Walk The Sky is the sixth studio album from rock band, Alter Bridge, and is out on Friday October 28, 2019. I have been given a press copy to review and preview the album. This is my Walk The Sky preview.
Before I jump into the record from start to finish, I want to address the singles. Yes, Alter Bridge has a new sound on this record. Personally, I think it sounds like their old sound has developed. Despite this growth, some have reported to hate the new sound. However, at the end of the day, I still love the music.
The band released 5 songs before the launch of the album and with each new song, I got more excited. Now that I’ve had a chance to listen to the record, I am too stoked to actually own the record.
To the fans who have bashed this record based off the singles and the new sound…you’re totally wrong. This album is not bad in any way. The criticism from some fans about the new Alter Bridge songs is not warranted. I am not blindly supporting the band, I am passionately supporting this band as they continue to grow into the rock musicians they are.
Now, The Album…
Walk The Sky is a great record from start to finish. While I can’t get into the intimate details why (you’ll have to listen for yourself!), I will tell you that you will not regret checking out this record. And please, do go buy the record!
From track one to track twelve this album will have you on the edge of your seat. The first track, “One Life” will surprise you. It is a simple tune that will set the mood for the record. From there, you are on a journey and will find excitement and peace from this record.
Myles Kennedy, lead singer of Alter Bridge, has gone on the record to say that this is a direct answer to the ABIII record they put out in 2010. In that record, Kennedy was asking questions about his faith and what he believed. He has said on a few interviews now that Walk The Sky is a record that showcases where he is now, and his journey to find spirituality that works.
One song that surprised me as a personal favorite was ‘Godspeed’. It was more mainstream than the rest of the record and made me think of ‘Ghosts of Days Gone By’. I loved it and it is stuck in my head as we speak.
The record is full of songs that, at first glance, you might not know how you feel. Once the song plays for 15 seconds, you will fall in love with it.
There is not one song on this record that has disappointed me. I think you are going to love this record. Make sure you get it.