Thursday, July 06, 2006

Queen of the Reinvention

Geoff Tate, Geoff Tate (2002)

Fans know Geoff Tate as the brooding frontman of Queensÿrche who boasts a multi-octave voice and a penchant for ponytails. But on his self-titled solo debut, Tate rarely lifts his throat to operatic heights, choosing instead to focus on clean, midrange vocals. Geoff Tate is an adventurous romp featuring tracks laden with keyboards and acoustic guitars that showcases a rarely seen side of this metal veteran.

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