OK, let's see who's down with some classic 80s metal: Queensryche! I picked up Empire yesterday, which I've heard a million times but didn't actually own. Since I'm listening to them now and have nothing to do at work, I felt like starting a thread for them, so nyeh Operation Mindcrime and Empire totally kick ass. I really don't like any of their other albums. They have some good stuff scattered throughout, which is why I have the Greatest Hits CD. Their earlier stuff is a little too 80s cock-rock for me, and their later stuff is shaky at best. Hear in the Now Frontier was appalling, and now that the guitarist left, I don't see much of a future for them. But they sure did put on a good show when I saw them live last summer. Mindcrime and Empire are the happy middle where they got it right. Geoff Tate easily has one of the best voices in rock ever, possibly the greatest in metal of all time.