Review: Tremonti’s Dust


Band: Tremonti

Album: Dust

Genre: Rock

Release Date: April 29, 2016

Standout Tracks: “My Last Mistake,” “Dust,” “Tore My Heart Out,” “Never Wrong,” and “Unable to See”

Let me start by telling you that there aren’t enough adjectives in the English language to fully express how much I love this album. From the first second of “My Last Mistake” to the final moment of “Unable to See,” Dust is, simply put, a masterpiece.

Filled with delicious guitar licks carried by flawless drumming and bass, the work on Dust should satisfy even the most critical of rock fans. I can’t do this track by track or this post will be a novel, so I will address the high points, of which there are many.

The first three tracks–“My Last Mistake,” “The Cage,” and “Once Dead”–have that gritty edge I’ve come to expect from Tremonti, an edge that speaks of the fact that the band is heavily influenced by artists such as Metallica. However, as you can probably tell from my list of standout tracks, I am personally most won over by the slower, more melodic songs. ” Tore My Heart Out” and “Never Wrong” are absolutely beautiful, but it is the title track that has me hooked. With lyrics that hit deep, a guitar solo that gives me chills, and what is arguably Mark Tremonti’s strongest vocal performance ever, “Dust” is…perfect.

The album closes with “Unable to See,” which opens with a riff like a hard rock lullaby paired with more of Tremonti’s gorgeous singing and brings the listener to catharsis.

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, that I don’t love about this album. 5/5 stars, A+, whatever rating system you use, Dust gets full marks. Go pick it up right now! I promise you will not regret it.

Listen to Tremonti’s New Single!

Check out “Dust” from the upcoming album of the same name, which will be released on April 29th.

If you pre-order the new album, you will get “Dust” instantly for free, or you can buy the single on iTunes or Google Play.

Dust is Coming!!!!

Tremonti has finally announced the release date for his album Dust. April 29th. I am beyond excited! I loved Cauterize, and I’m interested to see what else the band came up with during recording.

Unfortunately, the only touring they will be doing to promote Dust is going to be overseas. That makes me a sad panda. 😦 However, Alter Bridge is currently in the studio working on AB V, so hopefully they’ll be touring the U.S. sometime next year. 🙂