- Audio CD (April 23, 2002)
- Ltd ed. edition
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
- Label: Metal Blade
- ASIN: B0000645KU
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,770 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Dungeons Are Calling Import, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
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on one side, then pop metal on the other, you had bands like savatage that didn't follow movments or genre's but created there own style,dngeons are calling" was one of the heavest 80's metal albums, so what if it's not thrash? this is better then anything by slayer,megadeth or metallica (acctauly, equaled w/ ride the lightning) or any other thrash band. just heavy (...) metal, no speed this,thrash that,death what ever, chriss oliva was my favorite american guitarist, his playing was better then any other at that time, in any kind of metal, mustaine,alex scholnic,hammet,hetfeild,king and hennamen were all great but chriss was better then all of them.
With classic songs like "City Beneath the Surface" and "The Dungeons are Calling," this EP is a must-have for any serious Savatage fan, as well as anyone who loves old school heavy metal.
Edition Notes: Dungeons are Calling was reissued on CD in 1994. The reissue featured digitally remastered sound and a pair of bonus tracks - "Fighting for Your Love" and a live version of "Sirens.
Edition Notes 2: So what sets the Silver Anniversary Edition of Dungeons Are Calling apart from the earlier reissue? This version also features digitally remastered sound, and includes four bonus tracks: "Metalhead," "Before I Hang," "Stranger in the Dark" and an untitled track. The untitled track is a weird little drums and vocals number, but the others are vintage Savatage, and totally fit the mood of the rest of the album. As an added bonus, the Silver Anniversary Edition features extensive liner notes on the band's early years written by original drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz. To get the full story you'll have to get the reissue of Sirens as well, but I figure die-hard Savatage fans would plan on buying that one anyway. Unfortunately the Silver Anniversary Edition does not contain the two bonus tracks from the earlier version.
The version I have in my greasy paw at present is the version digitally remastered by Eddy Schreyer and includes two bonus tracks which in this instance really does cement that this should be viewed as more of an album than anything else.
In terms of the tracks that came with the release originally there are a number of belters and my personal fave raves would have to be The Dungeons Are Calling and City Beneath the Surface, both of which have featured on later live and best of compilations such are their quality. Taken as a whole the fairly traditional heavy metal style of the bands earlier releases is continued and lyrically the concerns are pretty much always somewhat vaguely fantastical and gothic. The fairly trad metal skull cover of the original artwork also gives fair warning to the prospective listener as to what sort of metal attack they are letting themselves in for.
The production on this remastered version (sorry, ain't heard the original) is good in that it doesn't update things too much and try to put too much of a sheen onto proceedings. The musicianship as ever with Savatage is good and the overall feel is right. Fans of their first two full length albums can buy this secure in the knowledge that the overall standard of this offering is on par with the first two facemelters, albeit the fewer tracks probably mean you should buy those first two albums first.Read more ›
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Dungeons are Calling is a fast, Heavy and furious short album from the great Savatage!!!! Yes, the time is short but filled wiyh some pearls from the early Savatage!!!! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Fluminense Rio
I bought this album for a high-quality version of the song "Metalhead." It sounds great! This album is hard to come byPublished on June 28, 2014 by William Henley
I like this album and also had to have it in digital format, but it might have been a little cheaper to buy it ala'cart.Published on January 29, 2014 by Daniel Delaware
Dungeons Are Calling. What a metal masterpiece by Savatage! Ive allways been very impressed by the Power of the Night album, one of my favorite metal albums. Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by E. D. Clark
Outstanding, super-fast transaction. Merchandise was in perfect condition. Absolutely outstanding seller that I strongly recommend to all!Published on June 29, 2010 by KK
I bought this album when it was released. I love the title track. Another band that was brought down by Atlantic.Published on June 28, 2010 by Metal Rules!