jimmy Page once said, that if is song sound good either: acoustique, symphonique as well as amplified and distort, it was a good song.
GODSMACK definitely understand that concept, but the other way around. Revisiting some of FACELESS song only with a 6 strings concussion, drums and good vocals really redifine the way i saw Godsmack. They really are music artist, not just a make up band who like to trash.
They ptove that they want to explore further than VODOO or SERINITY. The also prove that they have futur for us to see.A futurfully loaded of raw material , not paste copy of their old succes. The engage a way that many bands enage to late in their carreer and failed.
Doing this soon in their career will avoid a fan backlash like Metallica suffered With LOAD.
As for the Cd itself. Gets Long after a while the really slow pace is hard to sustain when you are use to their other material. But everything is relaxing and fun to listen.
i really enjoy this cd.
The rewriting is mindblasting totally new material, but in the meantime (with re-align) we can still see that the song was somthing heavy. They kept that bass sound that remind us the heavy metal way.
But for ASSLEEP its a rediscovery of AWAKE. Totally something else.
Recording is great, good producing provide by lead vocals ERNA.
A nice album to have for Openminded people who love bvand who explore and rediscover. Really old school way.