Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Label: FRET 12
Rating: RRRR
Review by Martien Koolen

Of course hard rock guitar lovers know Mark Tremonti from notorious bands like Creed and Altar Bridge, but Dust is also already his third solo release under the band name Tremonti. Founded in 2012, Mark Tremonti teamed up with Eric Friedman (guitar) and Garret Whitlock (drums) and released his debut solo album All I Was. Later Wolfgang van Halen joined the band and in 2015 Tremonti released Cauterize which took on the number 1 spot on the I-tunes rock charts for a week.

Dust is Tremonti's third album and it is one of the best hard rock albums of the year 2016 already. Dust contains 10 brand new songs and they are all brilliant and very, very addictive. Take for example a song called The Cage, an arena rock track of the first order, with an extremely excedllent guitar solo. Other musical highlights are: Betray Me (heavy), Catching Fire (the slowest track) and Never See, which is a brutal guitar driven monster of the highest quality. The last song of the album Unable To See opens with a nice, melodic acoustic driven "intro", but then changes into a typical Tremonti guitar track.

Dust is a marvellous metal/hard rock CD, combining speed, heaviness and lost of breathtaking melodies and it is good from start to finish; absolutely no fillers!! My personal favourite of this smashing album is probably Never Wrong, but I could listen to the entire album everyday and not be bored; this is guitar driven rock at its best. Needless to say that you have to play this album at maximum volume, do NOT mind the neighbours; bring out your air guitar and watch out that you do not wring your neck....

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