Artists (Q)

Q5

– When the Mirror Cracks (1986) 3.00 stars


Qantice

– The Cosmocinesy (2009) 4.50 stars
– The Phantonauts (2014) 4.50 stars


Qantum

– Le Passage (2016) NOT RATED


Quandary

Ready to Fail (2010) 4.50 stars


Quantum Fantay

– Ugisiunsi (2007) 4.00 stars
– Kaleidothrope (2009) 4.00 stars
– Bridges of Kukuriku (2010) 3.50 stars
– Dancing in Limbo (2015) 4.00 stars
– Tessellation of Euclidean Space (2017) NOT RATED


Quarterflash

– Quarterflash (1981) 3.50 stars


Quartz

– Quartz (1977) 3.50 stars


Quasar

– Fire in the Sky (1982) 3.50 stars
– The Loreli (1989) NOT RATED


Quatermass

– Quatermass (1970) 4.00 stars


Queen

– Queen (1973) 4.00 stars
Queen II (1974) 5.00 stars
– Sheer Heart Attack (1974) 4.00 stars
– A Night at the Opera (1975) 4.50 stars
– A Day at the Races (1976) 4.50 stars
– News of the World (1977) 3.00 stars
– Jazz (1978) 4.00 stars
– Live Killers (1979) 4.00 stars
– The Game (1980) 2.00 stars


Queensrÿche

– Queensrÿche (1983) 4.50 stars
– The Warning (1984) 4.00 stars
– Rage for Order (1986) 4.00 stars
– Operation: Mindcrime (1988) 5.00 stars
– Empire (1990) 4.00 stars
– Promised Land (1994) 3.50 stars
– Queensrÿche (2013) 4.00 stars
– Condition Hüman (2015) 4.00 stars

When this band first appeared on the scene, I recall many of my friends proclaiming its was so damned Progressive. Well, frankly, I never quite agreed. Sure, there were a few  Progressive elements in several tracks, but to me the band still, primarily, fell into the Heavy Metal genre. Certainly Operation: Mindcrime was its most Progressive offering (and a masterpiece in the Heavy Metal genre, for certain), but after 1994’s Promised Land when the band had a taste of commercial success and its style quickly changed so drastically (turning into something of a Grunge act) I gave up completely, writing off the group as “has-beens.”

After the recent soap-opera “he said/he said” drama of the past decade, however, the band split into two camps…one, the Geoff Tate camp (basically the vocalist who hired an entirely new backing band, that continued the sound I detested since Promised Land), and the other camp, the one with the new lead vocalist, the camp that eventually secured legal claim to the band’s name, and the one that has (thankfully) returned to the sound of the band’s glory days.

Although I still would never go so far as to call the newest releases pure Progressive Metal, that genre comes darned close on several tracks. Regardless, for fans of Prog-Metal, this second camp (the one with the new vocalist) is the one to watch for potentially more of the sound that made the band famous in the first place.


Quella Vecchia Locanda

– Quella vecchia locanda (1972) 3.50 stars
– Il tempo della gioia (1974) 4.00 stars


Quercunian Camerata

– Prometeia (2013) NOT RATED


The Quest

Do You Believe? (1993) 4.50 stars


Quidam

– Quidam (1996) 4.00 stars
– Sny aniolów (1998) NOT RATED
– The Time Beneath the Sky (2002) 4.50 stars
– SurREvival (2005) 4.00 stars
– Alone Together (2007) 4.50 stars
– Saiko (2012) 4.00 stars

See my “Quidam – An Overview” for more information.


Quiet Riot

– Metal Health (1983) 3.00 stars
QR (1988) 4.50 stars


The Quiet Room

– Introspect (1997) 3.50 stars
– Reconceive (2000) 3.50 stars


Quiet Sun

– Mainstream (1975) 3.50 stars


The Quireboys (The London Quireboys)

A Bit of What You Fancy (1990) 5.00 stars
– Bitter Sweet & Twisted (1993) 4.00 stars
– From Tooting to Barking (1994) 3.50 stars
– This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll (2001) 4.50 stars
– Well Oiled (2004) 3.50 stars
– Homewreckers & Heartbreakers (2008) 4.00 stars
– Beautiful Curse (2013) 4.00 stars
– Black Eyed Sons (2014) 4.00 stars
– St. Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul (2015) 3.00 stars
Twisted Love (2016) 4.00 stars


Quorum

– Klubkin’s Voyage (2011) 4.00 stars
Another World (2015) 4.50 stars