Maniacal Renderings

        Now that Savatage is essentially no more, and TSO can't write a non-Christmas album that is worth anything, the closest thing you can get to the old days is Jon Oliva's Pain.

        This album is ok, it's a poor substitute for Savatage proper, but is way better than Circle II Circle or TSO. The album comes off as Streets era 'Tage--straight up metal with a few power ballads about redemption thrown in for flavor.

        If you accept that the album is the best we're going to get, and tries to be a recreation of Streets, you'll like it. Oh yeah, There is one interesting part at the end of Timeless Flight I forgot to mention. Timeless Flight is probably the only song worth listening to on a regular basis.