Having grown up on Queensrÿche, it was a strong influence in my metal education and my youth.
Thus what’s happened inthe last few months, and the standard of QR product in the last ten years or so, has been extremely disturbing.
With the two different versions of the band, the ultimate proof is in the music. I cannot comment on their former singer’s version of Queensrÿche; I refuse to listen to anything from anything Geoff Tate-related. This version of the band found a brilliant replacement in Todd LaTorre: not only a brilliant singer, but also a multi talented instrumentalist plus a dead ringer for Tate. But unlike his predecessor, he can hit all those ultra hight notes that Tate hasn’t been unable to for a decade or more.
So on offer here is, a snap shot of what QR can produce without its former leader. While it’s not the complete return to form that us long-time suffering fans have been demanding for many years, it certainly is a step in the right direction. With little time to get this finished, the band admit that this effort has been rushed, and at a mere thirty five minutes long, I’m sure there is more and better to come.
2. Where Dreams Go to Die
4. In this Light
7. Midnight Lullaby
8. A World Without
9. Don’t Look Back
10. Fall Out
11. Open Road