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Release date: 15 September 1997
Style: Progressive heavy metal


8.3 | 196 votes


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01. The Ocean
02. Welcome
03. Turns To Me
04. Morning Sun
05. Another Way
06. Blackjack Guillotine
07. Paragons Of Innocence
08. Complaint In The System (Veronica Guerin)
09. Underture
10. The Wake Of Magellan
11. Anymore
12. The Storm
13. The Hourglass
14. Somewhere In Time/Alone You Breathe [USA bonus]
15. Sleep [Acoustic version] [USA bonus]
16. Stay [Acoustic version] [USA bonus]
17. This is Where You Should Be [2002 SPV CD reissue bonus]
18. Desiree [Acoustic version] [2002 SPV CD reissue bonus]
19. Desiree [Acoustic version] [2010 EarMusic CD reissue bonus]
20. Stay [Acoustic version] [2010 EarMusic CD reissue bonus]

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'The Wake of Magellan' is perhaps one of the more underrated of melodic metal albums of it's time. Savatage made a reputation for grand and epic tale's through the years, caped of by this excellent album. I won't say it is faultless, nor am I going to say it is their best work; however, it is in its own right an outstanding album with glorious and epic introductions, beautiful lyrics, catchy songs with a good voice and one of the industries great songwriters Jon Oliver. Savatage were in the 1980's one of metals innovators, and now they have become one of the corner stones of metal everywhere.

published 22.04.2009 | Comments (4)

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vagiosap - 19.04.2013 at 15:07  
Rating: 9 The music of this wonderful album is exactly what the cover artwork shows.... a long dangerous journey on weavy oceans!!!!!
Vasil de Shumen - 19.04.2013 at 15:49  
Rating: 8
Written by vagiosap on 19.04.2013 at 15:07

The music of this wonderful album is exactly what the cover artwork shows.... a long dangerous journey on weavy oceans!!!!!

I agree. For sure this is one of the best albums of 1997
TrueMetalJope - 04.07.2016 at 18:56  
Rating: 6 Pretty tedious stuff with the exception of the title track, which is great n epic song with an amazing 2nd half.

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