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QUEENSRŸCHE - Condition Hüman

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by KingsGene, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. The Fiddler

    The Fiddler Just Do It.

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    Totally agree with the above. I love the moodier stuff on the back end. Todd sounds just flawless and is putting his stamp on the band. I'm so happy for him to find true success after all his years of trying. A serious band gave him a chance, and he isn't looking back. It couldn't be a better fit for both.
     
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    I saw them in San Diego earlier this week and they were amazing. Todd sounded great and the band look like they were having fun. Only complaint is that they were the only band on the bill and they played less than 90 minutes.
     
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    On first spins, I really thought it would stand up with Promised Land era, but the more I listen the less enthralled I am. I like it, but I don't think it's quite there yet. Might be the best we can hope for at this stage, and I'm okay with that. An enjoyable listen, but not a favorite.
     
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    To that I say, NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm all for the band adding songs from "Promised Land" into their live sets, but anything beyond that from the Tate years is unnecessary.

    Now that my complaint is out of the way, I'm digging "Condition Human" a lot. I think the songwriting is right on par with that of the previous album, and the sonic quality is definitely better. Todd has a perfect balance between showing some Tate-isms and throwing in his own flavor. My only complaint is that the lead guitar tones are lacking a certain punch.


    Stay metal. Never rust.
    Albert
     
  5. KingsGene

    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    I knew when I heard the 1st couple of songs that this release had POTENTIAL.
    What I didn't expect is how good alot of these songs are!
    The 1st three songs are very strong, with memorable choruses and big, Queensryche guitar sounds. But once we arrive at "Selfish Lives", I realize that this cd fits somewhere between "Operation: Mindcrime" and "Empire", automatically one of their 5 best. "selfish Lives" may be one of my favorite songs in a long time by this band.
    The only flaw I see is too many mid-tempo songs, bogging down the cd somewhere between tracks 9-12 for a bit. Listenable but not great.

    One a scale of 1-10 I would rate this at a solid 8.5.
    Ranking alongside the discography, I'd go with;
    1. Rage For Order
    2. Operation: Mindcrime
    3. The Warning
    4. Condition Human
    5. Empire
     
  7. KingsGene

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    I love this album, been playing it nonstop. Going to be in my top 10 for this year definitely!
     
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    Yeah this one just gets better the more you hear it, definitely requires repeated listens to "get it" but awesome, surely the best they've done in over 20 years and like you, I'd put it up there with their late '80s early '90s material, excellent...
     
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    I don't have the patience to have to listen to something 6 or 7 times before it grows on me. QR was my favorite band in the 80s, even had a license plate on my car that proclaimed that. I'm just REALLY glad I didn't get that QR tattoo I came very close to getting. If you like prog metal, Vanden Plas' new album came out today, it only requires one listen to fall in love with it, not this 'it has to grow on you' stuff. I've seen QR probably 10 or 12 times live, going all the way back to the Warning tour (when they opened for Dio), but I'm done with them. I really like Todd, I was a big fan of Crimson Glory in the 80s as well, but QR's writing today, and for a very long time, is just crap. I was at the Boston Museum of Science for their record release party for Hear in the now Frontier. It was in the planetarium and completely dark and I was with my friend (both of us huge ryche fans) and I remember we were tearing the album apart. After the album was over, the lights came on, and I was totally mortified to see that Tate and Degarmo were sitting immediately behind us listening to every word we said. Can't go asking for a picture or autograph after that :p
     
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    I agree with you robr. As I said a while back in this thread that my initial listens weren't positive, now I gave it a few more listens and yeah, this album is really average.
     
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    I think it's excellent ... actually it's one of the best discs I've heard this year. I like the S/T as well, but this disc tops it. I never thought Queensryche would be viable again, but Todd L. has really helped light a spark under these guys.


    Britt
     
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    QUEENSRŸCHE ANNOUNCE US FALL HEADLINE TOUR WITH ARMORED SAINT, MIDNIGHT ETERNAL

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    November
    15 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
    16 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
    18 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
    22 - San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Music Hall
    23 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
    25 - Tyler, TX - Clicks
    26 - Dallas, TX - Trees
    29 - Jacksonville, FL - Mavericks at The Landing
    30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room

    December
    1 - Tampa, FL - The Cuban Club
    2 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
    3 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
    4 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
    6 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
    7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre
    8 - Chesterfield, MI - Diesel Lounge
    10 - Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    11 - Peoria, IL - Limelight
    13 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
    14 - Overland Park, KS - Kanza Hall
    15 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep

    QUEENSRŸCHE GUITARIST MICHAEL WILTON ON TODD LA TORRE REPLACING GEOFF TATE - "IT'S NOT EASY WHEN YOU'VE GOT SUCH HARDCORE FANS, BUT HE'S WON SO MANY PEOPLE OVER"

    QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON: My Ultimate 'Spinal Tap' Moment

    QUEENSRŸCHE Is 'Still Repairing All The Damage' From End Of GEOFF TATE Era

    MICHAEL WILTON: 'The Real Creativity Was Stifled' In Previous Version Of QUEENSRŸCHE
     
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    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    QUEENSRŸCHE: Why Fans Shouldn't Expect To Ever See Another 'Operation: Mindcrime' Sequel

    QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Confronts 'Hater' At Tampa Concert: 'I Don't Tell You To F**k Off At Your House'

    QUEENSRŸCHE PREMIER “HELLFIRE” MUSIC VIDEO



    QUEENSRŸCHE PREMIER “BULLETPROOF” MUSIC VIDEO



    QUEENSRŸCHE GUITARIST MICHAEL WILTON GAVE UP PROMISING BASEBALL CAREER TO BE A MUSICIAN - “IT HAPPENED WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND I WENT TO THE BLACK SABBATH CONCERT”; AUDIO

    QUEENSRŸCHE BASSIST EDDIE JACKSON - “SOMETIME IN LATE SPRING WE SHOULD BE IN THE STUDIO RECORDING THE NEXT ALBUM”; VIDEO

    QUEENSRŸCHE GUITARIST MICHAEL WILTON FEATURED IN NEW GEAR MASTERS EPISODE; VIDEO

    QUEENSRŸCHE GUITARIST PARKER LUNDGREN FEATURED IN NEW GEAR MASTERS EPISODE; VIDEO

    KAMELOT DRUMMER CASEY GRILLO PERFORMS WITH QUEENSRŸCHE FOR THE FIRST TIME (VIDEO)

    More Video Footage Of CASEY GRILLO's First Show With QUEENSRŸCHE

    KAMELOT DRUMMER CASEY GRILLO POSTS DRUM-CAM VIDEO FROM THIRD SHOW WITH QUEENSRŸCHE

    TODD LA TORRE On GEOFF TATE Returning To QUEENSRŸCHE: 'I Don't See It In The Foreseeable Future'

    QUEENSRŸCHE GUITARIST MICHAEL WILTON'S WHIP ALE NOW AVAILABLE IN 28 STATES

    QUEENSRŸCHE GUITARIST MICHAEL WILTON AUCTIONING 1963 FENDER TWIN REVERB AMP USED DURING PROMISED LAND RECORDINGS

    QUEENSRŸCHE - FORMER VOCALIST GEOFF TATE CALLS REPLACEMENT TODD LA TORRE "FANTASTIC" AND "AMAZING" FOLLOWING ROCK FEST BARCELONA PERFORMANCE (AUDIO)

    QUEENSRŸCHE VOCALIST TODD LA TORRE RECOUNTS MEETING GEOFF TATE AT ROCK FEST BARCELONA 2017 - "IT WAS A NICE, COMPLIMENTARY EXCHANGE"

    QUEENSRŸCHE VOCALIST TODD LA TORRE - "I NEVER SANG IN A BAND UNTIL I JOINED CRIMSON GLORY"

    QUEENSRŸCHE GUITARIST MICHAEL WILTON ON NEW ALBUM - "WE'D LIKE TO GET SOMETHING OUT BY NEXT SPRING"

    QUEENSRŸCHE GUITARIST MICHAEL WILTON - "WE'VE REBUILT OUR CAREER WITH TODD LA TORRE"
     
    #98 KingsGene, Dec 6, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2017

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