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The Warning

Queensrÿche Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Nov 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000002UBY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 137,852 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Warning
2. En Force
3. Deliverance
4. No Sanctuary
5. N M 156
6. Take Hold Of Flame
7. Before The Storm
8. Child Of Fire
9. Roads To Madness

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5.0 out of 5 stars You must listen to this! 14 May 2005
Format:Audio CD
This, my friends, is a gem, a true, underrated gem!
Melodic metal, progressive metal, cerebro-metal, call it what you will, the album is a milestone, delicious from beginning to end, showing you the whole bandwidth of skills of the duo Wilton/DeGarmo and Tate's superb vocals. Solid riffs, technical extravaganza, enchanting melodies, three-octave vocals, this album has got it all. Hard to believe DeGarmo was just 21 when he recorded this. It does not stand back from the sublime 'Rage for Order' and 'Operation: Mindcrime'
Highlights are No sanctuary, Take hold of the flame, Child of fire and especially the epic Roads to madness. Listen to it 100 times and you will still find details you haven't noticed before.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Queensr’che - The Warning 28 April 2012
By Gentlegiantprog TOP 500 REVIEWER
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1984's The Warning is the debut studio album by the Seattle Based Progressive Metal band Queensr’che. It was recorded in London and produced by James Guthrie who is notable for his work with Judas Priest, Pink Floyd and also Pink Floyd members' solo albums.

Compared to all other Queensr’che albums, it is the most traditionally Heavy Metal of their works stylistically. It is also arguably the least Progressive of their early albums, although it still shows clear signs of ambitious songwriting and a desire to push the boundaries of the genre. `Road To Madness' for example is an almost ten-minute track with acoustic sections, electric sections, a symphonic sounding back-up and even a few time signature changes towards the end.

Unless you really don't like the sound of classic Heavy Metal, in the vein of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Dio and early Overkill then The Warning will be an instantly enjoyable album. The standard of songwriting is excellent and the tracks are all for the most part catchy and memorable with driving riffs, pleasing guitar solos and fantastic vocals from the impressive Geoff Tate.

Highlight include `En Force' `N M 156' `Child Of Fire' and of course the aforementioned `Roads To Madness.

Overall, The Warning is Queensr’che's most straightforwardly metal album, and the band excels at delivering that style in a powerful, catchy and intelligent manner. I feel the album is pretty underrated and would happily recommend it to fans from a Metal background. If you like Queensr’che and aren't only in it for nothing but the Prog and the Prog alone, then you really should give the album a try.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Shows their opening to metal 27 Nov 2012
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I gave the album a 4 star rating since it is very good but is missing the perfection achieved on later albums.

The rhythm is fairly fast and drums are really catchy and in tune, the singing though is obviously the main part of the sound and the singing is as good as ever. The pitch is higher than in other Geoff Tate works with Queensryche though. The sound is typically eighties like a slightly less heavy maiden with priest vocal style. This is a little different to say Operation Mindcrime.

The upbeat tempo and catchy singing though makes this a must for ryche fans, Prophecy and Take hold of the flame would be my 2 favourites from the album.

This is for people who like early prog or traditional metal as both are mixed in early Queensryche.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Finding their style 16 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
The contrast between 'The Warning' and 'Rage For Order' is like the technical difference between the Spitfire and the Harrier Jump Jet. Queensryche are not alone in going stratospheric between early albums. Metallica, arguably, achieved the same leap with 'Ride The Lightning' after 'Kill em All', Megadeth with 'Peace Sells' and, say, Slayer with 'Hell Awaits', to name but a few. The closest comparison would be comparing Priest's 'Rocka Rolla' to 'Sad Wings'. Like this transformation, the genetics are all there in the earlier work (but not in the right order to quote Eric Morecambe) and there are tantalising glimpses of the sheer brilliance to come, notably in the stabbing 'NM156', the uplifting call to arms of the single 'Take Hold Of the Flame' and the sprawling 'Roads to Madness'. Put simply, 'NM156' is the blue print for the follow up 'Rage For Order' cd - layered guitars, keyboards, infills, angst ridden vocals and a futuristic theme. These three tracks' strength is reflected in their reworking on recent tours and are worth the price of the cd alone.

The rest isn't bad but the songs like 'Warning', 'Child of Fire', and 'En Force' sound overly technical, driven by complex drumming and Geoff's operatic high register vocal acrobatics (a hangover from his days with the band The Myth), which can drown out the flow of the underlying guitar attack. It almost sounds like the band is trying too hard to be serious, complex and technical and therefore they lose sight of the basic song in the process. This might have worked with a crystal clear production job that could have enhanced the technicality/complexity and given equal weight to the guitars in the process but the use of Guthrie has given the album a soft sheen which cotton wools the overall impact.
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