Old school death metal fans in Dublin had probably dismissed the notion of ever seeing melodic death metallers At The Gates performing in their home town after the band broke up in 1996.
Recently formed thrash metallers INJURY now fall into the latter category and have released an interesting debut E.P that is steeped in the old-school thrash metal traditions, but includes some modern vocals that remind me a bit of Phil Anselmo in parts, and a thrashier Chuck Billy in others…
It’s been a trying few years in the Queensrÿche and former Queensrÿche camps. The ugly public split of the band with singer Geoff Tate and the ensuing legal battle that, for a brief period gave the world not one, but two rival rÿches, have taken their toll, on both the brand and their tested fan base. With the band that he was ousted from eventually retaining the rights to the name and moving forward, the dust it seems has finally settled, and Tate has now forged ahead with this, his Operation: Mindcrime project. So when he asks; “if I changed the world, would it turn out the same?” on ‘Burn’, the first song proper from this, his new outfit’s first release, it seems more than a fitting musing on the new start that he’s finally embarking on.