Our friends over at Loudwire have offered an advance stream of Alter Bridge's upcoming album, Fortress.

I'll be totally honest in that I never cared for Creed, mainly because I just can't get into Scott Stapp's yarl, but guitarist Mark Tremonti always struck me as a serious musician and a cool guy nonetheless, so i was interested when Alter Bridge first burst on the scene.

The fist thing that came to mind when I heard Myles Kennedy sing was how much he reminded me of one of my favorite singers from the 80's, the late great Ray Gillen. I absolutely love soulful singers and Myles has a set of pipes to rival some of the best in the business. Couple that with the fact that I'm a big fan of good guitar work and Alter Bridge, in my opinion, are one of the best (and not to mention most underrated) modern hard rock bands.

Fortress arrives October 8 via EMI Label Services.