Well....actually I don't own the Alter Bridge CD. Wish them luck, but don't particularly like their music. Sorry, but I just wasn't able to get into anything Alter Bridge put out there. I've seen glowing reviews and I've seen not so glowing reviews, but ultimately the decision not to buy came after I listened all the way through. Some will like it, some won't.
My next CD purchase will be Velvet Revolver. I always thought Weiland was a bit of jerk....but ya know everybody should get a second chance.