Fozzy - Do You Want To Start A War
Century Media
Heavy Metal
11 songs (42:00)
Release year: 2014
Century Media
Reviewed by Joel
Do You Want To Start A War, is the title and first track from Fozzy, the Heavy Metal band featuring WWE wrestler, Chris Jericho. I was excited to hear what the new disc would sound like because this is a band, who never makes the same disc twice. I also got to see them for the first time last year opening for Saxon.

The title track is a modern hard rock song ,with a cool groove throughout. Bad Tattoo has some very cool riffing(guitarist Rich Ward(Stuck Mojo) is a very underrated musician), and the verses feature a stop and go palm-muted guitar riff. Lights Go Out brings back the downtuned sounding guitars, featured on their last two releases. The singalong chorus, should definitely be a fist-pumper live. Died with You, starts off with a haunting sounding guitar intro, and features a big melodic modern rock chorus. It is one of the best slower songs Fozzy has written in my opinion. Tonight was the first song I heard off the disc, and it features Michael Starr of the band Steel Panther, and is every bit the eighties style rock anthem you would expect. Going back into the realms of modern metal, and speeding up the tempo is Brides of Fire, a song with growling vocals, and another collection of heavy guitar riffs.

The catchy titled, One Crazed Anarchist is next, and its another groove-oriented song with simple guitar melody and a melodic chorus. Unstoppable features a female guest singer named Christie Cook., according to Youtube and she sounds a lot like Lizzy Hale from Halestorm. It is a pretty straightforward melodic rocker. Going back to the heavy riff-centric songs of earlier, comes No Good Way, a solid song with a big chorus. SOS, like Tonight has a solid melodic rock feel to it, while the closer Witchery, throws a little bit of everything you heard in the previous songs into a blender, and features one of the best guitar solos on the entire disc.

Fozzy has come along way since releasing their self-titled disc full of mostly cover songs. Over the course of the last fourteen years has found the band, from being a side project to a legitimate band who have played many of the biggest festivals in the world. I like the fact they change things up every disc, yet you still know it's Fozzy. For those who hate wrestling, good news is Jericho is a good singer, and a great performer on stage. The energy he brings into a wrestling ring is the same he brings on stage, and with quality musicians behind him, I hope Fozzy finds even more fans, in Do You Want To Start A War.

Killing Songs :
Do You Want To Start A War, Lights Go Out, Died For You, One Crazed Anarchist, Unstoppable
Joel quoted 83 / 100
Other albums by Fozzy that we have reviewed:
Fozzy - Happenstance reviewed by Ben and quoted 81 / 100
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