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OK, honestly, I don't see the Billie Eilish thing as a big deal at all. This is more of a rant on how US music totally dropped the ball on Alter Bridge. These guys are huge in Europe and are playing clubs in the U.S., opening for Skillet???? How is THAT?

I found them by accident around 2013 and, in my opinion, these guys should be top of the heap in US rock bands -- and I am not a major Creed fan. They get like zero airplay or support here. The song "Blackbird" is one of the most perfectly-crafted longer (not-DT long) songs in existence. Every album has something new and fresh. Myles' voice is crazy.

I don't get it....

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This band is odd. I don't like his voice at all. Weird Cornell/c*ckrock hybrid taking the worst bits of both and mashing it on top of boring bro rock riffs disguised as "metal". Like wrestling metal attempting to be diverse and "smart" and not succeeding.


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Also; allow me to add the talent in the band is not in question in the slightest for me. All great players and performers but the songwriting doesn't hit any sweet spots for me.


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jiveturkey wrote:
Also; allow me to add the talent in the band is not in question in the slightest for me. All great players and performers but the songwriting doesn't hit any sweet spots for me.


Agreed. They are talented but tbh their music is just not very good/appealing to me.

I think the vocals ruin it for me and do not fit the music. Plus the music itself seems just rehashed early 2000's alt rock. Nothing new and nothing memorable to me.

Not sure what it is but something is just off about Alter Bridge to me. All the elements alone are good and talented but mixed together idk. Not my thing.

Have not heard every song though.

edit: a lot of their stuff sounds like it should be in a Gillette commercial.

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jiveturkey wrote:
This band is odd. I don't like his voice at all. Weird Cornell/c*ckrock hybrid taking the worst bits of both and mashing it on top of boring bro rock riffs disguised as "metal". Like wrestling metal attempting to be diverse and "smart" and not succeeding.



jiveturkey wrote:
Also; allow me to add the talent in the band is not in question in the slightest for me. All great players and performers but the songwriting doesn't hit any sweet spots for me.




both of these.


also why is it a big deal that billie doesn't know vh? do you really think many 17 year olds know them?


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Listen to Dying Fetus instead.

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Listen to Dying Fetus instead.

YESSSSSSSS :rock:


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Are we seriously putting AlterBridge in the same conversation as VH & Billie Eilish?

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I know Alter Bridge, just not into it...and I actually liked Creed as well as when Myles fronted that Slash project, so I expected to really dig it., but No Go

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Are we seriously putting AlterBridge in the same conversation as VH & Billie Eilish?


Yup, I just did. Do I need to turn in my VH card or are you a Billie Eilish fan?

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Never liked Alter Bridge. Always fell into the same ole "00's radio rock". I know there is obviously talent there, but...

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crankyrayhanky wrote:
I know Alter Bridge, just not into it...and I actually liked Creed as well as when Myles fronted that Slash project, so I expected to really dig it., but No Go

I didn't like the Slash thing either :no: I am not a huge fan of his, so that really didn't surprise me.


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Never liked Alter Bridge. Always fell into the same ole "00's radio rock". I know there is obviously talent there, but...


^^This, exactly^^

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marvcus wrote:
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Are we seriously putting AlterBridge in the same conversation as VH & Billie Eilish?


Yup, I just did. Do I need to turn in my VH card or are you a Billie Eilish fan?



I wouldn't call myself a "fan" of her....but some of her stuff is cool, especially for a 15 (or 16, whatever it is) year old. With all due respects, I think she's offered the music world more originality than AlterBridge has.

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if anyone wants photos of the real Alter Bridge, what the band was named after, if you are a super fan or something.
I literally stay a few blocks from that location. Mark has the stigma of being in Creed. Its a hard thing to live down. Creed had 97-2000. after that, they were hated like hair metal in 1995. mark is a local boy, like john 5, so i give him blind suppot because i like to see people from these parts get big. Detroit is the home of the Hater, so i try and stay humble and give props to local dudes who can really infiltrate the industry. Never gave AB a chance because i hate most american pop metal, and have picky metal tastes. could you recommend me some AB that will make me excited about them?


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