The world is filled with hard rock music fans that are “addicted” to the sound of Myles Kennedy’s voice. While he may have gained more recognition in recent years for his work on Slash’s solo albums, Kennedy has been mesmerizing fans for nearly a decade as the frontman of Alter Bridge. The release of “Addicted To Pain” – the first single off of Alter Bridge’s upcoming album, Fortress – has whet the appetite of fans around the world. Unfortunately for North American fans, the wait for Alter Bridge’s eagerly anticipated release is going to be a bit longer than the rest of the world. The album drops in North America on October 8, 2013, while the rest of the world only has to wait until September 30th.
It is said that the best things in life are worth waiting for, and if “Addicted To Pain” is any indication of what we can expect from Fortress, this album promises to be well worth the nearly three-year wait since Alter Bridge released ABIII, which featured the hit songs “Isolation” and “Ghost Of Days Gone By.”
“Addicted To Pain” picks up right where “Isolation” left off…infectiously melodic, blood-pumping guitar riffs driven by a syncopated drum beat and Kennedy’s instantly recognizable vocals, which once again, are nothing short of brilliant. His range harkens back to the days of 80’s metal, while his delivery and sense of melody make him truly unique, setting him apart from most singers, modern-day or otherwise. Mark Tremonti has taken his guitar playing to another level on “Addicted To Pain,” with riffs and solos rivaling the ones that Slash customarily delivers.
Fans of Slash and Kennedy’s “Anastasia” are guaranteed to be “addicted” to Kennedy’s latest masterpiece, playing it over and over again as they await the release of Alter Bridge’s Fortress.
Alter Bridge – “In Loving Memory” (Live From Amsterdam)