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Awake Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
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On Awake, Godsmack play their ghoulish hard rock with such a straight face, they make Metallica look like the Insane Clown Posse. For proof, look no further than heavily pierced frontman Sully Erna, who is not only a practicing Wiccan but the author of melodramatic declarations such as "Can't you see what this pain has fucking done to me." It's too bad the follow-up to the Boston band's triple-platinum self-titled debut rarely delivers the desired intensity. Instead, the album offers anodyne takes on the same old themes of aggression ("Sick of Life"), alienation ("Bad Magick") and hocus-pocus ("Vampires"), with the all-too-familiar buzzsaw of nu-metal guitars and elastic bass grooves tearing throughout. --Aidin Vaziri
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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 ›
Sick of Life ~ 9/10-This song is a perfect way to start off the cd. It's starts off slow but builds up fast.
Awake ~ 10/10-This again is another great song. Great solos.
Greed ~ 8/10-This one took me a while to get used to, but once you do it's awesome.
Bad Magick ~ 6/10-This is one of those songs you either love or hate.
Goin' Down ~ 6/10-This was the first song I heard by Godsmack, it was on M:I-2....I have loved them ever since
Mistakes ~ 8/10-This is another great song. The lyrics are really powerful.
Trippin' ~ 10/10-The drums on this song are intense. I love everything about this song
Forgive Me ~ 10/10-This song has one of the coolest time changes ever.
Vampires ~ 9/10-An instrumental song that never lets up...
Journey ~ 4/10-This song goes into the final song. But by itself, it's only a 4
Spiral ~ 10/10-Like voodoo. Starts of slow, builds in the chorus. Then never lets go of you. A great way to end the album.
In my opinion, this is Godsmack's best cd.
I loved them since M:I-2 and don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
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I like Godsmack so an album has to really stink for me to give it a bad review. This one might not but as good as the others, but it certainly is Godsmack and that's good enough... Read morePublished on March 28 2011 by Lori Davenport
I started listening to Godsmack when Voodoo came out and was impressed with their poignant lyrics and captivating tribal rhythms. Read morePublished on April 5 2006 by Peanut Butter
despite their similar melodies and vague lyrics, Godsmack pulls off a rock CD pretty convincingly. Nothing too heavy or deep about the songs and who really cares? Read morePublished on April 12 2004 by Z. Mann
Most of the album is excellent, but some of the tracks isn't all what godsmack is. But this is still worth the money, I love godsmack.Published on April 2 2004 by K. Adkins
ahhhh yet another Godsmack album, so what does that mean? More tired rock cliches, more riffs that never sail and more of Sully Erna's melancholic rock jock persona. Read morePublished on March 30 2004 by J. Martin
Sully and company deliver another great album. This album is so powerful at times it is overwhelming how every song is amazing. Here is a song by song rundown. Read morePublished on March 29 2004 by RJ Bates
I honestly used to like Godsmack but as i got older my music taste matured and I found out how great "Grunge" is (the best kind of rock music) I ventured upon Alice In... Read morePublished on March 27 2004 by Mitchell Moore
Godsmack arrive into the rock scene a little too late to deliver anything noteworthy or original to the annals of modern hard rock or as it has been termed, "new metal. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2004 by Robert Blake