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Power of the Night
Power of the Night
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

1997 reissue on Edel of their 1985 Concrete album with anacoustic version of 'Sleep' added as a bonus track, for atotal of 11 selections. The album also carries a 'ExplicitLyrics -- Parental Advisory' disclaimer on the back.


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All Artists: Savatage
Title: Power of the Night
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 6/15/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678124723, 075678124747, 693723729817, 766484231629, 766488468823


Album Description
1997 reissue on Edel of their 1985 Concrete album with anacoustic version of 'Sleep' added as a bonus track, for atotal of 11 selections. The album also carries a 'ExplicitLyrics -- Parental Advisory' disclaimer on the back.

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Armed to attack, the soldiers react...
Mark H. | Hanson, MA USA | 04/28/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Savatage's second full length album and their first for a major label, `Power of the Night' didn't seem to suffer much from any attempted curtailing if the band's sound by Atlantic. The record does seemed a bit blunted though in its production compared to `Sirens' but maybe it may due to my not having a remastered copy. Straight up mid-eighties metal is what you get here. Less sword and sorcery, doom-laden lyrics here but there are some fantasy/horror elements on the LP such as the tune "Necrophilia" which seems to diversify the catalogue a bit. Blatant sexuality is also on display with "Skull Session" and "Hard for Love" which probably could have been a single if not for its over suggestiveness. The title cut, "Warriors" and "Unusual" are probably the top three tunes on `POTN' but as with `Sirens", the LP closes with an uncharacteristic ballad, "In the Dream" which is not as good as "Out on the Streets" but again a show of some expansion of ideas and sound. `Power of the Night' could probably be slotted along with the debut as equally good but a notch below `Hall of the Mountain King' which would be both Savatage's commercial and critical peak."
One of the most true of heart power metal albums ever record
Brandon Whitson | 06/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"hello metallians, this cd belongs in every metal collection there is, this cd is one of the most true and die hard power metal albums you will ever hear, it is classic, like helloweens walls of jherico, and priests painkiller, and megadeths rust in piece. this is a true classic that will stand the test of time as one of the most inspirational albums ever of its kind. the guitars on this album thanks to the god himself(r.i.p. bud) are some of the best riffs and solos ever recorded, his fingers had to have gushed blood like a fountain after the recording session. some of the most timeless power metal songs ever can be found on this album. like shes unusual, or the title track, or the anthemic rocking ballad in the middle. this is one of the center pieces in my huge power metal collection and is sure to be playing in my cd player when i am old and in a home. your friend and brother in metal brandon whitson 25 of north carolina.
ps. if you like this you absolutely have to get gutter ballet and hall of the mountain king and edge of thorns. and dont forget sirens"
Raise the fist of the metal child!
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 07/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Power of the Night was Savatage's third release, and follows the same path as Sirens and Dungeons Are Calling. Forget spandex and power ballads, this is metal for metal's sake. Songs like Power of the Night and Warriors are pure metal anthems, and are great representatives of the early American power metal sound. The Oliva brothers continue to improve their songwriting abilities, though there are a few less than stellar moments (i.e. Skull Session). Savatage had not yet moved into their epic rock opera stage, so enjoy Power of the Night for what it is - fast and furious power metal madness!

NOTE: While the standard version of Power of the Night is a bargain, you may want to spend a few more dollars on the German import reissue by SPV. It hasn't been remastered, but the 2002 SPV reissue does have a few extras that make it a better buy. It features 2 additional tracks - live versions of Power of the Night and Sirens, but the real bonus is that the liner notes have been expanded to include several pages of very detailed information about the band during this particular stage of their career. When added to the chapters from the other SPV Savatage reissues, you'll get the real story behind one of the best (and most underrated) metal bands of all time."