No filler, some killer,
This review is from: Queensr˙che (Audio CD)
Firstly, I must admit this album is worth 4 to 4.5 stars. But considering the unexpected "return to form" that Tate being booted has caused. I feel the five star is justified.
What can I say about this album, except there are 4 or 5 songs that eclipse ANYTHING the band has released since Promised Land. There is a cohesion about it that is a throwback to their halcyon days, and a creativity that has been missing for so long. Amazing what getting rid of a bad apple can do for such a musical force.
Todd really does shine on this, his debut album with the band. He is so similar to Tate it's uncanny. But, he possesses more range and versatility. However, if you played this to someone that didn't know who it was I'm pretty sure they'd say it was Tate, he's that similar.
No weak songs at all apart from the chorus to Vindication, which grates a little. Favourites for me are Where dreams go to die, Midnight lullaby and the utterly epic In this light. I can't get through the album without backtracking to this masterpiece at least once!
Let's hope common sense prevails in court later this year and this version of "Queensryche" get to keep the name.