01. Do You Wanna Start A War
Fozzy - Do You Wanna Start a War
The number of fake ass shit bands out there simply are staggering, every single band desperately tries to find something that they can call unique, a style of their own. In a music business where the audience don't give a f**k it is hard to find genuinely good music that originates from the guts rather than the crotch. I always try to avoid the most obvious shit and Fozzy unfortunately is one of them.
Fozzy has made up this back-story that the band had signed with a record company to move to Japan to be huge rock stars, but the company went out of business, leaving them stranded for 20 years, while all their demos were snatched and recorded by other bands...
How good could a band fronted by an old wrestler possibly be? It's simply laughable! A clown fronting a metal band is hardly something new or original. Insane Clown Posse, Mushroomhead, Lordi and Slipknot have that base pretty much covered in my opinion. Established stars that try a transition over into music is not something new either, Don Johnsson, Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges, Peter Stormare and Bruce Willis are just a few of the failures.
On top of all the cheesiness the album cover depicts a hydrogen bomb, implying that they are as potent as a nuclear warhead. Some subtle imagery there to say the least, I really don't know who they think they will attract with that picture. I get turned off.
But Fozzy stay around like the bad smell of a fart in a paper bag, they just wont go away. Do You Wanna Start a War is their sixth album and the first one that I actually listen to for real, and I must say that I am shocked!
This album is actually cramped with descent good music from start to end, actually high energetic party metal when it is at its best. I understand that I just ruined any credibility that I previously had by stating this but it's simply the truth. Tracks like One Crazed Anarchist, Tonight and Lights Go out are all great tracks. The melodies on the album are great the production is just fine, the guitar work is fantastic, flashy and impressive. I did not expect to hear a band producing music that sound so vital.
I strongly suggest that you give Do You Wanna Start A War a spin, you don't have to tell people that you like Fozzy just because you listen to them...