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Edge of Thorns
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||Date: January 16, 2004 at 2:06|
|This album is phenomenal - there's really something for everyone. It's a very dynamic album with lots of variance and mood shifts. This is the last album featuring the stellar guitar work of the late Criss Oliva. Criss was far more than another shredder - to the contrary, Criss was really an under-rated genius. Indeed, he was one of the best, most creative rock guitarists to ever pick up the instrument. His body of work with Savatage stands as a tesitmony to his outstanding ability. R.I.P.
|From: Metal T
||Date: January 26, 2004 at 11:51|
|Yes,I totally agree.Criss Oliva(R.I.P.) was underrated big time,he sounded killer on Edge' as well as all the other Savatage' discs he played on .
||Date: January 14, 2005 at 11:21|
|Great cd, Criss plays with so much passion, but i wonder hpw jon would of sounded on this album, anyways it is my fav with Zak Stevens on vocals
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: November 7, 2006 at 9:16|
|A very poignant SAVA release. Released only months before Criss died,& containing his wife Dawn on the cover (who died in 2005), this was arguably the best line-up & arguably their greatest album. Bosnian Zak Stevens has to be the greatest vocal find in history,his mighty lungs are perfect for metal. This is filler-free perfection; the last 5 tracks particularly are unbelievable. Masterful performances (Oliva's guitar licks are breathtaking),awesome songwriting,& sadly the end of an era. 10/10.
||Date: October 10, 2007 at 2:26|
|HUGE CD 96/100 This album is phenomenal - there's really something for everyone. It's a very dynamic album with lots of variance and mood shifts. This is the last album featuring the stellar guitar work of the late CRISS OLIVA. CRISS was far more than another shredder, CRISS was really an under-rated genius. Indeed, he was one of the best, most creative rock guitarists to ever pick up the instrument. His body of work with Savatage stands as a tesitmony to his outstanding ability. R.I.P. thanks
||Date: October 10, 2007 at 2:28|
|I take the words from the whitewolf review !because it is excatly what i think ! THANKS whitewolf
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: May 10, 2011 at 15:14|
|Excellent release!!!...Savatage is undoubtebly a great band!!!..."Edge Of Thorns" & "He Carves His Stone" are my all time favourites of this album ...add 2 that "Lights Out","Follow Me","Conversation Piece" & "Miles Away"...Criss Oliva will be always missed...such a great guitar player and musician in general he was...91/100
||Date: June 30, 2011 at 6:18|
|With addition of super pipester Zak Stevens Savatage went for a kinda heavy but commercial deviation but whatever your thoughts, Edge is cutting brilliance. The title track huge and its sweeping arrangement almost prog wedged during its solo, in every way possible, the very definition of epic as is Follow Me with slightly less bigness... Some ball busters akin to the past are provided with Damien and He Carves His Stone. Lights Out is a blinder giving Zak the chance to prove his worth and Miles Away leans heavily into late 80's melody. Couple ballads most notable All That I Bleed which has since become a tribute to Chris and personal fave teary tune Sleep and its lush melody but this was Chris' album, here his guitaring is of the highest order and second to none! Everything about this one scored, tunes, performances, production and packaging and it was tragic Chris was lost soon after (RIP). My favorite Sav (remaster rules, nifty booklet chock full of info!) Highly recommended 9/10
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