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  • Broken Base: A pretty noticeable one developed during the two-Queensrÿches period (June 2012 - April 2014) between fans of Geoff's version of the band and the other version of the band. It's too early to tell whether the news that Tate has lost the right to perform under the Queensrÿche name will cause this to fade away, however.
  • Complete Monster: Dr. X from Operation: Mindcrime. See that page for more details.
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  • Covered Up: Not many people remember that "Gonna Get Close to You" is a cover, originally by Lisa Dalbello.
  • Crazy Awesome: The fact that Scott Rockenfield named his newborn son Rockson Rockenfield.
  • Dork Age: Some fans consider their output up to 2012 to be this, due at least in part to Geoff Tate's wife Susan serving as their manager during that time. The exact starting point varies between Promised Land and Q2K, but general consensus is that Empire was the last well-regarded effort of the band pre-LaTorre.
  • Epic Riff: A lot of them on Operation: Mindcrime in particular, but many of the non-ballad songs have an epic riff.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Frequency Unknown gets hit with this by many, due to it being released by Geoff Tate's band during the period where there were 2 Queensryches. May have gone into Canon Discontinuity now, considering that Todd La Torre's version of the band won the legal case.
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  • First Installment Wins: Many fans agree that the band's debut, self-titled EP is the best release of the band's career, mainly because it's the most "metal" of the band's works and even hold it above Operation: Mindcrime.
  • Mis-blamed: Many fans blame DeGarmo's departure for the general quality of albums slumping, but don't have much love for DeGarmo's last album Hear in the Now Frontier.note  Admittedly, they don't tend to despise it as much as later albums.
  • Narm: The opening of "Eyes Of A Stranger" is meant to be a dark and generally uncomfortable mix of screaming mental patients. This is ruined when one of them screams "I don't wanna take a bath!"
  • Paranoia Fuel: It's decidedly not recommended to listen to "Gonna Get Close to You" late at night, or at least keep one hand near the tone arm/skip button.
    I'm so close to you...
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  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Guitarist Parker Lundgren was generally viewed as just another member of Geoff Tate's entourage when he joined as a touring musician in 2009, being engaged to the latter's stepdaughter and having previously toured in his solo band. Since Tate was fired in 2012, Lundgren has become a full-time band member and drawn praise from fans for faithfully matching Chris DeGarmo's guitar tone onstage. (He's also split up with Tate's stepdaughter.)
  • Sequelitis: Most critics and fans consider Operation: Mindcrime II to be nowhere near as good as the original.
  • Win Back the Crowd: For some fans, the band as a whole when they fired Tate and returned to something closer to their original style with the self-titled album.

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