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Operation: Mindcrime – The Key Review

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.

Interviews

Exclusive Interview with Geoff Tate (Vocals) (Queensryche)

At this point in my life, I would really like to work with people that I admire and people that are great players. And people that I share a creative bond with. And that’s very, very important to me. I spent 30 years with a group of people that didn’t share that. And so, it’s really a pleasure to play with enthusiastic, happy people who are really good players.

Album Reviews

Various Artists – SIN-atra

The simple fact here is that this album never stood a chance of really working. Sure these are absolute classic songs that may well get a re-introduction to a new audience via this release, but the approach taken with some of these songs falls flat. I guess the biggest surprise for me personally when I listened to this album was that I never realized just how many Frank Sinatra songs I actually knew all the words to! (Basically every song on this collection if you were wondering)…