On the heels of his chart-topping debut last month with Rejoice In The Suffering, Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre is releasing another lyric video from his acclaimed solo album. The song “Critical Cynic” is a driving track that showcases the many vocal styles Todd utilizes throughout the album. The chorus of the song also throws back to his Queensrÿche influence that fans have come to know him for. Todd’s songwriting partner Craig Blackwell delivers a punishing guitar riff and blazing solo behind La Torre’s vocals. The visually stimulating lyric video was produced by Wayne Joyner
As global touring came to a sudden and unexpected halt earlier this year, Queensrÿche frontman Todd La Torre has been using his recent pandemic downtime to put the finishing touches on his debut solo album Rejoice In The Suffering. Todd teamed up with longtime friend and collaborator Craig Blackwell, creating a diverse heavy metal album that draws influence from different styles. Mixing and mastering was handled by Zeuss. From the album’s opening riffs of “Dogmata” to the vocal acrobatics that drive the album closer “Apology,” it is apparent that Todd La Torre has a true love of heavy metal.
About Todd La Torre:
Todd La Torre joined his first band Blackwell as the drummer, performing in high school talent shows and entering into the club rock music scene in Tampa Bay, FL. In 2009, Todd was suggested to Crimson Glory guitarist Jon Drenning by a mutual friend to help with some vocal rehearsals in preparation for a Crimson Glory memorial concert. This would pave the way for more collaborations with the band, eventually joining as the band’s new permanent vocalist. La Torre was the lead singer for Crimson Glory from late 2010 until resigned from the band in early 2013. In 2012, Todd became a household name when he officially became the new lead vocalist of Queensrÿche. The band immediately began touring globally and started writing new material for the self-titled 2013 album Queensrÿche. To date, Queensrÿche has released three studio albums with Todd La Torre: Queensrÿche (2013), Condition Hüman (2015), and The Verdict (2019). Currently the band is writing new material for a fourth release under Century Media Records.