Friday, April 27, 2012

Metal Friday: "NM156" by Queensryche

All this talk of the Singularity and out of control technology got me thinking of one of my favorite metal bands from back in the day: Queensryche.

"NM156" is from The Warning album and takes a decidedly darker view of our technological future than that theorized by Ray Kurzweil, predicting a world in which "Machines Have no Conscience." It's got all the hallmarks of Queensryche's best material, including thoughtful lyrics and wonderful guitar work by Chris DeGarmo and amazing vocals by Geoff Tate.

Have we come too far to turn around? Are we doomed by our own hands, destined to be enslaved by machines? I don't know... I just know that I want to turn up some Queensryche about now. Enjoy.


butcherhammer said...

AWESOME song choice. My favorite from this album, thank you.

Brian Murphy said...

Thanks. It doesn't surpass "Take Hold of the Flame" for me, but it's a good one.

Scott said...

Great album...again, you have impeccable taste in metal.

Brian Murphy said...

Thanks Scott. I may not have impeccable tastes in all other aspects of my life, but metal, hell yeah!