Jon Oliva was one of the founders of the mighty Savatage. For those who don’t know them Savatage is a famous American power metal band which has released 11 albums and 4 EPs.The only album of Savatage that Jon Oliva wasn’t part of was “Edge of Thorns”.
Oliva has put Savatage on hold but continues to release metal albums with his (solo) projects. His new work is released under his name. The new album has a cover that reminds us of the old covers of Savatage like “Gutter Ballet”. The style of the “Raise the Curtain” is reminiscent of Savatage. In general it is a good album with a nice flow which hasn’t a “modernized” sound production (fortunately!!). “Father Time”, “I Know” & “Soldier” are the tunes that stand out. In conclusion this is a good album that all the fans of Savatage and traditional metal should check out!
8/10 Ioannis “Knight of Light” Kaskamanidis