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Artist: Queensryche

Title: Queensryche

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Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1983/2003

Label: EMI Records

Catalog Number: CDP-7-90615-2


Eddie Jackson bass
Michael Wilton guitars
Geoff Tate voices
Chris Degarmo guitars
Scott Rockenfield drums

2003 re-issue with bonus tracks


1.  Queen Of The Reich  4:25
2.  Nightrider  3:49
3.  Blinded  3:06
4.  The Lady Wore Black  6:28
5.  Nightrider live bonus track  4:32
6.  Prophecy live bonus track  3:59
7.  Deliverance live bonus track  3:40
8.  Child Of Fire live bonus track  4:36
9.  En Force live bonus track  5:47
10.  Blinded live bonus track  3:26
11.  The Lady Wore Black live bonus track  7:01
12.  Warning live bonus track  4:56
13.  Take Hold of the Flame live bonus track  5:12
14.  Queen Of The Reich live bonus track  5:21
Total Running Time:  66:18

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Existing comments about this CD

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: August 3, 2003 at 14:01
'Queen of the Reich' is a pretty good song, but over all, I'm not a fan. I can't stand Geoff's voice. SHITRYCHE!

From: Gar Date: August 8, 2003 at 11:10
Got this one when it first came out. Even from the beginning they were a bit different than what heavy metal bands were "supposed" to sound like at the time. Vocally, I'd compare Geoff Tate to King Diamond. Either you're gonna love his style or hate it. The original release of QUEENSRYCHE didn't include "Prophecy". That song was originally released on the "Decline of Western Civilization" soundtrack in '88.

From: ED Date: August 18, 2003 at 10:34
It only have 5 songs on it, but it's really worthy! You better have only 5 songs on a cd than to have a long album which only 3 or 4 songs are good, but the rest could be shit. Get this one!!

From: Metal T Date: December 17, 2003 at 15:46
This Ep is their heaviest and best."Queen Of The Reich" and "The Lady Wore Black" are hard-driving killer songs.These guys should have stuck with this straight forward metal approach,as opposed to the more progressive style they would take on their future efforts .

From: Rene Date: December 17, 2003 at 17:03
I agree with you METAL T but i still like albums like RAGE FOR ORDER, THE WARNING and OPERATION MINDCRIME(for many fans their best album, but i dont agree, i like THE WARNING much better).

From: Christine Date: December 17, 2003 at 21:25
Why is it that no Queensryche album sounds like the one before it, or the one after it? This was a great start to a fabulous career, but unfortunately it only continued through Empire. After that they kind of lost me. There's nothing wrong with "progressing" but I wish they had stuck with either the Rage or Empire sound. Still love 'em, though.

From: Bizkit82 Date: January 4, 2004 at 3:14
My uncle gave me this and I was blown away. Why don't guys sing this anymore? Tate is a phenominal singer, almost operetic and somewhat broadway-ish. Dee Snider from Twisted Sister said he "couldn't believe that he would be on his knees by the end of a show huffing and puffing in '85, and Geoff Tate would go out night after night and scream "Queen of the RY-YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYCHE!!" with no problem. This band was too good for early metalist ears. Ahead of their time no doubt about it.

From: Bill Date: January 23, 2004 at 7:23
A slab of what metal should sound like. Sounds nothing like Ryche of today, and not even what the following Ryche album would be. Make no mistake, this album is killer heavy metal. Queen of the Reich and Nightrider showcase the bands voclas and riffing prowess. I'd say the album has Judas Priest vocals on Iron Maiden riffs.

From: Metal Pete Date: February 20, 2004 at 12:17
Yep, 'Queen..' and 'The Lady.." are killer tracks. They made an immediate splash in the hard rock world with this fine EP!

From: Big Papa K Date: June 27, 2004 at 22:58
Beating Iron Maiden at their own game with this album, Queensryche display a sound that they would never regain after this album. One of the better eps ever released. 9/10

From: wadelink Date: August 2, 2004 at 12:57
awesome nuff said

From: Nick H Date: August 20, 2004 at 10:22
They are really good and uuuuummmmmmmm play guitar good anddd Thats all

From: jack Date: September 8, 2004 at 5:45
In my opinion,Queenscryche's best album and easily my favourite. Sounds a bit like iron maiden. The songs are heavy yet poccess a thin line of soothing melody which is always present in bands like judas priest. I never really like geoff's voice but chris degarmo has always been one of my favourite guitarist. Nightrider is an excellent track but this album is even better. Three thumbs up.Ratings:9/10

From: Keith Date: October 5, 2004 at 13:16
What a debut! The first QR album I heard was Operation:Mindcrime. Then I heard this - I was expecting it to be weak - this is fantastic. The band is extremely tight and Tate's voice is phenomenal here. My review refers to the remaster with the live tracks, which are also great. Blinded is my favourite track amongst the 5, but there really are no weak ones. Compare this to the rubbish in todays chart - this rules. QR forever!

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 21:14
I heard The lady wore black, and had to have this one. These guys are extremely talented musicians. As a complete unit they're a premiere band with seemingly endless talent. Short ep, but well worth it.

From: Figgy Date: January 25, 2005 at 20:07
One of my alltime favorites from the ryche as well as operation mindcrime.The guitar work of chris degarmo was scorching.Geoff's voice is ungodly with the natural range he sets forth.Felt thjey changed their style a bit with the warning cd.The ryche still rules!

From: iron-roses Date: February 21, 2005 at 16:42
Great album---Un album cojonudo!!!! lo teneis q tener,merece la pena aunq sea tan corto, grandes Queensryche, a ver si se pasan por España!!!y ya si es Zaragoza..... ;-)

From: akis-ryche Date: April 11, 2005 at 3:52
here we are back in 1983...back were the magic started...From this very E.P. to "Promised Land" you have the chance to discover one of the best bands of all time!!!As long as for this record is aindeed a bit premature compering to their future release but it is still Queensryche.Hear Queen of the Ryche, The Lady Wore BLack And Prophecy and you can clearly see the musical potential of this five guys!The rest is history...

From: Geoff Date: August 25, 2005 at 21:54
Okay, time to get stuck into Queensryche. I am honestly probably not the best person to comment on this band as I like 'Empire' and it stops there, almost. But if anyone has similar tastes to me and wants a gauge, here are my thoughts. I have always liked 'The lady wore black' and that is easily my pick of this disc. Don't like the rest at all - sounds like average metal to me. Although he has a great name, I also cannot stand Geoff's vocals pre-'Empire'. Not a fan of this EP at all.

From: Thunderstruck Date: August 20, 2006 at 15:46
Just perfect! Queensrÿche´s best one & they never became this good again but they never turned bad either!

From: juan carlos Date: August 21, 2006 at 0:37
Lo tengo en K-sett y ahora conseguí la edicion Remasterizada y contienen 14 temas, los 5 en estudio mas el resto en concierto. Que gran disco. Esto es Heavy Metal ehhh.. a no confundirse.. pero lo que mas destaco son los solos grandiosos sobretodo de Chris DeGarmo. La voz de Tate fenomenal. Fantástico disco de Heavy Metal, que si te va el estilo a lo Iron Maiden, Fates Warning, Laaz Rockit y demás grupos de esa época obviamente entonces esto es imperdible para tí. 9.6/10

From: underworld king Date: April 28, 2010 at 18:37
My favorite Queensryche album. Too bad he can't sing like this anymore.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 30, 2010 at 9:40
Such a mini Lp..remember buying it when it first came out..vynil format...memories...bought it in Germany..anyway the World was opening its door to a great combo.."Queen Of The Reich" is just an amazing track and shamely they hardly ever play this track live...then the other 4 tracks are just pleasent ones.."The Lady Wore Black"...memories,only memories...amazingly at that time Geoff's voice didn't catch my attention at all but then became one of the most respected singers in the World.90/100

From: underworld king Date: December 1, 2012 at 6:58
The best Queensryche has ever sounded in my opinion. Solid debut for the band and my favorite.

From: hair metal again Date: February 12, 2019 at 1:51
excellent US power metal for QUEENSRYCHE back in 83 and a strong start for a great act!howling vocals and exceptional guitar solos showed from the start what it d gonna be!bought that after the Mindcrime release was out and really appreciated that early 80 s metal vibe

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