madness (based on original music by the composer, mainly on the symphony no. 25). All in all, this is a perfect album for those who enjoy music that goes beyond the limits of what dj's, discos and eMpTyV's tolerate. This is music with something to say, music that is free from worn out formulas, music with different colors, music that interacts with the listener. This is a pure work of art. 10/10

From: TIM (2) Date: November 7, 2006 at 9:27
Chris Caffery was back, but so too were the flashy solos of new guitarist Al Pitrelli (who was an awkward fit to put it mildly). Back too were the concept ideas; this one being based around the situation in Zak's homeland - albeit a Paul O'Neill story. As per "Streets",it's the story rather than the songs that take precedence, therefore this misses the mark a little. But the performances are extraordinary,& tracks 3,7 & 13 are just a joy to listen to. Well worth owning,but not their best. 8/10.

From: sluss528 Date: November 7, 2006 at 13:23
hey tim (2) you seem to be a big tage fan like me. well my friend you need to check out the new john oliva's pain cd titled maniacal renderings! it blows away almost anything the tage has ever done and that says alot! it's a 10/10!!!!!!

From: metalhead4life Date: November 7, 2006 at 23:14
I thought this one was pretty stale compared to some of their other albums. I thought it would be better when I first heard it. Al Pitrelli is a great guitar player. He was amazing on Alice Cooper's Trash tour video. I rarely pull this one out to listen to. I much prefer Sirens, Power, Hall, Gutter, and Edge of Thorns to this and also Handful of Rain which I found not as good as those albums.

From: metalhead4life Date: November 7, 2006 at 23:19
BTW - TIM (2), it's good to see a new post from you. Haven't seen a new one from you in a while. I have been on so many other band pages on here and have seen your posts on all of them - from AOR to Hard Rock to Glam to Metal. We must have similar tastes. Cheers, Ray

From: TIM (2) Date: November 8, 2006 at 3:34
Hey Sluss528, the latest JON OLIVAS PAIN CD is a great one - although a little strange in places. The new CIRCLE II CIRCLE is a killer CD too. I agree that Pitrelli is a talented guitarist but just never thought he suited SAVATAGE'S bombastic/orchestral style. But then anyone who followed Criss Oliva (no matter how much talent Pitrelli & Skolnick have) was going to find those tough shoes to fill. This is an album that needs listening to from start to finish...

From: peter neal Date: May 27, 2008 at 14:17
a great album, far from the classical aggression of Savatage, even though the vocals of Oliva in "I Am" are very "insane". anyway, again great songs: "This Is The Time", "Starlight", "Not What You See" and "One Child". I love this one.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 12, 2011 at 14:24
Yeah in agreement with howe's comment of 2005...heavy stuff but it won't make your head shake like a real hedbanger ...this is more of a lay back album but solid at the same time...best shots are "Overture"(intro),"Sarajevo"(epic),"This Is The Time(1990)","This Isn't What We Meant","Memory"(intro),"Dead Winter Dead","One Child" & "Now What You See"(great!)...93/100

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