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5 stars A feast of an album, this shows us how Queen could really put on a hell of an album. While I will note that not all the songs are 100% prog, it will get 5 stars from me until the day I'm buried in my grave. Every song is not a filler, every song has a creative charm and every song on this wonderful album makes your heart race because of it's sheer brilliance.

The first song 'Procession' is a short instrumental that uses a strange effect on Brian May's Red Special guitar, it flows into the next song 'Father to Son' a wonderful song that goes from Hard Rock to Heavy Metal then to soft piano. The lyrics obviously show us about a father and son relationship.

'White Queen' is a beautiful ballad, but this is overshadowed by it's big sister song 'The March of the Black Queen', which is the best song on the album, no question ask. If these two songs were put together a song song, then it would of become a wonderful epic. But still these songs are brilliant on there own.

Queen's first top ten hit single 'Seven Seas of Rhye' has wonderful creative energy and is a fine rocking song. Ogre Battle is another great song, a brilliant song that see's Queen take a rare step into Heavy Metal, and they show us they can do Metal just as good as hard rock.

A must have album to anyone who loves the flamboyant and pompous side of Queen, especially Side B which is snappily called the Black Side (this being on the vinyl editions).

sam81292 | 5/5 |


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