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My Top Rawk Albums of 2012

I have finally taken the time to review the top rock albums of 2012. Here is my list, condensed down to my top 25, and not in tremonti hornsany particular order. Although my favorite, by far, has to be “All I Was” by Tremonti.

Top 25 Album Releases of 2012

  1. Dark Adrenaline  – Lacuna Coil
  2. Clockwork Angels – Rush
  3. A Different Kind of Truth – Van Halen
  4. Amaryllis – Shinedown
  5. The Strange Case Of …. – Halestorm
  6. The End is Where We Began – Thousand Foot Krutch
  7. Bag Of Bones – Europe
  8. Apocalyptic Love – Slash (feat. Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators)
  9. Murdered Love – P.O.D
  10. All I Was – Tremonti
  11. Minus The Machine – 10 Years
  12. Eye On It – Toby Mac
  13. Head Down – Rival Sons
  14. King Animal – Soundgarden
  15. The Power Within – Dragonforce
  16. Flying Colors – Flying Colors
  17. The Whippoorwill – Blackberry Smoke
  18. Privateering – Mark Knopfler
  19. Rock n’ Roll Ride – Jack Blades
  20. Analog Man – Joe Walsh
  21. Believer – Kutless
  22. Wait For the Siren – Project 86
  23. Uncaged – Zac Brown Band
  24. O God Save Us All – Disciple
  25. Slipstream – Bonnie Rait

Added bonus for this posting is a video from Tremonti.

Rawk On!!!


Posted by on January 5, 2013 in 2012, Rock Albums, Tremonti


Mark Tremonti – Tremonti

You’d think if you were the prominent guitarist and co- songwriter for two major rock bands you’d have enough axes in
the fire. But not the Grammy Award winning and well respected musician Mark Tremonti. (guitarist of Creed and Alter Bridge) Mark Tremonti has recently created a solo project, simply called “Tremonti”. About that later. Here’s a little background.

Mark Tremonti was born in Detroit, Michigan. His early childhood was spent living in Grosse Pointe. At the age of 11 Mark had his own guitar and totally immersed himself in music. His family eventually moved to Orlando, Florida where he attended High School met his future Creed band mate Scott Stapp. Tremonti briefly attended Clemson University but after one year returned to Florida to attend Florida State University and reunite him with Scott Stapp also attending FSU. These two college friends would go on to form the band Creed. The rest of Mark Tremonti’s bio can be found here. I highly recommend it. But this is an album review. One more thing for the bio. Click on the thumbnail below to see the uncanny resemblance Mark Tremonti and Adam Baldwin have. Tremonti is on the right. On to the thrash.

According to Wikipedia, Mark Tremonti has had the desire for a solo project since the early 2000’s when Creed was starting to wane. He envisioned a speed metal/thrash type project. Nothing ever became of this desire until 2010 when he realized he had so much material written that did not really fit the Creed or the Alter Bridge mold. So with former Submersed band members Eric Friedman and Garrett Whitlock he hit the studio to record “Tremonti“. On the album Mark Tremonti performs all of the lead singing. His backup singing has always been and enhancement to Creed and Alter Bridge but this is the first time for a lead performance. According to Tremonti, the songs on the solo project are “heavier sounding” than anything he’s done with Creed or Alter Bridge with “lots of soloing”.

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