|1. Sick Of Life|
|4. Bad Magick|
|5. Goin' Down|
|8. Forgive Me|
|10. The Journey|
Godsmack is a band that doesn't need talent. Why? They have a major label. And they're on alternative rock radio. And MTV. And let's not forget all those nu-metal promoting motion picture soundtracks popping up these days. The title of this record is Awake. I do not believe this title does justice, as this record bored me to the point where I actually fell asleep (and I'm not kidding). The first few songs are ripe and ready for radio, sure; but after that they all sound the same. Boring, slow, predictable...The same riffs, the same lyrics...pure crap...
Anyways, I'm so glad I sold this CD. Godsmack fans will not like this review, but that's fine, because this is my honest opinion, and I mean everything I say. However, I do recommend you turn the radio off and check out some of these bands: Opeth, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Pantera, Megadeth, Iced Earth, Dimmu Borgir, The Gathering, Stratovarius, Soilwork, Nightwish, In Flames, Decapitated, Lacuna Coil, Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy, Within Temptation, Macbeth, Charon, After Forever, Tiamat, Meshuggah, Vanden Plas and there are a treasure trove of others. Or, if you're still a Godsmack follower, then at least check out Fear Factory's new Archetype; maybe that will make you forget about this lame garbage.
Sick Of Life: 7/10 eh.......this one is kinda dumb, but at least it's catchy.
Awake: 10/10 Great Song. But 12 words in the song, Sully drops the f-bomb. Erghhh. This never fails to annoy me. I love this song though.
Greed; 8/10 OK.....The chorus is really ugly though, they should just get rid of it
Bad Magick: 10/10 Yeah! Good Song. Woohooo!
Goin Down: 9/10 I like this song because I am not being bombasted with too loud guitars.
Mistakes: 5/10 Boring and Ugly
Trippin: 7/10 Mediocre Nothing great
Forgive Me: 8/10 I dont listen to this song much but i'm sure its not that bad
Vampires: 9/10 I like it, but the spoken word stuff is kinda corny...
The Journey: 2/10 Why not just make it part of spiral? WHy?
Spiral: 7/10 Interesting for the first five minutes, but after ten minutes or so this song gets dull
Best Song: Awake
Worst Song: Mistakes
Song with most excessive use of f-word: Awake
The CD is also enhanced with 10 short videos with the members talking about the album. Although the qualities of the videos aren't that great, you have to remember that this came out in 2000. Another complaint about the album is that all the songs sound the same and they bleed into one another. In my opinion, it's pretty obvious when a song on the album starts and stops. I can understand when people are talking about the first 3 songs sounding the same. But they have several differences. Sick of Life has a very different feel on it that on the other songs, it is also the heaviest song on the album. Awake has that different guitar effect in the beginning that makes it obvious that a new song has started. Greed is about a guy that tried to screw them over and they talk about it on the enhanced part. But everything in this song changes from Awake.Read more ›