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OPERATION: MINDCRIME

Queensr˙che

 

Progressive Metal

4.22 | 1116 ratings

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Cylli Kat (0fficial)
5 stars This album set a new benchmark in the Progressive Metal canon.

I remember having the privilege of working in a music store as a guitar instructor when the manager came out with a "White Paper", Pre-Release of this album. I immediately grabbed a cassette and the first cut of the vinyl went onto my tape...

I'd already been very familiar with this Bellevue, Washington band from the first strains of The Warning, and was certainly a fan. But I was unprepared for how great this album turned out to be from concept to execution. I literally spent the summer of 1988 (much to the dismay of my girlfriend at the time and all my other friends to boot) dissecting this album and learning every nuance of every note, the meaning behind every word. I even (correctly) figured out who killed Mary...

I have adored this album from the first time I heard it, and am still overwhelmingly enamored of it. And I believe, I always will be...

An all-time classic, well deserving of a 5 star rating.

As always, your actual mileage may vary.

Grace and peace, Cylli (Jim)

Cylli Kat (0fficial) | 5/5 |

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