Alter Bridge are soon to be .. The Super Heros of the Rock World….They raised the bar and are coming at us strong, with crushing music and meaningful lyrics in” The Last Hero“.
The Last Hero is the upcoming fifth studio album by the rock band Alter Bridge, set for release on October 7, 2016, by Napalm Records worldwide except in North America, where it will be released on the band’s own Alter Bridge Records distributed through Caroline. It was produced by longtime collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette. The album’s first single, “Show Me a Leader”, was released digitally and to rock radio on July 26, 2016.
‘The Last Hero‘ a follow up the last album ‘ Fortress” was going to be a challenge,.. being that it put them on the map as being one of the best rock bands of our time in my opinion.
You can tell making the record became something of a personal quest for the quartet—Myles Kennedy [vocals, guitar], Mark Tremonti [guitar, vocals], Brian Marshall [bass], and Scott Phillips [drums]. Myles and the guys laid down some serious tracks that made you want to listen to the lyrics more then to the music, even though the music is out of this world. You can tell they really put their heart and soul into ‘The Last Hero’.
This album kicks off with the epic lead single ‘ Show Me A Leader‘. This song just throws you into the album face first, like a hit from a punch for the heavyweight champion. Myles and Mark are just so much in tune with one another in this song it is remarkable.
The drawing power between the guys are just unreal, and it really shows how much they have grown together through this album. You can hear bits and pieces of each one of the band members in every second of ‘The Last Hero‘. Myles screaming lyrics and Marks wailing guitars are just a match made in heaven to make sick music together.The album is stellar top to bottom musically and vocally.
Some of my favorite track on the alblem are the ones that are just going to melt your face off, Like “My Champion” and ” Poison in your Vein“- Poison in your Veins is just that-It is going to get you high from the get go with blazing guitars at the front that just blast into you like a ton of bricks , the music races through you like poison just dying to be released. The song itself is all about letting go of your fears – to be a better person that you are now.
‘This side of Fate‘ really stands out to be one of those song that just hits you musically, the song really goes to enchanted place with Myles lyrics swimming in and out of the acoustics guitars destructively to a jewel of a song, ‘You Will Be Remembered‘ is a song that will bring chills to your inner core, all i can say is to just listen to the song.I can see this song being used through out commercially in TV commercials and stories.
If you like the heavy ground and pound songs you are going to love ‘ Crows On a Wire‘ and ‘Island Fools‘. They come at you hard and crunchy with down right dirty guitars sounds that would make your mother cry.The title track ‘ The Last Hero ‘ rounds out the album and bring it all together to one cohesive showpiece that is Alter Bridge.
Alter Bridge has out done themselves on ‘ The Last Hero‘. It just goes to show you that the guys are still able to put out kick ass music even with some of them having their own side project. It also goes to show that they are still in tune with each other even after not working with one another for a bit of time. The chemistry just seem to get better with them like a fine wine, or should i say a great scotch.
The album seem to be getting a lot of chatter on social media just how good this album is .The band even let Die hard fans get first crack at listing to it with a listen party that was held in a secret location in their home town Orlando Fl., and from what i heard from them and what i have heard, Alter Bridge is going to be making some killer music for many years to come.
Do yourself a big favor and go out and get this killer album..You will not regret it !!
Is this album a concept album?.Will there be a sequel to The Last Hero, Only time will tell.
2016 Tour Dates
|Sep 22nd #||Destin, FL||Club LA|
|Sep 24th||Houston, TX||Houston Open Air Festival|
|Sep 25th #||San Antonio, TX||Aztec Theater|
|Sep 28th #||Minneapolis, MN||Skyway Theatre|
|Sep 29th #||Lincoln, NE||Bourbon Theatre|
|Oct 1st||Janesville, WI||Sonic Boom|
|Oct 2nd||Louisville, KY||Louder Than Life|
|Oct 4th #||Charlotte, NC||Fillmore|
|Oct 5th #||Nashville, TN||War Memorial Auditorium|
|Oct 7th #||Dallas, TX||House Of Blues|
|Oct 8th||Tulsa, OK||Tulsa State Fair – Oklahoma Stage|
- playing with Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Saint Asonia