Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

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BOTTN: Track 01

Poll ended at Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:02 am

Find The Real
1
3%
Ties That Bind
2
5%
Slip To The Void
9
24%
Cry Of Achilles
26
68%
Show Me A Leader
0
No votes
One Life
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 38

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby scarecrow » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:58 pm

MuffinMcFluffin wrote:
scarecrow wrote:
The Dissident wrote:Slip to The Void. Cry Of Achilles has grown on me but I never got the full hype behind it


It's really good but many AB fans seem biased towards the band's so-called "epics." They go apeshit over anything longer than 6 minutes.

Show Me a Sign and Burn It Down hold no such place in my heart.

EDIT: Darn, SMAS is 5:57. Still, my point stays the same haha.


Honestly had no idea that Burn It Down is that long. Not top-tier AB but pretty good, and feels shorter than it is (which is always a good thing.)

Show Me A Sign stinks.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby Arctic » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:34 am

Cry Of Achilles is firmly in their top three songs ever, so it’s an easy choice for me.

It’s not even the length of the song that makes it so good, which I see a couple people saying here. The guitar work is masterful throughout the entire song. Myles has a really good solo and Marks solo at the end is one of the best he has ever done. As legendary as Blackbird is, I would even be willing to consider CoA as possibly their greatest song. I probably wouldn’t ever replace Blackbird at one, but I would think hard about it.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby Blackbirddd » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:21 am

Cry Of Achilles
One Life
Ties That Bind
Slip To The Void
Show Me A Leader
Find The Real

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby Mr. Slash » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:12 am

more love for Slip to the Void pls

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby Ubik » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:36 am

Two of my top 10 AB, and Slip to the Void is my favourite intro. But Achilles is just Achilles, which I love because of its riffage, insanely catchy chorus, two of my favourite solos, and a theme that to me calls to Sartrean existentialism. It being over 6 minutes does not, in itself, play into my decision making.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby TheEndisHere » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:24 pm

My order:
1) Cry of Achilles (easily top 3 AB song for me)
2) Slip into the Void (borderline top 10 AB song)
3) Show me a Leader (narrowly beats Ties that Bind because of the amazing intro and opening solo)
4) Ties that Bind (still a great song)
5) Find the Real (nice song with great guitar work but going against giants)
6) One Life (I wouldn't really count this as a full song unless they developed it more)

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby One Drew Remains » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:50 pm

Easily Cry of Achilles. Although I do love Schlip and FTR. I'd go as far as saying I like One Life better than SMaL.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby phatnonphatness » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:51 pm

Bit unfair for anything to go up against Cry Of Achilles to be honest. I actually love One Life and would pick it over many other AB tracks.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby Ubik » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:09 pm

Slip to the Void and Cry of Achilles are also the two best AB song names.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby gbruin » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:42 pm

I love Find The Real so much, but Cry of Achilles is the best of this bunch.

1. Cry of Achilles
1A. Find The Real
3. Ties That Bind, Schlip To The Void
5. One Life
6. Show Me A Leader

And those are 5 1/2 amazing songs.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby gbruin » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:43 pm

One Drew Remains wrote:Easily Cry of Achilles. Although I do love Schlip and FTR. I'd go as far as saying I like One Life better than SMaL.

Yes!! :lol :cheers
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby VigilantSteve » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:47 pm

Voted for COA, but damn it sucks to vote against Ties that Bind.

My order:
Cry Of Achilles
Ties That Bind
Slip To The Void
Show Me A Leader
One Life
Find The Real (great song, but not good as an "opener", IMO)

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 01

Postby Blackbird » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:37 am

Winner: Cry Of Achilles

... unsurprisingly! However, there's still a pretty significant difference to the last battle: Back then, FTR, TTB and Schlip all got 4 votes. This time, Schlip got a lot more love, comfortably securing the second place with more than twice the votes, even though total votes were down to 38 from 42.

Thanks to everyone for voting, second battle will be up in a minute.


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