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OPERATION: MINDCRIME

Queensr˙che

 

Progressive Metal

4.22 | 798 ratings

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UMUR
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5 stars Operation Mindcrime is a groundbreaking release. A concept album with a story line that is actually good. This is the best album Queensryche ever made and will make I´m sure.

It´s a mildy progressive power metal album, but really a powerful one. Geoff Tate is an ekstremely powerful singer and he carries every tune on this album all the way home. Not a single bad song on this album. Quite an achivement.

Songs like The Mission and Suite Sister Mary are in the progressive vein, but most songs on the album are just melodic heavy metal at it´s best. If you think this doesn´t sound like anything for you, try and listen to the beautiful Suite Sister Mary, very theatrical. This number alone is worth purchasing this album for.

The album clocks in at 59:16 which is a funny detail, as the single LP format could only hold an hour worth of music without losing sound quality. It would be interesting to know if Queensryche had to cut some songs to make the album fit into a single LP ?

Operation Mindcrime is perfect as it is though, and a classic heavy metal album. If you choose to call it progressive it´s your choice, I just refer to it as one of the best heavy metal albums ever made.

Very essential.

UMUR | 5/5 |

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