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Promised Land was the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Queensrÿche and their highest charting record to date. It was released by EMI on 18 October 1994, 4 years after their successful Empire album.

Music Although not a concept album, the songs are tied together firmly by the theme of success and how to deal with it, and reflections on American society and how that shapes our goals in life.

The album opens with a piece of musique… read more



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  • Avatar for nlventura93
    Best QR album for me, love the dark mood across the album.
  • Avatar for Piske81
    Their masterpiece... Even O:MC can't compete
  • Avatar for Anteat3r
    Disconnected and Promised Land (the title track) really make this album IMO. There's a good reason why PL is considered to be QR's last great album until the Todd La Torre lineup's recent self-titled came out. The energy here is just striking!
  • Avatar for Lionheartattack
    Finally listened to Promised Land again. I think these were my first PL scrobbles. Pretty groovy album actually, although nothing special in that department (either) really. Still sounded pretty nice. Much more psychedelic than I remembered. I can't say I got into it, it still remains pretty distant. A little better or as good as Empire, which is not one of my QR favorites. The same thing as with Rage for Order: first few times through haven't done it, although I think there's potential for it to grow on me. I'd say surprisingly similar to RfO, too. Strangely, my favorite songs come from what usually is the most uninteresting part in the album for me: third quarter! Some parts of Promised Land, then the song Disconnected as a whole, and its fading into Lady Jane, and two next songs, were my favorite parts as of now! Ending half seems better than the first anyway. Those three songs I know the best from compilation -- I Am I, Bridge and Someone Else? -- still aren't my thing though. :/
  • Avatar for chaovsky
    Criminally underrated, but for me at least, their last truly great album. The dark and introspective mood it creates feels like some kind of twisted hangover after the polished sheen and the success of "Empire". Perfect follow-up (except for"My global mind", which is a turd).
  • Avatar for Foxer35
    Beautiful, beautiful album. Shame so many of the other fans lump it into the "it isn't Empire or Mindcrime, so it sucks" category.
  • Avatar for Mindcrime-III
    This album is so great. American Soldier sounds a bit like Promised Land (P.L. is better). Damaged and especially Promised Land are so good.
  • Avatar for chaz6743
    Disconnected....I AM I.....Great licks--Perfection!
  • Avatar for katsman67
    My favourite 'Ryche album! The atmosphere rules.
  • Avatar for MikeySchenker
    Along with O. M. and Rage this is probably my favourite of this incredible band. Some of their most beautiful wok is to be found on this album. More depressive as their earlier work... and Geoff´s voice really is perfect for this piece of art!

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