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A Great and heavily underrated album,
This review is from: Awake (Audio CD)
While I would consider "Faceless" to be Godsmack's best and most accessible album, if you're already a fan you should get this without hesitation.
The album's title track "Awake" is perhaps the best song they have ever written, combining memorable lyrics with raw brute force and fantastic rhythms. "Greed" is also brilliant, another of the songs about one-to-one struggles that Godsmack make so powerful, but so easy to understand.
The two above songs are brilliant. Sadly, the album is not quite so consistent and compelling all through as "Faceless", so if you listen to the above two first you might be disappointed. BUT DON'T BE! There are still plenty of album tracks well worth a listen, including the opening "Sick Of Life" and the curious instrumental "Vampires". The unusual chord progression on "Forgive Me" might also catch you out.
The most ignored track on the album is "Trippin'," as it has a very slow pace and leads in quietly. However, the song is full of atmosphere and one of those powerfully delivered choruses we all love Godsmack for. It might just be my opinion in this case, but don't miss it.
I shall not go into the old argument about Godsmack's musical style being unoriginal - of course they aren't the first to do this sort of thing, but they are brilliant at it. The vocals are immense and the instruments all play together very well. So stop worrying about the influences and enjoy some of their straight up, decent heavy metal.
I strongly recommend this album.