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Nagrarok
June 10th 2013



7956 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Looking forward to hearing this. I have pretty high expectations after reading this review.


Same here. I found myself curious enough to check out the rest of their discography recently (save Tate's album, which I might listen to after all to see just how badly it will compare to this). Anything after Promised Land has been decent at best, so this cannot possibly dissapoint.

scissorlocked
June 10th 2013



3479 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

There is no way this can be THAT good.

indeed



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Titan
June 10th 2013



4799 Comments


Fauxryche

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
June 10th 2013



18198 Comments


^nah that would be Tate's band.

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Titan
June 10th 2013



4799 Comments


Both in my mind

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
June 10th 2013



18198 Comments


Looking at the two bands, I don't see this as 'fauxryche' at all.

A group formed by the band's fired singer (who wasn't a founding member) and a bunch of hired musicians is a lot less deserving of the Queensryche name than a band featuring 3 of the band's founding members.

tempest--
June 10th 2013



10819 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

well I don't know if Tate can be called a "founding member" but he's always been the vocalist

Titan
June 10th 2013



4799 Comments


'A group formed by the band's fired singer (who wasn't a founding member) and a bunch of hired musicians is a lot less deserving of the Queensryche name than a band featuring 3 of the band's founding members.'

agree



Willie
Moderator
June 10th 2013



15774 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

There is no way this can be THAT good.
I don't believe that I'm over-selling this. I've been listening to this at least once a day for almost a month and I still love it. I think a good gauge to judge this (before actually hearing it) is to think about how much you like Empire. This is definitely heavier, but if there's a similar album to this it's probably Empire.



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BigPleb
June 10th 2013



28486 Comments


But you always seem to rate higher than most for this band Willie, that's why I'm skeptical.

Titan
June 10th 2013



4799 Comments


You oversold it by ranking it above Empire, Promised Land, The Warning, and the ep.

InbredJed
June 10th 2013



5236 Comments


word to that

BigPleb
June 10th 2013



28486 Comments


The trve era.

Willie
Moderator
June 10th 2013



15774 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

But you always seem to rate higher than most for this band Willie, that's why I'm skeptical.
That's true and I've almost always found something to enjoy about all of their releases (except Hear in the Now and Dedicated to Chaos). That's why I mentioned that your enjoyment of Empire is a good gauge of how much you might potentially enjoy this (but this us heavier, of course).

@Titan: I think this ranks above those albums. I'm enjoying this one more.

ViperAces
June 10th 2013



12357 Comments


what about the new darkthrone, bs, mbv?
new voivod was pretty cool tho.

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2013



7842 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Empire's really overrated imo

Willie
Moderator
June 10th 2013



15774 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah. It's really good, but it's definitely not unbeatable if the band puts enough effort into their album (like they have).

laughingman22
June 10th 2013



891 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I don't know, from your review it sound like this albums doesn't have the prog or the epic tracks from their masterpieces.
I'm glad queensryche has done something worth while but this doesn't seem like the return of 80's ryche, but I'm hoping
for the best.


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Willie
Moderator
June 10th 2013



15774 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm glad queensryche has done something worth while but this doesn't seem like the return of 80's ryche, but I'm hoping


From my review: If there is one complaint that could be leveled against these songs, it’s that they lack the high level of classy, progressive elements that were so prevalent during the Chris DeGarmo era. The songs all seem to be lacking that layer of subtle flourishes and clean guitar melodies that were (apparently) DeGarmo’s influence...It just feels like it would have been a perfect opportunity to crank out an extended song similar to ‘Roads to Madness’, ‘Eyes of a Stranger’ (the extended live version) or ‘’Promised Land’.

It doesn't 'seem' like it's a complete return to the 80s Ryche because it's not.

Titan
June 10th 2013



4799 Comments


'If there is one complaint that could be leveled against these songs, it’s that they lack the high level of classy, progressive elements that were so prevalent during the Chris DeGarmo era. The songs all seem to be lacking that layer of subtle flourishes and clean guitar melodies that were (apparently) DeGarmo’s influence...'

In other words, the songwriting is suffering.



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