This is the best band of all time excellent quality of your songs and lyrics
An album that marked time.
Gutter Ballet is the album with which Savatage entered the nineties. The album changed, musically, the direction of the band forever. Earlier albums such as "Hall of the Mountain King" and "Power of the Night", for example, featured a much more traditional Heavy Metal band with 70's Hard Rock influences. In "Gutter Ballet" the Oliva brothers and producer Paul O'Neill directed the band to more Rock Opera style, so to speak, more sedimented on the next album "Streets - A Rock Opera." Finally, "Gutter Ballet" was consecrated in the "world of Metal" like one of the great discs of the beginning of the new decade, from there the press happened to see the band more seriously.
The album is extremely well recorded and mixed with very consistent songs, heavy guitars, striking bass, drums with surgical precision and exhilarating vocals.
The title track is a great classic of style with a beautiful introduction to the piano, orchestrated passages, exhilarating vocals from Jon Oliva and Chris Oliva's devastating guitar solo.
An album that marked time and showed for many out there how to make a record allying heavy metal with some elements of opera.