Jay Wud - Transitions album review

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Dubai-based and backed by an international roster of musicians, vocalist/shredder Jay Wud takes thrash riffs into elevated and unusually epic territory, but trades any sense of urgency for its stadium-sized ambition.

Having freelanced regularly for the Melody Maker and Kerrang!, and edited the extreme metal monthly, Terrorizer, for seven years, Jonathan is now the overseer of all the album and live reviews in Metal Hammer. Bemoans his obsolete superpower of being invisible to Routemaster bus conductors, finds men without sideburns slightly circumspect, and thinks songs that aren’t about Satan, swords or witches are a bit silly.