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Time to move on Geoff,
This review is from: Frequency Unknown (Audio CD)
Being a QR fan since Rage For Order, I have seen the rapid ascent to musical perfection slowly turn into turgid mediocrity.
The last few years have revealed a massive rift between Geoff Tate and the rest of the band. The departure of creative genius Chris Degarmo now seemingly explained. This coincided with the decline of a once amazing band.
Now, following the sacking of Tate, both sides are battling each other for the right to be Queensryche. This shouldn't be settled in court, it should be down to the fans.
Tate's album sounds like a man trying to reconnect with the fans he has let down for the past 10 years or so. Bringing in some "names" to create some sort of "supergroup" a la Whitesnake in the 80's. It fails for one simple reason. Queensryche have never been about "names", they have been about the music. Tate taking over the band's output ruined that and sent the band spiralling downhill.
Geoff needs to move on and be the solo star that he was quite happy to try to be before. As a massive fan I want him to let the new QR get on with what they are doing - restoring the legacy of a once superb band.
Rant over. Geoff, you were amazing for the band, but it's time to move on.
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Initial post: 11 Oct 2013 17:12:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Oct 2013 17:15:10 BDT
Spot on observations. Geoff Tate's behaviour may I add has been far worse for the fans than the other members. He once tried to make out the band name should be awarded to him becouse of the song credits; then we find out he milked stone cold classic tracks and murdered them from his recent fraudulent work. So his "dragging out the court case" would be one thing; but as he so put it, an end of buisness settlements between himself and the rest of Queensryche is now what this is about!? ..if you can believe that!. Now he is back peddling in the extreme; and for once, a month has past us by without any fresh news or new revelations concerning him, splashed all over the metal media. Seemingly out of the spotlight and view, and the better for it. But, we can all be confident now that once the dust has settled, come judgement day, Geoff Tate's career in music is over, and I personally think that it would be a richly deserved outcome for everyone.
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