Album Review: Alter Bridge – AB III
The third instalment from the epic rockers (you’d never of guessed from the title). This late on in the bands time of life, you’d hope they’d of shook off the ‘Creed without the creepy Christian singer’ tag – good news, they’ve firmly cemented their talents in AB III.
So much so, it’s virtually impossible not to recognise Myles Kennedy’s vocal prowess dominating every track. From the get go, his harmonies on ‘Slip To The Void’ send tingles up the spine. ‘Isolation’ is a great stomping rock track teeming with Mark Tremonti’s speed solos and a sweet rumbling bass line – if that’s not a single, then there is something conkers going on. It’s got the usual hard stuff but lots of the quality softer stuff – nice acoustic moments are accented in ‘Wonderful Life’ and ‘Words Darker Than Their Wings’.
He’s been a busy chap touring with Slash but here’s to Kennedy and his band of merry men. Thank you for making credible hard rock packaged neatly in AB III in an otherwise cardboard cut out musical landscape.
www.alterbridge.com – the band are on tour in the UK this month – new album out on Roadrunner.