Sin and Bones is the 5th studio release by American rockers Fozzy. The band, led by vocalist and professional wrestler Chris Jericho, have produced one of their most solid albums to date with hard hitting metal tracks as well as the occasional softer ballad. With Jericho’s popularity in wrestling at a high, he’s managed to gain fans from both the wrestling world and the rock community.
Jericho’s raspy voice is instantly recognisable throughout the album and those who have heard him cut a promo for the WWE will smile a little, knowing that it was his fame there that has propelled the band to such heights.
With only 10 tracks, one could be forgiven into thinking this is a bit of sloppy effort, especially if they’re charging a full album rate, but don’t despair; all the songs are all of decent length and the frankly epic 11 and a half minute Storm The Beaches more than makes up for any shortcoming in the album.
The album kicks off with a slightly creepy child whispering about a spider in her mouth (Spider in my Mouth) before the drums and guitar kick in giving everyone who’s listening a perfect feel for what to expect from the rest of the album – loud music, drums & vocals!
The only single released from Sin and Bones is the 2nd track, Sandpaper, and features guest vocals from Avenged Sevenfold lead singer M. Shadows, not only giving the album a boost of star power but shows that Chris Jericho can, vocally, complete with the big boys of rock.
Unfortunately the stuff that gets played on mainstream radio in the UK these days isn’t heavy rock or metal and as a result, it’s unlikely that we’ll be hearing much about this record outside the fringe publications, regardless this is a quality piece and we at Bring the Noise urge you to seek out this album and spread the good word about Fozzy & Sin and Bones
Standout Track: Sandpaper, Storm the Beaches
For Fans Of: Avenged Sevenfold, Stuck Mojo
Written By: Omar Malick