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Iommi - Fused Review
by Zane Ewton

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The second album released under the Iommi banner is Fused, a return to the sludgy riffing that Tony Iommi is best known for and that was conspicuously absent on last year's melodic DEP Sessions with Glenn Hughes. Dragging along Hughes again for this disc, Iommi has crafted a heavy slab of rock that will please his long time fans and will be the closest thing to a new Black Sabbath album you will probably ever see.

Hughes is an accomplished vocalist and bass player who compliments Iommi well. Add drummer Kenny Aronoff and you have a mighty powerful three piece combo. The Tony Iommi guitar sound has been copied by so many and for so long that it should be worn out by now, but in the hands of the master it still sounds vital. Behind some good riffs it is one amazing beast.

The beast is in fine form on the 10 songs found here. Not a single throwaway track can be found. From the opening riff of "Dopamine" to the thunderous ending of the epic album closer "I Go Insane", the band bounds through mountains and valleys of heavy metal goodness.

The highlights come from songs that let the band stretch out and play with the contrasts of mellow and heavy, particularly on the previously mentioned "I Go Insane."

Hughes is on target vocally throughout the album except for a few moments where he strains to hit the levels of screeching evil that are required in a Tony Iommi song. Bob Marlette also helps the show along playing bass on a few tracks and tickling the ivories. However, the keyboard is so understated you won't even notice it is there.

The bottom line is that you will come for Iommi's guitar and find the total package is a great classic rock record. Surprising, coming from a man who will be legendary based on only the first few Sabbath albums, yet still as what it takes to rupture some spleens.


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