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OPERATION: MINDCRIME

Queensr˙che

 

Progressive Metal

4.23 | 1150 ratings

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Isaac Peretz
5 stars One of the most iconic progressive metal albums of all time. And with a reason. Queensryche set a new benchmark for progressive metal in 1988 with their master work, Operation: Mindcrime.

One of the most impressive things about this album is how quintessential it is. It features many typical prog metal elements that would be used later on. Maybe not the technicality of Dream Theater, but the dynamic aspect within each song, along with the balancing between mellow and soft tracks and heavy, distorted sections.

All these aspects are present in Operation: Mindcrime in the album format of a concept album, which helps to the continuity of the album, and allows for easy full- listens.

For any Prog Metal fan: This is truly essential. Tons of progressive metal albums and bands branch from this type of concept and music, including some highly known ones such as Dream Theater and, to some certain extent, Fates Warning. Five Stars.

Isaac Peretz | 5/5 |

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