The sophomore album can be the one that makes or breaks an artist. Some artists pull through with great albums that improve upon their debut while others are disappointingly bland or unspectacular. An album can’t possibly leave you disappointed if it has some quality diversity in it. Mark Tremonti’s debut solo album, “All I Was”, exactly did that. The lead guitarist of the two famous American rock bands namely, Creed and Alter Bridge had shown his heavier alter-ego through the debut record. Gearing up for the second album “Cauterize”, with the genre varying from speed, progressive and thrash metal to slow and hard rock, making it a drastic change from Tremonti’s previous work. Mark Tremonti has always been one of my favorite guitarists. I doubt I can equate with words, what Mark Tremonti creates with sound. Cauterize, perfectly reaches the pinnacle of all-out shredding and hypnotic riffs. In essence, it’s everything that a classic hard rock/heavy metal record should be. This is the heavier side of Tremonti, which has always sparked up in Alter Bridge. Now, it’s unleashed and ready to reign the world of rock and heavy metal.