Mark Tremonti's 10 Best Guitar Solos
The Tremonster has come a hell of a long way from Creed to birthing Alter Bridge - creating some of the best rock guitar solos in years along the way.
WikipediaIt's no secret that any regular reader of WhatCulture.com's music section has come across an Alter Bridge article or two, as thanks in no small part to the phenomenally sky-high vocal talents of one Myles Kennedy and the thundering powerhouse of a guitarist that is Mark Tremonti - along with an incredibly tight rhythm section in Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips - the band have gone from strength to strength over the last few years. Speaking of Tremonti though, the man is absolute machine on and off stage, creating a style that's all his own by cherry-picking hugely enjoyable techniques from the likes of Kirk Hammett, Dimebag Darrell, Paul Gilbert and more, along with his own take on the instrument to really become one of the best guitarists currently working today. From searingly fast shredding leads to slower bluesy note-progressions and screaming high notes that whip Alter Bridge fans into a frenzy, Tremonti is the twin driving force behind some of the band's biggest singles, as well as assembling a body of riffs that would give modern-day Metallica a run for their money. But what of the solos? Those epic moments in any great rock song that can sweep in and take the entire progression to another level entirely? Some say the very idea of a guitar solo has died out, but Alter Bridge and Tremonti himself would definitely have you believe otherwise if these entries are anything to go by.