Release date: 7 September 1984
Style: Heavy metal

Rating:

8.2 | 232 votes

Owners:

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20 want it


01. Warning
02. En Force
03. Deliverance
04. No Sanctuary
05. NM 156
06. Take Hold Of The Flame
07. Before The Storm
08. Child Of Fire
09. Roads To Madness
10. Prophecy [2003 remaster bonus]
11. The Lady Wore Black [live] [2003 remaster bonus]
12. Take Hold Of The Flame [live] [2003 remaster bonus]

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Lyrics (9)


Additional info
The album's correct track order is said to start with tracks 5-9, but so far it has not been released in this state.

Guest review by
Syk

Rating:
7.8
I'll admit, I'm not that experienced in the genre of Progressive Metal - in fact I had never heard any of Queensrÿche's music before buying this album. However the legacy of this band, review scores around 9/10, and a price tag of $20 (fairly cheap in my country) prove a combination hard for me to resist. Given the factors above, my expectations for this album were quite high and that was probably a mistake on my part, as now when I play this record I can't help feeling disappointed.

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published 24.02.2007 | Comments (5)

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Dentura - 02.12.2012 at 22:20  
Rating: 8 One of Tate's best performances vocally throughout this album. Great stuff!
Aristarchos - 02.03.2013 at 13:45  
  Roads To Madness is the best track on the album
Kuroboshi - 12.03.2013 at 15:10  
Rating: 5 Tate has a good singing voice hear. But seldom have I heard such safe music as the one Queensryche presents. Absolutely no bite at all, and in the end, just boring.
TrueMetalJope - 09.04.2016 at 21:29  
Rating: 7 For me this is a good album, but I get the feeling that these songs could generally be a bit faster and/or heavier. As it is, the album does have some remarkably good songs: "Before The Storm" (catchy as fck), "NM 156" (a bit faster than most here) and "Roads To Madness" (boring start, but gets better later). Still I prefer the EP.
LuciferOfGayness - 09.04.2016 at 21:56  
Rating: 8
Written by TrueMetalJope on 09.04.2016 at 21:29

For me this is a good album, but I get the feeling that these songs could generally be a bit faster and/or heavier. As it is, the album does have some remarkably good songs: "Before The Storm" (catchy as fck), "NM 156" (a bit faster than most here) and "Roads To Madness" (boring start, but gets better later). Still I prefer the EP.


This is their best for me. The band and the hardcore fans probably dont agree but the production (Guthrie) on this album, which is quite un-metallish (slow?), makes it way more epic than the other albums.
CakeTrolley - 05.07.2016 at 22:14  
Rating: 9 Lots and lots of great riffs here and some insane vocals by Tate. USPM at it's finest!

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