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by Trmills823
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Alter Bridge
Topic: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion
Replies: 793
Views: 77294

Re: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion

Man, it's been a while since I've been on here, with finals and such happening right now. So now with multiple weeks of listening to TLH, I can genuinely say a few things. 1) As previously stated by myself and others, the mix/mastering choices ruined this album. Songs that could have been great are ...
by Trmills823
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Musicians Unite
Topic: The Last Hero tabs/guitar related stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 6873

Re: The Last Hero tabs/guitar related stuff

Hey all, it's been a few weeks. Grad school and a 2yo are kicking my butt... So with the new tour, a few live videos have surfaced on YT. I thought I was close on IoF, and the UG tab sounds close. Until you watch the live video of them playing it. Back to the drawing board. This album really has gro...
by Trmills823
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Alter Bridge
Topic: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion
Replies: 793
Views: 77294

Re: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion

I have come to the conclusion, as others have, that the mastering is the biggest problem with the album. Some of the songs are good but not great, while the great ones are some of their best. But the decisions in mastering hurt the whole album. The overall EQ seems too upper-mid heavy. Cymbals, gui...
by Trmills823
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Musicians Unite
Topic: The Last Hero tabs/guitar related stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 6873

Re: The Last Hero tabs/guitar related stuff

Yeah, gonna have to agree, the guitars DOMINATE the mix on this album. Not so sure it is all Mark handling the riffage though. Pretty sure Myles can play his parts tight enough when it comes to the studio recordings. Also, would you want someone else playing the beastly Island of Fools riff if you ...
by Trmills823
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Alter Bridge
Topic: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion
Replies: 793
Views: 77294

Re: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion

I have come to the conclusion, as others have, that the mastering is the biggest problem with the album. Some of the songs are good but not great, while the great ones are some of their best. But the decisions in mastering hurt the whole album. The overall EQ seems too upper-mid heavy. Cymbals, guit...
by Trmills823
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Alter Bridge
Topic: Favourite Song from The Last Hero
Replies: 64
Views: 6986

Re: Favourite Song from The Last Hero

I think I'll add re: Fools, that if the mix is a problem, I chalk that up to the mixing philosophy of the entire album, as opposed to the song itself. I do think the main riff could be a little better defined, but that's again a problem that almost every track faces. Honestly though, the whole album...
by Trmills823
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Alter Bridge
Topic: Favourite Song from The Last Hero
Replies: 64
Views: 6986

Re: Favourite Song from The Last Hero

I really don't get what the big deal is with Island Of Fools. It's cool but it's one of the weaker on the album for me. It's heavy so those who really like that will say it's the best. Kinda how people felt about White Knuckles but Blackbird was on that album so... i know I'm not one that prefers t...
by Trmills823
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Alter Bridge
Topic: Favourite Song from The Last Hero
Replies: 64
Views: 6986

Re: Favourite Song from The Last Hero

Island of Fools has a bit of a darker Calm the Fire thing going on, which was my favorite on Fortress. "You MUST believe, courage is all that you need!" So good...
by Trmills823
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Alter Bridge
Topic: Solos on The Last Hero
Replies: 118
Views: 12904

Re: Solos on The Last Hero

I think this album is by leaps and bounds Myles' best effort in terms of solos. Clearly, to my ears at least, his approach of composing solos beforehand rather than improvising them in studio paid off. His leads still have that signature Myles style with his amazing bends and vibrato, but you can e...
by Trmills823
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Alter Bridge
Topic: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion
Replies: 793
Views: 77294

Re: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion

So after a couple listens the only songs I think are kinda lackluster and maybe should've been kept as b-sides are twilight and island of fools. Twilight is so run of the mill to me. It's not very interesting or catchy. And island of fools has like this Zoomy guitar sound in the chorus that I just ...
by Trmills823
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Alter Bridge
Topic: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion
Replies: 793
Views: 77294

Re: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion

Still fighting the loudness war on this record. When I have to turn my radio up to hear a soft intro (Otherside) and then down when the song kicks in. This annoys me to death. You know what record you didn't have to do any of that? ODR I just don't understand why everyone mixes music like this toda...
by Trmills823
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Alter Bridge
Topic: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion
Replies: 793
Views: 77294

Re: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion

Myles is pretty strong throughout, and I feel like Mark has branched out in his soloing chops (he was starting to become too predictable IMO). I'd say that soloing is what really suffers on this record. Not really sure which one is done by whom, but numerous solos are quite predictable, Cradle to t...
by Trmills823
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Alter Bridge
Topic: Welcome to TheAlterBridgeNation.com - Introduce yourself!
Replies: 598
Views: 82297

Re: Welcome to TheAlterBridgeNation.com - Introduce yourself

What's up everyone? (1.) How did you discover Alter Bridge? Honestly, a friend of mine in high school heard ODR when it came out and had me listen. I've been a fan ever since. (2.) What is the meaning of the username you chose? Just my initials and birthday I guess. (3.) How do you spend your free t...
by Trmills823
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Alter Bridge
Topic: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion
Replies: 793
Views: 77294

Re: The Last Hero - AB Nation Discussion

Good evening (at least where I am) everyone. I'm new to the forum, but an AB fan since day one of ODR... I was wandering the web for some tabs and came across this site (somehow...). Thought I'd jump in the discussion about TLH. A little back story... BB and Fortress are my two favorite albums to da...

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