Release Date: Jun 25, 2013
Record label: Century Media
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Prog-Rock
Review Summary: Queensryche is the album that most fans have been begging for. A modern take on the classic sound.How long have Queensryche fans been begging for a return to what made the band so special? How long have we been hoping for just the slightest bit of metal swagger or even some classic dual guitar harmonies? How long have we held on to every scrap of nostalgia in order to not hate the last 15+ years of Queensryche releases? We've made excuses, we've dropped our standards and, in the end, we simply learned to be happy with any release that wasn't totally embarrassing. Dedicated to Chaos pushed most of us beyond our levels of tolerance.
The debate is over. After Queensrÿche fired vocalist Geoff Tate in 2012, he left a trail of recriminations a mile wild. The end result is, as of this writing, an unresolved legal dispute between two bands using the Queensrÿche name. Tate struck first; after delivering a terrible solo album, he released the deeply disappointing Frequency Unknown (F.U.
Any longtime Queensrÿche fan would probably agree that the band’s music lost much of its grandeur when key songwriter and co-guitarist Chris DeGarmo quit the band after Hear in the Now Frontier in 1997. Since then, vocalist Geoff Tate took more control than ever, and subsequent releases sounded more like Tate solo projects than bona fide Queensrÿche albums. Now, finally, Queensrÿche’s signature sound is back.