Three members of the heavy-metal group, Savatage, started this band in 1996, their genre pretty-much rock versions traditional Christmas songs along with their own rock renditions of classical music (Ode to Joy, Beethoven's 5th, etc...). Currently, they've released four albums, Christmas Eve & Other Stories, The Christmas Attic, Beethoven's Last Night, and The Lost Christmas Eve. Sometime this spring, they're to release a new album, Night Castle, which includes their rock rendition of the song 'O Fortuna' by Carl Orff.
Personally, they're one of my all-time favorite groups, and their lyrics and stories in their albums are wonderful! The lyrics are very poetic and beautiful while their stories belong under the 'fantasy' genre.
So. Do you love 'em or hate 'em?