|ojotigre||Fecha: Martes, 2012-10-30, 10:46 AM | Mensaje # 1|
|GEOFF TATE (Queensryche) - Kings & Thieves (2012) |
With the acrimonious split between GEOFF TATE and Queensryche still being aired in public almost daily like a bad taste comedy, it’s getting harder and harder to focus on the fact that these guys have produced some stellar music over the years due to their insistence on washing their dirty laundry in public.
Well, musically, Tate has made the first shot from the barricades with "Kings & Thieves", his new solo album.
First and foremost if you want to listen to anything harder from Tate or Queenryche then stick to Rage for Order and Operation Mindcrime.
If you want to judge a solo artist by measuring up this piece of work as a sole entity and not anything else, then you shouldn’t be let down too much with "Kings & Thieves".
Remember; this is a Geoff Tate solo album.
However, if you liked Queenryche's work since Q2K (1999), keep in mind that these were mostly Tate's 'solo' albums, as he has conducted the band musically and lyrically.
So it's not a surprise that some of the songs on here have a feel reminscent of Q2K or Tribe, with new more arty rock influences and keyboard atmospheres.
Some of the upbeat tunes in "Kings & Thieves" come via "Take a Bullet" and "In The Dirt" which feature a mix of those mysterious synth keyboards, alongside a touch of saxophones which we know Tate like to throw-in there from time to time. The musicianship on these two songs is halfway decent and actually a little groovy which works as it sets the tone of the record early.
There is some autobiographical songs in "The Way I Roll" with a pretty good vocal job and the orchestrated ballad "Change", a real stand out and one of the best pieces of work Geoff has done in many years.
Not so convincing vocally is "Say U Luv It" with its spoken word lyrics but the music is quite progressive and intriguing, while the dark guitar adds substance to the song.
Kelly Grey is a good guitar player with a particular style, and his contribution benefits the recording with a varied palette of sounds, one minute a little bluesy then next heavy riffing as on "Dark Money".
"Kings & Thieves" is an interesting rock album if you keep Queensryche out of your mind listening to it.
Geoff Tate sounds like he’s enjoying the freedom to experiment with different styles and moods as the muse takes him.
I think it's better that Tate now goes solo under his moniker.
The simple truth of the matter is that Geoff’s moved on from his early days of bombastic progressive metal and, whilst his musical direction is certainly different, this is a skillfully produced and well delivered arty, modern, sometimes extravagant rock album.
"Kings & Thieves" is simply Rock, different and explorative, yes, but quite interesting.
01 - She Slipped Away
02 - Take A Bullet
03 - In The Dirt
04 - Say U Luv It
05 - The Way I Roll
06 - Tomorrow
07 - Evil
08 - Dark Money
09 - These Glory Days
10 - Change
11 - Waiting
Geoff Tate - Vocals, Sax
Kelly Grey - Guitars
Chris Zukas - Bass
Randy Gane - Keyboards
Gregg Gilmore - Drums
Jason Ames, Emily Tate - harmony Vocals
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|unica723||Fecha: Viernes, 2013-02-22, 1:28 PM | Mensaje # 4|
unos enlaces mas Geoff Tate – Kings & Thieves (2012)
Segundo y nuevo trabajo discográfico de estudio del ahora ex-frontman de Queensrÿche
Genre: Hard Rock
Audio codec: MP3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Size: 122 MB
01. She Slipped Away
02. Take A Bullet
03. In The Dirt
04. Say U Luv It
05. The Way I Roll
08. Dark Money
09. These Glory Days
11. Waiting Disponible sólo a los usuarios
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