FOZZY - All That Remains

Fozzy - All That Remains

10 songs
41:32 minutes
***** *
Steamhammer / SPV


All That Remains is the third CD by Fozzy, the band formed by WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and former Stuck Mojo guitarist Rich Ward. While their first release was a pure cover album and the second one still contained some cover versions, there are only original compositions on the new CD. I am a huge wrestling fan and Chris Jericho really is one of my favourite superstars in the ring, especially if you don't consider the female wrestling divas. Talking about his singing abilities is however a very different subject. Jericho's voice isn't that bad, but I have the impression that there are a lot of voice effects used on this record. His voice very often reminds me of Ozzy Osbourne, especially on the higher notes. Most songs on the record are straight and typical hard rock songs. Not really bad, but you have already heard this thousand times before. A more different song is It's A Lie which contains dominant crossover passages close to Stuck Mojo. Bone Crusher has been responsible for the rap vocals. Although he sounds like another wrestler, he's a rap artist. Another exception is Born Of Anger where Fozzy show that they can be really nasty. My favourite 'normal' tracks on the album are Enemy, the title track and Daze Of The Weak. Fozzy seems to be popular among the metal masses. Many of their shows were sold out and they were supported on this record by artists like Zakk Wylde (Ozzy), Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) and Marc Tremonti (Creed). Fozzy is ok for 80s hard rock fans, but Chris Jericho makes a better figure in the squared circle.

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