ALTER BRIDGE Blackbird
From page 62 of Classic Rock Magazine October 2007
More than the sum of Creed parts.
It takes any bunch of now band members time to get used to each other, so if the '04 debut One Day Remains hinted that Alter Bridge's Creed past could be overcome, then Blackbird sees it swept comfortably away. Sure, the guitar sound of Mark Tremonti is unmistakable and brings to mind his former glories, but there's a great
assuredness here, as Alter Bridge begin to gel. The style is heavier and sharper, frontman Myles Kennedy makes a greater mark, and songs such as the addictive Buried Alive and the starkly determined Rise Today are prepared to confront issues.
Blackbird is a mature record that tells of a band re-plugging into youthful ambition. •••••••