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Old 08-03-2013, 12:53 AM   #13 (permalink)
Join Date: Dec 2007
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You had a good point about how bands are largely the sound of their lead singers.

The one thing with Geoff Tate is that he can't hit the high notes that he could 20 years ago (whether that be from age or a lifetime of smoking), but the thing is that the Tate-less Ryche hired a new lead singer who sounds just like Tate did 20 years ago. It was one of those things that you never would have noticed how bad Tate's voice had become except for the fact that he decided to re-record classic Queensryche songs on his album "Frequency Unknown." You play these substandard shadows of what the songs used to be and you can see how bad his voice has gotten. (Note: He only re-recorded those songs to attempt to give credence to him being the "real" Queensryche.) But then you compare that album to the other album, and you see just how much of a difference there is between the two.

Yeah, the two Queensryches are confusing, but what's cool is that the marketplace can determine who is the real winner of the title.
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