Christmas (and other) Stuff

L. Bird pkeets at
Fri Dec 17 23:47:51 CST 2004

Aha.  Here it is in the reviews.  TSO may be, in fact, Savatage dressed up 
in some Christmas tinsel.


>Best alternative for Trans-Siberian fans, October 30, 2004

Reviewer:  M. Boone (Dallas TX) - See all my reviews

Like so many of us, I only heard of Savatage because I'm addicted to the 
Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Most of the Savatage guys (maybe it was all of 
them) are involved in TSO. See Sarejevo 12/24 originally 
appeared on a Savatage album, "Dead Winter Dead." The "Wake of Magellan" is 
at least as cool a story as "Christmas Eve and Other Stories," and the music 
is splendid.

TSO fans like myself: based on my experience with "Wake of Magellan," know 
that Savatage leans more towards metal rock than the TSO projects. "Wake of 
Magellan" might seem a little bit less artsy than TSO if you don't like the 
metal rock sound as much, especially if you love the way TSO can combine two 
different Christmas carols on electric guitar and sound like the angels must 
have sounded on the first Christmas. Anyways, "Wake of Magellan" is a lovely 
rock opera.

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