FOZZY All That Remains SPV (2005)
The third album by Fozzy who are headed up by former WWF wrestler Chris
Jericho on vocals, so this ain’t no country album then! The album also
features some top draw guests like Zakk Wylde, ex-Megadeth shredder Marty
Friedman and rapper Bone Crusher.
Musically there are plenty of aggressive riffs - check out the chugging ‘Nameless’ or ‘Enemy’ that could easily be an
Ozzy tune in its sound and harmony-filled chorus line. Shades of P.O.D. on
the title track whilst ‘The Test’ is a superb slice of modern metal - razor
sharp riffing coupled with brutal rhythms and strong vocals - beats Linkin
Park on a good day hands down. The rap metal of ‘It’s A Lie’ lets it down
slightly and ‘Daze Of The Weak’ is just plain nasty noise.
Much better than I initially thought it would be although for me the
album slightly loses its way midway through. Modern metal, complete with a
healthy dose of classic aggression in the guitar department.
Review by Jason Ritchie
***** Out of this world | **** Pretty
damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly