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PROMISED LAND

Queensr˙che

 

Progressive Metal

3.98 | 285 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars Four long years had passed from the release of Empire and something must have happened within the band as Promised Land sounds very different from Empire. It seems like Queensryche got tired of their Stadion Heavy rock/ Metal and wanted to experiment a little. Listening to Promised Land in retrospective I can hear that Grunge had an effect on the band too ( they were from Seattle after all). But don´t worry it´s just a hint.

This is maybe the most interesting Queensryche album for Prog Heads as the experimentation in songs like Promised Land and Disconnected is nearer to that kind of music than it is to traditional Heavy Metal. I´d like to mention Lady Jane as an example of a beautiful melody which is also present on Promised Land.

It´s a little uneven though as if Queensryche didn´t really know if they had made the right decision with this one. It´s like they didn´t take the full step, and the album suffers in quality because of this. There are a bit too many filler numbers, and that´s not good enough. I favour this over Empire, but it is still only worth 3 stars.

Good album ! Nothing more.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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