riemslag1 wrote:I feel they are to rushed in songwriting and recording. In the past they proved to be capable of delivering several killer-albums. Take more time to produce the jewels that got you the loyal fanbase in the first place !
Well, that's certainly an interesting way to put it.
I don't know about you, but who here was clamoring for a new AB album soon before an announcement came for WTS? What about TLH? I certainly was not, and was furthermore surprised when the announcements came because I thought they were rather sudden. We even get our small-ish AB films with Tremonti and Myles doing their solo projects, plus concert discs such as RAH. I can certainly sweat out 4-5 years waiting for another album if and when needed.
For that matter, I wouldn't mind if AB took the Sonic the Hedgehog route
and Myles sent this kind of Tweet to his fans:
Myles Kennedy wrote:
Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear... you aren't happy with the production & you want changes. It's going to happen. Everyone for AB & Napalm are fully committed to making this tracklist the BEST it can be... #walktheskyalbum #cantdenyfixes
The point of that is Sonic the Hedgehog is being delayed nearly three months to do patchwork. I personally can sit it out another three months if it meant they redid the production of this album. I need to know that they are aware of our concerns. They may have artistic integrity, but we came into AB loving a particular sound (or something that is not objectively bad), and it's starting to wear thin with us. For every positive remark we provide for a new single, there are dozens of negative ones that have nothing to do with the merits of good songwriting, and it's just a shame. Three more months of patience? Not a problem.
Heck, after AB III came out, I told myself I wish they took a song like WDTTW and established for themselves that they take 5-7 years
of time and make a 10-track album that contains the breadth and feel that song has, in terms of "epic" status. Basically just put out several epics all in one album, and give us the thought that every song is of tremendous quality forward and back. That being said, while Fortress wasn't exactly that it certainly was a great album that I do not regret, though I did see the path they were going down and sensed they would never return to even BB form.
Anyway, of course I get impatient once an announcement comes, but after WTS I'm not going to be hoping to hear news of something else coming around 2021, or even 2022. I'll happily settle. But I hope they at least
do one more album, maybe even the aforementioned 10-song epic list. If they only have the 14 announced tracks on this disc without any bonuses, that would put them at 90 total original songs. I'm hoping they hit that special 100 mark before all is said and done, even if they land on it exactly. That would be an impressive feat in itself, especially since we have also gotten fills once again out of Myles (solo + Slash) and Tremonti.