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OPERATION: MINDCRIME

Queensr˙che

 

Progressive Metal

4.22 | 782 ratings

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SwimToTheMoon1928
5 stars In 1988, Queensr˙che released Operation: Mindcrime, a concept album widely praised as one of the best in prog metal, and Queensr˙che's best work. The story concerns a drug addicted young man named Nikki who is manipulated into joining a secret organization bent on revolution. Brainwashed by the leader of the society, Dr. X, Nikki is led to assassinate various political leaders in America. On to the music, Operation: Mindcrime has some of the catchiest songs I've heard in a long time. The many riffs are excellent, staying catchy and accessible while still being proggy. The album has a very nice sense of dynamics, and everything flows together smoothly. None of the songs overstay their welcome, all of them being just the right length to hold your attention. Geoff Tate is at his prime on this album, capable of some very strong and emotional singing. All in all, Operation: Mindcrime is very deserving of it's praise, and is certainly one of the most essential prog metal albums.

Key tracks: Anarchy-X/Revolution Calling, Operation: Mindcrime, Speak, Spreading the Disease, Suite Sister Mary, The Needle Lies, I Don't Believe in Love, Eyes of a Stranger

SwimToTheMoon1928 | 5/5 |

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