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As the follow-up to Operation: Mindcrime, Empire is a clutch collection that put the group over the top. Where Mindcrime depended on a grand concept to carry all the tunes to their fullest potential, Empire crafts each song to stand on its own. “Silent Lucidity” was the standout single, but merely the tip of a great album. “Best I Can,” “The Thin Line” and “Jet City Woman” are a snarling, raging opening trio of hammer-down riffs from guys determined to keep metal heavy but also plenty accessible. Queenryche take Iron Maiden epics into further prog-rock territory. This 20th Anniversary Edition includes the bonus cuts, “Dirty Lil Secret” and a trippy cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Scarborough Fair.” The live tracks from London, 1990, add extra firepower to the band’s approach. This was a studio band who knew how to take it to the stage flawlessly. “Resistance” comes out firing and the intricate “Roads to Madness” and “Hand On Heart” are equally perfected. Queensryche were one of their era’s most important heavy-metal performers.

Customer Reviews

Classic... Put them on the map

You'll like it the first time around you'll love it after that it never gets old, in their top three of all time...And probably everybody else's

Dude #1 reviewer seriously?!?!

This didn't put them on the map. Go to Queensryche school SON!

This album is amazing though. It there a better album after album release of any band than Operation Mindcrime and then Empire?! Hmmm


Formed: 1981 in Bellevue, WA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Although they were initially grouped with the legions of pop-metal bands that dominated the American heavy metal scene of the '80s, Queensrÿche were one of the most distinctive bands of the era. Where their contemporaries built on the legacy of Van Halen, Aerosmith, and Kiss, Queensrÿche constructed a progressive form of heavy metal that drew equally from the guitar pyrotechnics of post-Van Halen metal and '70s art rock, most notably Pink Floyd and Queen. After releasing a handful of ignored albums,...
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Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), Queensrÿche
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: Nov 05, 2010

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