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Artist:

Iommi

Album:

Fused

Year: 2005
Format: CD
Label: Sanctuary
Genre: [Heavy Metal]
Overall Rating: 8.0
Music: 8.0
Production: 8.5


What would heavy metal sound like today if there never would have been Black Sabbath? Nobody has an answer for that question, but one thing is undeniable - Tony Iommi's guitar playing has influenced heavy music to a great extent. Not to get sidetracked, the new Iommi album features Glenn Hughes on vocals (as did the previous "The 1996 DEP Sessions" release).

The songs on Fused are unrelentingly dark and heavy sounding. However, also few gentle songs have been included. Overall, the material is rather solid and well-balanced, although few moments on this album are definitely above the rest. The biggest difference on this album compared to Iommi's self-titled debut album is Hughes' vocals, which are a welcome change.

Fused was recorded at Tone Hall, Warwickshire; Rhythm Studios, Bidford on Avon and Monnow Valley Studios, Monmouth. Mixing, on the other hand, took place at Studio 1, Sanctuary Townhouse Studios while mastering of the album was handled at 360 Mastering, London. The outcome is vibrant record with a powerful yet atmospheric soundscape. Regardless, at times the guitar tone could have been a bit more cleaner (Iommi tends to use a bit too much distortion).

As a whole, Fused is definitely Iommi's best solo effort to date. In case, you have listened to Iommi before, be sure not to miss this release.

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- MAGE (August 21st, 2005)



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LINE-UP:
Iommi, Tony: Guitar
Hughes, Glenn: Vocals & Bass
Aronoff, Kenny: Drums
Marlette, Bob: Keyboards & Bass
Producer: Marlette, Bob & Iommi, Tony
Mixing by: Marlette, Bob
Mastering by: Beetham, Dick
TRACKLIST:
Iommi - Fused  CD  Cover Image
01. Dopamine
02. Wasted Again
03. Saviour of the Real
04. Resolution Song
05. Grace
06. Deep Inside a Shell
07. What You're Living for
08. Face Your Fear
09. The Spell
10. I Go Insane

Length: 49:32
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