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Lady In Black

Great debut. Not Prog but sure a great example of early Power Metal for Queensryche (Queen Of The Reich or Reich's Queen for correctly grammatical sense). The story of this debut is a great R'n'R story. Originally was a demo tape produced for Early Street Record shop by 206 Records. But in summer of 1983 over 60,000 copies was sold out. And EMI records... Like Paul Sutter wrote in 2003 Remastered version "With numbers like that to their credit, Queensryche was in position to demonstrate to the record industry at large they did indeed merit some serious attention." But with DJ Marvis Brodley the contract with EMI was a reality. (P.s.: Where already I listened to this story? ... Rush, maybe?). Only 17 mins of music... But not simple music. This because the four songs are Queensryche evergreen! "Queen Of The Reich" (the name of the band... Maimed for censorship? ...Still the Rush teach to go there cautious...!) is a great song with an immense refrain (pratically for all defenders... oooppss... Defenders... This isn't a Classic Metal site. "Nightrider" is another great song with great guitars, great double bass drums, great strophes and great refrain (for defenders of the faith...). "Blinded" isn't totally good (specially for the final) but for sure is a great song. "The Lady Whore Black" is a great song with Proto revival Classic Metal flavour. In conclusion "Queensryche" isn't a Prog Metal Album but one of the first American Power Metal albums. For sure a classic. For sure the start of a great band discography with four great 'ryche evergreen.

Lady In Black | 4/5 |


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