The IMC Magazine Issue 15 /May 2016 - Page 21

The crowd was buzzing with anticipation as the lights went dark for Queensryche to begin. Drummer, Scott Rockenfield started off the show with a drum intro as the rest of the band took the stage. For many of the fans in attendance, this was their first time seeing a live performance with the band’s new singer Todd La Torre.

The set kicked off with “Guardian” from the newly released Condition Human album. The following songs, however, boasted many of the older Queensryche tracks such as “Operation: Mindcrime” “The Killing Words,” and “Queen of the Reich.” La Torre proved throughout the show that he is more than capable of the extreme high notes that Queensryche is known for. While some people may hold reservations about the split, if given the opportunity, go see the band live. You will not be disappointed.

Megan Garzone