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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby Ubik » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:14 pm

I worry that I'm going to be subconsciously comparing The Last Hero to The Last Baron when I hear it, a comparison that's very hard to come out well from.

Also seems again that the song titles themselves show a kind of narrative on their own. Can almost put act breaks in between them.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby DeadCell » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:19 pm

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Ryan wrote:Reminds me of the video for Cry of Achilles lol


Yeah don't remind us


What was wrong with the Cry of Achilles vid? I thought it was pretty badass. Much more interesting than the typical copy-pasta concert footage.

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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby AB23 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:20 pm

it made 0 sense, for one.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby DeadCell » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:21 pm

Ubik wrote:I worry that I'm going to be subconsciously comparing The Last Hero to The Last Baron when I hear it, a comparison that's very hard to come out well from.

Also seems again that the song titles themselves show a kind of narrative on their own. Can almost put act breaks in between them.


I'd be fine with it being a concept album as long as it's better than ABIII. The album was good, but not up to AB's standards. Listening to AB's entire discography, it's pretty easy to skip 70% of that album to listen to something from another album.

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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby anguyen92 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:24 pm

AB23 wrote:it made 0 sense, for one.


Yeah, it made no sense. That stated, maybe AB can do something cool with the hero theme with the budget that Napalm Records put into their big bands' videos. Lots of the footage of the band being lost in the woods and loads of CGI effects and other weird stuff.

That would be nice. Could snag a couple million views on Youtube (Addicted to Pain's music video surprisingly has 4 million views on Youtube and it is just them playing with some black and white stock footage of people going in pain).

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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby AB23 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:28 pm

I think AB should stick to videos like they did for the first two albums excluding Broken Wings. Open Your Eyes is probably my favorite video and I don't even get it.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby Blackbird » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:36 pm

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Ubik wrote:I worry that I'm going to be subconsciously comparing The Last Hero to The Last Baron when I hear it, a comparison that's very hard to come out well from.

Also seems again that the song titles themselves show a kind of narrative on their own. Can almost put act breaks in between them.


I'd be fine with it being a concept album as long as it's better than ABIII. The album was good, but not up to AB's standards. Listening to AB's entire discography, it's pretty easy to skip 70% of that album to listen to something from another album.

It's pretty interesting how far opinions can differ between fans of the same band. To me, ABIII is still their best album because it does NOT have filler songs for me, other than Fortress (I always skip Farther Than The Sun and often skip The Uninvited and Cry A River), maybe except for Breathe Again (which, to me, is a worse Before Tomorrow Comes). I'd say that quality-wise, Fortress is better, but as an album, ABIII is my favourite Alter Bridge tune so far. But I'm also a huge fan of Show Me A Sign, which seems to be one of the least favourite songs of most Alter Bridge fans.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:38 pm

AB23 wrote:Any more notes about the LP from anyone?

Hopefully. But I don't know who else is still away that would come back with some notes.

Is it just me or was Tremont 2's Listening Party more talked about after? And people like abw and Tacos actually took great notes. Now it doesnt seem the case.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby Timotheus » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:39 pm

People just need to get home and sleep first.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby luke62 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:44 pm

Pretty sweet album art. The arrows and face remind me a lot of the movie "300"

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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby AB23 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:45 pm

well jeez they've been home (or at the very least back to their hotel) for the better part of 16-17 hours now
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby SamarthJoshi » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:03 pm

Do you think "Last of our kind" might be a continuation of "The Last Hero"? Something like "Wings for Marie" and "10000 Days" by Tool?

Pretty weird having 2 "Lasts" together in the end.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby Timotheus » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:04 pm

Maybe Last Of Our Kind is a bonus track? Did they confirm that all the songs would be on the album?
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby JaredWard » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:14 pm

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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby Fish Tacos » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:23 pm

SHEAKENBAKEN wrote:
AB23 wrote:Any more notes about the LP from anyone?

Hopefully. But I don't know who else is still away that would come back with some notes.

Is it just me or was Tremont 2's Listening Party more talked about after? And people like abw and Tacos actually took great notes. Now it doesnt seem the case.


Thx bro! Greg said Ashley would probably do a song by song write up later. Hoping for something like what ABW and I did.
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Re: deep breaths

Postby zazthespaz » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:28 pm

Ashley had a book of notes. Alex did too, said he'd type them up on the plane so calm yoself Shea.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby Fish Tacos » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:32 pm

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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby DeadCell » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:41 pm

Blackbird wrote:
DeadCell wrote:
Ubik wrote:I worry that I'm going to be subconsciously comparing The Last Hero to The Last Baron when I hear it, a comparison that's very hard to come out well from.

Also seems again that the song titles themselves show a kind of narrative on their own. Can almost put act breaks in between them.


I'd be fine with it being a concept album as long as it's better than ABIII. The album was good, but not up to AB's standards. Listening to AB's entire discography, it's pretty easy to skip 70% of that album to listen to something from another album.

It's pretty interesting how far opinions can differ between fans of the same band. To me, ABIII is still their best album because it does NOT have filler songs for me, other than Fortress (I always skip Farther Than The Sun and often skip The Uninvited and Cry A River), maybe except for Breathe Again (which, to me, is a worse Before Tomorrow Comes). I'd say that quality-wise, Fortress is better, but as an album, ABIII is my favourite Alter Bridge tune so far. But I'm also a huge fan of Show Me A Sign, which seems to be one of the least favourite songs of most Alter Bridge fans.


The Uninvited had so much potential.... then that chorus happened.

Also, I really like Show Me A Sign.

On ABIII, I skip everything but:
- Show Me A Sign
- Ghosts of Days Gone By
- Words Darker Than Their Wings
- Slip To The Void (sometimes I skip this)
- All Hope Is Gone

And you read right, I skip Isolation. Pretty much their worst single yet, imo. Not that it's a bad song, but it just wears out really quick.

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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby Blackbird » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:58 pm

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Ubik wrote:I worry that I'm going to be subconsciously comparing The Last Hero to The Last Baron when I hear it, a comparison that's very hard to come out well from.

Also seems again that the song titles themselves show a kind of narrative on their own. Can almost put act breaks in between them.


I'd be fine with it being a concept album as long as it's better than ABIII. The album was good, but not up to AB's standards. Listening to AB's entire discography, it's pretty easy to skip 70% of that album to listen to something from another album.

It's pretty interesting how far opinions can differ between fans of the same band. To me, ABIII is still their best album because it does NOT have filler songs for me, other than Fortress (I always skip Farther Than The Sun and often skip The Uninvited and Cry A River), maybe except for Breathe Again (which, to me, is a worse Before Tomorrow Comes). I'd say that quality-wise, Fortress is better, but as an album, ABIII is my favourite Alter Bridge tune so far. But I'm also a huge fan of Show Me A Sign, which seems to be one of the least favourite songs of most Alter Bridge fans.


The Uninvited had so much potential.... then that chorus happened.

Also, I really like Show Me A Sign.

On ABIII, I skip everything but:
- Show Me A Sign
- Ghosts of Days Gone By
- Words Darker Than Their Wings
- Slip To The Void (sometimes I skip this)
- All Hope Is Gone

And you read right, I skip Isolation. Pretty much their worst single yet, imo. Not that it's a bad song, but it just wears out really quick.

Yeah, pretty much this. And it's the same with Farther Than The Sun, that's actually their worst chorus yet, dead even with Watch Your Words if you ask me.

If I had to make an ABIII top 5, those would be the exact songs I'd choose. :)
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby Timotheus » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:24 pm

So what are we going to call the guy on the album cover? Seems to me like he deserves a name.
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