Alter Bridge
Fortress


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jetrix USER (2 Reviews)
November 4th, 2016 | 6 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Amazing vocals, well written lyrics, aggressive rhythms and mixed VERY well!

On this album, Myles raises the bar when it comes to his vocal range that's not been heard before in this way and that's mainly due to the quality of mixing on this record being incredibly good.

The track that really shows what Myles can do is Calm the Fire, the intro is without a doubt sublime. The lyrical content of the album is very solid too and very diverse. The guitar work has got to be mentioned as the layers and layers of tracking was done very well without leaving it sounding like it got washed out with the bass guitar lines.

The riffs come fast and thick with very little let up besides the softer tracks which in my opinion let the album down. The lighter tracks don't communicate well to the listener as I felt the melodies were too unoriginal and just put in for filler to help balance the album out. Lastly, the Spanish influenced intro to the opening track Cry of Achilles is very cool, as a guitar player myself I loved it!

I think it's their best album to date and was one I had playing frequently when it was first released in 2013.


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AaronBatt (4.5)
this Fortress will stand strong for years to come......

Austin (4.5)
An exceptional hard rock album that finds Alter Bridge at a creative high....

Christopher Geriak (4)
"If only I had found a way to tell you all the things you should've known"...


Comments:Add a Comment 
EvoHavok
November 4th 2016


6346 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Since you're new here, I'll let you know there is an unwritten rule of no more than one review per day.

Jetrix
November 4th 2016


9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hahahaha I'm away this weekend and I really wanted to get these 2 done but thanks for the heads up.

EvoHavok
November 4th 2016


6346 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This one is on the short side compared to your first, so I take it that you kinda rushed it, eh?

Jetrix
November 4th 2016


9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I just have a lot more to say when it comes to DT, been a fan for many years This is the best AB album however that I've listened to many times and wanted to cover this without writing War & Peace.

Artuma
November 4th 2016


27320 Comments


at least you avoided the track-by-track approach this time but there is still no intro paragraph and the review is way too short to leave any kind of impact. you could go much deeper in describing the album and its themes, for example:

"The lyrical content of the album is very solid too and very diverse."

what makes the lyrical content solid, how is it diverse, what are the lyrics about, what's the general theme around them, etc.

also, myles who? a little background info could help for readers not too familiar with the band

one last thing, don't write too much in first person, it has an alienating effect on the reader

keep writing though, the best way to improve is to write more and more!

Digging: esazlesa - Spole?nost ps?

Jetrix
November 4th 2016


9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks for the feedback, I'll work on it.



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