Editors' Notes Seattle's Queensryche was one of the first bands to blend progressive rock complexity with heavy metal's intensity and muscle. The band had a slow but steady climb and found a large-scale audience with 1988's Operation: Mindcrime. Further successes followed, including the triple Platinum Empire, as Queensryche paved the way for countless prog-metal groups to come. Dig into the legacy of the 'Ryche with this career-spanning playlist.

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