Fozzy

HARD­CORE SU­PER­STAR O2 ACADEMY 2, BIRM­ING­HAM

Metal Hammer (UK) - - REVIEWS - SO­PHIE MAUZGHAN

The Academy plays host to two gigs tonight with Weezer com­man­deer­ing the main room. Judg­ing by the gag­gle of span­dex­clad bod­ies and WWe tees, it’s safe to say that Fozzy are the main con­tender on the first date of the Judas ris­ing tour. Serv­ing up a tsunami of unadul­ter­ated swag­ger are main sup­ports HARD­CORE

SU­PER­STAR [7], who are less Scan­di­navia and more Sun­set Strip with their rous­ing sleaze-rock shenani­gans. From newer jams like Touch The Sky to clas­sics like

Beg for It and Dreamin’ In A Cas­ket, the four-piece en­gage this hun­gry crowd. Sparkling harder than Ox­ford Street at Xmas in his LeD­plas­tered leathers, FOZZY [8]’S

Chris Jeri­cho is ut­terly re­splen­dent lead­ing his charge into a bois­ter­ous open­ing salvo of Judas and Drinkin

With Jesus; these lat­est riff­drenched cuts are li­censed to thrill as the floor trans­forms into a sweaty mass of swarm­ing bod­ies. From rol­lock­ing grooves to thrash and cock-rock, the quin­tet run the gamut and work the stage with ease – and Birm­ing­ham is ec­static.

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