From page 82 of Classic Rock Magazine June 2011
Reissues EAR MUSIC From the raw to the sublime with the kings of Florida pomp. Stylistically poles apart, this brace of starkly contrasting reissues demonstrates just how successfully Savatage developed as a band from the early 80s to the early 90s. For aficionados, the chief selling point of debut Sirens and their second release The DungeonsAre Calling must be the fact that they’re now together as a single album, just as they were conceived and recorded. Done and dusted in a mere two days, quality wise the songs sound like buffed-up demos, the band clearly still searching for a solid identity. Streets , from 1991, on the other hand, is a completely different kettle of prog metal entirely. Subtitled A Rock Opera , the fact that the band spent a year in the studio creating it shows in the quality, and only consolidated their more progressive direction following Gutter Ballet . Unfortunately, with grunge in the ascendant, the band’s bold move didn’t quite translate into the sales the album truly deserved. Shame.