Savatage - Edge Of Thorns

8.7 | 360 votes |
Release date: 2 April 1993
Style: Progressive heavy metal


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01. Edge Of Thorns
02. He Carves His Stone
03. Lights Out
04. Skraggy's Tomb
05. Labyrinths
06. Follow Me
07. Exit Music
08. Degrees Of Sanity
09. Conversation Piece
10. All That I Bleed
11. Damien
12. Miles Away
13. Sleep
14. Forever After [Japanese bonus]
15. Shotgun Innocence [Japanese bonus]
16. Believe [Acoustic version] [1997 Edel Music CD reissue bonus]
17. Forever After [2002 SPV CD reissue bonus]
18. Conversation Piece [Live In Rehearsal] [2002 SPV CD reissue bonus]
19. All That I Bleed [Acoustic version] [2010 EarMusic CD reissue bonus]
20. If I Go Away [Acoustic version] [2010 EarMusic CD reissue bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1993: 12

Guest review by
The Silent Man
"Edge Of Thorns" is Savatage's 8th studio album. It is their first work with Zak Stevens on vocals and their last with Criss Oliva on guitar: Criss died in a car accident on October 7th, 1993 after this release. His tragic death marked a terrible period for his bandmates, expecially for his brother Jon, who decided to bring Savatage to an end. Fortunately he changed his mind after the release of "Handful Of Rain", which was meant to be Savatage's post script.

published 29.09.2003 | Comments (5)

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01.08.2012 - 21:09
Great album.
01.08.2012 - 23:12
Metal slave
I've always wanted to like this... dunno why I dont. I'll try again
30.10.2012 - 20:05
Rating: 9
I started listening Savatage before few months.Awesome,fantastic band can't believe I wasted my time on Dream Theater and Queensryche.
This album is one of my favorites along with power of the night and of course hall of the mountain king.This album is pure melodic yet aggressive
with very good songwritning.Vocals?Ha ha fantastic singer Zak Stevens.Highly recommended!
16.02.2013 - 14:48
Rating: 8
Good, but not great. Few "Skidrow-ish" songs I don't really appreciate. Zak's vocals are excellent, but I still prefer Jon's.
15.07.2013 - 01:07
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Savatage's best album imo, all tracks are perfect. I personally prefer Zak's voice over Jon's. Jon's amazing too, but Zak's better.
22.03.2017 - 22:29
Rating: 8
Very good album, but not their best. Title track is surely a classic. Follow me also stands out. Then again a couple of fillers to find here. Used to spin this far more often back at the time it was born.

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