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4 stars The Warning is Queensryche's first full length release. Inspired by George Orwells book "1984" as well as the computers and robotics development of the "information age". Queensrche display some Progressive elements notably in N M 156 and the epic Roads To Madness but the majority of the material is just straight up metal as with their E.P. An excellent and enthusiastic debut from the Seattle band.

1. Warning: Soaring vocals and crunching guitars kick the album off to an energetic start on the title track. (8.5/10)

2. En Force: Some excellent guitar work throughout and a nice transition at the end of the song. (8.5/10)

3. Deliverance: Some good riffing and soaring vocals fuel this pure metal track. (7.5/10)

4. No Sanctuary: A softer more thought provoking song with a touch of Prog. A gem. (9/10)

5. N M 156: Staccato guitars, experimental melody and Prog infusion make this an interesting and enjoyable track. (8.5/10)

6. Take Hold Of The Flame: The first time I heard Geoff's vocal performance on this track it blew me away. An excellent mix of metal and melody (9.5/10)

7. Before The Storm: Enjoyable metal but a fairly basic structure (7.5/10)

8. Child Of Fire: A straight up metal intro which weaves skillfully into a more melodic emotive section. (8/10)

9. Roads To Madness: One of Queensryche's Finest epics, a brilliant Progressive Metal track, the standout track on the disc. (10/10)

Overall: 85/100

An excellent debut album with thought provoking lyrics and a few tracks with strong Progressive elements. With Rage for Order and Operation: Mindcrime the Warning sound is evolved further to become slightly more melodic and more Progressive. Thoroughly recommended for Queensryche fans and Metal fans.

Jon_Mc | 4/5 |


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