Least "Best" song on Fortress

News and discussion about Alter Bridge. Get the latest updates here!

Least 'best' song on Fortress?

Cry Of Achilles
5
3%
Addicted To Pain
4
3%
Bleed It Dry
8
5%
Lover
7
5%
The Uninvited
5
3%
Peace Is Broken
19
13%
Calm The Fire
3
2%
Waters Rising
12
8%
Farther Than The Sun
32
22%
Cry A River
32
22%
All Ends Well
17
11%
Fortress
4
3%
 
Total votes: 148

Kreuger33
Loyal Follower
Posts: 318
Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:16 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby Kreuger33 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:14 pm

nagpo wrote:Oddly enough I gotta say Fortress. It just doesn't catch me like the other songs do.

It's a slow grower. I wasn't big on it at first either. It's not exactly "catchy". It seems more of a technical showpoint, in a sense.

User avatar
NytestrykerZ
Hardcore TABN'er
Posts: 941
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:00 am
Location: Halifax, NS
Contact:

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby NytestrykerZ » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:10 pm

I know it's an unpopular opinion but I'm still not quite there with the title track myself. I like it but I certainly don't love it. My biggest gripe is the lack of transition between the bridge/solo section and the last verse. Like you have this sick chugging metal section and then it just abruptly ends and the clean guitar just fades back in. It feels a little (and don't crucify me for this but) 'lazy'. I think having that heavy section at the end of the song would've benefited it or if it was in the center of the song I'm sure there's some sort of Metallica 'And Justice For All'esque transition that could have tied the two parts together a little more neatly.
Image

User avatar
SHEAKENBAKEN
BACON
Posts: 8299
Joined: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:27 pm
Location: TABN

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:49 pm

Unfortunately I think i'm going to go with All Ends Well. I love Myles' vocals in it, and i'm a sucker for an AB ballad, but I just enjoy the high energy stuff so much more.
Image

SMKC - 7.18.2019

User avatar
Suvi
TABN.com Citizen
Posts: 169
Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:46 am
Location: Finland
Contact:

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby Suvi » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:02 am

Now that I have listened the album many many times I have to change my opinion. I voted Peace is broken but now I like it a lot. Very hard to choose.. Outright would be the least best but it's not on the list so I have to choose Farther than the sun.
Image

Decay

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby Decay » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:43 pm

Yeah, man. ''Even my least favorite sounds so badass!'' - Something that Timo said and I totally agree!

User avatar
Suvi
TABN.com Citizen
Posts: 169
Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:46 am
Location: Finland
Contact:

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby Suvi » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:27 pm

:yeahthat
Image

Kreuger33
Loyal Follower
Posts: 318
Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:16 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby Kreuger33 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:19 am

NytestrykerZ wrote:I know it's an unpopular opinion but I'm still not quite there with the title track myself. I like it but I certainly don't love it. My biggest gripe is the lack of transition between the bridge/solo section and the last verse. Like you have this sick chugging metal section and then it just abruptly ends and the clean guitar just fades back in. It feels a little (and don't crucify me for this but) 'lazy'. I think having that heavy section at the end of the song would've benefited it or if it was in the center of the song I'm sure there's some sort of Metallica 'And Justice For All'esque transition that could have tied the two parts together a little more neatly.

My issue with the title track is the false ending. Really, they should've just stopped it there. That riff was a perfect ending, IMO.

Edit: I realize that's kind of what you said too.

User avatar
Blackbird
Isolated
Posts: 465
Joined: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:49 pm
Location: Germany

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby Blackbird » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:33 am

Almost every song on this album is great. Some are "only" good, e.g. The Uninvited and Cry A River. One is, if at all, decent - and that's Farther Than The Sun. One of the weakest songs Alter Bridge have ever released in my opinion. I don't get into it and I doubt that this will change in the future.

User avatar
Arctic
Hardcore TABN'er
Posts: 614
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:56 am

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby Arctic » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:43 am

I actually thought FTTS was one of the weaker tracks until recently as well. I've been listening to it lately, though, and I'm kind of starting to love it. I thought there were four 'weak' tracks on the album: AtP, Peace Is Broken, Cry A River, and FTTS. Now FTTS is one of my favorites. Just something about it.
Image

BSC
Hardcore TABN'er
Posts: 803
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:03 am

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby BSC » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:30 am

When I first heard the album I didn't care for FTTS that much. It's a great live song though, and now it's probably one of my favourites from Fortress, although I do think the tempo could be slightly increased.

The only song from Fortress I dislike is Peace Is Broken, I can see why others dislike Cry A River, but I think it's cool, it has a nice groove.

User avatar
Arctic
Hardcore TABN'er
Posts: 614
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:56 am

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby Arctic » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:31 am

That's what I think about FTTS. The chorus especially has a nice groove.
Image

Tom
Jim's Brother
Posts: 1566
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:06 pm
Location: UK

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby Tom » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:07 am

Every song brings something different and i love every single song. But i have to say the two that don't stick out the most for me and are the most 'skippable' are Cry a River and Bleed it Dry, even from my very first listen of the album it never hooked me. I do love them though, just not as much compared to the other tracks.
Image

User avatar
Arctic
Hardcore TABN'er
Posts: 614
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:56 am

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby Arctic » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:27 am

I listen to BiD every now and then just to hear that solo. Beautiful.
Image

User avatar
Jim
Blood Machines
Posts: 24217
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:16 am
Location: That's Right!

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby Jim » Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:39 pm

"least best" gets me every time
Image

User avatar
AliceMudgarden
White Knuckled
Posts: 267
Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:15 pm

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby AliceMudgarden » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:27 pm

Cry a River and Farther Than the Sun are the only 2 tracks I don't care for. Every other song ranges from good to great.
Image

User avatar
austinjhnsn
Slip To The Void
Posts: 4127
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:01 am

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby austinjhnsn » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:28 pm

I'm not digging the uninvited as much as I used too. It's still really great and all, but I skip it every now and then.
Image


Thanks Timo!

ESPImperium
Bought The CDs
Posts: 97
Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:11 pm

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby ESPImperium » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:36 pm

Is there a bad song???

I love them all, but all for different reasons.

User avatar
Arctic
Hardcore TABN'er
Posts: 614
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:56 am

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby Arctic » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:42 pm

Not really. The only part of the album I outright dislike is the chorus of Cry A River. The rest of the song and album are great.
Image

Tom
Jim's Brother
Posts: 1566
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:06 pm
Location: UK

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby Tom » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:20 pm

Jim wrote:"least best" gets me every time


:lol
Image

User avatar
AB4Lyfe
Achilles
Posts: 5484
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:17 pm
Location: My 'Fortress' is in Seattle, WA

Re: Least "Best" song on Fortress

Postby AB4Lyfe » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:43 pm

I don't think there's necessarily a weak track on the album, but the song I listen to the least is All Ends Well
Image


Return to “Alter Bridge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests