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3 stars There is always a beginning, and this EP was the beginning of one of the most powerful progressive rock act in the world during the 80s and early 90s. This band was actually a no band when they recorded this EP. Meaning that they were a four-piece where singer Geoff Tate had not yet decided to join the band. He just wanted to sing for the band as he was actually enganged with another band. The opening track "Queen of The Reich" was as powerful as metal can be with additional of speed metal element. It was clear that Iron Maiden & Judas Priest were the big influence. Geoff himself delivered his high-note scream perfectly. For a band that would be highly recommended as a progressive rock band, this song proved that they had wider range of musical taste that would also please other genre fans as well. "Nightrider" and "Blinded" followed with a more typicial tempo but a slightly different angle of delivering. That last song, "The Lady Wore Black" has become a Queensryche ballad classic. This song also marked the first time Geoff and Chris DeGarmo wrote a song together as a band. I have no conclusion on this EP except that this might give you a picture of how the band sounded in the 80s as they had changed a bit during the 90s. [davidewata, Indonesia]
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