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Siam - The Language of Menace (Now & Then Records)
1. "The Language of
Great progressive metal with loads of hooks and a serious vocalist that obviously went to the same school as Geoff Tate, Gregg Anaya, and Zachary Stevens. I've got to say, however, that since I was afforded the opportunity to hear both these discs at the same time, it was "Prayer" that had me hooked more so than this disc. Still, this is a fabulous disc.
Siam - Prayer (A2Z Records)
1. "A Passage to God"
If Queensryche had continued on as a progressive metal band after "Rage for Order," I imagine this is what they would have sounded like. I absolutely love this disc. A friend of mine turned me onto a tape of these guys and after one listen I was hooked. Progressive, yet heavy and retaining an accessible commercial edge, without sounding corny. I soon after began my search for the original cd copies. I quickly found out that they were not readily available and were only available as imports from England, where this band is based out of. Well, thanks to the PM Trade Board for finding me a trader who offered me both discs for two discs I was able to purchase relatively cheap.