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Old 06-02-2013, 02:44 PM
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And a few more reviews of the album:
http://www.bravewords.com/news/205007
http://www.legendaryrockinterviews.c...t-pak-records/
http://www.examiner.com/review/cd-re...f-titled-album
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:22 AM
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[Question:]I have no doubt this was not the case in the previous albums, but one think I keep wondering about is why you didn’t react in the way it was over the years, if you didn’t agree with that?

[Michael Wilton:]Well, it’s complicated. It’s basically poor communication. Not knowing what’s happening and in the 11th hour having to sign something or to do something or to agree to something and you have everybody just depending on the situation. A lot of that. Your hands are tied. It’s like 'No, I don’t agree with this business that’s taken', but nobody else is on your side. You kind of go with the majority. Majority votes kind of rule everything. And the last 3 years, basically it just came to a point that we didn’t have a voice in the band anymore. It was all run by the singer and his manager, the wife. Now, it’s pressure situations that people are counting on revenues, people are counting on an agreement. It’s lots of little things. It’s lack of communication and people’s ideas going in the wrong way. And we’re team players, we’re professionals. It’s a proven asset. We wanted to make it work. We wanted it, but every time it ended up the same. It’s hard for anybody to understand it, unless they’re one of us. It’s just a reaching point of a downward spiral. It’s time to rebuild the machine.
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See, this is my problem with the whole bash Geoff Tate, ignore the other three guys thing. This is definitely one of the most direct questions I've seen asked of the band down along this line (if not the only question along this line.) And look at the answer: It's a giant cop-out.

Now, I'm not saying Michael Wilton is wrong to answer that way, or wrong in what he's done. But to me it's the fact that so few of the die-hards are willing to admit that Geoff Tate was not the sole cause of the band's woes. And even if it's acknowledged, it's just brushed off.

If you have such grievous complaints about a band member, and more importantly, the direction of the band, how can you stand by for over a decade doing nothing and then, all this time later, claim the mantle of integrity? Doesn't work for me...
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:21 PM
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For those interested, my review is up at the usual spot. Check it out if you'd like. Or don't, life resumes either way.
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Nice review man. I'm glad you gave Tribe a nod. It's my favorite post-Promised Land album, and I think it really benefited from DeGarmo. Or something. Because the songwriting is a lot better than Q2K or a lot of what came next.

Oh, by the way, I wanted to mention that after listening to "Where Dreams Go To Die" and "Redemption" on my studio setup I agree with your take on Ed's bass. I know I said before I couldn't hear it, but it's actually really up there! Even more noticeable for me on WDGTD.
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Nice review man. I'm glad you gave Tribe a nod. It's my favorite post-Promised Land album, and I think it really benefited from DeGarmo. Or something. Because the songwriting is a lot better than Q2K or a lot of what came next.

Oh, by the way, I wanted to mention that after listening to "Where Dreams Go To Die" and "Redemption" on my studio setup I agree with your take on Ed's bass. I know I said before I couldn't hear it, but it's actually really up there! Even more noticeable for me on WDGTD.
Thanks dude! I definitely like Tribe the most out of the post-Promised Land albums too, though I'm still not a super huge fan of it. And yeah Ed's bass is weird on the album, the instrument itself is high in the mix but the overall bass frequencies aren't so much. It's like Jimbo threw a high pass filter on Ed's bass or something, I dunno.
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Top of the Misinformation & Propaganda subforum should get you there okay lol.

If you still can't find it, here ya go.

http://metalassault.com/
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:27 PM
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Thanks. I'm reading it now. It's nice to see a longer review that goes a bit more in depth than the others.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:43 PM
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A very well written review Onioner! Even though I disagree with some of it. The production sounds just fine to my ears and I don't hear the bass drowning out the guitars either and everything I've heard so far has that true classic sound to me. It's still a great read and it will be interesting to see how others react to it.
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A very well written review Onioner! Even though I disagree with some of it. The production sounds just fine to my ears and I don't hear the bass drowning out the guitars either and everything I've heard so far has that true classic sound to me. It's still a great read and it will be interesting to see how others react to it.
Well thank you very much sir! I don't think it'll get much of a 'reaction' per-se, we're not exactly a super popular website like MetalSucks, BW&BK, blabbermouth etc.
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