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Savatage - Handful Of Rain



8.4 | 267 votes |
Release date: 15 August 1994
Style: Progressive heavy metal

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01. Taunting Cobras
02. Handful Of Rain
03. Chance
04. Stare Into The Sun
05. Castles Burning
06. Visions
07. Watching You Fall
08. Nothings Going On
09. Symmetry
10. Alone You Breathe
11. Somewhere In Time/Alone You Breathe [Acoustic version] [1997 Edel Music CD Reissue bonus]
12. Chance [radio edit] [2002 SPV CD reissue bonus]
13. Alone You Breathe [Acoustic version] [2002 SPV CD reissue bonus]
14. Summer's Rain [Acoustic version] [2011 EarMusic CD reissue bonus]
15. Believe [Acoustic version] [2011 EarMusic CD reissue bonus]

Additional info
Re-released in 1997 by Edel featuring one bonus track, 2002 by SPV featuring two bonus tracks and 2011 by EarMusic featuring two bonus tracks.

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31.01.2012 - 00:57
Opan
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Handful Of Rain - one of the greatest Savatage songs
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23.09.2012 - 00:25
Cuca Beludo
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This is the first Progressive metal album I fell in love, instead of another snooze.... like Opeth. "Chance" and "Symmetry" are outstanding.
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09.05.2015 - 15:27
Rating: 10
WorpeX
Made of Metal
For those that are interested, there is a (rare) uncut version of the song Handful of Rain. Has an extra verse in the beginning. Its on youtube here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDQAK3Q1gPs

Not sure if it was ever released on any record. It didn't come with my copy of Handful of Rain.
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21.08.2016 - 14:10
Rating: 8
Written by WorpeX on 09.05.2015 at 15:27

For those that are interested, there is a (rare) uncut version of the song Handful of Rain. Has an extra verse in the beginning. Its on youtube here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDQAK3Q1gPs

Not sure if it was ever released on any record. It didn't come with my copy of Handful of Rain.


That's pretty cool. Where was that version released?

I've always felt this was somewhat of underrated album. There's some dips in quality here and there but overall it's very enjoyable and way more consistent than Edge Of Thorns.
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And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
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16.10.2016 - 01:07
Rating: 9
Redel

This is a masterpiece, by an outstanding band.
It is the best Savatage album for me (Streets closely following).
It has some weaker songs but there are also three of my all-time fav prog metal songs to find here (Chance, Castles burning and Alone you breathe).
The excellent chorus on Chance they kind of managed to do again with their brilliant Morphine child on PAM.
These two epic opuses being my fav Savatage songs.
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03.07.2020 - 20:19
Rating: 6
Jöpe of Steele

One of those Savatage albums that doesn't quite manage to deliver. I can see what they were trying to do here and musically it's somewhat interesting an attempt, but I'm not very fond of the resulting songs. A couple of the songs stand against the overall mediocrity by being actually very good: "Chance" and "Alone You Breathe". Well, I can't say that I'm a huge fan of the album and I don't listen to it pretty much EVER.

I'm puzzled by fact that why there's no Jon on vocals, as IMO, he is the true voice of Savatage
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The Great Resist -- They will own nobody and they will be unhappy.
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14.08.2021 - 16:26
Rating: 7
GrimReaper85

Jope of Steele, best commentator on Savatage albums. I don't think I will ever listen to this album again.
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15.08.2021 - 12:04
Rating: 6
Jöpe of Steele

Written by GrimReaper85 on 14.08.2021 at 16:26

Jope of Steele, best commentator on Savatage albums.


I am actually the best commenter on heavy metal albums in general this world has ever seen, people just didn't get the memo about it yet
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The Great Resist -- They will own nobody and they will be unhappy.
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12.12.2021 - 08:02
Rating: 8
Ganondox

This was the first Savatage album I heard, and it's not until I listened to a few others that I realized how different it is from the rest of their discography. In general the only other album I can think of that is remotely like it is Ki by Devin Townsend Project, with the mixture acoustic blues and progressive metal. I think Handful of Rain did it better though. I guess Kings X might have also have done something similar, but I haven't listened to enough of them to confirm.
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26.02.2022 - 18:39
Rating: 7
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
It's alright. Some good moments, but I definitely prefer the vocals on Hall if the Mountain King
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