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Queensryche Releases 'Fallout' Video

Queensryche just released a video for the song "Fallout." The song is amazingly good and sounds current. The track doesn't necessarily sound like Queensryche period, but that's okay. The band is different now and the remaining members have evolved. I dig it.

Reader Comments (5)

I'll start the pot stirring . . .

I enjoy this sound/song/album. My thinking is: this is what Rising West's "coming out" party should have sounded like.

I dunno. I guess I think the whole Ryche vs. Tate debate is pointless (and then I toss a couple of coins into the fountain). Both sides have taken different paths, with this version of the band being a bit more diplomatic and positive and Tate being much more philosophical and smarmy (those two things can go together).

I really can't fault either posture and I don't know enough to make some sort of definite statement (though I have read the court documents posted online and read countless interviews [a new one with the drummer is on Classic Rock Revisited], I don't have the time or the stamina or the stupidity to become some troll peeking out from under a bridge to trip passersby). But I will say: fans in both camps have done themselves a huge disservice acting like babies swaddled in the anonymity of cyberspace. It makes every metal fan look like every other fan online: petty, mean, and immature. I may be anonymous too. But that does mean that the high road suddenly disappears, even while admitting a jab or two in jest is always cathartic.

But both sides/versions/camps brought this upon themselves. They created the situation together that led them to split apart. My guess is that complacency bred apathy bred frustration bred antagonism . . . on all sides. It is sad to see another band go down this path. It is sad to see this all become some sort of legal dispute for a court to settle in a few months. Everyone in the former incarnation of the band will win (some with money and some with the name); everyone loses too. They decided to go Greek Tragedy on us . . . a narrower and narrower window of options that devolved into an epic (not really) climax of spitting and slapping and he said/he said barbs (some more veiled than others).

But fans do win. I am glad that they are all making music and playing their back catalog as they see fit. Hopefully, TLT will grown into his role as a unique singer amidst a gifted group of musicians. Hopefully, Tate will do what he wants to do and feel free to create music that speaks to him.

The passion play though? It is just plain sad. The music? Well, that's for fans to pick and choose if they need to pick and choose.
July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHim
Hi. This is Geoff. I love the song and will be buying the album. Wow that singer is good.
July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGeoff Tate
Hahahaha. Well played 'Geoff'. Nice.
July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian C.
I for one LOVE this song and from what I have heard of the album (haven't really had time to sit down and give it lots of listens, its like a breath of fresh air from Queensryche. I hope to see them if they come to the East coast. Just waiting for the tour dates. Some of the live stuff posted has me wanting to gett in the crowd and enjoy the music of Queensryche once again.

I was extremely disappointed with the last few efforts from the band, but with this song and album they have pulled me back in.
July 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJN
its not like the old queensryche but i really dig it.
August 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj

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