"A Dying Machine" is the fourth studio album by heavy metal band Tremonti. It was released on 8th June 2018 through Napalm Records.
Throughout ‘A Dying Machine’, Tremonti strikes a rare balance among concept records. A sci-fi-esque themed work that risks feeling stagnant within the confines of its subject matter, yet somehow it doesn’t. Which is all the more impressive when we consider that the songwriter reworked certain songs to fit the mold of the concept record. In some cases, such as the title track “A Dying Machine”, the story told is potent and pulsating, even if in other places it doesn’t always excel. “The Day When Legions Burned”, despite its growling hooks and mosh pit ready malice, feels more like forced bias as opposed to a story offered. Fortunately, such shortcomings are few and far between and escape the dangerous possibility of becoming a downfall.
You would be hard pressed to find very much in the career of Mark Tremonti that hasn’t thrived or exceeded expectations. A great deal of this is due to hard work and dedication and, lest we forget, the art of good, honest song writing which he has delivered time and time again. ‘A Dying Machine’ is no exception. A multi dimensional offering that can be enjoyed on several different levels, ‘A Dying Machine’ is a trailblazing, triumph of exploration, up there with the best concept albums, setting the bar high for all that follow in its wake. User Comments