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Fozzy – Judas Review

Released:October 13th, 2017

Label: Century Media

Genre: Heavy Rock

Links: https://www.facebook.com/FozzyRock/

 

Line Up:

Chris Jericho: Vocals 
Rich Ward: Lead Guitar
Billy Grey: Rhythm Guitar 
Paul Di Leo: Bass 
Frank Fontsere: Drums

 

Tracklist:

Judas
Drinkin’ With Jesus
Painless
Weight Of My World
Wordsworth Way
Burn Me Out
Three Days In Jail
Elevator
Running With The Bulls
Capsized
Wolves At Bay

 

The American Heavy Rock band Fozzy, are back. Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2000, has had an excellent career, seven studio albums featuring their brilliant frontman, Chris Jericho. “Judas” is their brand new album, released this past October 13th via Century Media.

The new material packs a formidable work anticipated by the homonymous single. The title track “Judas”, opens the album, this track is a total genius. Jericho’s talent shows how powerful his voice still is, this piece left me amazed.

Southern blues in the second track “Drinkin‘ With Jesus”, great opening riff, such great rhythm section and nothing a great mood in this song, very well done. The pace turns slower, respect the first two track, in “Painless”, a kind of power ballad that shows the various facets and shadow of this album. “Weight Of My World” loses a bit of the Heavy Rock allure as it’s a mix of dance and funky, it’s one of the less interesting pieces of the whole album, while with the follower track “Wordsworth Way”, where Fozzy returns with a brilliant sound.The new material packs a formidable work anticipated by the homonymous single. The title track “Judas”, opens the album, this track is a total genius

“Burn Me Out” is another great song, such a heavy sound and greatest rhythm for a very catchy song. Then, the other track that makes me feel awkward, “Three Days In Jail” where rap meets metal, fails to impress me. Absolutely brilliant is “Elevator” heavy, aggressive and dark, a very good mix for this song, I really love it, just as for the follower “Running With The Bulls”, another great example of a Fozzy sound, so rough, so good.

Prodigious guitars and rhythm section in “Capsized”, a simply brilliant song. “Wolves At Bay” brings this heavy album to a close, passionate, aggressive and so straight.

“Judas” is definitely a good album, a crossing experiment with different sounds, where Fozzy’ music passion at 180 degrees is pretty evident.

I love Chris Jericho’s singing, he can reach any levels and his voice reminds so much Ozzy Osbourne in more than a song, while sometimes he brings a glimpse of a Marylin Manson’ style. In conclusion, “Judas” is a must have in their personal collection, Fozzy is back in such great style.

 

Written by: Valeria Campagnale

Rating:  8/10

 

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