Top 10 Songs on Savatage's Gutter Ballet

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Gutter Ballet is the 5th studio album by Savatage released in 1989. It marked a more progressive sound compared to thier previous albums and often features piano. The album cover is one of the best I know.

Savatage are an American metal band founded in 1979 by brothers Jon and Criss Oliva.
Subgenres - heavy metal, prog metal (late), speed metal (early), power metal.
Savatage is one of the most underrated metal bands ever.

Jon Oliva has a real 4 octave vocals range. Besides, he can play all typical metal instruments, and piano.
Criss died at 30 in 1993 in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. R.I.P. Criss.

Personnel:
Jon Oliva – lead vocals, piano, keyboards, bass guitar and drums on "Gutter Ballet"
Criss Oliva – guitars, acoustic guitar
Johnny Lee Middleton – bass guitar
Steve "Doc" Wacholz – drums

The Top Ten

1 The Unholy

I am always torn between The Unholy and Hounds but I had to put one of them at #1. By the way, this album is very good and basically there are no bad songs. - Metal_Treasure

2 Hounds

It has 3 solos by Criss Oliva and some of the best vocals by Jon. A very intense song. I love it.
Jon Oliva is one of the most emotional metal singers and this song proves it. - Metal_Treasure

3 Thorazine Shuffle

A very interesting song to me - there are some oriental influences, strong riff, laughs in the intro (by Jon). - Metal_Treasure

4 Of Rage and War

Definitely an interesting song with a memorable riff and great aggressive vocals by Jon Oliva. - Metal_Treasure

5 She's in Love

Despite the "love" title, the song isn't a love ballad and is heavier than you may conclude judging by the title. It's a fast paced song with angry gritty vocals and screams. - Metal_Treasure

6 Gutter Ballet

I know this is the most popular song on this album but the main riff sounds similar to Iron Maiden's Hallowed Be Thy Name and I can't put this song higher than this.
Other than that, the song is really great - memorable and long piano intro, flawless vocals, pleasant classically-inspired solo, etc. - Metal_Treasure

7 Summer's Rain

A power ballad I like very much. - Metal_Treasure

8 When the Crowds are Gone

An emotional slow paced song - Metal_Treasure

9 Temptation Revelation

A soft instrumental (2:56) with a classical orchestration in the 2nd half. - Metal_Treasure

10 Mentally Yours

The Contenders

11 Silk and Steel

A very soft guitar instrumental (2:56) - Metal_Treasure

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