June 23, 2019 posted by

queensryche operation mindcrime

It’s not like Pestilence’s Testimony of the Ancients, where the interludes seem to be incorporated just for the sheer whim of experimentation. From the first plot twist the introduction of sister Mary to the conclusion in The Eyes of a Stranger, there will be many chills running down my neck every time I listen, and the ending floored me from the first day I listened to it until now, as I hear deeper nuances and allusions and references in the lyrics I missed before. Despite all the hype and endless praise from the collective progressive metal fanbase, I can’t grasp it’s supposed allure; this album appealing to me about as much as Extreme’s Pornograffiti album. Some awesome guitar work in here too, but it just doesn’t tie in right. And what songs they are. Mindcrime includes samples, acted segments, operatic swells, and an enduring blend of brash riffage, prog rock rhythms and acoustic arpeggios that augment both the pile driving rockers and heart-on-sleeve ballads. Actually i shouldn’t have taken out specific songs, since the whole album only works perfect as a union.

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All that yelling got the Cops’ attention, and they figured out that he might be connected to the slayings of some political leaders. Even comparing two of the most ‘contrasted’ neighbors on the playlist, the 11 minute epic “Suite Sister Mary” with its ominous, operatic operattion, overcast clean guitars, and varied, almost frightening arrangement; to the operattion power metal pummeling of “The Needle Lies”, there is no lapse in fulfillment.

The psuedo speed metal in “The Needle Lies,” those half chord half stop-for-a-second-to-highlight-the-vocals riffs that bands like Motley Crue and Winger were so fond of back in the day see the title track for an mindcrmethe poor use of keyboards for ‘atmosphere’ in the segue tracks.


The concept of this album is a bit nebulous, many critics were quick to label it a blanket condemnation of the Reagan years in America, but this only is the case if you only listen to the first 5 or 6 tracks on the album.

Mindcrime serve as a perfect minddrime to a completed puzzle. In olden times we referred to him as the witch-doctor, the one who instigated the atrocities of history by inspiring the Attilas, Genghis Khans, and the Ottoman Empires of the world to strike out at what they defined as evil. If there was something like a perfect album, “Operation: But when the first power chords of operatiin thundered through the speakers I listened intently.

Spreading the Disease, which tells the story of Sister Mary, is fast and in-your-face with powerful energy and aggression. A worth getting album, nevertheless. Imndcrime is not to be confused with thoughtcrime. Mindcrime was performed in its entirety.

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It would be remiss of me to think of Operation: Nikki cannot cope with the loss, as well as the possibility that he himself may have killed her without knowing it it was later revealed on the Mindcrime at the Moore DVD that Mary killed herself after Dr. There is an intro song to the intro song!

And what songs they are. Album of the Year [11]. That’s the one ‘down side’ to Mindcrime. That proves just how well-composed this is, and in fact I can barely understand how they were able to arrive at such impressive riffs and vocal lines individually, both so glorious in tandem. Oepration band hired on friends and actors to perform brief character roles, and they set it up with a number of briefer story vignettes to round out the metal tracks.

For instance, the album De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas was a constant on my playlist circaand even though I still like the album queeensryche the band, I never listen to that album.

Operation: Mindcrime – Wikipedia

The story unfolds with such grace, you’ll forget you’re listening to an album. One problem concept albums tend to have is that the story either stands too apart from the music to make much sense, or the two are coupled so closely that the songs suffer from the burden of having to service the story.


Then Suite Sister Mary happens, and I honestly get jitters throughout the thing, both musically and due to the mindcrie interplay between the two lead characters. Collector’s Guide to Heavy Metal.

Queensryche is able to avoid this by having the songs flow continuosly with the interludes and by adding in key dialogue, make them essential to the plot. Likewise, DeGarmo and Wilton are on point here, with leads, silky clean chords, and meaty riffs prevalent enough to satisfy me for this many years.

DawnoftheShred lperation, July 3rd, X’s associates, a corrupt priest named Father William, Nikki is offered the services of a child prostitute-turned-nun named Sister Mary “Spreading the Disease “.

Queensrÿche – Operation: Mindcrime – Reviews – Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

So, concluding, the concept is excellent and so are the lyrics, Geoff Tate never sounded so good, and there are some really amazing songs here. She went from being a whore, to being “saved” by a church.

I’d recommend this to anyone who wants to know about prog-metals roots, and while this album fails to distinguish many of its songs as their own, they make an impressive package altogether Highlights: There are some really, truly great songs here. Qeensryche only thing that excites me at all mkndcrime this album’s songwriting is Queensryche’s masterful ability to create an aura of tension.

Queenwryche mean, seriously, how generic can you get? Retrieved February 15, For a while they held the title of “Most talented musicians who make the most boring music” until Dream Theater took over for them in the 90s.