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QUEEN

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3.64 | 526 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars Debut from one of the most beloved bands of all time!

Produced by John Anthony and Roy Thomas Baker, the album shows the early influences of the band before they developed their true personal sound with their much better second effort.

Nevertheless, is great to hear that some of the band's trademarks were here yet like the shining Freddie Mercury's vocals, the talented and multi-layered Brian May guitars, the solid Deacon's bass lines and powerful Roger Taylor drums, who also showed some compositive capabilities along with the much more songwriting-oriented May and Mercury.

And of course, the typical polyphonic choirs of the band made their first appearance here, along with some fantasy oriented lyrics typical of the band's early years.

Best Tracks: Keep Yourself Alive and Liar are two early classics of the band. But I also really enjoy the Black Sabbath influenced Son and Daughter (which can be considered a primordial stoner rock song) and the preliminary instrumental part of Seven Seas of Rhye.

Conclusion: heavily influenced by bands like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, Queen showed tons of potential thanks to the diverse and very talented Mercury's vocals, some symphonic-pop capabilities and a very solid musicianship from every member of the band.

My rating: ****

The Crow | 3/5 |

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