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Willie
Moderator
March 30th 2009


16149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3

Hey, I just throw the reccomendations out. What you guys do with them afterwards is your thing ;)

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Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2009


8394 Comments


yaah, its just that most of your rec's are pretty top notch! If I would have the time I would check it out right away, but I haven't so it'll have to wait.

HardcoreMetal
March 30th 2009


1 Comments


Well, I've enjoyed this band since back in the 80's. I would have to completely agree with this review top to bottom.

Everything past Promised Land became recycled crap... relying heavily on Geoff's voice to try to carry it through... which it did not.

While this new album does have some hopes of "greater things, and grander times" I believe that once Chris Degarmo left the band, it was never the same.

mothergoose
March 30th 2009


308 Comments


Very good review. I'll at this to my list of albums to "cautiously explore."

bastard
March 30th 2009


3435 Comments


hrmmm might actually check this out.

Phantom
March 30th 2009


8930 Comments


I have Operation: Mindcrime and it's ok. I think that's all I need by these guys.

Nice review though.

Jom
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2009


2713 Comments


Terrific review. The concept is kinda cool but definitely overblown.

Bfhurricane
March 30th 2009


6197 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Pre ordered on iTunes for $9.99.

Douchebag
March 30th 2009


3624 Comments


"Oh yeah, also in no way do the songs or interviews come off like some arrogant "American Cowboy" trying to save the world. The only reason you know they're all American is because the band was stupid enough to include it in the title, but it really could be the same thoughts and feelings of any soldiers anywhere. Just making sure the rest of the world doesn't think they'll be getting a piece of self-serving American propaganda put to music. "

yeah that's what I wanted to know, I'll probably pick it up soon.

rasputin
March 30th 2009


14555 Comments


Good review Willie. I was never really a fan of the band though.

Willie
Moderator
March 30th 2009


16149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3

Thanks. Why don't you have a staff app. in?

rasputin
March 30th 2009


14555 Comments


Still not a hundred percent sure if I can be bothered, you think I should put one in?

chdahi
March 30th 2009


22 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Good review. It's a halfway decent album, but i'm still longing for something that resembles the pre-1990 Ryche. Look at the songwriting credits. Tate co-wrote every song, and Jason Slater and Kelly Gray also have a bunch of songwriting credits. Other than Scott Rockenfield getting credit for 2 songs, no one else in the band have any contributions. It pisses me off a little that they are relying so heavily on their producers to write songs! I hate to say it, but I kind of get the impression that Chris DeGarmo was the driving force behind the Queensryche of old.

Willie
Moderator
March 30th 2009


16149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3

Still not a hundred percent sure if I can be bothered, you think I should put one in?
Yeah, what can it hurt? For what little it might accomplish I'll at least push for you on it.
Good review. It's a halfway decent album, but i'm still longing for something that resembles the pre-1990 Ryche. Look at the songwriting credits. Tate co-wrote every song, and Jason Slater and Kelly Gray also have a bunch of songwriting credits. Other than Scott Rockenfield getting credit for 2 songs, no one else in the band have any contributions. It pisses me off a little that they are relying so heavily on their producers to write songs! I hate to say it, but I kind of get the impression that Chris DeGarmo was the driving force behind the Queensryche of old.
I don't know if we'll ever get another album that resembles pre-1990 Queensryche. From the looks of their new guitarist we're more likely to end up with a My Chemical Romance sounding album. It has become pretty obvious that the rest of the band relied pretty heavily on Chris Degarmo for writing, but he can break them as often as he can make them (he does bare the main responsibility for "Hear in the Now" and his songs on "Tribe" weren't all that good either).

rasputin
March 30th 2009


14555 Comments


Yeah, what can it hurt? For what little it might accomplish I'll at least push for you on it.

I just wrote up an application in the time it took for you to reply, have a read :D

Willie
Moderator
March 30th 2009


16149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3

I was on my way to work, but I just read your application. Very nice. I think if there is one thing that will get you through the door it's your reference to achieving Nick Greer's level of "professionalism". ;) I've started campaigning for you already, but that may hurt more than it helps.

rasputin
March 30th 2009


14555 Comments


Haha thanks a lot man, it's appreciated. I'm not as fussed as I was last year, I'll be posting and reviewing the same anyway, just the added rep would be cool.

Willie
Moderator
March 30th 2009


16149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3

Yeah, I know what you mean. It is kind of a pain in the ass in a way because you will get bogged down in new releases, probably, and anything more than a month old just kind of fades out of reach.

rasputin
March 30th 2009


14555 Comments


Yeah, that's the downside, but I guess it's not too bad.

thelawler
March 31st 2009


42 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Your review is perfect, exactly the way I feel about the album. I'm also impressed with Geoff Tate's 10 year old daughter singing on "Home Again"



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