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World-renowned guitarist/songwriter Mark Tremonti is back with his fifth album from his solo band, Tremonti. The new album, entitled Marching In Time, is scheduled for global release on September 24th via Napalm Records.
Mark Tremonti is no stranger to storytelling. Throughout his years with top-charting bands Alter Bridge and Creed, and most recently his solo band, Mark has never strayed from his love of writing memorable songs. With the upcoming fifth album, Marching In Time, the band looks to continue this trend while exploring their love for heavy music, drawing from current events from the last year to form the basis of each song. While its predecessor, A Dying Machine, was an overall concept album seeped in darker sentiments and story, the vibe of Marching In Time is different – emerging as a charging rock/metal offering that takes the listener on 12 individual journeys.
A World Away – Without a doubt Mark Tremonti’s heaviest work is as a solo artist. He features some great guitar work on this opening track, and while that’s what he’s known for his vocals are solid. Dig the official music video as well.
Tremonti – A World Away
Now and Forever – I love Tremonti’s prescience away from Alterbridge. He’s a great team with Myles Kennedy. It’s just great to see his vocals on full display as a compliment to his song writing. With Now and Forever Mark displays his ability to extend a long and successful solo career.
If Not for You – Mark has got some melodic chops. No doubt about it. This track has some big arena sound and undeniable commercial appeal. His prowess up and down the fretboard is as good as it gets. Add this to your playlist. This is complimented by another great music video as well.
Tremonti – If Not For You
Thrown Further – Hats off to the drummer. Can’t forget that guy in the middle. He throws down in a manner that will definitely get your head banging. Very cool guitar solo thrown in here too, but what else would you expect?
Let That Be Us – Awe yeah! Let That Be Us immediately throws down big time. Man those vocals. Mark’s got skills. Again, whether he’s singing or rocking out on guitar, he does both at such a high level. This is another one of those tracks that deserves significant air play. Some sick guitar work on this one.
The Last One of Us – This represents one of the milder tracks on Marching In Time. But it’s all good. Nice change of pace.
In One Piece – Following up from the last song, get ready to go from 0-60 in under 3 Sec. I’d like to pick Mark’s brain on where the lyrics for this song came from? Some ridiculous domination of the axe featured on this track as well.
Under The Sun – I was caught of guard with this at the beginning. It’s just a different vocal sound when compared to the rest of the album. Mark’s vibrato skills are something else though.
Not Afraid To Lose – Much like The Last One of Us, Tremonti strikes a much lighter tone. But I guess it wouldn’t be much of a love song then would it? This nicely written and is complimented by solid composition. I see this being on some soundtrack for sure.
Bleak – From the opening of this I’m left wondering if Mark ever had any opera training. Please leave your comments if you agree? This track in particular is one where I’d love to see a vocal collaboration with like an Amy Lee, Lacey Sturm, Maria Brink, etc.
Would You Kill – I love the hard crunching guitar riffs as it’s perfectly suited for a title like this. Some solid head banging material here for sure. Maybe more so than any other track on the album.
Marching in Time – Saving the title track for last is interesting. There’s a nice official music video to compliment this song as well. If you stripped out all the metal here you could picture Tremonti on a Broadway stage. Not bad at all. Marching in Time is a solid effort by all.