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    Posted: October 05 2007 at 20:57
This is the thread for a serious discussion about this album:
 
 
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4%20stars QUEEN OF THE REICH... THE LADY WHORE BLACK

Great debut. Not Prog but sure a great example of early Power Metal for Queensryche (Queen Of The Reich or Reich's Queen for correctly grammatical sense). The story of this debut is a great R'n'R story. Originally was a demo tape produced for Early Street Record shop by 206 Records. But in summer of 1983 over 60,000 copies was sold out. And EMI records... Like Paul Sutter wrote in 2003 Remastered version "With numbers like that to their credit, Queensryche was in position to demonstrate to the record industry at large they did indeed merit some serious attention." But with DJ Marvis Brodley the contract with EMI was a reality. (P.s.: Where already I listened to this story? ... Rush, maybe?). Only 17 mins of music... But not simple music. This because the four songs are Queensryche evergreen! "Queen Of The Reich" (the name of the band... Maimed for censorship? ...Still the Rush teach to go there cautious...!) is a great song with an immense refrain (pratically for all defenders... oooppss... Defenders... This isn't a Classic Metal site. "Nightrider" is another great song with great guitars, great double bass drums, great strophes and great refrain (for defenders of the faith...). "Blinded" isn't totally good (specially for the final) but for sure is a great song. "The Lady Whore Black" is a great song with Proto revival Classic Metal flavour. In conclusion "Queensryche" isn't a Prog Metal Album but one of the first American Power Metal albums. For sure a classic. For sure the start of a great band discography with four great 'ryche evergreen.

 

After this introduction I wait your comments. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2007 at 23:18
From my point of view a great Classic Power Metal debut. But definitely not Prog (For me Queensryche are Prog from "Operation").
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2007 at 23:28
I think Queensryche´s first Prog song was "Roads to madness" off the album "The Warning"
The first Queensryche album is a great metal album with some excellent drumming and of course the great voice of Geof Tate. I would also give it 4 stars.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2007 at 11:01
Bough it on a whim in january.
Gave it a spin, turned it off. Never touched it again until this summer, when i gave it another spin.
That shows how much i like it, doesn't it? Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2007 at 11:07
Originally posted by WaywardSon WaywardSon wrote:

I think Queensryche´s first Prog song was "Roads to madness" off the album "The Warning"
The first Queensryche album is a great metal album with some excellent drumming and of course the great voice of Geof Tate. I would also give it 4 stars.


100% agreedClap. The EP is an excellent example of classic metal in the Judas Priest vein, but there is nothing prog about it. "Roads to Madness", on the other hand, is definitely a great prog-metal track, and "Rage for Order", though not a concept album, is probably on the same level as "Operation: Mindcrime" as regards prog quotient.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2007 at 23:18
Originally posted by WaywardSon WaywardSon wrote:

I think Queensryche´s first Prog song was "Roads to madness" off the album "The Warning"
The first Queensryche album is a great metal album with some excellent drumming and of course the great voice of Geof Tate. I would also give it 4 stars.


I feel the same way, Warning was the definition of prog-metal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2007 at 04:52
This thread caught my attention, but I have nothing to add to what WaywardSon and Ghost Rider said, unfortunately. A great power metal EP, one of the first things I bought after I got a CD player in the mid 80's, but with Road to Madness and OM the queens reached their prog metal highlights (and sadly, never returned to them since).

They did pave part of the way to the future though, even if Prog Metal is not my favourite prog subgenre these days.


Edited by Angelo - October 07 2007 at 04:53
Even prog is rooted in the blues, at some point...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2007 at 05:02
Originally posted by Angelo Angelo wrote:

This thread caught my attention, but I have nothing to add to what WaywardSon and Ghost Rider said, unfortunately. A great power metal EP, one of the first things I bought after I got a CD player in the mid 80's, but with Road to Madness and OM the queens reached their prog metal highlights (and sadly, never returned to them since).

They did pave part of the way to the future though, even if Prog Metal is not my favourite prog subgenre these days.
 
Also for me PM isn't my preferred genre. But Jazz Prog Metal and Symphonic Prog Metal are great sub sub genres!!!
 
And yes... The 17 mins of "Queensryche" are all Labyrinth's "Return To Heaven Denied", for example or, always to do an examples, all Stratovarious' "Episode" or 90% of Italian Revival Classic Metal


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