Sunday, August 12, 2012

I'm back

First I would like to apologize for the long delay. I've found it rather hard to find a band to review lately because I've been listening to other things lately. Mainly electronic or dubstep. You can thank my best friends @chrism2041 for that one. However, since I've decided that I NEED to post again, I've gone back in time to one of my favorite albums of all-time. Don't get me wrong, I won't do song-by-song, I mean, if you really want to know, just buy the damn album on iTunes or Amazon. This entries album will be 2000's Fozzy by none other than the Chris Jericho fronted metal outfit Fozzy. Now, let me start off by saying this, stupid false back story aside, this album is just bad ass. Now please allow me to deviate for a few moments. Here at Without End Music when I refer to “heavy metal” I don't mean that growling bullshit stuff. I'm talking about '80s metal. If I'm talking about the former I call it “metal”. I've always associated “heavy metal” with the '80s scene, so I continue to do so to this day. Okay, back on track. While the album features only two original tracks (a trend continued on the next album, but done away with on All That Remains) it does contain two original songs “End of Days” and “Feel the Burn”. When I first bought the album, back when it was FIRST out in Wal-Mart, back when people went to actual stores to get music, I didn't expect to love the album, I was doing it as a die-hard wrestling fan. Personally, I expected it to be similar to The Offspring's Americana album. You know, humor in the songs, I mean with a back story of being stranded in Japan and being mega stars that got ripped off by American bands, what else would you expect? However, I was HIGHLY impressed with the album then and 12 years later, I still call it one of my favorites. Why else would I have the whole damn thing on my iTunes playlist? The album wasn't a critical or commercial success, but if you love '80s heavy metal, this is an album you really need to listen too. Crash Underride Fozzy on Twitter @FozzyRock