For a band that originated as a very talented goof on the glory days of '80s metal, Fozzy's evolution and growth exceeds that of some other rock acts currently cluttering the airwaves.

For a band that originated as a very talented goof on the glory days of '80s metal, Fozzy's evolution and growth exceeds that of some other rock acts currently cluttering the airwaves. "All That Remains" is the group's first album of completely original material, and it fully embraces the shredding guitars, crafty hooks and pumping beats that make old-school metal great. "Nameless Faceless," "Enemy" and the title cut are immediate standouts that pay homage to the best the genre has to offer. "Born of Anger" is an aggressive thrash finale with guest guitarist Marty Friedman, and Zakk Wylde puts his stamp on the dirge-like "Wanderlust." The rap element on "It's a Lie" (featuring Bonecrusher) doesn't quite fit within the song, but listeners will likely be too busy playing their air guitars to even notice.—CLT

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