Feature: Why Tremonti's "Cauterize" Could Be The Best Metal Album of 2015
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:02:25
If you experienced All I Was, you already know the power of Mark Tremonti. His debut remains one of the best metal albums of the past decade hands down. However, Cauterize, out in May, has the potential to not only trump that, but to be dominate the entire genre for 2015. That's right.
Tremonti has begun releasing clips and teasers of Cauterize, and it bridges the polyrhythmic metallic stomp of 21st century metal with deft and intricate old school thrash, yielding something undeniably fresh for the genre.
Nobody has been able to strike the middle ground between Meshuggah and Slayer, but Tremonti owns that space completely. You can hear it in the off-time triplets coupled with succinct shredding in the teaser for the album.
You've got to hear it...
Moreover, Tremonti has really come into his own as a vocalist. The man's in a band alongside one of rock's biggest voices Myles Kennedy in Alter Bridge, but he's got his own distinct style. It's as haunting as it is hypnotic on the likes of "Providence" and "Sympathy."
This is never throwback, but it doesn't blindly follow the zeitgeist either. Instead, it does what all great metal should do and burn down its own path. You've got so many separate schools of thought in heavy music right now. There are thousands of sub-genres. This could literally appeal to everyone from those kids who live and die by Periphery to the Metallica, Pantera, and Slayer faithful. It's what we've all been waiting for as heavy metal fans. With the countless records he's sold in Creed and Alter Bridge, it still feels as if Tremonti's fighting for the crown. He hasn't lost any of that fire. He's about to take the throne…
What's your favorite Tremonti song?
See Five Reasons We Can't Wait for Cauterize here!