The Spectre Within



        I bought this album back in 2003, shortly before going to see Dream Theater and Queensr˙che play with Fates Warning as an opener. I guess I just wanted to see what I would be getting into. I don't remember what made me to choose this particular album.

       Maybe back in 1985 this album may have stood out from the endless onslaught of copycat hair bands, but listening to it in 2010 is almost impossible. The first track sounds like pregnant cats trying to sing Iron Maiden, and I'm not sure the rest of the album is any better.