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OPERATION : MINDCRIME II

Queensr˙che

 

Progressive Metal

3.25 | 187 ratings

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BLUESTRAPS
4 stars Ok, rychers ... I heard about the record being made either last year or earlier In the year. I sort of quickly forgot about it until I was at best buy and Magically saw it out of the corner of my eye. I was looking for ZZ top at the Time, and quickly stopped in my tracks to look at it.

First I looked at the song names. They had a fairly good mix with om: i. I did Wait a few days before curiosity got me and finally bought it.

In listening to the album it reminded me of rage for order, in fact as I write This review it's hitting me that the song "all the promises" and "I will Remember" has sort of the same feel,... And also being the last song on each Of the respective records..... Take a listen you'll hear it

Anyway forget the other Queensryche records ... I have two main problems With the record # 1. The songs could have been tracked in a different order And # 2. Freiheit overture::: it was too short , needs about another minute or two , I think with the collective" right" minds it could have been more dramatic. Or are we missing something .. (or someone??) Also a dual guitar solo from Stone and Wilton may have helped. And it ended just as it was getting good, I can't believe it!!

Now of course easier said than done, right!! But this is a review now... Isn't it) I thought it could have been left off but now looking at it again a Grand opening is needed.

A fast comment on convict... It would have been cooler to maybe have a Newscast announcing the release of Nikki, something very similar to Operation mindcrime and then this short intro.

I always liked this kind of idea also because of a similar opening on the kiss Release ""destroyer"" from 1976. They could have also had feinheit overture As a musical background for the newscast announcement

Track 3: I'm American is nothing more than a strike at the bush presidency. Here's why that's wrong... Maybe it's wrong to assume that every one buying A Queensryche record is against the current war or any other issue facing Our nation or the world. I don't have a problem with the point of view or Expressing it.

But more than this I don't think the song fits into the story of operation Mindcrime very well its not at all as good as revolution calling and rev Calling was commenting on politics, religion and social issues all at the Same time.

This song though does have a terrific vibe of classic queensryche and has Two definite guitar runs/riffs especially at the middle solo that Michael Wilton plays and Chris de garmo would have played if he was on this Record . I read somewhere that wilton was going to consciously keep this Style on queensryche records and throughout the record I was very pleased About the guitar sound. It's too bad that degarmo missed this record by a Year or two as he contributed on the tribe album

After all this it could have continued with one foot in hell which would Have been a good way to segue from the opening into the songs

Love the guitar solo in hostage

I would have liked to see all the promises as a middle song on this album I Think it would have worked well like a ending to side a (this album is also Released on vinyl!!) And a junkies blues as the last song since it king of sums Up the record and has a more of a dramatic ending than all the promies does And has a tinge of the melody from the ending of anarchy-x from operation Mindcrime

There are also songs like signs say go and fear city slide that don't really Fit in with the record in my opinion

BLUESTRAPS | 4/5 |

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