Review: Tremonti- Dust

Former Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti is back with his group Tremonti, for their third album Dust. This time they’re out to prove Tremonti is a force to be reckoned with. From rip roaring solos to heartfelt ballads, this album has bit of everything for the mainstream metal head. The opening song My Last Mistake starts with a fast gallop, setting the pace of the rest of the album. Throughout, the guitars move seamlessly from driving verses into screaming solos and back. More than once Wolfgang Van Halen (bass) is featured with a thumping riff,  highlighting the guitars. The drums provide some interesting rhythms throughout providing a great building blocks for the rest of the band to build on. The one weak note in my opinion is the vocals. While Mark Tremonti has great vocal prowess, at times it can feel out of place with the more thrash style guitars. The lyrics can, at times, be a bit uninspired and contrived. However that being said he has a wonderful range and style. His vocals would be more at home in a slightly lighter style of music. Over all I would give this album an 8/10. Mark Tremonti clearly has a vision for his music. His vision shines through clearly in Dust .With a great level of musicality on display, the album is definitely worthy of a listen. Poll question: Do you agree Mark Tremonti’s vocals are out of place? Leave a comment below and let us know.