3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
File under: Essential,
By A Customer
This review is from: Faceless (Audio CD)
I'd heard of Godsmack before but not heard anything by them. Then I heard this at a listening post in my local HMV. 20 minutes later this awesome album was being played VERY loudly on my hi-fi at home and has rarely been out of the CD player since. It launches out of the starting blocks with the tremendous "Straight out of line" (despite the slightly unecessary "One"-style intro) and just gets better and better. The title track is incredible, with seriously crunching riffs and Sully's great vocals, but my favourites are "Changes" (it could almost be Metallica at their VERY finest!) and the blindingly incredible "Re-align". This song has it all: heavy, crunching riffs, awesome drumming, great vocals and... a top tune!
Taken as a whole this album is incredible. Even the weakest track on here is really very good. The balance of songs is great, the consistency of song quality is awe-inspiring, the musicianship is top-notch. Whether you're into nu-metal, heavy rock, or just plain metal, you will love this. If you buy one heavy-rock album this year, buy this.