The Decayist 010: Queensryche – Operation: Mindcrime

When a metalhead knows and appreciates their history, you won’t know them for very long before they mention the album that’s the subject of this episode. It looms large over the career of a band who could never have been expected to top a record that’s as unique in its concept as its execution.


This is The Decayist, a podcast from This Decay Records. There are new episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month (sometimes), and in each one Chris or Dave nominate an album the other doesn’t know. We talk about it for a few minutes before passing a verdict.

Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime
Capitol Records
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In this episode, Chris introduces Dave to Queensryche’s legendary 1988 album, Operation: Mindcrime, before asking the three questions that matter:

What’s your three-word review?

What’s your rating out of ten?

And will you be adding Operation: Mindcrime to your record collection?

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