Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

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Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby jailman » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:38 am

I dont get the appeal of that song. To me it's just some ordinary fast song and as never a single. It isn't even one of my top 5 on that album let alone in their catalog.

Yet, EVERY show they play, whether its a headlining show, a festival show, or as an opening band, they play that song EVERY time.

Why? So many better songs they can choose from. Even just from the first album. How can you cut out Find the Real and Open Your Eyes (both great singles by the way) in favor of Metalingus?

Can anyone explain this?

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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby anguyen92 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:53 am

It's their most popular song, due to it being blasted roughly every week as retired WWE wrestler Edge's theme song during 2004-2011. I like to think that song establishes the notion that AB was going to go in a direction that isn't Creed pt. II. Plus, it's just a fun track to hear live, especially during the bridge where the crowd could go crazy over the "Could you set me free!" part and notably, in addition to Broken Wings, the only song where Myles doesn't play guitar on. Plus casual crowds may recognize it as Edge's theme song.

That reminded me of one interview from Papa Roach where they told a story of them opening for Iron Maiden in Germany and thought they were going to get booed off, but the moment they played "To Be Loved" which was Monday Night Raw's theme song, they claimed the crowd went crazy and some German fans stated, 'Yeah, we liked that song. From the WWE. We love wrestling."

I presume the same could be stated for AB.

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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby TenaciousBe » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:59 am

That. It may not have been a single, but I'd venture to say it was their biggest commercial success due to the WWE relationship. Plus, it's just a damn good song.
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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby Timotheus » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:49 am

I like to think that song establishes the notion that AB was going to go in a direction that isn't Creed pt. II

Metalingus sounds very much like a Creed song in my opinion.
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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby cajmoyper » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:38 am

Metalingus is easily the least Creed-sounding song from ODR. And it's not even close. The title in itself is even a little dirty. It's a sexy song and like dude above said, it's a damn good song. After all, it did win track 5 in battle of the track numbers. I know it's hard to understand but just because you don't think one way doesn't mean a bunch of other people can't think another. Not to be a dick but it's the truth. I think Metalingus will stay in the sets for years to come. And I'm fine with it.

Now I could do with less Blackbird songs and GoDGB. More Last Hero and Fortress boys!!!

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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby Timotheus » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:50 am

I associate that song with wrestling, and that's about the least sexy thing I can think of, lol.

The Creed thing, I think it just sounds a lot like many of the heavier Creed songs. Bullets, Ode, etc..
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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby WaywardOne » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:20 pm

The songs they choose to play live aren't always about which are the best or favorite - it has a lot to do with the energy it brings to the show and how the crowd responds. It's super high energy and a lot of fun, perfect for live shows.

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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby The Plotblocker » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:45 pm

Yeah, basically, because WWE......
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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby anguyen92 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:54 pm

Looking at it further, Metalingus is also their most popular track on Spotify with 15.7 million listens. #2? Addicted to Pain with 8.8 million. Surprisingly, In Loving Memory is #3 at 7.6 million.

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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby jailman » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:01 am

I've been a huge fan since Day 1, and NOW i find out that this is all about wrestling?

What the fuck?

Never knew Alter Bridge crossed over into wrestling. Never knew Alter Bridge had wrestling fans.

Even still, the song is ordinary and boring. Kinda fast just to be fast. But no soul in it.

It shouldnt be played over Find the Real or Open Your Eyes.

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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby jailman » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:03 am

anguyen92 wrote:. Surprisingly, In Loving Memory is #3 at 7.6 million.


Europeans love it i think.

Take a look at the Wembley Stadium DVD and the crowd goes apeshit during that song, and bellows out every word.

Not very well known here, but I love it like the Euros do.

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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby anguyen92 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:07 am

^^ Uhhh, In Loving Memory was not played at Wembley Stadium...... Also, AB has never played in Wembley Stadium.

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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby jailman » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:03 am

they have a DVD of the Wembley show

you're right.

They play it on the Amsterdam DVD.

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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby Jhenrid » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:18 am

jailman wrote:they have a DVD of the Wembley show

you're right.

They play it on the Amsterdam DVD.


The Dvd is of Wembley arena not stadium. My understanding is the stadium is much bigger, I think Foo Fighters played there twice.

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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby The Plotblocker » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:59 am

Wembley Stadium is fucking HUGE! One day I would like AB to play there, but sadly they are not quite there yet.

What surprises me most about the Spotify top list is how low Blackbird is. But then again, Spotify also told me my most played song of last year was a Delanie song, a band I don't even like and never listen too. So I wouldn't trust that list too much.
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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby mradu1960 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:39 pm

IMO, it's the ONLY song that SHOULD be in EVERY setlist!

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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby One Drew Remains » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:12 pm

First show I ever saw live from AB was during the Carnival of Madness run in 2011. The only ODR song they played that entire tour was FTR. So there's that.
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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby jailman » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:39 pm

listening to it now, and yea i stand corrected. it is a great song.

I get it now.

Not sure why I didn't get it before. They played it live last summer and it didnt do it for me especially in a 7 song set.

and yes I know it was Wembley arena, not stadium, I mixed up the words. Surely you knew what I meant.

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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby \m/Tremonster\m/ » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:41 pm

jailman wrote:I've been a huge fan since Day 1, and NOW i find out that this is all about wrestling?

What the fuck?

Never knew Alter Bridge crossed over into wrestling. Never knew Alter Bridge had wrestling fans.

Even still, the song is ordinary and boring. Kinda fast just to be fast. But no soul in it.

It shouldnt be played over Find the Real or Open Your Eyes.


Pretty sure Mark Tremonti is a wrestling fan.
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Re: Why is Metalingus played in EVERY show?

Postby anguyen92 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:41 pm

jailman wrote:and yes I know it was Wembley arena, not stadium, I mixed up the words. Surely you knew what I meant.


Nope, I honestly cannot say so since I've been known to not read between the lines regarding stuff.


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