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Godsmack - Awake (7/10) - USA - 2001

Genre: Modern Metal
Label: Universal
Playing time: 45:30
Band homepage: Godsmack


  1. Sick Of Life
  2. Awake
  3. Greed
  4. Bad Magick
  5. Goin' Down
  6. Mistakes
  7. Trippin'
  8. Forgive Me
  9. Vampires
  10. The Journey
  11. Spiral
Godsmack - Awake
Selling millions in the USA? Only too often this means that success in Germany/Europe won't come as easily and just as often the quality is rather, hm, let's say not-so-good...

Anyway, what does the second album of GODSMACK bring us? Groovy Rock/Metal with just those modern sounding guitars that the Americans love and make them run into the next CD-shop. Sure, the stuff they offer us isn't bad and the music-scene, especially the trend-ridden American one, has spawned far worse, but still, I don't understand the whole ballyhoo around them.

The main focus is on groove and riffs, singer Sully also conveys his lyrics in a quite emotional way and more than once reminds of a certain Mister Hetfield, but still it's nothing special. Just quite good Rock without exceptional quality, special atmosphere or something like that.

Nice to listen to, but not really worth the buzz…

Alexander Melzer

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