Queensrÿche - The Verdict

Queensrÿche - The Verdict album wiki, reviews
Artist:   Queensrÿche
Album Name:   The Verdict
Genre:   Hard Rock
Tracks:   10
Relase Date:   01 March 2019
Country:   USA

The Verdict (Queensrÿche) Album Songs


Song TitleTime
1.Blood of the Levant 3:27
2.Man the Machine 3:50
3.Light-Years 4:08
4.Inside Out 4:31
5.Propaganda Fashion 3:36
6.Dark Reverie 4:23
7.Bent 5:58
8.Inner Unrest 3:50
9.Launder the Conscience 5:15
10.Portrait 5:16

About Queensrÿche - The Verdict Album

The Verdict is the fifteenth studio album by American heavy metal band Queensrÿche. It was released on March 1, 2019 through Century Media. It is the third studio album recorded with vocalist Todd La Torre, who additionally performed drum parts on the album due to the absence of drummer Scott Rockenfield. The record was produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris. ..

The Verdict (Queensrÿche) Album Comments

The Verdict (Queensrÿche) Album Reviews

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  • Erock89
    5 stars
    Epic. If this was released in 1988 it would sit at #1 for many weeks. Sad that this masterpiece was released in the era of 💩 music
  • Progmetalfan
    5 stars
    Great Record!. Being a Queensryche fan from way back I resisted listening to any Queensryche song that didn’t have Geoff Tate singing but once I did I realized I was too quick to judge. This new record is harder and angrier than anything Queensryche released in the last several with Tate as the lead vocal. Their new sound seems to have a lot of Iron Maiden influence, and that’s not a bad thing.
  • jeffe5115
    5 stars
    Impressed. I’ll have to say this album is amazing. I can’t stop listening to it.
  • nakovako
    5 stars
    Bravo. Awesome album, amazing production, finally quality that we were waiting for such a long period from them 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  • Matthew 11:28
    5 stars
    INCREDIBLE !!. I know I will catch a lot of hell for saying this but for me personally, I feel this album is their best since Empire if not their BEST ALBUM PERIOD !! I saw them here in Cincinnati (with my favorite band of all time Fates Warning) on March 12th.. I absolutley LOVE this album !!!
  • Mortis
    5 stars
    What I’ve heard is.... What I’ve heard is everything I have wanted to hear from Queenryche since Empire!! Great vocals, melody, well written songs...Tate who?!?
  • Little Buck02
    5 stars
    This is Queensryche!. I was there at the beginning for this band. Easily my top 5 of all bands ever. Tate was the master until the end when his music changed and went away from what made Ryche what they were. If one thing is constant in the universe, is that Times can and will change. Todd has filled the void just like Hagar did for Van Halen and Duvall for AIC. This is among the best ever produced by the Ryche collective and a pleasure to listen to over and over ! Well done Queensryche
  • Damager247
    5 stars
    Past dwellers. First I’d like to say great job guys now I’ve been a QR fan since the very beginning when Queen of the Reich ep dropped I loved this band but they lost me after Empire GT steered the band into a fog degarmo left it got worse and GT had some kind of a god complex that led him to believe he didn’t need to rehearse his vocals or take care of himself which pretty much made the music that they were pushing terrible I have seen Queensryche 20 times 12 of those I would like to forget I myself am a singer and a guitarist and not understanding why or what happened to these guys but as time pressed on you could see what happened Geoff ego and his wife now we all know the story for the ones won’t let go and see how great this band is again to call Todd a karaoke singer tells me the lack of intelligence and also the sniffling baby complex that you all have no one can ever take away the greatness of the past but Geoff showed his true colors So for you few people who are bashing the new album and the band get a life or go crawl under a rock Chris left and Geoff is an embarrassment The Verdict is in 🤘😎🤘
  • dead poole
    1 stars
    dead poole. no way near the range of geoff tate but not a bad inpersonatoin
  • OAN1962
    4 stars
    Good R’n’R. Bottom line here is that whether this is Queensryche or not it’s good rock music. I have to agree with comments regarding Tate being the downfall of the band. His writing went bad and wasn’t Queensryche at all. In the end I just want to hear good stuff and this lp delivers a strong dose.
  • Atomicpunks
    1 stars
    Don’t believe the hype. Just short of awful. Karaoke Queensryche and not good at that! Hints of Ryche guitars but vocals are unimpressive. Cringe worthy. The single star goes to the heaviness of album. Regretful purchase!!
  • mdub069
    5 stars
    Todd is in major form. Review update. I changed from four to five stars. Are you F-ing kidding me?! Todd is the vocalist and drummer...and contributing on songwriting! After 4-5 listens this album has some superb stuff in. It’s got a couple week spots but finding out Todd did the drumming, new level.
  • yam suph
    5 stars
    Wow!. The only reason for the 1 star reviews is because people are hung up on the name. This album is like the bad ones never happened! If it’s the name that’s bothering you call them The Mob or something.
  • AudiophyleOfAllMusic
    5 stars
    Taters Gonna Hate. For years if I wanted to hear the sound that made me a fan of Queensryche. To still get that sound I had to put The Warning, Rage For Order, Operation Mindcrime and Empire on repeat. As years passed each Queensryche release became more anemic then the last it seemed Queensryche had lost its soul and direction even the production got worse on each release eventually sounding like they were recording in a dead hallowed out tree stump. A band that once shared the stage in the 80's metal hayday with bands like Metallica on the Ride The Lightening Tour. A great band that had fallen so far that that a decade or so later it was selling tickets to sit down casino performances that seemed like a visit to a hospice care facility for a once great band that was on its deathbed with a terminal diagnosis. Then came the fallout with Geoff Tate and the split some thought it would be the end of Queensryche all together. While Geoff wrote childish vengence tracks that were insulting his former band mates and came off as flat and uninteresting the rest of the band went back to their roots. With Todd La Torre at the helm they band brought back everything I loved and missed about Queensryche. All those things I longed for, for so many years. I can once again mention Queensryche and people are not saying "Who?" Now they know who. They are back on the map. In hindsight I think we now know what held the band back for so many years it clearly was Tate. Hearing the result with Geoff gone I wish they would have booted him sooner. The band is now better than ever even rivaling work they have done before, adding in even more layers of complexity while still keeping the original signature sound that made them Queensryche. The production quality is perfect and crisp. The vocals are sincere and have soul. The band sounds alive with purpose. Taters can hate all the want but where is Geoff now? still writing complaint tracks in the corner of a garage? Todd La Torre and the rest of the band thank you, thank you bringing back everything I missed about Queensryche! Each release keeps getting better and this one is no exception!
  • Beemer Boss
    5 stars
    Awesome. Great sound and awesome writing. Todd played the drums on this album so there are only two original members left but it’s still great music. I waited patiently for the release and was not disappointed!
  • Baseballl Dude
    5 stars
    New fan. I've never been super into Queensrÿche, but there's a lot to love on this album. I love every song besides Portrait, with the standouts being Man the Machine, Dark Reverie, and Inner Unrest. La Torre is a great fit for this band and he's a talented drummer as well! You just earned yourselves a new fan.
  • metalllives
    5 stars
    Getting Better and Better!. The band is on point with this album! It took a few listens to peel back the layers and realize it's greatness, but it now dominates my playlist! This band is on fire!!
  • craymee
    5 stars
    Still Queensryche at Their Finest. I wasn't sure how this was going to be, The Verdict, but it's way better than i expected even as another member disappears from the original lineup. 2013 was great, Condition Human better and well the Verdict stands somewhat on top of the heap. So many standouts, Blood Levant, Man the Machine, Propaganda Fashion, Launder the Conscience...it's hard, brutal, lyrical, harmonious all in Queensryche fashion that you remember. It's hard to say where this falls, there's a vibe that goes all the way back to the Warning and heads off into that never wanted to hear in now frontier-land, but Michael Wilton always seems to cleverly steer this all back on course... Let's not forget DeGarmo and Tate were not the only song-writers in this band, and Mike Wilton was a partner in componsition and song-craft like the former, he was just overlooked in all these years between changes and underappreciated/underrated all the same. I would lay the credit to Queensryche's resurgence and forming at Wilton's feet and adding all the credibility they deserve as it is fitting. You won't be disappointed by what they've assembled here, and you get the feeling it isn't over yet. I only hope the original fans and newer one's finally sign on, they truly are missing something holding on to the past. Queensryche on the other hand has got some of the past with them but a lot of this sounds fresh. Great Job guys once again..I hope it doesn't take 4 more years to get another round of this.
  • Reise heuer
    3 stars
    A good metal band. This album is ok. It’s definitely not Queensrÿche but it is a good metal band. I’m not sure people would be as excited about these new albums if they didn’t have the Queensrÿche name on them. Nothing really catchy on it.
  • hoagie1417
    5 stars
    Resurrected. Reminds me of the early QR I feel in love with. Nice progressive metal edge that they’ve been missing since Rage & OMC. LaTorre crushes it vocally. Good production sound. Great guitar & drum arrangements. Open your minds Chris & Geoff are gone. They sound amazing again.....finally.
  • OklaSooner1
    5 stars
    Great album...love La Torre. I'm a life-long Ryche fan, I bought the Mindcrime album out of the KMart clerk's hands who was stocking them on the shelves the day they came in. I've been with them forever, and the truth is they went through a dreadful period for a long while after HITNF. These last albums with Todd La Torre just keep getting better. I just don't understand the "old fans" that want to bag on Todd. This is the best stuff they've done in literally 22 years.
  • Prodigalson66
    4 stars
    Queensryche 2.0. After listening to most of the tracks, I have to say that this Ryche has come full circle. Michael and Parker melt together great harmonies. Eddie’s Bass lines are deep and heavy. Scott still kicking it behind the kit. And Todd’s vocal range is amazing. Light Years is as solid as any QR classic. As Hagar was to reigniting Van Halen, Parker and Todd carry forward the torch of QR with its original founders. Keep Rocking Guys 👍🏻
  • ToddDaBodd
    4 stars
    Two the guy who said. No original members bassist and rhythm guitarist are original. Do some research
  • rocnrolr
    4 stars
    sounds fresh. liking it
  • toady86
    5 stars
    Rebirth of a great ban. How often can you just let the record play? With the exception of the last track, this is a solid album full of heavy music and interesting time. Some of the last few tracks even sound like later Rush (with La Torre being the better singer). Like the other review say, the band is fresh again with La Torre giving them a new spark. Very happy with this album.
  • Stevie Lindell
    3 stars
    Mediocre. Without Tate and degarmo you lose not only brilliant writing you also lose most of the instrumental heinous behind why we all like queensryche in the first place Geoff Tate made a great decision teaming up with Tobias sammett of EDGUY because those two delivered a great avantasia record
  • Q bent
    5 stars
    all I can say is. Great Record, to the complainers, I would never turn on the radio and think huh, Geoff got back together with Queensryche? Todd stands on his own.
  • SAWCOS
    5 stars
    Truly a great Queensryche Album. This album really is equal to the most classic QR catalog. The band is in top form. Superb musicianship. Great mix. Great vocals. And most importantly great songs. Totally impressed with the Verdict after being completely ignorant of any QR albums since Empire. What a welcome back.
  • wildwise
    2 stars
    No thanks!. I had high hopes but those were quickly dashed as I listened through the album. This is another sad example of legal and musical feuds taking their toll. I get wanting to keep the band and the name alive but in this case, I'm not buying it. This music sounds more like an "Iron Maiden" copy. There are plenty of great guitar riffs and Todd's got some awesome vocal chords, but the musical and emotional depth this band was sooooooo good at with Tate and DeGarmo seems to be gone.
  • ghrocks
    5 stars
    Better than ever!. I will always miss Geoff Tate. He is one of my favs forever but this album sounds sooooo good! I am really excited right now to add NEW Queensryche to my music library.
  • Everybody for president
    1 stars
    Wow. I loved Queensryche as a youth growing up in between the late 80's and early 90's. This is terrible. I feel like i am listening to a bad tv commercial for Geico. These rock bands should stick to their classic stuff and revel in it.
  • dg1127
    5 stars
    Music. As a long time Queensrÿche fan I will always hold the Tate/DeGarmo in the highest regard. Those were the days...but that’s the past. For the other fans that are rating this release a single star let’s not forget you are not rating your preferences in who is carrying the the Queensrÿche torch. You are reviewing the music! Open your musical minds the way we did when we heard the band Queensrÿche for the first time.
  • Gladwins
    5 stars
    Killer. It's been so long since Mindcrime (one of the most brilliant albums of all time) but I've got to say this is is a fantastic album, Tate or not.
  • AnarchyX91
    5 stars
    Fresh, hard driving, yet familiar!. I have always loved Queensryche... even when Geoff Tate took them in a direction that didn’t have their signature sound, I found something that appealed to me. Since Todd LaTorre joined the band, they have been rejuvenated and this latest effort exceeds anything that they have done since he joined the band. The Verdict has a fresh, current feel while delivering the sonic quality that people expect from Queensryche. I read blabbermouth regularly and the trolls all have hate but this band, while down to 2 original members currently, carries the torch and continues to excel at their craft. Definitely worth owning if you love classic ‘Ryche!!!
  • Depth!
    5 stars
    Refreshing and Thrilling!. This album continues the momentum from the the previous “Condition Human” with leaps and bounds. It’s more focused, a more complete package than the previous effort. There are more progressive metal elements, which I happen to dig, even though some may not be able to get past the occasional non-4/4 time signature. I’m excited about the direction the band is going here. Fans of Rush, Maiden, Dream Theater, etc., will feel right at home. And for everyone else, theres plenty of enjoyable moments on this new release. Stunning soaring vocals from Todd La Torre, as well as solid, huge-sounding drums also from La Torre, (wow!) tight, up-front bass from Eddie Jackson, and- another big surprise- the hugely improved guitar work from Michael Wilton and Parker Lungren. The guitar sounds are classic Queensrÿche; thick and punchy riffs, cutting tone, beautiful harmony lines, and lead work that displays truly mature musicianship that puts that of its predecessor to adequately good at best. If you like pre- Mindcrime Queensrÿche, then you are in for a real treat. This is a modern sounding version of that Warning/Rage era. I love the previous two albums with La Torre on vocals, but this one is better. Perhaps the best since Empire. Buy it. Now. I mean it. Enjoy yourself.
  • roosterrn
    4 stars
    RoosterRN. Melodic, modern, clean vocals, good lyrics
  • Austin330
    5 stars
    Metal. Thank god they play metal again.
  • Jinxy2333
    5 stars
    Hell YEAH🤘🏻. Awesome album
  • APJY
    5 stars
    A Return To Progressive!. This has topped all QR albums since OM2! Well done fellas...thank you!!!
  • Hamwhipper
    5 stars
    Geoff and Christ Would Be Proud. I'm sure Tate and DeGarmo would be proud of this. It sounds like classic Queensryche, even with the dot-dot over the letter "y". Seriously, this is a 5 star effort.
  • Sparky Owns You
    1 stars
    Derivative. Imagine if Hamilton and Whitford went around calling themselves Aerosmith without Tyler, Perry and Kramer. That’s basically what you have here with Wilton and Jackson, who manage to charade as QR thanks to Todd LaTorre, a glorified karaoke singer who does a mean Geoff Tate impression. As a huge fan of the original lineup, it pains me to see this generic, forgettable music released under the QR banner since it bears no relation to the brilliance of the first 5 albums. Tate might be a jerk but he and DeGarmo were the heart and soul of QR—the current line up is but a mediocre imitation of what Queensryche once was.
  • skruffy
    4 stars
    dark reverie.... "...nothing lasts forever-just revolving doors." based on these two pre-release singles, i'm really looking forward to this album! looks like they are really growing together as a band with todd. -much respect!
  • THE REAL MIKE O
    2 stars
    Queensryche light. While they have brought back the melody the songs are empty. Todd while sounding better than Geoff has since Q2k the last decent album, is still just a glorified Karaoke singer. While they have had a few decent songs should have kept Rising West name and tried to be themselves not something they aren’t and will never be. Anyone who says this is Queensryche are kidding themselves much like Geoff Tate who still thinks he can sing.
  • darksniper1
    1 stars
    ???. Clearly, after Degarmo left the band their writing has no been the same. While i think the Latorre has some powerful vocals, i can only heard Iron Maiden in his voice. Replacing lead vocals in bands works for some band but for me it is not working. This songs sound great but no QueensrŸche great
  • ReddCoat
    5 stars
    Better without Tate. For anyone claiming that this isn’t real queensryche, you are aware that Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton, and Eddie Jackson are original members right? They formed the band with DeGarmo (the only original member not around). So the La Torre Queensryche will consistently be better than anything Geoff Tate does.
  • RnRGunslinger
    1 stars
    Fauxryche. It's not QR without Degarmo and Tate, say what you want but this is a glorified coverband
  • Infrared Dreaming
    1 stars
    No. Nope. without DeGarmo the Ryche’ will NEVER be the same . Never. Sounds like Maiden 2.0 sorry dude. Been a fan since Rage . So don’t argue. Also a guitarist for 30 years. Sadness. Was hoping for better this time around. Again.
  • Emanpatsfan
    5 stars
    Sounds like Queensryche of old. I had a chance to listen to these guys at the New Bedford Medeira Feast back in August 2018. Put it this way. The singer sounded phenomenal. I thought I was listening to Queensryche of old. Definitely will check this album out
  • BrianG75
    5 stars
    Man the Machine (5 Stars). Great first track. I really liked the last two albums with Todd on vocals, and I have high expectations for this one. Queensryche are again producing the kind of music that people loved about them in the early years. Thanks!
  • Erock89
    5 stars
    Epic. If this was released in 1988 it would sit at #1 for many weeks. Sad that this masterpiece was released in the era of 💩 music
  • Progmetalfan
    5 stars
    Great Record!. Being a Queensryche fan from way back I resisted listening to any Queensryche song that didn’t have Geoff Tate singing but once I did I realized I was too quick to judge. This new record is harder and angrier than anything Queensryche released in the last several with Tate as the lead vocal. Their new sound seems to have a lot of Iron Maiden influence, and that’s not a bad thing.
  • jeffe5115
    5 stars
    Impressed. I’ll have to say this album is amazing. I can’t stop listening to it.
  • nakovako
    5 stars
    Bravo. Awesome album, amazing production, finally quality that we were waiting for such a long period from them 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  • Matthew 11:28
    5 stars
    INCREDIBLE !!. I know I will catch a lot of hell for saying this but for me personally, I feel this album is their best since Empire if not their BEST ALBUM PERIOD !! I saw them here in Cincinnati (with my favorite band of all time Fates Warning) on March 12th.. I absolutley LOVE this album !!!
  • Mortis
    5 stars
    What I’ve heard is.... What I’ve heard is everything I have wanted to hear from Queenryche since Empire!! Great vocals, melody, well written songs...Tate who?!?
  • Little Buck02
    5 stars
    This is Queensryche!. I was there at the beginning for this band. Easily my top 5 of all bands ever. Tate was the master until the end when his music changed and went away from what made Ryche what they were. If one thing is constant in the universe, is that Times can and will change. Todd has filled the void just like Hagar did for Van Halen and Duvall for AIC. This is among the best ever produced by the Ryche collective and a pleasure to listen to over and over ! Well done Queensryche
  • Damager247
    5 stars
    Past dwellers. First I’d like to say great job guys now I’ve been a QR fan since the very beginning when Queen of the Reich ep dropped I loved this band but they lost me after Empire GT steered the band into a fog degarmo left it got worse and GT had some kind of a god complex that led him to believe he didn’t need to rehearse his vocals or take care of himself which pretty much made the music that they were pushing terrible I have seen Queensryche 20 times 12 of those I would like to forget I myself am a singer and a guitarist and not understanding why or what happened to these guys but as time pressed on you could see what happened Geoff ego and his wife now we all know the story for the ones won’t let go and see how great this band is again to call Todd a karaoke singer tells me the lack of intelligence and also the sniffling baby complex that you all have no one can ever take away the greatness of the past but Geoff showed his true colors So for you few people who are bashing the new album and the band get a life or go crawl under a rock Chris left and Geoff is an embarrassment The Verdict is in 🤘😎🤘
  • dead poole
    1 stars
    dead poole. no way near the range of geoff tate but not a bad inpersonatoin
  • OAN1962
    4 stars
    Good R’n’R. Bottom line here is that whether this is Queensryche or not it’s good rock music. I have to agree with comments regarding Tate being the downfall of the band. His writing went bad and wasn’t Queensryche at all. In the end I just want to hear good stuff and this lp delivers a strong dose.
  • Atomicpunks
    1 stars
    Don’t believe the hype. Just short of awful. Karaoke Queensryche and not good at that! Hints of Ryche guitars but vocals are unimpressive. Cringe worthy. The single star goes to the heaviness of album. Regretful purchase!!
  • mdub069
    5 stars
    Todd is in major form. Review update. I changed from four to five stars. Are you F-ing kidding me?! Todd is the vocalist and drummer...and contributing on songwriting! After 4-5 listens this album has some superb stuff in. It’s got a couple week spots but finding out Todd did the drumming, new level.
  • yam suph
    5 stars
    Wow!. The only reason for the 1 star reviews is because people are hung up on the name. This album is like the bad ones never happened! If it’s the name that’s bothering you call them The Mob or something.
  • AudiophyleOfAllMusic
    5 stars
    Taters Gonna Hate. For years if I wanted to hear the sound that made me a fan of Queensryche. To still get that sound I had to put The Warning, Rage For Order, Operation Mindcrime and Empire on repeat. As years passed each Queensryche release became more anemic then the last it seemed Queensryche had lost its soul and direction even the production got worse on each release eventually sounding like they were recording in a dead hallowed out tree stump. A band that once shared the stage in the 80's metal hayday with bands like Metallica on the Ride The Lightening Tour. A great band that had fallen so far that that a decade or so later it was selling tickets to sit down casino performances that seemed like a visit to a hospice care facility for a once great band that was on its deathbed with a terminal diagnosis. Then came the fallout with Geoff Tate and the split some thought it would be the end of Queensryche all together. While Geoff wrote childish vengence tracks that were insulting his former band mates and came off as flat and uninteresting the rest of the band went back to their roots. With Todd La Torre at the helm they band brought back everything I loved and missed about Queensryche. All those things I longed for, for so many years. I can once again mention Queensryche and people are not saying "Who?" Now they know who. They are back on the map. In hindsight I think we now know what held the band back for so many years it clearly was Tate. Hearing the result with Geoff gone I wish they would have booted him sooner. The band is now better than ever even rivaling work they have done before, adding in even more layers of complexity while still keeping the original signature sound that made them Queensryche. The production quality is perfect and crisp. The vocals are sincere and have soul. The band sounds alive with purpose. Taters can hate all the want but where is Geoff now? still writing complaint tracks in the corner of a garage? Todd La Torre and the rest of the band thank you, thank you bringing back everything I missed about Queensryche! Each release keeps getting better and this one is no exception!
  • Beemer Boss
    5 stars
    Awesome. Great sound and awesome writing. Todd played the drums on this album so there are only two original members left but it’s still great music. I waited patiently for the release and was not disappointed!
  • Baseballl Dude
    5 stars
    New fan. I've never been super into Queensrÿche, but there's a lot to love on this album. I love every song besides Portrait, with the standouts being Man the Machine, Dark Reverie, and Inner Unrest. La Torre is a great fit for this band and he's a talented drummer as well! You just earned yourselves a new fan.
  • metalllives
    5 stars
    Getting Better and Better!. The band is on point with this album! It took a few listens to peel back the layers and realize it's greatness, but it now dominates my playlist! This band is on fire!!
  • craymee
    5 stars
    Still Queensryche at Their Finest. I wasn't sure how this was going to be, The Verdict, but it's way better than i expected even as another member disappears from the original lineup. 2013 was great, Condition Human better and well the Verdict stands somewhat on top of the heap. So many standouts, Blood Levant, Man the Machine, Propaganda Fashion, Launder the Conscience...it's hard, brutal, lyrical, harmonious all in Queensryche fashion that you remember. It's hard to say where this falls, there's a vibe that goes all the way back to the Warning and heads off into that never wanted to hear in now frontier-land, but Michael Wilton always seems to cleverly steer this all back on course... Let's not forget DeGarmo and Tate were not the only song-writers in this band, and Mike Wilton was a partner in componsition and song-craft like the former, he was just overlooked in all these years between changes and underappreciated/underrated all the same. I would lay the credit to Queensryche's resurgence and forming at Wilton's feet and adding all the credibility they deserve as it is fitting. You won't be disappointed by what they've assembled here, and you get the feeling it isn't over yet. I only hope the original fans and newer one's finally sign on, they truly are missing something holding on to the past. Queensryche on the other hand has got some of the past with them but a lot of this sounds fresh. Great Job guys once again..I hope it doesn't take 4 more years to get another round of this.
  • Reise heuer
    3 stars
    A good metal band. This album is ok. It’s definitely not Queensrÿche but it is a good metal band. I’m not sure people would be as excited about these new albums if they didn’t have the Queensrÿche name on them. Nothing really catchy on it.
  • hoagie1417
    5 stars
    Resurrected. Reminds me of the early QR I feel in love with. Nice progressive metal edge that they’ve been missing since Rage & OMC. LaTorre crushes it vocally. Good production sound. Great guitar & drum arrangements. Open your minds Chris & Geoff are gone. They sound amazing again.....finally.
  • OklaSooner1
    5 stars
    Great album...love La Torre. I'm a life-long Ryche fan, I bought the Mindcrime album out of the KMart clerk's hands who was stocking them on the shelves the day they came in. I've been with them forever, and the truth is they went through a dreadful period for a long while after HITNF. These last albums with Todd La Torre just keep getting better. I just don't understand the "old fans" that want to bag on Todd. This is the best stuff they've done in literally 22 years.
  • Prodigalson66
    4 stars
    Queensryche 2.0. After listening to most of the tracks, I have to say that this Ryche has come full circle. Michael and Parker melt together great harmonies. Eddie’s Bass lines are deep and heavy. Scott still kicking it behind the kit. And Todd’s vocal range is amazing. Light Years is as solid as any QR classic. As Hagar was to reigniting Van Halen, Parker and Todd carry forward the torch of QR with its original founders. Keep Rocking Guys 👍🏻
  • ToddDaBodd
    4 stars
    Two the guy who said. No original members bassist and rhythm guitarist are original. Do some research
  • rocnrolr
    4 stars
    sounds fresh. liking it
  • toady86
    5 stars
    Rebirth of a great ban. How often can you just let the record play? With the exception of the last track, this is a solid album full of heavy music and interesting time. Some of the last few tracks even sound like later Rush (with La Torre being the better singer). Like the other review say, the band is fresh again with La Torre giving them a new spark. Very happy with this album.
  • Stevie Lindell
    3 stars
    Mediocre. Without Tate and degarmo you lose not only brilliant writing you also lose most of the instrumental heinous behind why we all like queensryche in the first place Geoff Tate made a great decision teaming up with Tobias sammett of EDGUY because those two delivered a great avantasia record
  • Q bent
    5 stars
    all I can say is. Great Record, to the complainers, I would never turn on the radio and think huh, Geoff got back together with Queensryche? Todd stands on his own.
  • SAWCOS
    5 stars
    Truly a great Queensryche Album. This album really is equal to the most classic QR catalog. The band is in top form. Superb musicianship. Great mix. Great vocals. And most importantly great songs. Totally impressed with the Verdict after being completely ignorant of any QR albums since Empire. What a welcome back.
  • wildwise
    2 stars
    No thanks!. I had high hopes but those were quickly dashed as I listened through the album. This is another sad example of legal and musical feuds taking their toll. I get wanting to keep the band and the name alive but in this case, I'm not buying it. This music sounds more like an "Iron Maiden" copy. There are plenty of great guitar riffs and Todd's got some awesome vocal chords, but the musical and emotional depth this band was sooooooo good at with Tate and DeGarmo seems to be gone.
  • ghrocks
    5 stars
    Better than ever!. I will always miss Geoff Tate. He is one of my favs forever but this album sounds sooooo good! I am really excited right now to add NEW Queensryche to my music library.
  • Everybody for president
    1 stars
    Wow. I loved Queensryche as a youth growing up in between the late 80's and early 90's. This is terrible. I feel like i am listening to a bad tv commercial for Geico. These rock bands should stick to their classic stuff and revel in it.
  • dg1127
    5 stars
    Music. As a long time Queensrÿche fan I will always hold the Tate/DeGarmo in the highest regard. Those were the days...but that’s the past. For the other fans that are rating this release a single star let’s not forget you are not rating your preferences in who is carrying the the Queensrÿche torch. You are reviewing the music! Open your musical minds the way we did when we heard the band Queensrÿche for the first time.
  • Gladwins
    5 stars
    Killer. It's been so long since Mindcrime (one of the most brilliant albums of all time) but I've got to say this is is a fantastic album, Tate or not.
  • AnarchyX91
    5 stars
    Fresh, hard driving, yet familiar!. I have always loved Queensryche... even when Geoff Tate took them in a direction that didn’t have their signature sound, I found something that appealed to me. Since Todd LaTorre joined the band, they have been rejuvenated and this latest effort exceeds anything that they have done since he joined the band. The Verdict has a fresh, current feel while delivering the sonic quality that people expect from Queensryche. I read blabbermouth regularly and the trolls all have hate but this band, while down to 2 original members currently, carries the torch and continues to excel at their craft. Definitely worth owning if you love classic ‘Ryche!!!
  • Depth!
    5 stars
    Refreshing and Thrilling!. This album continues the momentum from the the previous “Condition Human” with leaps and bounds. It’s more focused, a more complete package than the previous effort. There are more progressive metal elements, which I happen to dig, even though some may not be able to get past the occasional non-4/4 time signature. I’m excited about the direction the band is going here. Fans of Rush, Maiden, Dream Theater, etc., will feel right at home. And for everyone else, theres plenty of enjoyable moments on this new release. Stunning soaring vocals from Todd La Torre, as well as solid, huge-sounding drums also from La Torre, (wow!) tight, up-front bass from Eddie Jackson, and- another big surprise- the hugely improved guitar work from Michael Wilton and Parker Lungren. The guitar sounds are classic Queensrÿche; thick and punchy riffs, cutting tone, beautiful harmony lines, and lead work that displays truly mature musicianship that puts that of its predecessor to adequately good at best. If you like pre- Mindcrime Queensrÿche, then you are in for a real treat. This is a modern sounding version of that Warning/Rage era. I love the previous two albums with La Torre on vocals, but this one is better. Perhaps the best since Empire. Buy it. Now. I mean it. Enjoy yourself.
  • roosterrn
    4 stars
    RoosterRN. Melodic, modern, clean vocals, good lyrics
  • Austin330
    5 stars
    Metal. Thank god they play metal again.
  • Jinxy2333
    5 stars
    Hell YEAH🤘🏻. Awesome album
  • APJY
    5 stars
    A Return To Progressive!. This has topped all QR albums since OM2! Well done fellas...thank you!!!
  • Hamwhipper
    5 stars
    Geoff and Christ Would Be Proud. I'm sure Tate and DeGarmo would be proud of this. It sounds like classic Queensryche, even with the dot-dot over the letter "y". Seriously, this is a 5 star effort.
  • Sparky Owns You
    1 stars
    Derivative. Imagine if Hamilton and Whitford went around calling themselves Aerosmith without Tyler, Perry and Kramer. That’s basically what you have here with Wilton and Jackson, who manage to charade as QR thanks to Todd LaTorre, a glorified karaoke singer who does a mean Geoff Tate impression. As a huge fan of the original lineup, it pains me to see this generic, forgettable music released under the QR banner since it bears no relation to the brilliance of the first 5 albums. Tate might be a jerk but he and DeGarmo were the heart and soul of QR—the current line up is but a mediocre imitation of what Queensryche once was.
  • skruffy
    4 stars
    dark reverie.... "...nothing lasts forever-just revolving doors." based on these two pre-release singles, i'm really looking forward to this album! looks like they are really growing together as a band with todd. -much respect!
  • THE REAL MIKE O
    2 stars
    Queensryche light. While they have brought back the melody the songs are empty. Todd while sounding better than Geoff has since Q2k the last decent album, is still just a glorified Karaoke singer. While they have had a few decent songs should have kept Rising West name and tried to be themselves not something they aren’t and will never be. Anyone who says this is Queensryche are kidding themselves much like Geoff Tate who still thinks he can sing.
  • darksniper1
    1 stars
    ???. Clearly, after Degarmo left the band their writing has no been the same. While i think the Latorre has some powerful vocals, i can only heard Iron Maiden in his voice. Replacing lead vocals in bands works for some band but for me it is not working. This songs sound great but no QueensrŸche great
  • ReddCoat
    5 stars
    Better without Tate. For anyone claiming that this isn’t real queensryche, you are aware that Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton, and Eddie Jackson are original members right? They formed the band with DeGarmo (the only original member not around). So the La Torre Queensryche will consistently be better than anything Geoff Tate does.
  • RnRGunslinger
    1 stars
    Fauxryche. It's not QR without Degarmo and Tate, say what you want but this is a glorified coverband
  • Infrared Dreaming
    1 stars
    No. Nope. without DeGarmo the Ryche’ will NEVER be the same . Never. Sounds like Maiden 2.0 sorry dude. Been a fan since Rage . So don’t argue. Also a guitarist for 30 years. Sadness. Was hoping for better this time around. Again.
  • Emanpatsfan
    5 stars
    Sounds like Queensryche of old. I had a chance to listen to these guys at the New Bedford Medeira Feast back in August 2018. Put it this way. The singer sounded phenomenal. I thought I was listening to Queensryche of old. Definitely will check this album out
  • BrianG75
    5 stars
    Man the Machine (5 Stars). Great first track. I really liked the last two albums with Todd on vocals, and I have high expectations for this one. Queensryche are again producing the kind of music that people loved about them in the early years. Thanks!

Queensrÿche - The Verdict Album Wiki

The Verdict is a 1982 American legal drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and written by David Mamet from Barry Reed's novel of the same name. It stars Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason, Milo O'Shea, and Lindsay Crouse. In the story, a down-on-his-luck alcoholic lawyer accepts a medical malpractice case to improve his own situation, but discovers along the way that he is doing the right thing. The Verdict garnered critical acclaim and box office success. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Newman), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (James Mason), Best Director (Sidney Lumet), Best Picture, and Best Adapted Screenplay (David Mamet)..