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THE WARNING

Queensr˙che

 

Progressive Metal

3.63 | 207 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars "The Warning" is the debut full-length studio by US heavey metal/US power metal act Queensr˙che. The album was released through EMI in September 1984.

The music on the album is US power metal/heavy metal with a slight progressive edge. At this point in time the term "Progressive Metal" had not yet been coined, so while Queensr˙che are often labelled a progressive metal act it´s actually only half the truth. The music style on "The Warning" is closer to the music of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest than the music of Dream Theater and their ilk. Queensr˙che are an exceptionally well playing act and with a distinct sounding and incredibly skilled vocalist like Geoff Tate in front you have a winning formula. The reverb laded sound production may sound a bit dated today, but back then this was a really well produced album. As if that weren´t enough the music is also very well composed and Queensr˙che, already this early on, had a unique sound.

All tracks are generally quality material ranging from powerful heavy metal tracks to more epic material like the 9:40 minutes long album closer "Roads to Madness". If we´re talking progressive structures and playing, that particular track, is the track on the album that best represents that part of Queensr˙che´s style.

"The Warning" is a great start to Queensr˙che career and it´s no wonder the album is widely considered one of the finest albums in the band´s discography. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is warranted.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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