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Queensrӱche / Archer Nation / Methodica - Corporation, Sheffield (UK) - 27 August 2016

Due to the early start, I only caught the last ten minutes of Progressive Metal band Methodica who had a great sound and were certainly worth checking out in the future. The sound was cranked up to near intolerable levels for American three-piece Archer Nation who were all about power and aggression, and bass player David De Silva (obviously taking a break from his football duties at Man. City) would have had a nodding approval from the late, great Lemmy Kilmister, his bass turned up to almost unbearable levels.

Long before Nirvana, Pearl Jam and the plethora of other bands from Seattle came Queensrӱche, who, on their arrival back in 1984, changed the Heavy Metal landscape forever. The current line-up still boasts three original members; guitarist Michael Wilton and the rhythm section of Scott Rockenfield (drums) and Eddie Jackson (bass). As the key principle song-writers – vocalist Geoff Tate and guitarist Chris Degarmo – are no longer in the band, it would be reasonable to expect this just to be a mere tribute band just rehashing the old classics. Not so. Firstly, Degarmo has not been in Queensrӱche for over eighteen years and Tate lost the plot and his voice a few years back before finally being fired from the band and replaced by ex-Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre in 2012; the line-up is completed by guitarist Parker Lungren.

Queensrӱche hit the stage to a hero's reception and opened with 'Guardian' from their latest album, 2015's 'Condition Hüman', a song that is pure classic 'Rӱche. The already vociferous noise levels from the crowd increased further with 'Operation: Mindcrime' followed by 'Best I Can' from the bands most successful and commercial period. I was pleased at the inclusion of 'Damaged' from the highly underrated 'Promised Land' and 'Killing Words' showcased the symbiotic relationship between band and fans.

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Queensrӱche were tighter than a camel's arse in a sandstorm but the star of the show had to be La Torre whose vocals that were simply exceptional. The latter were highlighted throughout the set but none more so than on 'The Mission' which La Torre pulled off with consummate ease. Unsurprisingly, the pace was reduced soon after with the international smash hit 'Silent Lucidity' when the hairs on my arm physically stood on their ends.

The hits kept on coming with 'Empire', 'Jet City Woman' and the pure straight ahead Metal of 'Queen Of The Reich' where the crowd almost went into meltdown. Even the new track 'Eye9' received a brilliant reception. The main set came to a conclusion with a phenomenal rendition of 'Take Hold Of The Flame'.

The band briefly left the stage before returning for a well-deserved two-song encore starting with 'Screaming In Digital' from 'Rage For Order', an album released in 1986, well ahead of its time.

"Dr. David, telephone please. Dr. David, Dr. Blair, Dr. Blair, Dr. J. Hamilton, Dr. J Hamilton," was the cue for the last song of the evening and my all-time favourite Queensrӱche song 'Eyes Of A Stranger'. It was simply sensational and I don't think I was alone in that opinion judging by the crowd response as the band left the stage for the final time.

The only disappointment of a faultless performance was that the set was only seventy-five minutes in length. In defence of the latter, the shortness of the performance was probably designed to protect La Torre's vocal chords. Here is a band on top form that are still producing great music that fits seamlessly with their classics... ‟Revolution!"

Mark Donnelly

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