16 Songs, 1 Hour 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With their third studio album (and first for Roadrunner Records), Alter Bridge continues to build on the kind of innovative metal that makes it really difficult to believe that these guys are actually Creed with a different singer. The more versatile vocals of Myles Kennedy are highlighted from first cut “Slip Into the Void,” which somehow makes a Fender Rhodes jazz piano sound menacing as Kennedy’s gentle inflections are nearly whispered before exploding into a high, maniacal register that’s almost identical to those of Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale. And before the song ends, Kennedy slips into one of those nasal-toned post-grunge vocal styles synonymous with the late Layne Staley of Alice In Chains. The band’s “Isolation” is loaded with barbed hooks and blistering guitar riffs that throw punches over a sternum-rattling rhythm section. “Ghost of Days Gone By” downshifts to play like the band stole the song from Kid Rock’s Nashville studio.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With their third studio album (and first for Roadrunner Records), Alter Bridge continues to build on the kind of innovative metal that makes it really difficult to believe that these guys are actually Creed with a different singer. The more versatile vocals of Myles Kennedy are highlighted from first cut “Slip Into the Void,” which somehow makes a Fender Rhodes jazz piano sound menacing as Kennedy’s gentle inflections are nearly whispered before exploding into a high, maniacal register that’s almost identical to those of Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale. And before the song ends, Kennedy slips into one of those nasal-toned post-grunge vocal styles synonymous with the late Layne Staley of Alice In Chains. The band’s “Isolation” is loaded with barbed hooks and blistering guitar riffs that throw punches over a sternum-rattling rhythm section. “Ghost of Days Gone By” downshifts to play like the band stole the song from Kid Rock’s Nashville studio.

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About Alter Bridge

Alter Bridge resurrected the music-making portion of Creed. After that band's 2004 dissolution, guitarist Mark Tremonti and drummer Scott Phillips tapped ousted bassist Brian Marshall for the new project. Ex-Mayfield Four frontman Myles Kennedy was soon on board as well, and Alter Bridge made their Wind-Up debut in August 2004 with One Day Remains. Written largely by Tremonti, the record tried to lean more toward a hard rock/metal sound than the post-grunge grandstanding of his previous group. After touring the world to support the album, the band decided to leave Wind-Up and sign with the Universal imprint Republic. In late 2007 the label released Blackbird, an album that featured more songwriting contributions from Kennedy. In 2009, the band took a break as Creed re-formed and went on tour, and Kennedy joined Slash's touring band, as well as working on a solo album. However, Alter Bridge were soon back together and their third album, AB III, was released in 2010, followed in 2012 by the concert recording Live at Wembley: European Tour 2011. After getting off tour, the band went back into the studio to record their fourth album, the critically acclaimed Fortress, a more thrash-influenced album that arrived in October of 2013. In 2016, the band released their much anticipated fifth studio long-player, The Last Hero, which included the single "Show Me a Leader." ~ Johnny Loftus

ORIGIN
Orlando, FL
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
January, 2004

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