Operation: Mindcrime to release ‘The New Reality’ album on December 1st
The third part of singer Geoff Tate‘s planned trilogy of albums for Operation: Mindcrime is about to be unleashed via Frontiers Music Srl on December 1, 2017 under the title The New Reality. This follows the release of The Key (2015) and Resurrection (2016), which were the first two albums for the trilogy.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of The Key: “With The Key, Tate is certainly proving who was the weak link in terms of songwriting and ideas in Queensrÿche before he left the band. Some people may think that I am being too hard on Tate but the reality is that the guy has unbelievable talent that has to be deemed squandered in terms of his studio album output in the last quarter of a century. After more than two decades of delivering mostly subpar efforts with The Key being another album that comes close to hitting rock bottom, it is time for me to simply be satisfied if Tate can deliver one or two decent songs per album. I simply don’t think that he is capable of much more.”
In terms of Resurrection, Sleaze Roxx stated in its review: “Picture a real filler type of song on an album where the artist tries some new things including weird song arrangements, tons of different sounds and a weird vibe. The problem with Resurrection is that with the exception off “Taking On The World,” every song on Resurrection falls into that category. In a nutshell, after painfully listening to Resurrection multiple times, I am very very close to giving up on Tate and Operation: Mindcrime being able to come up with a decent hard rock / heavy metal album.”