RETURN OF THE MOUNTAIN KING A Tribute to SAVATAGE: Label: Underground Symphony US CD 048 …. (NOT the Dwell Records cd with the inferior packaging and different cover) This is the same thing that Dwell Records released a while back, but this edition is an Italian re-release with five additional Italian bands.
Label: Underground Symphony – US CD – 048
Format: CD, Compilation
Follow Me (Projecto)
Strange Wings (Shadows Of Steel)
Tonight He Grins Again (Wonderland)
Gutter Ballet (Icycore)
Sleep (Eddy Antonini)
Power Of The Night (Division)
The Dungeons Are Calling (Cage)
Hall Of The Mountain King (Dofka)
Edge Of Thorns (Portrait)
Prelude And Resurrection Of The Mountain King (Civilian)
Believe (Cyrcle IX)
Of Rage And War (Opposite Earth)
24 Hours Ago (Wraith)
Playing time: 70:38
with “Return Of The Mountain King – A Tribute To SAVATAGE” the Italian Underground Symphony-label presents a sampler that positively differs from the usual tribute -compilation. First of all the costly and greatly designed DigiPak attracts my attention, that alone would be worth the money already. (Thank God) mainly older SAVATAGE-material has been used. There are no real points of criticism with any of the bands, without exception worthy bands were chosen. “Edge Of Thorns” (by PORTRAIT) musical interpretation of (very doomy) is close to brilliant). DIVISION offer a skull-splitting version of “Power Of The Night”, CIPHER a very, very metallic interpretation of “Chance” (with harsh Death-Vocals in the background!), MESMERIZE a very powerful “Sirens” (almost shadowing the original), its just plain fun to hear the SAVATAGE-classics in slightly altered form.
A truly worthy tribute-album and for SAVA-fans absolutely essential!
Total Time/70:30 Digi pack