Buy for
$31.42
(7 items)

Release date: 28 September 1987
Style: Progressive heavy metal

Rating:

8.8 | 337 votes

Owners:

449 have it
35 want it


01. 24 Hours Ago
02. Beyond The Doors Of The Dark
03. Legions
04. Strange Wings [Feat. Ray Gillen]
05. Prelude To Madness
06. Hall Of The Mountain King
07. The Price You Pay
08. White Witch
09. Last Dawn [Instrumental]
10. Devastation
11. Stay [1997 Edel Music CD reissue bonus]
12. Hall Of The Mountain King [live] [2002 SPV CD reissue bonus]
13. Devastation [live] [2002 SPV CD reissue bonus]
14. Castles Burning [Acoustic version] [2011 EarMusic CD reissue bonus]
15. Somewhere In Time/Alone You Breathe [Acoustic version] [2011 EarMusic CD reissue bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1987: 7
Top 200 albums of all time: 130

Review
Lyrics (10)

Guest review by
Opan

Rating:
9.8
This is one hell of a dark album. On any given Savatage album, there is a lot of gloom, but Hall Of The Mountain King is the most murky of all. Not in an evil way, but more in a cold, desolate way. They type of feeling you'd get on the bottom of the ocean, watching a sunset in Antarctica, or on some distant mountain top, shrouded in clouds. This is helped by the massive amount of chorus on Criss' guitars. Even the catchy, radio ready songs like "Strange Wings" and "The Price You Pay" have a healthy dose of melancholy to them.

Read more ››
published 05.03.2012 | Comments (4)

Found in 22 lists
Top lists

LeKiwi Most Talented Vocalists In Metal  | #86
R'Vannith Most Gripping Atmospheres  | #114
Vasil de Shumen Top 200 Metal Masterpieces of All Time  | #7
strade My Favorite 40 Metal Albums Ever (+5...)  | #6
saw_you_drown Top Metal Albums Of The 80s  | #26
Fearmeister The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 5: Heavy/Power Metal  | #201
Progfiggit A Progressive Journey: My Selections / Favourites  | #70
NecroGabo My Favorite 100 Metal Albums Of All Time  | #66
More lists with this album (22) | Create a list! ››



Comments

‹‹ Back to the Albums
Comments: 7  
Users visited: 275  
Search this topic:  


Korah - 01.03.2012 at 19:33  
Rating: 10 That album is almost perfect. The best by Savatage by far.
bblitz - 31.10.2012 at 12:08  
Rating: 9 Excellent album,Savatage is awesome underrated band.
Lit. - 31.10.2012 at 19:45  
  Prelude to Madness is undoubtly my favorite instrumental.
Kocha - 23.01.2013 at 01:27  
Rating: 9 The first six songs are perfect in every way, there isn't one thing I'd change there. The price you pay is a quality ballad, but it's a real shame they couldn't close it out in the same manner. Don't get me wrong, the last three songs are not bad at all, it's just that I feel they kind of don't belong here, especially White witch. It almost ruins the atmosphere created by the previous tracks. Still, I'd give it something like 9.5.
Lit. - 05.02.2013 at 03:52  
 
Written by Kocha on 23.01.2013 at 01:27

The first six songs are perfect in every way, there isn't one thing I'd change there. The price you pay is a quality ballad, but it's a real shame they couldn't close it out in the same manner. Don't get me wrong, the last three songs are not bad at all, it's just that I feel they kind of don't belong here, especially White witch. It almost ruins the atmosphere created by the previous tracks. Still, I'd give it something like 9.5.

But White Witch is one of the best songs on the album.
LeKiwi - 15.12.2013 at 02:30  
Rating: 9 Just listened to the title track. Why have I not heard of this before?! That grooving guitar...those beast vocals...omg...omg...
pkillerjp - 14.02.2014 at 20:29  
 
Written by Lit. on 05.02.2013 at 03:52

Written by Kocha on 23.01.2013 at 01:27

The first six songs are perfect in every way, there isn't one thing I'd change there. The price you pay is a quality ballad, but it's a real shame they couldn't close it out in the same manner. Don't get me wrong, the last three songs are not bad at all, it's just that I feel they kind of don't belong here, especially White witch. It almost ruins the atmosphere created by the previous tracks. Still, I'd give it something like 9.5.

But White Witch is one of the best songs on the album.



White Witch smokes, I agree. Classic album, no real low points.

Advertise on Metal Storm


Login or register to post here.



Similar topics

Forum Topic Similarity Started
Reviews Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King 9 05.03.2012 by Mountain King
Events UAE, Dubai - 25th Anniversary of The Hall of the Mountain King 6 11.04.2012 by Sorrow
Lists The Greatest Rock/Metal Ballads 4.5 07.01.2012 by Lokaeda
Lists The Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time 4.5 11.06.2012 by scennkah
Reviews Kamelot - The Fourth Legacy 4.5 14.01.2012 by Boxcar Willy



Hits total: 7029 | This month: 176