First Reaction: Tremonti 'Cauterize'
Tue, 26 May 2015 10:34:03
Alter Bridge and Creed six-string slayer turns out a metal monument, in Cauterize, that can't be torn down.
Tremonti's Cauterize steamrolls into stores on June 9, 2015 via FRET 12. Guess what? It's a modern metal masterpiece of the highest order. There are two kinds of people in this world. There are those who understand and know just how incredible of a guitar player, songwriter, and singer he is, and there are those who just haven't had their eyes opened yet. Cauterize is the one to do it, if your hearing works.
Now, of course the man has had countless hits in Creed, ultimately taking over rock radio and selling millions and millions of albums in the process and garner a Grammy Award. In Alter Bridge, listeners received the opportunity to hear Mark Tremonti really start to uncover that metallic edge that he'd been harboring just below Creed's surface. Alter Bridge went gold with One Day Remains and even headlined London's Wembley Arena.
The UK gets it, and the U.S. just started to properly with 2013's masterpiece Fortress. Then, Mark's first solo offering All I Was really uncovered his prowess on the axe, chock full of incredible solos and speedy riffs. Cauterize is the next level altogether though. It's heavy, hard-hitting, heartfelt, and hypnotic. Moreover, it also showcases top-notch performances from band mates Eric Friedman [guitar], Garrett Whitlock [drums], and Wolfgang Van Halen [bass].