Iconic & absolute classic heavy metal album!
As far as heavy metal goes, this is about as good as it gets. This is easily Savatage's best album and a high point for 80's heavy metal.
This was the first album to feature the album cover drawn by artist Gary Smith, who was responsible for lead guitarist Criss Oliva's airbrushed guitars at the time. Hall of the Mountain King reached position No. 116 in the US Billboard 200 albums chart.
In 2017 and 2019, respectively, Loudwire and Metal Hammer ranked it as the 22nd and 8th best power metal album of all time.