And ya know what? I'm pissed.
After listening to it, I've decided that Queensryche couldn't have possibly written the original story because II was just awful. There was nothing political or epic about this record. Nikki has about .05 seconds of "Grrr I want revenge!" and then there is some chase involving Dr. x and blah blah blah... but that left the rest of the album with the concept: "Oh, Mary is dead... now what?"
Not to mention ALL THE SONGS SOUNDED THE SAME.
I'm sorry, how can I feel sympathy or in any way shape or form emotional towards Nikki about Mary? - she killed herself. If she was raped and murdered, the maybe. Either way, Nikki was just a junkie feeling sorry for himself that his ex-prostitute turned nun lover killed herself... then there's a whole lot of "I have nothing to live for" bullshit, which eventually leads to Nikki's suicide.
WHAT THE FUCK?
And the fact that they used Ronnie James Dio as Dr. X further signifies that celebrity cameos are never a good sign.
I seriously need to write Geoff Tate a letter or something.
I'm so sad.