The first song I heard by Savatage was
the "Prelude To Madness" and I loved it... When that was over, I heard "Hall of the mountain king"... I loved that too...
Then I heard the song that still remains my favorite by them, "Strange Wings". I don't know why it's my favorite, but then
again, I'm strange myself...
Criss was a great Guitarist and was cut down too
early, Like Dimebag... When I listen to savatage songs, I feel laid back. That's about the only band I can listen to without
getting an "Extreme emotion" out of it... when I listen to everything else, I either get really mad, really thoughtful, really
sad, and really conflicted... I love Savatage cause I can listen to them whenever because I dont have to be in a certain mood
to be able to enjoy it. Criss was mostly the reason behind this and I respected everything I ever heard by him.
I cant really say much more about this subject. It sucked
the way he went and I mourn the fact that he cannot make anymore beautiful guitar licks...
REST IN PEACE CRISS OLIVA