After the breakthrough success and worldwide respect that Queensr˙che gained from their conceptual masterpiece Operation: Mindcrime, it was a fair assumption that they couldn't possibly outdo or perhaps even match themselves. Empire, released just two years after that watermark, reveals that Queensr˙che reinvented themselves (though certainly not for the last time). While many fans were clamoring for a conceptual sequel, the band offers a song-oriented approach that is more art rock and less metal (though Empire does rock hard in places). ...See Full Description
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||Queensryche becomes an empire|
It's like they decided to make an album that was the complete opposite of "Operation : Mindcrime". This is a collection of songs unrelated to each other,that stand up well on their own.
By Sinkadotentree (Wasaga Beach,On)
||Super ! ! !|
De lo maximo...esto es lo mejor de Queensryche, el sonido es de lo mejor tambien...el album de su carrera, sin duda.
By Julian (Agualeguas, NL, Mexico)
||And Then There Was Empire...|
Akin to Metallica's "Black album," this is where the wheels started to come off the Queensryche express. Though a huge commercial success and extremely slick production(a-la the black album), they promptly swung away from the experimental creativity of earlier work.
By dcampbell (East Stroudsburg, PA)
Queensryche's Empire is still by far their best !!!!!!!!!1
By mitchellpage (Meraux, La)
Their very best album ever! (followed closely by Operation:Mindcrime) Title track "Empire" is brilliant, & if "One And Only" isn't the most unbelievably romantic metal song I've ever heard (& there are many out there), I don't know what is! Who among these reviews said MASTERPIECE about this album? You're 100% right!! 15 Years after I first bought this album, I still love it as 1 of my top faves.
By OG (New York, NY)
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|CD Universe Part number||5926683|
|Label||EMI Music Distribution|
|Release Date||Jun 10, 2003|
|Engineer||James Barton; Paul Northfield|
|Recording Time||75 minutes|
|Personnel||Eddie Jackson - electric bass, fretless basss, background vocals|
Geoff Tate - vocals, keyboards
Chris DeGarmo - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, keyboards, background vocals
Michael Wilton - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar
Scott Rockenfield - drums, percussion
Also: Michael Kamen, Bob
|Additional Info||Bonus Tracks; Remastered|
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