Alter Bridge — AKA Creed in disguise — will be releasing its third album, AB III. Or seventh, since it is three-fourths of Creed. To Creed haters, the band is made up of great musicians who know how to use their instruments. Plus, Myles Kennedy is the lead singer for Alter Bridge, not Scott Stapp.
With that being said, AB III rocked — It had a little something for hard and soft rockers alike. The album starts out with really heavy songs that will get listeners throwing up the rock horns and even start head bangin’.
The middle of the album starts to show the softer side of Alter Bridge with heavy love ballads. But for once, it’s not a bad thing, as some of the songs feature the talent that they do have on drums in Scott Phillips.
The only real problem with this album is that guitarist Mark Tremonti is starting to do what Kirk Hammet from Metallica does and recycle old riffs and pass them off as new songs. The intro to “All Hope Is Gone” sounds suspiciously like the old Creed song “Higher.” But in his defense, this is the seventh album of which he has been a part, so repetition is bound to happen at some point or another.
Overall, AB III is a great album and Alter Bridge is a great band to listen to especially if rockers want to broaden their horizons outside of mainstream bands.