As I scribbled the first draft of this review,
sweat dampened the pages of my notebook. In the throes of a heatwave, I felt
somewhat languid and averse to physical exertion, including headbanging. Wizz
Acoustic was propitious to that very mood – the no frills acoustic guitar +
vocals effectively helped me unwind.
In case you’re wondering, the mainman behind Wizz Acoustic is one Wizz Wizzard,
a veteran of the Belgian Metal scene, someone who also fronts an old-school
Metal band that bears his own name. Guitarist Chris Appleton (of Absolva and
Rocksector Records) lends Wizz Acoustic his skills in further bringing these
compositions to life.
In all honesty, beyond scenarios such as the aforementioned, it’s hard to
justify the inclusion of “Rock Lives On” in a Metal fan’s shopping list. Don’t
get me wrong, these songs have spirit and are excellently recorded but the music
is highly generic and this EP feels like someone ad-libbing alone in his
But then again, you might harbour a secret affinity for the ilk of Josť
Feliciano or Lou Reed.....in which case “Rock Lives On” might be a worthy
Check out a video of
‘Rock Lives On’.