Originally Posted by andrew_metalhead
oh good question!
I never heard Queensryche before that set actually. So I guess I can't be a good judge of the quality of those covers. I was referring to the kind of music. Not my cup of tea, thats all.
Ah. Well in my opinion the song selection was kinda meh. The Mindcrime stuff is great, but the rest is pretty much just a few generic hits, some good, some bad. Queensryche tribute bands have a HUGE margin for error. I don't know why, but for some reason their music doesn't lend itself well to tribute bands. I saw a triple-tribute show in 2005 of tributes for Queensryche, Rush, and Dream Theater, and the Queensryche tribute was easily the worst of the 3, even though Queensryche's material was BY FAR easier than the other two.
There are a lot of people who just don't like Queensryche, many because of Geoff Tate's voice, but others for various reasons. I'd say if you are somewhat interested in hearing them for real, check out "The Warning". Even though "Operation : Mindcrime" is pretty much the undisputed ultimate Queensryche album, it can scare you away at first if it's not your kind of thing. I'd say give The Warning a shot, and see what happens.