Thursday, August 31, 2006

#88 - Breaking the Silence - Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)

Operation Mindcrime is one of my favorite albums of all time, and the best concept album of all time. But it is still a collection of songs, and they are all good songs at that. I am sure if I expanded this list to 500 or so, there would be about 7 or 8 from this album.

Anyway, Breaking the Silence is toward the end of the album, and it reflects some of the pent up anger and hostility in the character. The riffs and solos are great. I was always amazed how this album and this song in particular was able to be so metal and so prog at the same time.

Great stuff


Ben Heller said...

Brilliant album too T Bone. I never get tired of it.

Rhodeislandrock said...

The 'Ryche at their highest point creatively. I remember when this album came out and my friends and I sat there stunned. We had our concerns with it being a concept album but we were easily swayed. I don't think there is a weak song on this record.

Metal Mark said...

I like this song and the whole album. My biggest problem with this band was that I was often left feeling a little cold after listening to their stuff. Unlike say Dream Theater who I think have an easier time of showing emotions in their songs. May just be me though.