Tremonti "You Waste Your Time" Song Review — 4.5 out of 5 stars
Tue, 15 May 2012 07:22:34
If "You Waste Your Time" doesn't solidify Mark Tremonti as one of heavy metal and hard rock's greatest guitarists, then the complete solo album All I Was will when it drops July 10. Otherwise, there's something horribly wrong with the world.
On his first formal solo single, Tremonti tears through an intricate and incisive riff. It nods to early Metallica and Megadeth, but there's a groove to the hook that distinctly belongs to Tremonti. His robust voice carries an unforgettable refrain, moving full speed ahead with the six-string attack. Eric Friedman bolsters the brutality with both bass and rhythm guitar pummeling, while Garrett Whitlock's drums knock down anything in their path.
Of course, the solo simply shreds, but Tremonti pulls everything off artfully like only he can. All I Was is proof that there are guys out there with the chops to make impressive heavy metal that also stays stuck in your head. Tremonti has always possessed this power though. It's what made Creed and Alter Bridge powerhouses in their own right, and it's what makes All I Was a monster of a record.
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