Friday, July 22, 2011

My 100 Favorite Metal Bands Pt. 81: Queensryche

It's unfair that Queensryche gets dismissed with a lot of other mainstream metal acts of the 1980's as a "hair band". It's unfair because it is absolutely not true. Despite achieving a lot recognition for their ballad "Silent Lucidity", Queensryche's music never really fit in with the rest of the "hair bands". That song was not representative of the band's overall sound. Queensryche is a stunningly talented progressive metal band lead by Chris DeGarmo's excellent guitar playing and songwriting skills and Geoff Tate's powerful tenor. The band made their name with complex concept albums and politically controversial songs. Their recent output is disappointing, but during the 1980's they were incredible.



  1. I've never really listened to much of their material outside Operation: Mindcrime, but that album is awesome.

  2. Unfortunately very little of their music lives up to that album. They have a lot of good stuff, but that album is far and away their best release.