AB4Lyfe wrote: gbruin wrote:
Mark said the next Alter Bridge album will begin in early 2019! Assuming things follow a similar time frame to the last 2 or 3 records, we should get AB 6 around September or October.
I am ready now.
Honestly, wish they’d take a longer break.
Well, you can take as long a break as you want.
I do wonder how, or even if, things would sound differently if the guys spent more time together before sitting down to write the next album. Their busy schedules and various projects keep them apart until it's AB time, so they seem to hurry to build the album quickly out of their prewritten verses and choruses and bridges, and that process will likely be the same again next time. I've always sort of felt that the songs on ODR and BB felt more organic and natural than a lot of the last 2-3 albums which can sound a bit piecemeal and disconjugate at times. Even badMFass epics like Fortress and Schlip and Achilles have clear definite sections to them. But the process clearly works for them and I'll welcome any new AB album, but it would be interesting to hear what would happen if they weren't squeezing AB6 into the schedule and just let it evolve on its own, kind of the way A Dying Machine grew into its own thing.
Or I could have no idea what the hell I'm rambling about. Again.