Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

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BOTTN: Track 03

Poll ended at Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:58 am

Open Your Eyes
6
15%
Brand New Start
9
23%
Ghost Of Days Gone By
12
31%
Bleed It Dry
11
28%
The Other Side
1
3%
In The Deep
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 39

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Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby Blackbird » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:58 am

Track 02 Winner: Isolation (AB III)


The Last Blackbird Fortress Remains The Sky III.5
(that name is even more ridiculous than last time.)

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby Ubik » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:46 pm

Bleed if Dry. Those riffs. That breakdown. That solo.

Good bunch of songs here, though. Overall:

Bleed it Dry
The Other Side
Ghost of Days Gone By
In the Deep
Open Your Eyes
Brand New Start
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby Andy92 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:53 pm

I went with Open Your Eyes, partly for nostalgia but the chorus and solo are both so good. Bleed It Dry was the close 2nd.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby VigilantSteve » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:06 pm

Bleed It Dry
Ghost of Days Gone By
In The Deep
Open Your Eyes
The Other Side
Brand New Start

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby Blackbird » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:30 pm

This is one of the toughest battles for me. Bleed It Dry and Ghost are both in my AB top 10, Brand New Start is in my top 20, and I really like all the other songs as well.

As much as it hurts me to vote against Ghost, it can only be Bleed It Dry though. The bridge is pure perfection. Nothing less.

Bleed It Dry
Ghost Of Days Gone By
Brand New Start
In The Deep
The Other Side
Open Your Eyes

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby TheEndisHere » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:42 pm

Ghosts
Bleed it Dry
Open Your Eyes
Brand New Start
In the Deep
The Other Side

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby One Drew Remains » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:18 pm

Ghost for me, easily. I like Bleed It Dry a lot. But I can specifically recall watching them play it live, and the riff tempo change makes the song nearly impossible to headbang to, lol. I remember thinking that was weird.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby Silvercreed » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:27 pm

Man, tough choice between Bleed It Dry and The Other Side. I think depends on the mood but I went to the first one.

Bleed It Dry/The Other Side
Brand New Start (close second)
Open Your Eyes/Ghosts/In The Deep (don't care about these 3)

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:36 pm

Bleed It Dry
Brand New Start
The Other Side
Ghosts of Days Gone Bye
In The Deep
Open Your Eyes
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby gbruin » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:21 pm

I don't get the overwhelming love for Ghosts. It's a great song, but there are many greater. Open Your Eyes, for one. Brand New Start, for another.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby scarecrow » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:51 pm

This was a hard choice between Brand New Start and Bleed It Dry. I went with the latter.

Ghosts is good but like 5th best of these 6.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby MuffinMcFluffin » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:51 pm

If this is a vote for which song I could most likely imagine hear when playing Sonic the Hedgehog, my vote would go for In the Deep (strangely enough, I could also see Bleed It Dry's main riff being a Dr. Robotnik boss battle tune).

However, I don't believe that is how we're judging our content... so I'm going to have to adjust my voting rankings accordingly!

Simply, nostalgically or otherwise, Open Your Eyes first introduced me to AB and it has been hanging on strongly. I can't not vote for it. My full rankings will have to go:

Open Your Eyes
Bleed It Dry
Brand New Start
Ghost of Days Gone By
The Other Side
In the Deep

The first three are in a league slightly above the others, but the top five there are miles ahead of In the Deep IMO.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby AHart96 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:19 pm

Ghost of Days Gone By
Open Your Eyes
Brand New Start
Bleed it Dry
The Other Side
In The Deep
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby abw1987 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:56 pm

It's got to be "Brand New Start" for me. Everything about this song knocked me over, both when I heard the live acoustic performances and again once the album version surfaced. Myles has never sounded smoother than in the verses, and the choruses come along and blow every other modern vocalist out of the water. Mark has the slickest fills in the choruses, and his solo is among his most emotive ever. The drums are perfect, and to this day I love the simple beauty of the dual cymbal crashes between measures. The bass is slick and elegant.

I considered "In the Deep" as a top contender, and even though I love it, such a new song can't surpass the timeless love I've had for BNS, what, twelve years later.

Bleed and OYE would compete for #3: the former with its powerhouse drums and tear-jerking guitar solo, and the latter with is timeless singalong bridge.

I agree with Greg, I've never gotten the hype around Ghosts. It's a good song, and I love the way its dark bridge interrupts its otherwise summer nostalgia feel, but it just doesn't stick out as top tier to me.

TOS is last for me. I like the riffery and lyrics, but the melody just doesn't compete.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby UninvitedZero » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:56 pm

Bleed. It. Dry. The breakdown into the solo is chilling every time.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby George » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:04 pm

Out of those six, I find The Other Side boring as hell.
Went with Brand New Start because I loved that song since the first second I heard that.

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5. In The Deep
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby Jesterhead92 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:40 am

Brand New Start, easily, come on, people.

Brand New Start
Bleed It Dry
Ghosts of Days Gone By
In The Deep
The Other Side
Open Your Eyes

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby The Dissident » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:13 am

Ghosts has the title with Brand New Start, Open Your Eyes and In The Deep not far behind

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby Arctic » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:53 am

It blows my mind that Brand New Start is getting beat by fucking Ghosts. BNS is top five AB for me. The beautiful guitars throughout, Myles vocals, and Marks absolute best solo. Should be crushing it here, crazy.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 03

Postby Blackbird » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:19 am

Arctic wrote:It blows my mind that Brand New Start is getting beat by fucking Ghosts. BNS is top five AB for me. The beautiful guitars throughout, Myles vocals, and Marks absolute best solo. Should be crushing it here, crazy.

Ghost is an incredible song. The dark twist in the bridge, the beautiful vocals in the chorus, the haunting harmonies. I agree that BNS is a great song, but it doesn't beat Ghost for me.


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