This is the first one I've been legitimately stumped. "Burn it Down" and "Lover" are top tier Alter Bridge and I feel like there is no correct choice. BID is the song that sold me on Myles's voice when the 30-second previews were released for ODR, as it included the "hard to tell my nights from my days" line. It has that dark vibe, genius melodies, and perhaps the coolest part is one of Mark's best solos ever as the song's climax. "Lover" is equally dark and just overflowing with emotion. Ultimately I went with BID because of how much it sticks out to me even now, after five subsequent albums.
"Buried Alive" isn't far behind. It has one of Alter Bridge's coolest riffs and I love the intro and outro solos. "Godspeed" would be next with its emotional vibe, strong verse melodies, and slightly less memorable chorus melody.
Next would be "My Champion", whose cheesiness is just outweighed by its infectious melodies. Finally "All Hope is Gone" is gratuitously dark amongst an already dark album, and its melodies and riffs don't stand up to the rest of AB's catalogue IMO.
Burn it Down
All Hope is Gone
MuffinMcFluffin wrote:I'm one of the diehard AB fans who not only doesn't care for Burn It Down or Lover, but I kind of actually loathe Burn It Down and don't mind skipping Lover when it pops up on shuffle.
Holy moly... God bless this fan base and its diverse preferences.