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OPERATION: MINDCRIME

Queensr˙che

 

Progressive Metal

4.23 | 741 ratings

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HammerOfPink
4 stars This album is amazing, but not quite amazing to deserve a five, although I do want to acknowledge its influence on the progressive metal genre, much like Metallica's Master of Puppets. It influenced other bands such as Dream Theater.

This album is a rock opera... typical in the progressive rock genre, nothing new. The song's flow into each other, and narrate a story throughout. This album takes old style metal and adds progressive influences to them... not so much progressiveness itself, but heavy metal played in a progressive way. It has the same type of powerful flavor as bands like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, and it retains lots of different things, such as sounds that tell the story throughout the album. Each song is pretty good, with the exception of a few filler songs, which are just ok, but what can you expect from a filler when all they're designed to do is to lead into the next great song? The songs are very memorable, and have a powerful feel to them. This album is really good, and should be recognized also for its influence on the progressive metal genre.

HammerOfPink | 4/5 |

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