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Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime

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Artist Queensrÿche
Year 1988
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Studio Album
Play Time 59:05
Added by Mike 18 years ago
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9.0 x19
Prog Metal/Rock
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19 users rate this album 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. 11 users think it is prog, one user thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
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Review by Time_Signature 12 years ago <Permalink>
9.4
Prog-Related Metal
After a couple of good releases in the form of the "Queensrÿche" EP and the "Warning" and "Rage for Order", Queensrÿche release the concept album "Operation: Mindcrime", which is heralded by many as the band's masterpiece. And I think that the 'masterpiece' predicate is fully deserved.

The music is progressive, modern and different, yet with an accessible and recognizable sound and lots of rocking energy. There is an overall catchiness to the riffs on this album and many of the vocals melodies are of the sort that just stick to one's brain forever. Geoff Tate's performance is no less than impressive on this album, as he shows off his incredible vocal range, going from a deep booming voice to soaring high vocals (just check 'Speak).

Apart from the fillers, there are no weak tracks on this album, and tracks like 'Revolution Calling', 'Operation: Mindcrime', 'Speak', 'Suite Sister Mary' and 'I Don't Believe in Love' are outstanding.

This is a classic conspiracy-themed rock album recommended to any thinking person with a weakness for rock 'n' roll.

(review originally posted on metalmusicarchives.com)
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Comment by jsem 13 years ago
9.5
Prog Metal
One of the greatest albums of all time. It has amazing atmosphere and concept. The use of the cult-like chants in Suite Sister Mary and such effects add to the tension and the story is told brilliantly.
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