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Overall it's an O.K. album, but I expected better.
10/16/2014

Customer review by DeeDeeRock1

3.0 stars 10/16/2014 by DeeDeeRock1
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Queensryche is one of my all time favorite bands, but this is not Queensryche. This is a good album as a stand alone album - well, the new songs are anyway. Geoff Tate still writes excellent songs & still has that wonderful voice, & the band really rocks on all of the material. But the re-recorded Queensryche songs suffer badly, especially Silent Lucidity. I heard Geoff sing off-key several times in these great songs & it is very disappointing. In my opinion, Queensryche has been dying a slow death ever since Chris DeGarmo left the band, & it just breaks my heart that the original band is now dead. Please come back Chris & save Queensryche!

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DeeDeeRock1
Henderson, Ky.
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Absolutely love it!
5/5/2013

Customer review by Rowanfey

5.0 stars 5/5/2013 by Rowanfey
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I absolutely LOVE the album! From the first play, it pulled me in. This IS Queensryche moving forward with new material that is fresh and exciting!

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Rowanfey
Chattanooga, TN
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Amazing album! Please give it a listen!
5/5/2013

Customer review by metaldiva1766

5.0 stars 5/5/2013 by metaldiva1766
by metaldiva1766

First of all, I will preface my review by saying that I have been an extremely loyal Queensryche fan since the EP. I am not solely a fan of Geoff Tate (I also adored Chris DeGarmo), but I will admit that I have primarily connected with Geoff's voice over the last 30 years. You will read A LOT of negative reviews about this album that sadly have nothing whatsoever to do with the quality of the songwriting or the performances, but have everything to do with a pathetic campaign to bring down GT. You will also likely read a bunch of negative comments following my review accusing me of everything from being on Geoff's payroll to being Miranda Tate herself. Well, go ahead and Google my name, as they will suggest you do. I don't work for Geoff (although I wouldn't turn down the opportunity if it ever arose!), and I'm not Miranda. I'm just a long-time fan who continues to admire Geoff Tate's vocal performances and the quality of music he releases. I will not slam the other version of Queensryche; I wish them well, but my heart lies with GT. On to the album: I'm not a musician, so I sometimes have difficulty expressing how I feel about music in great detail, but I can tell you that I immediately connected with the album from the moment that I heard the song samples, and my connection has only grown now that I have the full CD. I love the melodies, vocal performances, guitar solos, EVERYTHING! The songs have a wonderful continuity and flow into each other very well. I have a hard time picking favorites from this album, but if I did, I would probably go with "Life Without You," "Give It To You," "Everything," "Weight of the World," “Fallen,” and "In the Hands of God." But then of course there's "Cold," the first single, which really catches your attention from the moment the album begins playing. Every song is great, in my opinion; choosing a favorite is kind of like asking me which of my students I like the best: the answer is, I love all of them! Lots of folks will trash the re-makes. Do they sound like the originals? Of course not; that would be impossible. The re-makes are more like what live performances of those songs might sound like. I prefer the originals (I think most fans would agree), but from my perspective, it is always interesting to hear other takes on great songs. To sum up, please don't be dissuaded by all the haters out there. At one point, negative reviews caused me to hesitate in buying Dedicated to Chaos, but when I finally decided to take a chance, I discovered that I LOVE that album (no joke!) I'm so happy that I stopped listening to the nay-sayers and allowed myself to make up my own mind about DTC. With regard to Frequency Unknown, you should absolutely do the same. Tune out the haters for a moment, give it a listen, and make up your own mind. I promise that you will not regret taking a chance on Geoff Tate and Frequency Unknown. One last side note: this review is actually a re-write of my Amazon review of Frequency Unknown that “magically disappeared” several days after it was published, along with some 5-star reviews from other Amazon members. Apparently, the well-organized anti-Tate propaganda machine has been working overtime to try to turn the “HEAT ON” those of us who genuinely enjoy Geoff Tate’s music and who absolutely love Frequency Unknown. I refuse to allow them to silence my voice in support of this amazing album; it’s that good, and I am that passionate about this amazing new Queensryche release!

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metaldiva1766
Ballston Lake, NY
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Amazing album!
5/5/2013

Customer review by RycheNM156

5.0 stars 5/5/2013 by RycheNM156
by RycheNM156

I am a Queensryche fan who LOVES all the albums. Frequency Unknown sounded pretty boring in the samples, and I was honestly expecting a boring album. But after hearing the whole CD, I was very impressed. Cold is a great song, and I love the solo in it. A good intro the this album. Dare is a cool song, but the guitars sounded a little funny to me when I first heard it. It’s a song that truly gets better and better with every listen. Give It To You is my personal favorite off this album. A five star song for me, I love everything about it, and when I hear the album I always have to rewind it to hear this song at least one more time. Slave, Geoff sings in a way ive never heard him sing before, which makes it interesting to hear. The best thing about the song is the solo. In The Hands Of God seems to catch a lot of people’s attention, and you can’t blame them. The second it starts, you can already tell it is going to be a good song. In my opinion, it sounds like a song Queensryche would have wrote in the 1990’s. There is a lot of passion in the singing. Queensryche fans say this is the best song, so check it out if you haven’t heard it. Running Backwards is an amazing song, I like the transitions in it. This solo is also a solo to remember, it is played by K.K Downing, former member from Judas Priest so you know it’s gonna be good. Life Without You is a very nice song, if you like Queensryche’s emotional songs then you should hear this one. You’ll wanna sing along to it. And again, the solo is a solo to remember. Fits well with the song. Everything is one of those sad songs, it reminds me of a song from Judas Priest’s Demolition album (I can’t remember which one) It has a nice melody to it. Fallen is a song I would really wanna hear live. The way Geoff sings it just makes it an amazing song. The guitar sounds really good too. The Weight Of The World is a great conclusion to this amazing album. If you like those slow Queensryche songs, you’ll love this one. It has an acoustic intro but the drums come in later. The best thing about this song (again lol) is the solo. This is the best solo on the album, played by Chris Poland, former member of Megadeth. Trust me, you’ll love that solo. AND THEN theres the bonus tracks. Which first of all, are obviously NOT better than the originals and most of you will probably hate them since Geoff sounds very strange singing them now. Even if you’re a huge fan of Geoff, you can’t lie and say he doesn’t sound awkward. He does. He sounds much better singing those songs live. I don’t hate the re-recorded songs though, I still listen to them. They are interesting to hear, it’s a whole new feel to them. And besides, he is 54 years old now and sings them better than a whole lot of us can. Overall, I REALLY enjoyed Frequency Unknown, and I can’t just listen to it once a day. I have to at least hear it a couple of times. Those of you who only like up to Empire will be very picky with this album, but for those true QR fans that have heard and enjoyed albums like Hear In The Now Frontier, Q2K, Tribe and American Soldier will most likely love this album. I think it is worth a listen, forget the samples. Hear a few tunes, I recommend In The Hands Of God, Running Backwards, Fallen and The Weight Of The World. Congratulations new Queensryche, wish I heard at least one song off this new album during the 25 years of Operation Mindcrime tour. Looking forward to it next time.

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RycheNM156
Los Angeles, CA
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