For years eked Mark Tremonti in the shadows behind the frontmen Scott Stapp (Creed) and Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge). As guitar virtuoso who at most times took on the backing vocals, he was a marginal phenomenon in these two bands, which he co-founded one. His unbridled creative urge to create it's probably ultimately owed, that he with his solo debut album "2012 All I Was " itself to the forefront pulled. Immediately was certified him that his roots are unmistakable and will in several places Creed and Alter Bridge would by sound. At the same time but you also presented with surprise that he can pluck more than just the strings and has also vocally a lot to offer: less supported vocally concise, but with a gentle charm which stands out well from the harder variety of his own compositions. An organ, which can even dominate the sharper metal rhythms yet. All the more gratifying that " All I Was " no fluke remained and 2015 with " Cauterize " a really strong alternative metal disc was nachgeschoben.
Music producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette , already for the productions of different ages bridge was responsible albums, was also at the second plant as the perfect choice. This collaboration seemed Mark Tremonti to be in a creative frenzy. He did not only the 10 time appeared tracks, but also the 10 pieces that soon on the third album " Dust will appear". What makes this accomplished songwriter and singer so incredibly likeable? Probably it is precisely this creative zest, coupled with his humility.
TremontiUnmistakably makes the riffige opener " My Last Mistake clear" what awaits the audience at several of the ensuing nine pieces. Fast-paced and punchy metal sound, which can hold a candle to the big names of the genre. Tremonti keeps vocally well with the heavier sound with and acts scratchy and more powerful than it seems to be the case with the previous tracks. You keep this please always keep in mind that these new songs at the same time with the pieces of " Cauterize incurred". No committee to be quickly pressed on another shekel, and made money, but a real variation to the 2015er compositions. Also, " The Cage " makes itself in the ranks of brisk Metal numbers not bad. Drummer Garret Whitlock is a decent scent mark of his skill, which is in " Once Dead discharges" in a true percussion thunderstorms. These three opening songs create a massive pace on the day and leave only the breakdowns, the time for a quick breather. In " Once Dead " presents Tremonti melodic and soft, but the flowing around sound framework around it can act even harder. The fast and precise riffing, which is otherwise known from the thrash metal acts shrill and raw against the soft voice. The title track " Dust " turns out to be as following even as a haven of peace and is with its warm acoustic guitars my secret favorite. As a Radio Ready-metal anthem, so it gives the appearance that favors with their catchy rhythms sweep the swaying and lighters. However, this cuddly feeling'd be long, because striking the words pierce " How could you betray me " in the ear canal and make a tidy sympathize. " Betray Me " but has nothing balladesque itself, but waits for the typical metallic E-string riffs that creaking mightily out of the speakers. However, at tonal hardness of this piece has not really arrived back at the three input songs. Sluggish and dark remains " Goals My Heart Out arrested in the same subject". The guitars are played with a lot of feeling and let in her nature to resonate some heartache. Especially with this piece clearly illustrates the balancing act Tremonti ventures between catchy rhythms and dramatic metal sound. After so emotionally laden song lines it is time for bolder riffs.
Tremonti" Catching Fire " brings the outset ailing hardness back. Actually, it would already have been at the time the string virtuosos Eric Friedman and Brian Marshall to bring into play especially - after all, they are the ones who sounded the pieces as rich and powerful. They are in addition to Tremonti itself responsible for all the nice reef storm, relying on " Dust rich" with the equally strong drum parts hand. " Never Wrong " discloses yet another page in the musical variance of Tremonti . Amazing rocky and generally rather settled in this midtempo track developed into a wonderfully powerful Guitar number to which it Mark Tremonti again manages to vocally perfectly adapt to the circumstances. Back to its metallic preference it comes with " Rising Storm " that helds some nice acoustic guitar sounds in addition to the typical metal riffs. By now you realize that the drawer unit in the one Tremonti wants stuck, not enough can have drawers. From hard headbanger metal, thrashy riffing on to soulful ballads and rocking Mitwippern one finds here everything your heart desires. With " Unable To See 'fetches Mark Tremonti out even once all the great Romantic club that so much of Creeds " Arms Wide Open remembers ". Who ever wanted to whip out the lighter the title track, it is at this point do the same again, with a comforting shivers on the skin. With such a rich diversity of absolutely no boredom. It's almost disappointed that "after the ten tracks Dust " is already over. This problem can be the repeat button on the local system and an even greater pleasure brings you yourself, if you equal the ten tracks from " Cauterize takes" with it. Because these are easy with this, even if they have already been published a year earlier.
Conclusion : You can tell Mark Tremonti to his boundless energy. " Dust " is a bit harder and faster than his previous albums. It seems that move is slowly but steadily, step by step away from Creed and Alter Bridge . The combination of catchy rhythms, thundering drums, haunting riffs and a voice that persistently drills into the ear canal, the same appeal to many music fans. I personally like Tremonti still in quiet pieces as " Dust " and especially " Unable To See on all best". However, I'm also a fan of early Creed albums and Metal is not really my turf. Is gathering dust this record with me still not. In this work you can feel the creative passion Tremonti in every note and put improbable. All too quickly faded to doing its environment and can be carried away by the rhythms.