Great though this is, one new composition does not an EP make, and the most disappointing thing about this release is that there’s no other new material included. That’s no reflection on the six live tracks, all superbly rendered versions of songs from Walk The Sky. You’ll hear Myles climbing heroic vocal mountains in Wouldn’t You Rather and Godspeed, accompanied by bursts of crowd noise that’ll make you long for times gone by. These are, however, nostalgic reminders rather than steps forward.
While this isn’t the essential purchase that a new studio album would be, it does prove that Alter Bridge not only set the standards to which any similar band must aspire but have the potential to raise the bar further still.
For Fans Of: Five Finger Death Punch, Metallica, Airbourne
Walk The Sky 2.0 is released on November 6 via Napalm.
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