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Release date: 30 September 2013
Style: Hard rock, Rock

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01. Cry Of Achilles
02. Addicted To Pain
03. Bleed It Dry
04. Lover
05. The Uninvited
06. Peace Is Broken
07. Calm The Fire
08. Waters Rising
09. Farther Than The Sun
10. Cry A River
11. All Ends Well
12. Fortress

The Best Hard Rock Album Of 2013
Top 20 albums of 2013: 15

Review
Lyrics (12)


Line-up
Myles Kennedy - vocals, guitars
Mark Tremonti - lead guitars, backing vocals
Scott Phillips - drums
Brian Marshall - bass

Staff review by
R Lewis

Rating:
8.7
There comes a time in your life in which you don't know what path you're following, what awaits you, why you're behaving in a certain way, or when all will become clear. You don't know what to believe in. Well, don't worry, says the latest Alter Bridge work: it all ends well. Alter Bridge, by the way, seem to not be touched by these problems: their ideas and programs shine now, clearer than ever.

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published 13.10.2013 | Comments (23)

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Doge of Venice - 08.08.2013 at 03:49  
  New single - Addicted To Pain.

Cynic Metalhead - 08.08.2013 at 10:12  
Rating: 8
Written by Doge of Venice on 08.08.2013 at 03:49

New single - Addicted To Pain.




Did you find this interesting?

Honest to my soul, I found this boring, extremely boring. I don't know why but it sounds like hellish repetitive and irritating overused drumming in it. I was expecting an explosion out of this new record. But, then we should wait and watch how this turn up...
Doge of Venice - 08.08.2013 at 11:19  
 
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 08.08.2013 at 10:12

Written by Doge of Venice on 08.08.2013 at 03:49

New single - Addicted To Pain.


Did you find this interesting?

Honest to my soul, I found this boring, extremely boring. I don't know why but it sounds like hellish repetitive and irritating overused drumming in it. I was expecting an explosion out of this new record. But, then we should wait and watch how this turn up...



Not particularly. I was never a big fan of AB, but I enjoyed the occasional song. This wasn't one of those occasional songs, unfortunately.
theembryo - 26.09.2013 at 07:02  
Rating: 9 One can check out a Loudwire Premiere of the entire release. I find that as a whole, much more listenable than ATP as a single. "Lover" is a slower paced, more harmonized bit, highlighting Kennedy's vocals. However; if you didn't prefer aspects of "Addicted to Pain", you might feel the same about "Bleed it Dry".
JimRonnyCahillSrlie - 03.10.2013 at 02:54  
  I've listened to the entire album. And I have to say: "I am surpriced"! They have turned It up a notch and made It more heavy. I like It!
Lethrokai - 04.10.2013 at 23:45  
Rating: 9 Is it safe to call Alter Bridge a metal band yet?

Seriously though, really impressive album here. Suffers a tiny bit from "same-sound" syndrome with some of the songs, but the composition is top-notch!
embracing - 05.10.2013 at 14:02  
Rating: 10 F***yeah. It's metal and it's awesome!!
R Lewis - 10.10.2013 at 17:01  
Rating: 9 There's never been a better moment to add Alter Bridge to MS. Review coming soon.
psykometal - 10.10.2013 at 17:39  
  I don't really consider them to be "metal", hard rock for sure. Marcel likes to argue that "hard rock" IS "metal", but I disagree, otherwise there would be no "hard rock" and "metal", there would only be "metal". But I have come to agree that hard rock is close enough in it's ties to metal to warrant activating hard rock bands on MS.
MarioCalnSnchez - 11.10.2013 at 00:01  
Rating: 9 Really a good album!
theembryo - 11.10.2013 at 04:19  
Rating: 9
Written by R Lewis on 10.10.2013 at 17:01

There's never been a better moment to add Alter Bridge to MS. Review coming soon.


Quite agreed - recently acquired shows at Wembley 2012, Rock Am Ring 2011, Amsterdam 2009 as well as this release. I personally prefer the live performance, such as the aforementioned and say, Milan 2008, but 'Fortress' has much appeal after repeated listenings.
feltz - 12.10.2013 at 06:18  
Rating: 9 I'm really impressed by this album. I think it deserves a spot as one of the top albums of 2013.
hadriel - 12.10.2013 at 06:46  
Rating: 6 Maybe I'm missing something here, but I'm not getting the hype. Whole album sounded pretty generic and all the tracks pretty well blended together for me.
psykometal - 12.10.2013 at 06:53  
 
Written by feltz on 12.10.2013 at 06:18

I'm really impressed by this album. I think it deserves a spot as one of the top albums of 2013.

Well, it is currently #1.
MetalSpider - 12.10.2013 at 08:41  
Rating: 9 I enjoyed it from my first spin.
Diverge - 12.10.2013 at 18:05  
  I do remember trying Alter Bridge a long time ago and that I wasn't a fan. Perhaps I will give this album a listen to see if that claim still holds.
Uldreth - 13.10.2013 at 17:23  
  I only listened to the track linked here but I dig it a lot. Maybe I should check this album out.

Also while it is not so prevailent in this thread, I've seen lots of debate regarding whether this band is metal or not. Based on that track, musically it definitely sounds metal to me, only the vocals carry a significant alt rock tinge.
Risto - 14.10.2013 at 21:11  
Rating: 8
Written by hadriel on 12.10.2013 at 06:46

Maybe I'm missing something here, but I'm not getting the hype. Whole album sounded pretty generic and all the tracks pretty well blended together for me.

I think you should try again, even though I agree with you to a point. I'm particularly referring to a few songs on the first half of the album; not every group similar to these guys is influenced by one of your favourite bands, and it totally works
Lustful Maid - 17.10.2013 at 13:42  
Rating: 4 Mixed & Matched !
Boring...............
Heavy Metal Guitar & Bass + Hard Rock Vocals & Drums = Still Not A Good Band
Lit. - 19.10.2013 at 00:42  
 
Written by Lustful Maid on 17.10.2013 at 13:42

Mixed & Matched !
Boring...............
Heavy Metal Guitar & Bass + Hard Rock Vocals & Drums = Still Not A Good Band

Considering most of that isn't really true, I'd say it's pretty obvious you're giving this a 4 to knock it off the charts.
Shame on you, filthy degenerate.
Lethrokai - 19.10.2013 at 13:23  
Rating: 9
Written by Lustful Maid on 17.10.2013 at 13:42

Mixed & Matched !
Boring...............
Heavy Metal Guitar & Bass + Hard Rock Vocals & Drums = Still Not A Good Band


I'll never understand why people feel the need to rate the bands that they're obviously biased against. If you don't like/understand the band's style, then why rate. It's clear that you're never going to like anything they do.
psykometal - 19.10.2013 at 21:47  
  ^What this guy said.
MetalSpider - 20.10.2013 at 18:15  
Rating: 9 ^what the guy above me said...about the guy above him....lol
Wes - 20.10.2013 at 18:26  
Rating: 10 Well, I'm guilty. I love this album. What a voice.
John Sandman - 24.10.2013 at 01:42  
Rating: 9 It sounds better and better with each listen.
I love "water rising". Mark has a cool voice, too bad you can't listen to it more on the backing vocals.
Lustful Maid - 24.10.2013 at 13:21  
Rating: 4
Written by Lit. on 19.10.2013 at 00:42

Written by Lustful Maid on 17.10.2013 at 13:42

Mixed & Matched !
Boring...............
Heavy Metal Guitar & Bass + Hard Rock Vocals & Drums = Still Not A Good Band

Considering most of that isn't really true, I'd say it's pretty obvious you're giving this a 4 to knock it off the charts.
Shame on you, filthy degenerate.

- Not fair for me as I am not good at telling white lies. I did not try to do anything bad here.
- Blues-influenced hard rock vocal skills are what Kennedy good at..., not this screaming metal style, obviously he did not cope well, he needs time for the changes.
- Guitarist's "heard-before riffs" also made me felt like pressing the stop button for several times...however against all odds, I managed to got through all those hardship and finally i finished listening to the whole album.
- Many Ratings were more than 7 has proven the dropping standards of the listeners nowadays.
SWAMPL0RD - 25.10.2013 at 05:50  
Rating: 10 I keep coming back to this one. Almost all the songs are very good, and have their own identity --- as in they don't all sound the same. Definitely worth giving a spin.
kingeryck - 28.10.2013 at 01:00  
  I've never really heard this band before. Why does that name make me think of some shitty radio rock? (not insulting the band, I literally haven't listened to them yet).
Risto - 28.10.2013 at 02:22  
Rating: 8
Written by kingeryck on 28.10.2013 at 01:00

I've never really heard this band before. Why does that name make me think of some shitty radio rock? (not insulting the band, I literally haven't listened to them yet).

The line-up is basically Creed minus Scott Stapp, so maybe that's where you get the impression. It's more ambitious than your average radio rock though, Creed included.
bugsterscrow - 29.10.2013 at 15:49  
Rating: 8 The most important is, don't too far from the previous album, or if they can ... their album must be better from the previous album
R Lewis - 29.10.2013 at 21:56  
Rating: 9
Written by Lustful Maid on 24.10.2013 at 13:21

- Guitarist's "heard-before riffs" also made me felt like pressing the stop button for several times...however against all odds, I managed to got through all those hardship and finally i finished listening to the whole album.
- Many Ratings were more than 7 has proven the dropping standards of the listeners nowadays.

- "Heard-before riffs". Do you have any idea of who you are talking about?
- Ratings: oh God you rated 9 Dedicated To Chaos and Illud Divinum Insanus. I must assume yours is a joke profile and that nothing that you say should be taken seriously.
yeah1980 - 08.11.2013 at 16:21  
Rating: 9
Written by R Lewis on 29.10.2013 at 21:56

Written by Lustful Maid on 24.10.2013 at 13:21

- Guitarist's "heard-before riffs" also made me felt like pressing the stop button for several times...however against all odds, I managed to got through all those hardship and finally i finished listening to the whole album.
- Many Ratings were more than 7 has proven the dropping standards of the listeners nowadays.

- "Heard-before riffs". Do you have any idea of who you are talking about?
- Ratings: oh God you rated 9 Dedicated To Chaos and Illud Divinum Insanus. I must assume yours is a joke profile and that nothing that you say should be taken seriously.


Busted!
:-D
Ace Frawley - 15.11.2013 at 03:18  
Rating: 8 This works for me. Very enjoyable rock music.
yeah1980 - 15.11.2013 at 15:38  
Rating: 9 WOW! Maybe their best? I don't know, but this time I feel like giving it 9/10!
Ace Frawley - 18.11.2013 at 13:27  
Rating: 8 Was just thinking that track 5 "The Uninvited" reminds me of someone else and then realised it sounds a bit like Tool. Has anyone else heard this similarity?
ManthraXXX - 24.11.2013 at 23:16  
Rating: 10 I hate Rock ... but this is Rock ..... Hell No !!!!!!
Jaeryd17‍ - 13.12.2013 at 05:11  
Rating: 9 To be honest, even though I am an Alter Bridge fan, I couldn't listen to this when it first came out. Pretty sure it's because I simply wasn't in the mood for this style of music at the time.

I've finally decided to give it a listen though, and holy damn... This one's powerful, and it's also the most metal album they've ever made. I guess Tremonti really enjoyed writing the kind of stuff he did for his solo project, and decided he wanted to write stuff like that for Alter Bridge, too. But I daresay, this is a bit better than the stuff he did for his solo project.
Ace Frawley - 14.12.2013 at 22:46  
Rating: 8 Man, that Myles Kennedy sure can sing!
Fradd - 17.12.2013 at 15:29  
  This is good.
Cynic Metalhead - 20.12.2013 at 20:53  
Rating: 8 I came on this record 4th time this year. This for sure, not a watered down rock record to please the fans.

Although, I castigated their one of the songs(2nd comment) 'cause they streamed the most weak track off this album. But, oh boy album is totally bonkers. Well written, nice guitar riffs, great bass and kit pounding and more importantly vocals which I think has shaped the album perfectly.

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