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Day: April 16, 2009

Album review: Queensrÿche – American Soldier

Album review: Queensrÿche – American Soldier

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Is there even a point anymore to comparing new Queensrÿche releases to older ones such as Rage for Order or even Empire?  It seems that to do so is unfair to the band, who clearly don't care to repeat the past.  And yet that's what has been happening for more than a decade, and in the process some bitter or resentful fans have missed out on some really good music.  Case in point, the band's latest offering - American Soldier. A look at the front and back covers of American Soldier (showing a pair of combat boots and an American flag, respectively) might give pause to some fans - has the same band who railed against war and the American government in the past turned into Toby Keith for the progressive metal set?  Not quite.  As the name implies, this is a theme album about American soldi