Best and worst Alterbridge album

News and discussion about Alter Bridge. Get the latest updates here!
Post Reply
rower1
Brand New Start
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Location: London,England

Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by rower1 »

Which Alterbridge albums do you consider almost perfect and which albums you just did not get into.

I have heard all the Alterbridge albums and each has strengths and weakeness.The last hero album is one of my favourites.It does cover old ground sometimes lyrically with songs like the writting on the wall, think but it still moves me deeply.It could have been a Slash featuring Myles Kennedy album to be honest.But I like those albums too Myles Kennedy did with Slash.
Ebony rocker.

User avatar
Dolo
On The Rail
Posts: 1943
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:51 pm
Location: Lublin, Poland

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by Dolo »

Best: Blackbird

Worst: The Last Hero/One Day Remains

One Day Remains is just where they didn't have their 'style' yet. The Last Hero is basically the same thing as 2 previous efforts, just watered down and weaker.

riemslag1
Hardcore TABN'er
Posts: 535
Joined: Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:02 am
Location: the Netherlands

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by riemslag1 »

For me :
Best : ABIII
Worst : TLH

rower1
Brand New Start
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Location: London,England

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by rower1 »

Mmm.Quite a few guys on here are not fans of the last hero album.I will admit they did cover old ground with some of the songs.But Crows on a wire,writting on the wall,Cradle to the Grave,Poison in the vein are stand out songs on that album.
Ebony rocker.

Jaded Rescue
Hardcore TABN'er
Posts: 647
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:00 am
Location: New Jersey
Contact:

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by Jaded Rescue »

I'm torn between ODR and Blackbird for best album, though I tend to lean toward ODR because it's just such a banger from start to finish. Weakest album is definitely TLH for me.

Online
User avatar
Timotheus
Little Belgian Waffle
Posts: 16527
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:52 am
Location: Belgium シ

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by Timotheus »

I like Blackbird the most. The Last Hero is the most flawed, and therefore easily my least favorite AB album, though it still has some great songs.
Image
anguyen92 wrote:
Oh well. Deal with it.

DarkKnight12
TABN.com Citizen
Posts: 164
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:04 pm
Location: Switzerland

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by DarkKnight12 »

I may be the only one but ODR is definitely the weakest for me. Fortress and The Last Hero are my favorite . Their style now is the one I like the best..

hackingislife
TABN.com Citizen
Posts: 138
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:30 pm

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by hackingislife »

Favorite:ABIII/Fortress
Least Favorite:ODR

User avatar
welshsteve
Brand New Start
Posts: 41
Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:10 am

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by welshsteve »

I really like all the albums, and don't dislike so it almost seems cruel to put one last. If I had to pick then this:

Worst: One Day Remains
Best: Fortress

I based this on the number, for me anyway, of stand out songs on each album

Blackbird is really really good, but I love Fortress. It's the album that got me into the band, and there are so many outstanding songs on it.
Thanks

Steve

User avatar
Silvercreed
TABN.com Citizen
Posts: 141
Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:54 pm
Location: Portugal

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by Silvercreed »

My favorite is Fortress. "Love at first sight" and it's the most consistent album for me.
Least favorite is ODR. But it is a very nice start.

User avatar
JaredWard
Blood Machines
Posts: 15716
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:08 pm
Location: Ohio
Contact:

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by JaredWard »

This is obviously subjective but the best for me will always be ODR. I think it's highly underrated by new fans too. Myles' voice, the melodies, the lyrics, the drum sounds, massive guitars, crystal clear clean intros, and the list goes on. Worst probably goes to AB III. The lyrical content got old to me after so many songs about being faithless and all of that, I couldn't connect much. I thought the production wasn't the greatest either.

User avatar
Mr. Slash
On The Rail
Posts: 1578
Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:40 am
Location: Germany

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by Mr. Slash »

My favorite is ABIII, I simply love the mood the album creates. Least favorite is The Last Hero for me. Many songs are just super bland.

User avatar
Andy92
You Waste Your Time
Posts: 13777
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:52 pm

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by Andy92 »

Picking a favorite is tough because there's a ton I like about Fortress, but Blackbird probably wins out for the emotion/nostalgia that comes with it. I'd give the edge to Blackbird as my favorite and the least favorite is probably The Last Hero. Just has too many weaker tracks in comparison to their other albums.
anguyen92 wrote:Oh well. Deal with it.

User avatar
AHart96
Rise Today
Posts: 3560
Joined: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:16 pm
Location: Long Island, New York

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by AHart96 »

Fortress and Blackbird are 1 and 1A, it really is like picking a child. Least favorite would probably have to be The Last Hero, but there are still some great songs on it. My Champion (yes, you read that right) is in my top 5 AB songs period, but overall there are more weak songs than any other album
Image
Rock Never Dies

Thanks for the sig Don Harry!

User avatar
AB23
Still Remains
Posts: 7781
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:04 am
Location: I honestly don't know

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by AB23 »

1) Alter Bridge= 2 words

2) Best= One Day Remains
Worst = ABIII with The Last Hero just a tad above it.

ODR

Blackbird/Fortess on the same level

TLH

ABIII
Image

Thomz87
Bought The CDs
Posts: 63
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:52 am

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by Thomz87 »

Best: Fortress. In my eyes a masterpiece.

Worst (but still very good): ABIII

I liked TLH a lot. Very good songs on it, we can talk about how it was mixed by Elvis, but tracks like "Island Of Fools", "TLH", "Cradle To The Grave", "TSOF" give me the chills every time.

rower1
Brand New Start
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Location: London,England

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by rower1 »

Good to hear your giving some love to AB111 and Fortress.Two albums that can get lost and overlooked due to the love giving to Blackbird and One Day remains which are good albums too.AB111 has some great songs on there like Slip to the void,Isolation,I know it hurts.

Fortress has real greats like Peace is broken,the uninvited,Addicted to Pain.

Plenty of love to go around.
Ebony rocker.

User avatar
Sugar Blade
Bought The CDs
Posts: 54
Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:19 pm

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by Sugar Blade »

I don't consider ODR fully Alter Bridge, I prefer to see it as Mark Tremonti feat. Myles Kennedy and ex-Creed members (and that's totally OK, I love that album). For me, band went full Alter Bridge when Myles and Tremonti became writing music together.

I'd say that Fortress is their best effort up to date - most consistent, just several fillers, easy to listen while still being heavy, interesting mix of a different genres.

I absolutely, wholeheartedly hate The Last Hero - it doesn't really matter that it's a half-assed record that brings nothing new to the table and terribly produced - I just couldn't feel any passion behind it. I listened to it couple of times and could do it anymore.

User avatar
One Drew Remains
Slip To The Void
Posts: 4517
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:40 pm
Location: Mizzou

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by One Drew Remains »

My favorite is hands down Fortress. I hate to name a least favorite. But it's probably TLH.
Altered:
9/17/11, 5/02/14, 10/16/14, 10/08/16, 1/28/17, 5/13/17, 12/08/17, 10/14/19

Box Of Frogz
Bought The CDs
Posts: 55
Joined: Mon May 13, 2013 4:12 am

Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Post by Box Of Frogz »

Fortress is my favourite, Last Hero least favourite.

Post Reply