Concept albums rule

I was checking out the RSS feed for Metal Underground today, and I saw two stories that caught my attention. First, Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth said that work on the Something Wicked concept album has been scheduled, and that it will most likely be a two disc set. He wants to create a defining work, something like Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” or Queensryche’s “Operation: Mindcrime.” Iced Earth has already established themselves pretty well, so if they succeed in topping their previous efforts, the work will be nothing short of spectacular.

Speaking of Queensryche and Mindcrime, the other post I read this morning related to a new album that continues the Mindcrome story and ties up some of the loose ends left in the story. This should be quite cool as well. I don’t know if they needed to do this album though. I’m a big fan of their music, but it seems as though this might be an attempt to try to get themselves back into the spotlight. I guess we’ll see sometime in early 2006.

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