OK, so first things first, itâ€™s hard to take the notion of a professional wrestler fronting a band seriously but I am assured by the highest of sources (ha!) that Fozzy are the real deal and the fact theyâ€™ve been around now for a good few years is reassuring to the more serious of reviewers.
Anyway, I digress and the first thing that hits me is how much this sounds like solo Ozzy records which is a good thing, albeit with a modern edge (think Black Label Society). The lyrical content may be based in mythology but has a more relatable edge to it.
Youâ€™d be forgiven to labelling it somewhat similar to Dragonforce but the lyrics are nowhere near as cheesy and there ainâ€™t too much guitar wankery present; even if the threat feels present throughout.
Itâ€™s not a bad record and doesnâ€™t hit the cheese factor too often, also the fact Jerichoâ€™s celebrity isnâ€™t rubbed in our faces is good because that wouldâ€™ve gotten annoying quickly.
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