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13 hours ago, shamus said:

Is this the first time two offshoots of the same band have released albums with different lineups under the exact same name? I mean, we still knew JR's Great White was separate from Great White, right?  Stranger than fiction for certain.

 

Geoff Tate's version of Queensryche: https://heavyharmonies.com/cgi-bin/glamcd.cgi?BandNum=1921&CDName=Frequency+Unknown

and the Todd LaTorre led version: https://heavyharmonies.com/cgi-bin/glamcd.cgi?BandNum=1921&CDName=Queensryche+(2013)

Both released in 2013 using the Queensryche name. 

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I have a feeling that this might be better than the 2 Tracii/Phil comeback releases. The Missing Peace was okay but not great and I didn't like most of The Devil You Know.

I don't know what it is but there's something missing for me. 

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4 hours ago, Crazysam said:

first single "Crawl"

 

It's not bad but certainly didn't blow me away.

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2 hours ago, AlphaMale said:

It's not bad but certainly didn't blow me away.

Very generous, mate. I thought it was pretty awful. Only redeeming quality is the guitar in that prechorus thing. 

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8 hours ago, Geoff said:

Very generous, mate. I thought it was pretty awful. Only redeeming quality is the guitar in that prechorus thing. 

Doesn't really sound like L.A. Guns and the chorus sucks.

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Wonder how Golden Robot Records going to promote this, we saw how much they spent on A New Revenge ?

Yes, they given us  previews songs, but what about "coming soon ".

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To me that doesn't sound a bit like L.A. Guns. Tracii, Phil or otherwise.

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This is actually a pretty good CD. The singles released aren't the better songs on the disc.

My favorites are the rocking "Lost Boys" and "You Can't Walk Away". I also liked "Would", "Why Ask Why" and "All That You Are".

"Witchcraft" and "Don't Wanna Know" were insta-skips after 30 seconds.

Not mind-blowing stuff. But good solid hard rock. Doesn't really remind you of L.A. Guns very much.

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3 hours ago, PeterS said:

Not sure whether to try this or not. I'm actually more worried it might have redeeming features. 

It's really not too bad.

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If hell froze over and Blackie reunited the classic line up of WASP...Steve Riley would drop this entire project in a heartbeat..he's been pulling for a WASP reunion for years.

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If you listen with an open mind, it's not a bad release. I found a few keepers.

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Gave this a spin a few times as a fan of L.A. Guns (Phil and Tracii version that is) but just find it weak and forgettable. Not a patch on the real Guns. 

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