Thoughts on the second era of Queensrÿche with vocalist Todd LaTorre, as a Queensrÿche fan and music photographer that has covered this band five times. Queensrÿche was one of the first few shows that I was credentialed for. Todd LaTorre has been a tremendous asset to the Queensrÿche of the 21st century. Queensrÿche has been my all time favorite band since 7th grade. Years ago when the news about the band breaking up surfaced, I was devastated and figured it was all done. All that it took was one show with Todd LaTorre on vocals to forget about the misalignment of lead singers from its original state. Total reinvigoration of the band’s live performances. An amazing vocalist (and drummer) that is carrying on with the sound of what the band has already created and taking it into the next era that it is. LaTorre’s musical contributions to recent albums contain tremendous amounts of talent. ‘The Verdict’ and ‘Condition Human’ go down as some of my favorite albums for this modern era of Queensrÿche.