FOZZY

Do You Wanna Start A War Cen­tury Me­dia/ Uni­ver­sal

Blunt - - In Review - PETER ZALUZNY

Un­de­ni­ably catchy but in­cred­i­bly cliché, Fozzy’s clas­sic metal reper­toire has al­ways man­aged to scratch the itch of met­al­heads and main­stream rock wor­ship­pers. So why, Mr. Jeri­cho, did you de­cide to wa­ter down your sixth full- length, Do You Wanna Start A War? Sorry fans, but Fozzy have fol­lowed the dreaded “play it safe” route. Roar­ing riffs, stun­ning so­los and Jeri­cho’s pow­er­ful vo­cals still shine, but be­fore long they be­come buried un­der ba­sic, repet­i­tive “one size fits all” hard rock. Top it off with some of their cheesi­est lyrics to date and you’re stuck with a band wrestling their de­sire to push their sound into more ears while stay­ing true to their roots. Fozzy’s lat­est packs a lot of style, but barely enough sub­stance to keep you in­ter­ested for more than 20 min­utes.

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