Queensryche American Soldier
2.8 Release Date: 03/2009
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3.5 greatdannyboy89 | March 3rd 13

Album isn't that special, but has enjoyable moments all the same. Just put to rest the myth that these guys haven't done anything worthwhile since the mid 90's.

Personal Rating: 3.4

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3.5 greatTheNotrap | February 8th 12

To be honest my first impression wasn't good but after a couple of listenings this album grew on me. Not an amazing effort but still has enjoyable moments like "Unafraid", "Hundred Mile Stare", "At 30,000 Ft", "Remember Me" or "Home Again".

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3.0 goodMajorStupidity | November 24th 11

Is this a glimmer of hope... yes its not on the same level as MindCrime, Empire, or even Promised land, but it is alot better than what they have been churning out for the past few years.

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3.5 greatBfhurricane | April 1st 09

Old men living in the shadows of their former selves? This album should have been the one to cast Queensryche into utter irrelevance. Instead, they wrote their most mature and arguably most emotional album to date. It's an album for the patient, progressive lovers of music out there, and takes a good straight listen from top to bottom to appreciate the melodies, moods, and styles that describe the love, sorrow, and emotional strength it takes to be a soldier in war. The musicianship is excellent, being far from overdone yet enough to prove these guys still have sparks of genius somewhere in those noggins. It's progressive, paced and meaningful. If you thought Empire and Promised Land were anything near enjoyable, I'd recommend a buy for this.

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4.0 excellentNic Williams | March 31st 09

Okay, so maybe I'm jacking up the rate for the fact that it's been fifteen years since QR have released a really good album of originals, but this album, bar the horrid intro, is mostly solid. "The Killer" in particular is a high point of the less emotional point; "Man Down!" is a bit frightening, and do I even have to mention the emotional centerpiece of "Home Again"? Serious downer, but it actually gets you to think and feel at once -- something the band hasn't been able to do in a very long time. Very strong, but the first couple of tracks are throwaways... and the very first is especially annoying. Be ready for that.

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4.0 excellentImGoingSouth | July 24th 14
4.0 excellentEmmur3 | July 22nd 14
3.5 greatRapGuru | July 22nd 14
2.0 poorDolceGelato | July 21st 14
1.5 very poorNoneShallPass | July 21st 14
2.5 averagethesanctuary | July 15th 14
4.0 excellentWretchedWorld | July 13th 14
2.0 poorBeyondMiddleEarth | July 12th 14
2.0 poorShane Ragland | July 9th 14
2.5 averageShutEmDown | July 6th 14
2.5 averageMedalKickback | July 5th 14
2.0 poorSteinsGate | July 4th 14
2.0 poorMythodea | July 4th 14
2.0 poorShadeSurvival | July 3rd 14
2.0 poorJupiterIsland | June 24th 14
3.0 goodAuroraBeam | June 22nd 14
2.0 poorJeterAgain | June 20th 14
1.5 very poorTenzin | June 20th 14
1.0 awfulTrickyMedals | June 19th 14
1.0 awfulFloodTown | June 19th 14
2.0 pooriliasvas1 | June 18th 14
3.5 greatJulian J | June 12th 14
3.0 goodAndrew Gold CONTRIBUTOR | June 11th 14
3.0 goodThe7thVermicide | June 11th 14
4.5 superballwelove123 | June 11th 14
3.5 greatSabrutin | June 2nd 14
1.5 very poorFragileRelayer | June 2nd 14
4.5 superbFauxProg | May 31st 14
4.0 excellentFrequencyUnknown | May 30th 14
4.5 superbNewOpeth | May 30th 14
1.0 awfulSirDrumsalot | May 27th 14
2.0 poorLondonUnderground | May 26th 14
2.0 poorEaglePoint | May 23rd 14
2.0 poorTheFanboy | May 8th 14
4.0 excellentDMX | May 3rd 14
2.0 poorrisingabove | April 29th 14
2.5 averageDisruptor | April 28th 14
3.0 goodExplosiveOranges | April 20th 14
3.0 goodBrendan Schroer STAFF | April 14th 14
2.5 averageAllineed | March 27th 14
3.0 goodDaniel Garrett Irwin | March 19th 14
2.0 poorSnowdog808 | March 1st 14
1.5 very poorSpookySkeletman | February 16th 14
3.0 goodeirinn | February 13th 14
2.0 poorSeventhSonSnowdog | February 12th 14
3.5 greatConor | February 10th 14
2.5 averageHenderson | February 7th 14
2.5 averageFWX | February 1st 14
3.5 greatdauber49er | January 17th 14
3.0 goodDigis | January 7th 14
2.0 poorSithese | January 2nd 14
3.0 goodPokermask | October 4th 13
1.0 awfulmetalmaniac93 | September 26th 13
2.0 poorSulphur | September 26th 13
2.0 poorMeanDeviation | September 20th 13
3.0 goodVicent Shedlock | September 14th 13
1.0 awfuldreamer1978 | September 12th 13
2.5 averageSomewhereintime | August 27th 13
3.0 goodThe chav hunter | August 19th 13
3.0 goodThe7thVermicide | August 8th 13
3.0 goodCultofceleb | July 5th 13
4.0 excellentknownfreq | July 1st 13
4.0 excellentgreenpiece | June 26th 13
3.5 greatPsychicChris | June 25th 13
2.0 poorimmortalizepain | June 24th 13
2.0 poorMackinlay McBride | June 20th 13
2.0 poorfeargm | June 11th 13
2.5 averageAlex Kugaczewski | June 8th 13
5.0 classicDonJulio | June 5th 13
2.5 averageBombsAway | June 5th 13
3.0 goodmindcrimer | June 4th 13
1.5 very poorTK | June 4th 13
1.0 awfulTriangularDuck | June 3rd 13
2.0 poorsmithrevjosh | June 3rd 13
3.0 goodMatthijs van der Lee | June 2nd 13
2.0 poorProcolMan82 | May 26th 13
2.5 averageCarefulwithThataxe | May 15th 13
1.5 very poorJohn Marinakis | May 7th 13
3.5 greatBlackAndBlue | May 7th 13
5.0 classicAndrew100100 | May 7th 13
4.5 superbHeadonpker | May 7th 13
5.0 classicSleepApnea15 | May 7th 13
3.0 goodbytor31 | April 29th 13
1.0 awfulamberasyylum | April 24th 13
4.0 excellentkual21 | April 4th 13
2.5 averageImmortalis42 | March 30th 13
2.5 averageTSprings | February 8th 13
3.0 gooduptheirons65 | January 10th 13
3.5 greatvkristi | December 25th 12
3.0 goodGnFnRs87 | December 4th 12
3.0 goodWare | October 23rd 12
2.5 averageFriday13th | October 20th 12
2.5 averageinvindt531 | October 16th 12
3.0 goodOmairSh | October 12th 12
3.0 goodgraveworm666 | October 3rd 12
2.0 poortharikleo | September 27th 12
2.5 averagepfinnegan | September 12th 12
3.0 goodTheLast7thVermicide | August 31st 12
2.0 poorlostforwords | August 27th 12
2.5 averageKILL | August 2nd 12
2.5 averageUmmagumma67 | July 27th 12
2.0 poorNoMeansYes | July 17th 12
2.5 averageHorrorBusiness78 | July 15th 12
3.0 goodmho | June 29th 12
2.5 averagewalfernu | June 18th 12
2.5 averagePatrick Armstrong | June 17th 12
3.0 goodThe7th supreme alchemist & master of the crusaders | June 14th 12
3.5 greatIronhead | May 30th 12
3.0 goodThe7thVermicide | May 29th 12
4.5 superbskoopy48 | April 8th 12
3.0 goodzyklzy | April 5th 12
3.0 goodandreassf | February 28th 12
1.5 very poorSiamois | January 13th 12
2.0 poorblueeagle | December 29th 11
3.5 greatrychefnm | November 19th 11
2.5 averagejonald28 | November 16th 11
2.0 poorStrayver | November 13th 11
3.5 greatSeveryn | November 13th 11
4.0 excellentReason | October 23rd 11
2.0 poorkeveagle007 | October 21st 11
3.0 goodBladeRunner | October 5th 11
3.0 goodAustin Newell | October 3rd 11
2.0 poorHunter25 | September 4th 11
2.0 poormrhappy255 | August 21st 11
3.0 goodAttyTude | August 2nd 11
4.0 excellenteldave74 | July 14th 11
2.5 averageRhaegar23 | July 7th 11
3.0 goodEmpire0024 | July 7th 11
4.0 excellentNoRemorse87 | June 17th 11
4.0 excellentgallus90 | May 20th 11
3.3 greatTrey Spencer STAFF | May 6th 11
3.0 goodJumaos | April 21st 11
3.0 goodJerrad Williams | April 15th 11
2.0 poorThomas Spicer | February 15th 11
2.5 averagevitorhugotoffoli | February 13th 11
2.5 averageRyan Adams | February 13th 11
2.5 averageJoey Brown 2.0 | February 12th 11
2.0 poorCrimson Death | January 29th 11
3.0 goodExtremeMetalFan | January 13th 11
3.5 greatShawn | December 27th 10
2.5 averageMelbCro | December 27th 10
3.5 greatbleachedherring | November 14th 10
3.5 greatAwake88 | September 17th 10
2.0 poorNightryder | September 7th 10
3.5 greatCryptRaider | August 21st 10
3.5 greatCelimous | August 6th 10
2.0 poorCaveman | August 1st 10
3.5 greatMusicManXIII | July 20th 10
4.0 excellentAnes Tojaga | July 8th 10
2.5 averagethatmetalhead123 | June 29th 10
1.5 very poorDwap | June 3rd 10
2.5 averageishliu65 | May 22nd 10
2.5 averagecgbelieve | March 10th 10
3.0 gooddoug11 | January 20th 10
2.0 poorlkd | January 9th 10
4.5 superbBryn W. K | December 21st 09
3.0 goodDan Phillips | November 16th 09
4.0 excellentMatthew Hopkins | November 2nd 09
2.0 poorKyle | October 18th 09
4.0 excellentmagichorze | October 17th 09
3.0 goodOurDearHunter | July 25th 09
4.0 excellentrosinski | July 17th 09
3.5 greatalthekiller433 | May 22nd 09
4.5 superbZoidberking | May 18th 09
1.0 awfullobby | May 2nd 09
3.5 greatLegalDuck | April 24th 09
4.0 excellentsba4life | April 17th 09
2.0 poorsweko | April 17th 09
3.0 goodThomas Michael Morris | April 4th 09
3.5 greatchdahi | April 2nd 09
2.5 averageJohn weathered old reviewer Hanson STAFF | April 2nd 09
3.5 greatthelawler | March 31st 09
2.0 poorT3X | March 27th 09

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