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Simply put, Fozzy rocks! The group of big rock stars, featuring WWE superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo founding member Rich Ward, has returned with its third release, All That Remains.

For the new release, Fozzy has stepped out of its fictional, Spinal Tap history and has focused on producing music that rocks. No longer do the band members appear as their goofy, alter egos, and, although their first two releases brought the world classic covers of such bands as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Accept, All That Remains is the group's first album full of original material.

"Nameless Faceless" starts the assault with an explosive opening of double-bass beats and heavy riffs. Within one track, the various talents of Fozzy are exposed: Jericho has an amazing vocal range, sounding like a combination of Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson, while adding his own attitude to the mix; Ward proves he's a talented songwriter, and when he shreds into a solo, it sounds as if Randy Rhodes is being channeled through the speakers.

Fozzy's strongest album to date was also achieved thanks to the slew of guest appearances. Black Label Society leader and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy, former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman and rapper Bonecrusher all add their unique styles to All That Remains.

Whether a song is heavy like "The Test," angry like "Born of Anger" or melodic like the title track, all 10 tracks on All That Remains stand out from one another ... and are catchy as hell!

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