Navigate: main >> reviews
F U L L . R E V I E W S


Queensryche - Queensryche EP (Remaster) - EMI Records 2003 reviewed by: Nailer

From the Moore Theater, Queensryche are onstage for the DVD "Live Evolution" as musicians in a play that is more subdued drama than the action movie of of the Mindcrime Days.

Geoff Tate and his superior vocals are the star of the show rarely straying from center stage lead and offering the only real dramatics of the show with his gesturing. Drummer Scott Rockenfield looks more like a detergent commercial Dad and with the exception of some open shirts, the rest of the band are there more to be musically foundational than visually compelling. Dressed in all black and fashionable rather than rebellious, the band and the music is alway the focus, highlighted only by some colored lights and the band's symbol.

So, stripped of the prior multimedia presentation, the intimacy of the venue and the absence of guitarist Chris DeGarrmo the performance takes on a bittersweet feel, as if the band were performing an encore gig before gracefully bowing into retirement (which we know isn't true because of the release of "Tribes") or moving on to different pursuits.

Unlike the stereotypical, long-haired metal crowd, the audience appears to be middle-class and attentive. They are the diehards who were there during the commercial highs (Empire) and the less public days. They are rewarded for loyalty with a great set of career-spanning songs.

Highlights - The hot opening of NM156 and Pamela Moore joining the band for the epic "Suite Sister Mary"

Criticisms - There could have been a few more of the speedier numbers. "Queen of the Reich" is really the only one.


--Nailer 9.30.03
About this Writer:
Frank Hill // Frank Hill has been at this site since its slimy, crying birth in '03. He was born on National Metal Day--11/11 and will turn his hearing aids up to 11 when he's 111. He secretly listens to a lot of old Country and Doo-Wop tunes and wants to start a cyberband with lead vocals by Robot Plant. He is still trying to figure out what Judas Priest meant by "paratamize you". If you read this, then he salutes you.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

Note: Reviews are graded from 0-5, anything higher or not showing is from our old style. Scores, however, do not reveal the important features. The written review that accompanies the ratings is the best source of information regarding the music on our site. Reviewing is opinionated, not a qualitative science, so scores are personal to the reviewer and could reflect anything from being technically brilliant to gloriously cheesy fun.

Demos and independent releases get some slack since the bands are often spent broke supporting themselves and trying to improve. Major releases usually have big financial backing, so they may be judged by a heavier hand. All scores can be eventually adjusted up or down by comparison of subsequent releases by the same band. We attempt to keep biases out of reviews and be advocates of the consumer without the undo influence of any band, label, management, promoter, etc.

The best way to determine how much you may like certain music is to listen to it yourself.



ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: QUEENSRYCHE
CD
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
Condition HümanQueensryche
2015
Frank Hill11/6/2015
EP (remaster)Queensryche
2003
Greg Watson8/28/2003
Live Evolution DVDQueensryche
2001
Frank Hill9/30/2003
QueensrycheQueensryche
2013
Greg Watson6/29/2013
Rage For OrderQueensryche
1986
Frank Hill4/14/2003
Rage for Order (remaster)Queensryche
2003
Greg Watson8/28/2003
The Art of LiveQueensryche
2004
Frank Hill6/25/2004


ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: QUEENSRYCHE

No Summary reviews currently exist for them.


ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: QUEENSRYCHE
INTERVIEW BAND INTERVIEWER DATE


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE POWER STYLED RELEASES:


<< back >>






ERIC COMPTON PICKS
Entombed A.D.
Dead Dawn
Saxon
Sacrifice
Destrophy
Cry Havoc
The Pretty Reckless
Who You Selling For?
Accept
The Rise of Chaos

GREG WATSON PICKS
Revolution Saints
Revolution Saints
Deficiency
The Prodigal Child
Fen
Carrion Skies
Unleashed
Odalheim
Feared
Synder

FRANK HILL PICKS
ASG
Win Us Over
Gentlemens Pistols
S/T
Unleash the Archers
Time Stands Still
Honeymoon Disease
The Transcendence
Monster Truck
Sittin' Heavy

DAVID LOVELESS PICKS
Sepultura
Machine Messiah
Schammasch
Triangle
Alestorm
No Grave But The Sea
Saille
Gnosis
Hatebreed
The Concrete Confessional