QUEENSRŸCHE — Promised Land (review)

QUEENSRŸCHE — Promised Land album cover Album · 1994 · Progressive Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
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Genre: progressive metal

Certainly one of the most interesting Queensrÿche albums in terms of composition, production and instrumentation. I'm thinking of the somewhat prominent use of saxophones on some of the tracks, which works very well.

Production-wise it has a much more modern sound than 'Operation: Mindcrime' and 'Empire', but it also lacks some of the catchy hard rock energy of both of the above.

The remastered version of the album contains a full-band version of "Someone Else?" which is much better than the one on the original album. It also contains the symphonic bonus track "Real World".

I don't know if hardcore metal fans would appreciate this album, or even consider it metal (I do consider it metal, though), but it certainly is a very interesting and different album.

(review originally posted on progfreak.com)
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