The Best Guitarist of 2015 category in the 5th Annual Loudwire Music Awards came down to a two-man battle between Mark Tremonti and Slash. who were separated by less than one percent of the vote. In the end, Tremonti takes it all with just over 30 percent of all votes. Tremonti earned this year's honor with his powerful playing on his namesake band's second album, Cauterize.

Known for his hard rock style as guitarist for Alter Bridge and Creed, Mark Tremonti is definitively more aggressive in his solo outfit, playing a variant of thrash and retaining the heavy stomp fans are accustomed to hearing. The single "Another Heart" adopts a more radio friendly vibe, while songs like "Radical Change" delve into heavier territories with soaring melodic vocals.

Congratulations to Mark Tremonti on being named the Best Guitarist of 2015 in the 5th Annual Loudwire Music Awards by our readers. Be on the lookout for another Tremonti album, Dust, as well as new music from Alter Bridge in the coming months.

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