Power of Metal.dk Review

Fozzy
Do You Wanna Start a War
Rating
Style: Hard Rock / Metal
Release date: 21 July, 2014
Playing time: 45:23
 


Fans of Adrenaline Mob, System of a Down, Disturbed or Avenged Sevenfold, who still haven't discovered the Americans in Fozzy need to wake up! Fozzy is back with another piece of rocking/metal art. I got their previous album (Sin and Bones) in my inbox about 2 years ago and was impressed by these hard working guys. Fozzy is fronted by the powerful former WWE wrestler Chris Jericho and he sings better this time. The blend of different metal/rock styles makes this a perfect disc to have on at the rock n roll party or when you are working out and want some extra boost in your tired body or in your weak mind.

They have relevant song titles in the tracklist. With the conflict in Ukraine present is 'Do You Wanna Start a War' a very important question for Russia to ask. 'Bad Tattoo' is a stiff metal track with dark guitars and groovy choruses. It felt like an Marilyn Manson song in the beginning of 'Lights Go Out'. Very heavy drums and fantastic vocals from Chris! Sounded like an young healthy Ozzy Osbourne. 'Died With You' is a heavy rock tune in an slower pace than the earlier tracks and more of an melodic hard rock song. Just like the next song 'Tonight' (featuring Michael Starr from Steal Panther) which is also a track more like an classic hard rock song with catchy rhythms.

'Brides of Fire' is something completely different! A much darker, faster and heavier track with some growling/grunting vocals. A song that kicks ass....They surprise me sometimes and when 'One Crazed Anarchist' begins I start wonder what the hell is this? A quite epic track with brush strokes of Alice In Chains, Creed or Staind. 'Unstoppable' remind me of my old favourites in Faith No More. Groovy as hell and great singing makes my leg starts to move.

When their cover of ABBA's 'SOS' starts, I began searching my brain archive and I had a big smile on my face when the penny fell down. A very good choice to do a remake of and they kept the magical original parts. As a closing track 'Witchery' is a perfect song with tons of energy, aggressive riffs and a mix of progressive and modern metal with several vocal tones.

Overall is 'Do You Wanna Start a War' a hilly journey in different rock, metal genres and if you have a wide musical taste, this might be a pleasant album for you to enjoy. A fat, greasy, but tasty rock/metal album to digest this summer. Fozzy is a hard working band that aims high and their future looks interesting with two so strong albums in the backpack.

Not the best I've heard this year, but a very solid piece of rock n roll!

Line up:
Chris Jericho vocals
Rich Ward - guitars, vocals
Frank Fontsere - drums
Billy Grey - guitars
Paul Di Leo - bass


Tracklist
01. Do You Wanna Start A War
02.
Bad Tattoo
03.
Lights Go Out
04.
Died With You
05.
Tonight
06.
Brides of Fire
07.
One Crazed Anarchist
08.
Unstoppable
09.
Scarecrow
10.
No Good Way
11.
SOS
12. Witchery
Label: Century Media
Distribution: Universal (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 84/100
Reviewed by: Patrik J Skoglund
Date: 24 July, 2014
Website: www.fozzyrock.com