||Metal legend, Tony
Iommi, needs no introduction, but his new album does! His latest
disc “Fused” is basically what you would expect. Joining
Iommi on this recently release CD is Glenn Hughes, which most people
know from his previous endeavors. Hughes does the bass & vocals
the same way he is made his name famous. But he did have hints of
notes almost like Chris Cornell of Soundgarden. Strange? No, I guess
not. However, I expected to hear the heavier elements more often.
But when they do present themselves, they get your attention…Sabbathy
type riffs as well as progressive parts like Dream Theater. The slow
heavy riffs are almost like what you would hear in a WWE wrestler’s
them song. Hey, Motorhead did the intro/theme song for HHH, so Tony
could definitely create a great one for someone else. Vibrant choruses
are another great element on “Fused.” Bob Marlette did
an excellent job with the production, engineering and mixing of the
ten tracks and nearly fifty minutes of first-rate music. Most songs
are in the four to five minute range, which really is a perfect length.
The last track is over nine minutes long, a great way to end a disc,
especially when you don’t want the CD to come to an end.