Fireworks

CD Reviews

Voz - 'Shadows Of Death' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/3e/d5/e1/2281_vozshadowsofdeath_1339433445.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     June 11, 2012    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
4338   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Label

One of the most disappointing albums I’ve had the non-pleasure of hearing in many a moon.

The dictionary definition of “relentless” includes the words - cruel, merciless and unyielding. The definition of “assault” uses the words - offend, violate and attack. These two put together make up relentless assault, which is how I would describe the music on this debut album by the Florida-based metal band called Voz. And what surprised me more than anything about this album (and not in a good way) was the fact that it has Shane French (Millennium, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Teer) on guitar and John Teer (Teer) on drums, two guys whose music and previous acts have featured in this magazine many times before and always with high praise.

My reason for surprise therefore was that for some strange reason these two seasoned and very talented musicians have it would seem forgotten something that most if not all music needs - which is songs with melody and hooks. The first major problem on ‘Shadows Of Death’ is that it is an all out metal CD with little or no redeeming qualities; it strikes you with its raw and abrasive nature, which leaves an unpleasant and strange taste lingering in your mouth long after the CD has finished playing, and seeing that this band is made up of such good musicians, I was expecting so much more from the album. The second major problem for me is the singer in the band, Morrie Vozdecky, whose voice I found to be grating and very hard to listen to (though the record company Bio calls him a vocal phenomenon). Personally I found his vocals to be akin to that horrible sensation when finger nails are drawn across a blackboard (like in the cartoons), and as I gave the album its pre-requisite listens (eight in this case), I found it increasingly harder to get through it in just one sitting (never a good sign).

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Now before everyone starts jumping up and down and saying I’m being harsh about this metal album, please don’t forget that I don’t have any real problems listening to the heavier stuff out there. Bands like Opeth, Scar Symmetry, Candlemass, Mastodon, Carcass, Therion etc, can all be found in my CD racks but what they all have in common and what sadly is missing from ‘Shadows Of Death’ is anything like a memorable hook, chorus or just any joy in the songs. In fact I cannot even tell you what is the best or worst track on offer because they are all so much of a sameness that they blend into one long mess. Maybe this album will appeal to some of you out there (probably not regular readers of this magazine) but that person isn’t me. All in all one of the most disappointing albums I’ve had the non-pleasure of hearing in many a moon and because of the protagonists involved on the CD it really pains me to say the word - avoid. (Though do, please, make up your own minds).

Ian Johnson

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  October 2020  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
     1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 3 days, 1 hour ago
  • zigma33 : Hi! I purchased your latest issue #92 yesterday but never received my download.
  • daveomd : Got it along with my download, everything looks great! Thanks, Dave
  • Berny : @daveomd: We sent you a mail immediately after your purchase, and have just sent another email now. Please contact me at «email» should you not receive it. Many thanks!
  • daveomd : I purchased your latest issue #92 but never received my download.
  • Berny : @Hysteria & @KI2000: Many thanks for your kind words! :)
  • Hysteria : Received my download copy almost immediately and downloaded 50 magazines for free. Cannot complain! Thanks guys!!!
  • KI2000 : Love the new issue guys, great magazine!
  • Berny : @Mugi89: Your confirmation mail was sent on the 22nd, I've just sent it again. Please contact me at «email» should you not receive it. Many thanks!
  • Mugi89 : Hi! I purchased my digital copy of issue 92 2 days ago but still didn't receive it. When am I gonna be able to download it? thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Your mail was forwarded to the Fireworks team yesterday, I am going to ask them again. Sorry for the delay!
  • Berny : @Mitch Perry: Your order was received at 4AM local time. As stated on the order page, all payments have to be processed manually. Your copy of Fireworks 92 was added to your download section, many thanks for the purchase.
  • Berny : @RobC68: I sent you two emails explaining the situation. There's not much more I can do for you at the moment, so I'd suggest you stop buying the magazine. Thanks.
  • zom414 : Still not received the latest issue by post, I've emailed as well but not heard anything. Can you let me know what's happening please?
  • Mitch Perry : Can I have my download link, please? Issue 92 22 Sep 2020 07:57:11 BST Paypal Transaction ID: 1BS38875MX3700248
  • RobC68 : purchased issue 92 in download version. been waiting more than a day....PATHETIC SERVICE as it happens with every purchase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Berny : @rgilman: Please check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • rgilman : Hello I bought the Deep Purple issue how do I download it? Thanks
  • Berny : @jharper36: Please check your e - mail.
  • jharper36 : Hi, i purchased the download of issue #92. How do I download it?
  • Berny : @loudjlopez: Sorry for the troubles, pls. check your mail. Many thanks!
  • loudjlopez@m : Any word on my digital download of issue 91. Paid on Saturday. It is Tuesday. Thanks
  • loudjlopez@m : Paid for Fireworks #91 for digital download. No word since Saturday and it is Monday.
  • Berny : @fdr: Magazines were sent on Monday. Thanks for your purchase and best regards, B. :)
  • fdr : Hi, yesterday (august 12th) I sent you a payment for 21GBP for the purchase of issues 91 and 82 of Fireworks magazine. (code 7D3182072X778721A) but still haven't received a word od confirmation. Can you please check?
  • Rocktopia Te : @kbm1983: Currently, all orders have to be be processed manually. This could take a few hours. Sorry for the delay, you shoulkd have received a mail containing download instructions by now. @ all: Pls. do not worry in case you see a PayPal transaction error message. Your order was received, pls. do not order the magazine twice. Many thanks for your understanding!
  • kbm1983 : Hi, I bought #91 earlier today but its still not in my downloads. Can you check it out please. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @ Man Shaped Wolf: You should have received a mail containing download instructions yesterday. Sorry for the delay!
  • Man Shaped W : Hey, same as defron but for 91 :) excited to read our review
  • Berny : @Defron: Can you pls. check your mail? Many thanks, B. :)
  • Defron : Hi guys. Bought #90 couples of hours ago but still not in my downloads . Can you check pls regards Ro

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site