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OPERATION: LIVECRIME

Queensr˙che

 

Progressive Metal

4.41 | 57 ratings

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toolis
5 stars Operation: Liveccrime is the audiovisual reproduction of one of the best concepts ever: Operation: Mindcrime. It is the album that its development caused composer/singer Geoff Tate such mental instability for getting into his role very much that he had to spend some time in a psychiatric clinic (imagine that he would only record his vocal parts after he had filled the whole studio with candles). Finally, it is the album that 'Ryche believed so much in it that even though they had just released their big seller "Empire". Think about it. Before "Empire" was released, the band was just a respectable prog metal band. "Empire" is out, more commercial and catchy, it sells millions of copies and they all become superstars. And while it seemed natural to tour for their hit album, they saw it as an opportunity, since they had the money and the name, to reproduce on stage the whole O: M album, like they always wanted to.

This DVD/video is absulotely flawless. The production is great. The musicians perform excellent. I've always considered Rockenfield/Jacskon one of the best rhythm section and seeing them live and watching this gig just endorse my opinion. Chris DeGarmo is just the greatest loss for a band in the history of prog. The spine of the band. An excellent, brilliant guitar player and composer. Passionate and meaningful. What can we say about Tate? Probably his best performance, judging by other DVDs of the band, really living its role on stage, theatrical and also the inspirer of the concept. He's screaming, chanting, crying, rolling over on stage,acting... The example of a perfect frontman. The highlight of the show is without any doubt the Moore/Tate duet for Suite Sister Mary, with both of them spittting lines to one another and me having the goosebumps...

Here we have the most intellectual prog band of the US in its best moment. An audio manifestation, a slap in the face of all who take metal for shallow and mindless. Enjoy...

toolis | 5/5 |

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