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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby Arctic » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:44 am

The Bitter End is way better than YWBR, it’s a fairly decent shorter song.

Also, Forever Falling is an instant favorite of mine. My only complaint so far: dammit these songs could be longer. I get they had a limited window and were being concise, but unleash more of this into my ears already. This is good stuff but I selfishly want 7 and 8 minutes of it lol.

Oh and people have been underselling the title track. Damn.
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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby LosingPatience » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:56 am

Tear Us Apart makes me smile. Think this will be the sleeper and would be amazing live

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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby LosingPatience » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:57 am

Arctic wrote:The Bitter End is way better than YWBR, it’s a fairly decent shorter song.

Also, Forever Falling is an instant favorite of mine. My only complaint so far: dammit these songs could be longer. I get they had a limited window and were being concise, but unleash more of this into my ears already. This is good stuff but I selfishly want 7 and 8 minutes of it lol.

Oh and people have been underselling the title track. Damn.




Its so intricate i love it. Might have picked it as the closer myself and swapped it with Dying Light. AB kill the title tracks

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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby Arctic » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:00 am

Overall I think that is a great, extremely solid album. Walking On the Sky, Forever Falling, Godspeed, Indoctrination, Clear Horizon, and Tear Us Apart are all standouts. Like I said before, my main gripe with this album is that it just feels like the songs are too short. Maybe that’s because I’m enjoying them so much but I really think some of these could be more fleshed out. The stuff I love about Alter Bridge is all there; great melodies, soaring vocals, crushing riffs. One other negative is there isn’t enough soloing, but maybe there’s only so much of that you can do over the years.

8.5/10 - very good album on first listen, the guitar work is nice, Myles sounds much better than he did on The Last Hero in my opinion, and there are several songs I absolutely love. Negatives are as stated; feels too short at times, not enough solo work to satisfy my needs.
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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby LosingPatience » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:13 am

Arctic wrote:Overall I think that is a great, extremely solid album. Walking On the Sky, Forever Falling, Godspeed, Indoctrination, Clear Horizon, and Tear Us Apart are all standouts. Like I said before, my main gripe with this album is that it just feels like the songs are too short. Maybe that’s because I’m enjoying them so much but I really think some of these could be more fleshed out. The stuff I love about Alter Bridge is all there; great melodies, soaring vocals, crushing riffs. One other negative is there isn’t enough soloing, but maybe there’s only so much of that you can do over the years.

8.5/10 - very good album on first listen, the guitar work is nice, Myles sounds much better than he did on The Last Hero in my opinion, and there are several songs I absolutely love. Negatives are as stated; feels too short at times, not enough solo work to satisfy my needs.



Yep agreed so much. Some songs are begging for a solo or an extended bridge. Clear Horizon was begging for a closing solo for example

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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby UninvitedZero » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:16 am

It's arrived! And not a moment to soon! I was just about to peruse KingdomLeaks to find a download... :facepalm
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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby Timotheus » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:20 am

I'm not saying they have to sound like the Killers, but more than half of these songs are pop rock songs and they're recorded and mixed as if they're metal songs. I don't get why they're doing this. They're such guitar and tone nerds...

The album itself was very interesting, and I'll give it a few more listens, to let the new songs sink in. There were a lot of songs I liked, so yay for new AB music! Boo for the confusing sound though.
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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby Arctic » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:20 am

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Arctic wrote:Overall I think that is a great, extremely solid album. Walking On the Sky, Forever Falling, Godspeed, Indoctrination, Clear Horizon, and Tear Us Apart are all standouts. Like I said before, my main gripe with this album is that it just feels like the songs are too short. Maybe that’s because I’m enjoying them so much but I really think some of these could be more fleshed out. The stuff I love about Alter Bridge is all there; great melodies, soaring vocals, crushing riffs. One other negative is there isn’t enough soloing, but maybe there’s only so much of that you can do over the years.

8.5/10 - very good album on first listen, the guitar work is nice, Myles sounds much better than he did on The Last Hero in my opinion, and there are several songs I absolutely love. Negatives are as stated; feels too short at times, not enough solo work to satisfy my needs.



Yep agreed so much. Some songs are begging for a solo or an extended bridge. Clear Horizon was begging for a closing solo for example


Definitely. It’s like my brain is waiting for more on a bunch of these songs, but at this point I’m just going to enjoy what we‘ve got.
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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby LosingPatience » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:24 am

Myles vocals in Clear Horizon though, kind of hard to explain but the delivery is just so perfect

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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby RevenantGB » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:25 am

I'm tempted to give a short opinion on each song later (in the same vein as a track by track review), but just generally speaking I am beyond relieved! In some places the goosebumps were coming out in full force, I just love this album. Forever Falling, Walking on the Sky and Dying Light are tied for personal favourites, but having said that I've really taken to every "unheard/non-single" song.
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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby Arctic » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:29 am

Yeah, In the Deep kind of had me tilted for a bit, lol, but it’s definitely at the very bottom of the album.
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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby LosingPatience » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:36 am

Arctic wrote:Yeah, In the Deep kind of had me tilted for a bit, lol, but it’s definitely at the very bottom of the album.





Thats the song that made me lose hope but im even coming around on that, but bottom of the list for me

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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby George » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:37 am

Listening to the album right now. I'll give my opinion later but I am definitely pleased with that.
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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby John3977 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:50 am

What’s the deal here in New Zealand? It’s friday and Walk the sky isn’t on Spotify yet??

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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby Arctic » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:52 am

A couple notes, One Life has a very Mayfield Four sound to it. A certain song even comes to mind but I can’t place it exactly, I’d have to flip through Second Skin for a bit. And someone was talking about how there’s usually a ‘surprise hit’ on each album. This ones is definitely Tear Us Apart for me, it’s so unexpectedly charming.

Edit: found the Mayfield Four song, it reminds me a lot of White Flag.
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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby CrowsOnAWire » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:52 am

First impressions on listening to all of the non singles properly for the first time:

- There isn’t a bad song, the album is consistently good.
- Melodies are fantastic
- Some of the riffage is exceptional
- Lack of guitar solos - this is a bit of a problem for me. I’m not suggesting every song has to have one, but for me personally a great solo adds a completely different dimension to a song. By my count, these are the songs that have no guitar solo:

Native Son
Indoctrination
The Bitter End
Pay No Mind
Clear Horizon
Tear Us Apart

That’s nearly half the album. Plus the solos that are on the album are relatively short compared to most other AB albums.

All in all, very impressive album with the only downers being the lack of an epic and a relative lack of solos.

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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby Blackbirddd » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:54 am

Arctic wrote:A couple notes, One Life has a very Mayfield Four sound to it. A certain song even comes to mind but I can’t place it exactly, I’d have to flip through Second Skin for a bit. And someone was talking about how there’s usually a ‘surprise hit’ on each album. This ones is definitely Tear Us Apart for me, it’s so unexpectedly charming.


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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby Arctic » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:56 am

Blackbirddd wrote:
Arctic wrote:A couple notes, One Life has a very Mayfield Four sound to it. A certain song even comes to mind but I can’t place it exactly, I’d have to flip through Second Skin for a bit. And someone was talking about how there’s usually a ‘surprise hit’ on each album. This ones is definitely Tear Us Apart for me, it’s so unexpectedly charming.


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That one too. I thought White Flag at first, but this might be closer. Bit of a mix.
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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby ToNsOFuN88 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:02 am

I've been waiting to ask this, but those sounds at the beginning of Native Son. Is it just me or is that the same sound that plays for one of the logos when the DVD for RAH loads? I've haven't checked the DVD to confirm it, but it immediately made me think of it.

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Re: Walk The Sky Reaction Thread

Postby gbruin » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:04 am

Arctic wrote:My only complaint so far: dammit these songs could be longer. I get they had a limited window and were being concise, but unleash more of this into my ears already. This is good stuff but I selfishly want 7 and 8 minutes of it lol.


On the plus side, it's a great thing when a song or album leaves you wanting more. I've heard plenty of music where the song went on too long or had parts seemingly gratuitously added for their own sake that bogged it down and made it just too hard to listen to. Dream Theater does this for me a lot with too much guitar or keyboard wankery. On the other hand, Iron Maiden has a bunch of 10 minute songs that repeat a riff 4 times and leave me dying for it to go on for another 6 minutes. It's such a fine line whether another 8 bars of a solo add to a song or just wear it out. I rather have the latter and just replay the song and love it rather than have my mind start wandering 2/3rds of the way through.

Of course, when I am the last human in the world to receive my copy and finally listen to it, I may feel differently. ;)
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