Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

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BOTTN: Track 05

Poll ended at Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:38 pm

Metalingus
15
36%
Coming Home
13
31%
Still Remains
1
2%
The Uninvited
3
7%
Poison In Your Veins
5
12%
Native Son
5
12%
 
Total votes: 42

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Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby Blackbird » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:38 pm

Track 04 Winner: Lover (Fortress)


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

01. Cry Of Achilles
02. Isolation
03. Ghost Of Days Gone By
04. Lover
05. -
06. -
07. -
08. -
09. -
10. -
11. -
12. -
13. -
14. -
15. -
16. -
17. -


PLEASE DO NOT VOTE "WALK THE SKY" SONGS JUST BECAUSE THEY'RE FRESH IN YOUR MEMORY. PLEASE CONSIDER ALL SONGS AND HOW MUCH YOU LOVED THEM WHEN YOU FIRST HEARD THEM. TAKE YOUR TIME VOTING.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby The Dissident » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:45 pm

Poison In Your Veins. Metallingus is 2nd but poison is far better than it. The other 4 don't do much for me.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby Blackbird » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:50 pm

This is probably one of, if not the, weakest battle for me. Apart from Metalingus and Poison, all of these tracks are among the weakest off their individual albums, though Poison is only an exception because TLH has a lot of "weak" tracks for me (My Champion, YWBR, Losing Patience, Crows, TWOTW). Metalingus, while it's definitely not in my top 20, has a special place in my heart because, as so many others, I've come to known Alter Bridge by listening to Edge's WWE theme, so that's a very, very clear victory.

By the way, even though Poison is kind of an exception from what I've written above, it's still not the second-best track in this battle in my books. Still Remains just happens to be on the best album AB have ever put out. So:

Metalingus
Still Remains
Poison In Your Veins
Coming Home
The Uninvited/Native Son

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby Arctic » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:28 pm

I’m actually going with Native Son on this one. It’s really grown on me a lot as I listen to the album. I love Metalingus, but I’ve always thought it’s been just slightly overrated. Again, fantastic song, but it’s not a top 10 or 25 for me.

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Metalingus
The Uninvited
Still Remains
Coming Home
Poison In Your Veins
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby gbruin » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:40 pm

I'm glad Coming Home got a vote. I really like that song and I'm sad it gets dissed so much. It might be #2 for me in this round. Still Remains is a great song, too, but Metalingus gets my vote this round.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby Mr. Slash » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:59 pm

Still Remains, Metalingus
Coming Home
The Uninvited
Native Son


Poison In Your Veins

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby Ubik » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:00 pm

Coming Home is fantastic, the bridge in particular.

The rest:
Metalingus, The Uninvited
Native Son
Still Remains

Poison.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby Timotheus » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:01 pm

I voted for Metalingus, but now realize I should've went with Coming Home :facepalm
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby MuffinMcFluffin » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:02 pm

Metalingus
The Uninvited (I unapologetically love this song)
Poison In Your Veins
Native Son (I think it will surpass PIYV over time)
Still Remains
Coming Home

EDIT: LOL and out of sheer curiosity, I searched and found what I said during the TLH polls.

MuffinMcFluffin wrote:Relatively speaking...

Coming Home sucks.
Still Remains sucks.
Poison In Your Veins sucks.

It was between Metalingus and The Uninvited for me, and it came down to which song I could do without the rest of my life in the AB catalog if I never heard it again, on disc or in concert. Ultimately, because I've only heard Metalingus in concert, it won.

Though I must admit, they don't represent the sound of the album version well in concert, especially early on during their Live in Amsterdam days. From that alone I probably would have chosen The Uninvited by default.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby One Drew Remains » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:06 pm

I love Metalingus. But I'm going Native Son. I love the intro, riff, chorus, everything. Just wish it had a solo.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby gbruin » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:23 pm

Timotheus wrote:I voted for Metalingus, but now realize I should've went with Coming Home :facepalm

Weird. You can usually change your vote just by clicking on the preferred button, but I can see that's not available. Maybe that's an option in the OP settings when creating the poll?
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby VigilantSteve » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:56 pm

Coming Home for me on this one. Such an excellent and heavily underrated song, IMO. Absolutely love the intro, chorus, and bridge.

My order:
Coming Home
Still Remains
Metalingus
The Uninvited
Native Son
Poison In Your Veins

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby riemslag1 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:36 pm

I'll pass on this one.............multiple to close to call

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby Jesterhead92 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:40 pm

I'm almost positive Metalingus is gonna win, but Coming Home is my vote. So underrated.

1. Coming Home

2. Metalingus

3. Everything else

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby Blackbird » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:03 pm

gbruin wrote:
Timotheus wrote:I voted for Metalingus, but now realize I should've went with Coming Home :facepalm

Weird. You can usually change your vote just by clicking on the preferred button, but I can see that's not available. Maybe that's an option in the OP settings when creating the poll?

It's an option I would have to manually enable. It's disabled by default. And I made the decision to keep it like that to prevent people that voted for songs that won't have a chance to win from switching to one of the top contenders because they like it more than another one.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby MuffinMcFluffin » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:10 pm

Blackbird wrote:
gbruin wrote:
Timotheus wrote:I voted for Metalingus, but now realize I should've went with Coming Home :facepalm

Weird. You can usually change your vote just by clicking on the preferred button, but I can see that's not available. Maybe that's an option in the OP settings when creating the poll?

It's an option I would have to manually enable. It's disabled by default. And I made the decision to keep it like that to prevent people that voted for songs that won't have a chance to win from switching to one of the top contenders because they like it more than another one.

Then you should disable the option to allow people to view results before they vote, as well.

EDIT: Nevermind, it seems as though this forum might not allow for that.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby Andy92 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:23 pm

Isn’t this the track number where a few people always say Coming Home is underrated and it just loses to Metalingus anyways? :lol

Voted for Metalingus but I really love Native Son.
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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby Mr. Slash » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:25 pm

I'm quite surprised that Poison in Your Veins received more votes than The Uninvited so far. Furthermore it's sad to see that I'm the only one who voted for Still Remains.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby scarecrow » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:42 pm

Hmm, this is about as weak as it gets. I voted for Coming Home.

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Re: Battle Of The Track Numbers: Track 05

Postby Blackbird » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:22 pm

Mr. Slash wrote:I'm quite surprised that Poison in Your Veins received more votes than The Uninvited so far. Furthermore it's sad to see that I'm the only one who voted for Still Remains.

Still Remains is a song that has really grown on me over the years. I didn't really like it that much for a long time because I consider it bottom two on AB III, but that's only because I love that album so much. It's still a lot better than any filler song on Fortress, TLH and WTS.

And yeah, Muffin, I can't do that unfortunately.


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