The first of the two Queensrÿche versions has been launched. After Geoff Tates' former fellow musicians had put the singer in the air in order to continue with a new vocalist, the main actor of the last twenty Queensrÿche years has secured his name by court order. "Frequency Unknown" follows rather the early Queensrÿche albums and Geoff's last year's solo work "Kings And Thieves". Gone are the days of experimental works like "Dedicated To Chaos" (2011) or "American Soldier" (2009). Although Tate is part of an illustrious crew that includes ex-Dio/AC/DC drummer Simon Wright, bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy/Quiet Riot) and a lot of hard rock guitar celebrities like KK Downing (Judas Priest) and Dave Meniketti (Y&T), the album still has a clear line. With a few exceptions, this has turned out to be much more metallic than one would have expected from Tate. The new recordings of four Queensrÿche classics camouflaged as bonus tracks would not have been necessary, though, as they hardly gain new sides from the songs.
Top track: The Weight Of The World