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312. Wicked Generation – Sacred Warrior

WICKED GENERATION (1990)

Sacred Warrior

Of all of the metal bands that came out of the late 80’s and into the 90’s Sacred Warrior maintained one of the highest levels of quality metal with intense performances, great songwriting and powerful production. Of all their releases, Wicked Generation was the culmination of all of the best the band had to offer.

The comparisons to Queensryche are completely justified, which is not a detriment as Queensryche remains one of the best and most accomplished metal bands ever. On this album the band combined both excellent musicianship with stellar songwriting, especially in the lyrical content. The only comparison in CCM would be Barren Cross, but the backing vocals, and song arrangements are vastly different as Sacred warrior adds the progressive rock stylings.

This album is not as accessible or commercial as the following album (Obsessions) or as heavy as the previous (Rebellion) but rather meshes the two and works as a great bridge in the careers. It also works as their finest effort and is a must have for anyone who loves the genre.

 

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  1. May 3, 2011 at 1:36 am

    “Wicked Generation” is very good, but if I were to choose only one Sacred Warrior album it would either be “Rebellion” or “Obsessions”. Actually, it was “Masters Command” that preceded “Wicked Generation”.

    As for “Wicked Generation”, being that it is a “concept album”, I found that its songs hold up better when listened to as a “whole” (i.e.: the album in its entirety) as opposed to individually. Does that make sense?

  2. November 18, 2012 at 2:49 am

    That is a pretty girl on the cover.

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