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Postby austinjhnsn » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:46 pm

:lol At least the production sounds good.
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Postby cointurtlemoose » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:47 pm

scarecrow wrote:Credit to Myles for using different vocal styles on different songs. It's something that not enough singers do, and I'm glad that he took that route on this record.


I noticed that too! I think his voice is more dynamic (not in terms of notes or anything) and expressive on this album than I've heard it before.

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Postby AB23 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:48 pm

I find it weird that it seems like in every song there is a very noticable vocal effect...

But thanks AB4Lyfe, we can be Friends4lyfe
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Postby Decay » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:49 pm

Them Bones wrote:The 320 kbps rip is great sounding. Elvis has done a much better job than on ABIII, The production is as good as Blackbird, I think. This online stream is really messed up quality. Giving the album a 5 now.


Wait till ya hear the CD quality and you'll give it a 10. :lol

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Postby AB4Lyfe » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:49 pm

AB23 wrote:I find it weird that it seems like in every song there is a very noticable vocal effect...

But thanks AB4Lyfe, we can be Friends4lyfe


HA! Nice.

I haven't noticed the vocal effect, but I do like each singer (Mark and Myles) are pretty much also their own back-up singer.
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Postby austinjhnsn » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:50 pm

AB23 wrote:I find it weird that it seems like in every song there is a very noticable vocal effect...

But thanks AB4Lyfe, we can be Friends4lyfe

The vocal effect in Peace is Broken is the only one I have an issue with. Kinda kills the mood of that verse for me, sorta how the Come To Life vox fx bothered me.
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Postby Tom » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:52 pm

Waters Rising i think is the most noticable effect on Myles's bit & the Opening to COA
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Postby Dan Dando » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:37 pm

Should we start a... 'The 5th Album - AB5 - Discuss The Album Here' thread? :lol

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Postby austinjhnsn » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:38 pm

I don't want to think of that right now. I'm already overwhelmed by fortress!
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Postby Dan Dando » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:39 pm

austinjhnsn wrote:I don't want to think of that right now. I'm already overwhelmed by fortress!


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Postby julio » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:44 pm

Dan Dando wrote:Should we start a... 'The 5th Album - AB5 - Discuss The Album Here' thread? :lol


I already have an advance copy of AB V. Their best album to date. Only listened to it once b/c it self-destructed ... so don't ask me for a copy. Flip and Brian contribute vocals via pig squealing.

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Postby Dan Dando » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:46 pm

julio wrote:
Dan Dando wrote:Should we start a... 'The 5th Album - AB5 - Discuss The Album Here' thread? :lol


I already have an advance copy of AB V. Their best album to date. Only listened to it once b/c it self-destructed ... so don't ask me for a copy. Flip and Brian contribute vocals via pig squealing.


I hope there's a song called... Cry of Pig :shifty

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Postby julio » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:49 pm

Yes, Cry of Pig is song.

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Postby One Drew Remains » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:20 pm

My favorite parts so far are the parts where the band actually drops out. Just before the bridge/solo of Bleed It Dry is one. The other is the entire middle bit of Fortress and how it goes silent for several seconds before Marks starts back in.

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Re: Yes. It is.

Postby zazthespaz » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:13 am

Is it safe to assume the best two sets of lyrics alter bridge has written are the choruses to Cry of Achilles and All Ends Well?

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Postby AB23 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:16 am

zazthespaz wrote:Is it safe to assume the best two sets of lyrics alter bridge has written are the choruses to Cry of Achilles and All Ends Well?

I actually enjoyed Lover probably the best lyrically. I just showed my friend "who is an avid fan of AB but not nearly as much as me" all the songs and he said lover was far and away the best. It sounded like Mayfield Four to him, which in my opinion is just as good of a band, if not better in some cases than AB.
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Re: Yes. It is.

Postby youknowverywell » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:19 am

AB23 wrote:
zazthespaz wrote:Is it safe to assume the best two sets of lyrics alter bridge has written are the choruses to Cry of Achilles and All Ends Well?

I actually enjoyed Lover probably the best lyrically. I just showed my friend "who is an avid fan of AB but not nearly as much as me" all the songs and he said lover was far and away the best. It sounded like Mayfield Four to him, which in my opinion is just as good of a band, if not better in some cases than AB.


I second that, the lyrics to Lover are amazing. Lover is amazing.

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Postby JSlade » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:26 am

Don't forget Waters Rising.

This is the season we tear our rivals down
This circle of tyrants will end us all right now
The earth has provided the means to burn it down

They stepped it up lyrically this time around.

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Postby julio » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:28 am

Whenever Bleed it Dry plays, I see the title as Bob_BleedItDry

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Postby Dan Dando » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:58 am

Man, the bridge in Waters Rising :eek Myles delivers such an eerie vocal - can't wait to see the song performed live.


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