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Mark Tremonti branches out to superb effect
on 27 July 2015
Anyone who loves hard rock music with already be familiar with Mark Tremonti. Finding fame as the guitarist for 90's rockers Creed and more recently in Alter Bridge, "All I Was" is his first venture into a solo album taking lead vocals on as well.
Tremonti is of course the band name strictly speaking, but this album is the work of Mark himself no doubt about that.
You always got the impression that Mark never really flexed his guitar muscles in Creed, Alter Bridge sort of fixed that but now he's able to display those heavy and speed metal influences in his music, while still maintaining that crucial musical melody.
Lead single "You Waste Your Time" is a classic example, hard, heavy and melodic with a solo to boot.
The music here is hard hitting, heavy and fast. Mark vocals are decent as well, he doesn't have quite the same range as Myles Kennedy but nevertheless an accomplished performance.
In summary, If you like your rock and metal melodic with plenty of solos, then this record will be right up your street.
I wasn't sure quite how good it was going to be but from such a complete musician my doubts were unfounded.
Mark Tremonti is one of the best guitarists in the world and this record proves it, quite simply an essential listen.