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5.0 out of 5 stars What A Wonderful Life..., 11 Oct 2010
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This review is from: Ab III (Audio CD)
Somethings you wait for, the weight of expectation is a burden. The fear that it won't live up to what YOU want it to be or that it doesn't have the same 'magic'. Alter Bridge III had the 'impossible' task of following the breathtaking, brilliant 'Blackbird' album. These last few weeks snippets have appeared here and there (plus the full album release on NME site) that whet the appetite...

Whilst the nation is glued to X-Factor, and if Simon Cowell will discover another 18 month oxygen thieving, headline stealing, limited talent 'singer', those who have this album (and the first two) know what REAL talented muscicians are.

Myles, Mark, Flip and Brian may not be splattered across the front of some cheap, daily tabloid every other day, but they don't need to be. They let their music do the talking. And f£$k me does it TALK :)

AB III has depth to it and 14 quality songs. A good mix of heavier moments, interlaced with fine melodic choruses. There is more definite progression on this album as the band grow. As every good band should they try something new; 'Slip To The Void' stunning opening track and sets the tone for the album, and they give the fans what they want with tracks like 'Fallout', 'Wonderful Life', 'Words Darker Than Their Wings'.

'Ghost of Days Gone By' has that happy sing-a-long feel to it; 'Coeur d'Alene' spits and growls out its riff. I can only describe this band as having that 'missing' ingredient, that so many bands search for. Take one pinch of Myles Kennedy, add a slab of Mark Tremonti and bind it together with Flip and Brian (the cooking analogy is for my sis!!) leave them in the studio for a couple of months, and you get AB III. DELICIOUS!!

Alter Bridge don't do disappointment, mediocre or average. Leave that to X-Factor! Thank you Alter Bridge for another BRILLIANT album.
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Initial post: 15 Oct 2010 03:14:15 BDT
D. Owen says:
I agree completely about the xfactor comments. Though I do always love to point out, to any one who listens that anyone, who wants to truly sing, i mean sing with soul and meaning, is to listen to the outro of find the real when myles just lets rip with a vocal showing of immense proportions and will probably never be repeated. Just the way his vocal follows the guitar almost without effort or breath is just fabulous. But we all probably know that when it comes to commenting on this band. The most criminal thing that ever came from this.... AB not in the top 100 in britain supermarket stores, and yes thats where the big money is made, but its infuriating that such a talented band don't get noticed and such drivel from xfactor is.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Sep 2011 15:09:40 BDT
maz says:
Don't you mean the Xcrement Factor?
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