Far too early for comment. But I will anyway.
The first song snippet didn’t sound like Queensryche to me (more like Racer X!). The second and beyond did…keep in mind these must be demos because they’re not hitting the studio until next month.
I’m sure the Tate camp will be pissed off at them saying they are the “masterminds” behind Mindcrime and Empire…that was probably taking it too far. This is turning into a PR war.
I’m encouraged. Produced with Jimo Barton again! You’re not gonna get that much from a few seconds’ worth, but a couple of these songs sound like possible winners, and have the “Queensryche sound”. (Nobody sounds like Rockenfield!) It does sound a lot better than pretty much anything from Hear In The Now to present. But will it be memorable and live up to The Warning or Rage For Order?
We’ll see in 2013.