Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Heavy Metal Thunderdome

Time for another contest. Remember you are judging just on music this time around.

It is...

Dream Theater-Images and words


Queensryche-Operation Mindcrime

***Just based on the music which album do you prefer?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

By far and away Operation Mindcrime! I like Images and Words but don't think it holds up as well 20+ years down the road. Of course Operation Mindcrime is essentially my one "desert island" cd so I might be a bit biased.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

I have to agree. While I am not a huge Queensryche fan this album is a timeless clasic. I have it on vinyl and actually played it sometime over the winter.

4:17 AM  
OpenID said...

Images and Words. When Mindcrime came out, I was completely bummed by it's whimpyness. They were great on that tour opening for and blowing away Metallica, but I never got into the album. It didn't hold a candle (or take hold the flame) of their earlier works. A few years ago I rebought it on CD to give it another chance as time has made me appreciate a lot of albums that I didn't back in those days. Time didn't help this one for me.

Images and Words is pretty whimpy too, but it was expected to be so. I prefer their debut to this one, but, like now, being asked which one I prefer, definitely Images and Words. Saw the tour and they were quite the bore.

8:07 AM  
Blogger The Klepto said...

Gotta go Queensryche. Way more legendary

8:09 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Dream Theater. Images and words has aged much better than Mindcrime. I can't even listen to Mindcrime anymore.

8:31 AM  
Blogger DPTH International said...

I go with Images and Words. I just didn't care for Mindcrime. A friend raved about it, but I just couldn't get into it. I should revisit it though. Its been a long time and I should give it another chance.

But for now ... Dream Theater

9:33 PM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

My first thought when I saw this was, "Mark put this one together just to get me to pick Dream Theater." Well, it worked.

8:16 PM  

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