"The Last Hero" Media Review Thread

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Re: "The Last Hero" Media Review Thread

Postby AB23 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:32 am

which link was shared on PM? The My Champion one?

Ya people probably shouldn't publicly advertise that they have X and are willing to share it with others, either publicly or privately.

There are ways (I'm sure... since we're all here on a computer) that people can and should be more discrete about things. If we don't publicly advertise that we have something that we probably shouldn't have and that we're willing to share it with others, I think we're good here.
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Postby Felypesh » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:36 am

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Postby ToNsOFuN88 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:22 am

Ubik wrote:
ToNsOFuN88 wrote:From the snippets we have heard, This Side of Fate and Cradle to the Grave stood out to me the most. It's weird that most of these reviews fail to mention them at all. I WANNA KNOW MORE ABOUT THEM DAMMIT!

I was just thinking that about This Side of Fate, my anticipation for it is pretty off the scale considering I still have no clue what it'll sound like (beyond the brilliant reviews from the likes of Ashlee and abw at the listening party).

Writing on the Wall and The Other Side are getting a lot of love though which is great.

From the 30 seconds I heard, it sounds like it's going to be amazing. It was so good I haven't forgot the melody, I hum it all the time. The preview starts at the end of a moody type riff with distortion, then went into what I assume is the verse. The verse starts with just Myles singing softly with a finger picked acoustic underneath. After a couple lines the drums come in with it all and the preview ends. The melody is not really happy or sad sounding but still very emotional. It's almost enchanting. I can't wait to hear it again as a full song!
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Postby ToNsOFuN88 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:25 am

I wish I could I could remember what the lyrics were. All I remember is the start of the first line of the verse is "this side of fate".

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Re: "The Last Hero" Media Review Thread

Postby psycosquirrel789 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:48 am

This side of fate is blind,
The choice has been made, its time
For all that we've done, will we ever... (cuts out)

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Postby ToNsOFuN88 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:52 am

Thank you! Now I can actually sing the melody, instead of going "this side of fate.... hm hm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm". Lol

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Postby joshuabeau » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:30 pm

My favorite preview is This Side of Fate too.

The Other Side riff is fucking sick though. I can't wait to hear that song.
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Postby Timotheus » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:36 pm

The Last Hero's preview was the most intriguing to me. Super tasty riff, and super soulful vocals from Myles afterwards. I'm so hyped to hear that song. All the mentions of it in interviews and reviews doesn't make it any easier.
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Postby joshuabeau » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:44 pm

Man.. so wish someone knew where the previews were. :)
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Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:46 pm

I don't know where this idea came from; But lately I've been having worries that between Fortress, Cauterize, and Dust in the past 3 years, Mark used up a lot of amazing riffage. My main worry is what if he doesn't have as many mega tremonster riffage that we've known to love on this record? Am I crazy for even pondering this idea?
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Postby joshuabeau » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:48 pm

SHEAKENBAKEN wrote:I don't know where this idea came from; But lately I've been having worries that between Fortress, Cauterize, and Dust in the past 3 years, Mark used up a lot of amazing riffage. My main worry is what if he doesn't have as many mega tremonster riffage that we've known to love on this record? Am I crazy for even pondering this idea?

I wouldn't worry to much about that, Shea. Some of the riffs from the previews (that I remember) were faaaantastic.
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Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:51 pm

joshuabeau wrote:
SHEAKENBAKEN wrote:I don't know where this idea came from; But lately I've been having worries that between Fortress, Cauterize, and Dust in the past 3 years, Mark used up a lot of amazing riffage. My main worry is what if he doesn't have as many mega tremonster riffage that we've known to love on this record? Am I crazy for even pondering this idea?

I wouldn't worry to much about that, Shea. Some of the riffs from the previews (that I remember) were faaaantastic.


I guess it's just a coping mechanism to keep my hype level down to a manageable level :shrug But even Show Me A Leader didn't have Great riffage, IMO.
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Postby Krissie » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:52 pm

Timotheus wrote:The Last Hero's preview was the most intriguing to me. Super tasty riff, and super soulful vocals from Myles afterwards. I'm so hyped to hear that song. All the mentions of it in interviews and reviews doesn't make it any easier.


I really liked several, but TLH definitely has me intrigued too. As well as the bonus track :)

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Postby poshisjarker » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:52 pm

yeah the guy's a machine. i'll be shocked if he ever runs out of gas. plus the Island of Fools and Crows on a Wire riffs alone sounded absolutely wicked
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Re: "The Last Hero" Media Review Thread

Postby Andy92 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:12 pm

I do kinda wonder about the solos sometimes. Blackbird is by far Mark's best record for solos. The consistency hasn't been what it was since then, although he's had some great ones at times. I know we like having solos on pretty much every song, but I can imagine it's hard to keep up the uniqueness at the pace Mark has been recording albums lately.

His riffs have stayed on point though. He's a riff writing machine.
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Postby poshisjarker » Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:45 pm

I actually like ABIII's collection of solos the best with Blackbird close behind. It's true though...solos are a much different game than riffs. It is much much much more difficult to remain inspired for solos than riff writing. Doesn't always come naturally like riffs often do. Requires more brain power and focus. And yeah the guy's been so prolific recently i can't blame him for a solo here and there that isn't top-notch inspired
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Re: "The Last Hero" Media Review Thread

Postby fix » Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:09 pm

I think Mark did progress on his solo-ing since BB. His melodies and techniques are evolving I think (also counting Tremonti solo stuff), although it might not be apparent on every solo.

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Re: "The Last Hero" Media Review Thread

Postby Andy92 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:21 pm

I agree that he's improved with new techniques, for me it's mainly the uniqueness of how the solos sound. The solo to SMAL is pretty similar in parts to the solo he wrote for The Cage. It's moments like that where the ideas feel like they're recycling a bit.

None of this is to say he's not an amazing soloist. It's just something that's stood out to me more recently. But sometimes I think I'd see it different if I was just now being introduced to his music instead of listening to him for years.
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Re: "The Last Hero" Media Review Thread

Postby Timotheus » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:36 pm

I really want The Needle Drop to review the new album. It would be absolutely savage and the comments would be full of angry Alter Bridge fans. It would be so entertaining.
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Re: "The Last Hero" Media Review Thread

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:48 pm

Another interview from TotalGuitar with the same guy who did the Fortress one would be nice. But I don't know about The Needle Drop. I think I'll pass :o No angry AB Fans!
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