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In February of 1995, after being behind the drums for more than 23 years, Sully Erna decided to start a new band. It was only a matter of time before he realized he needed to take charge and step out from behind the kit to front the band himself.

One year and a couple of member changes later Godsmack was born. Sully Erna, Robbie Merrill and Tony Rombola hit the studio and recorded their first CD titled All Wound Up. They did this over one weekend for a measly twenty six-hundred dollars.

Over the next two years, the band played throughout the Boston scene with drummer Joe Darco and began earning a strong reputation of being a great live band. The noise they were making in the New England area created a snowball effect like no other.

Godsmack began drawing in bigger and bigger audiences to their
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GODSMACK Godsmack album cover 4.20 | 11 ratings
Alternative Metal 1998
GODSMACK Awake album cover 3.69 | 14 ratings
Alternative Metal 2000
GODSMACK Faceless album cover 3.78 | 14 ratings
Alternative Metal 2003
GODSMACK IV album cover 3.25 | 6 ratings
Alternative Metal 2006
GODSMACK The Oracle album cover 3.40 | 5 ratings
The Oracle
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GODSMACK 1000hp album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
Alternative Metal 2014
GODSMACK When Legends Rise album cover 2.50 | 2 ratings
When Legends Rise
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GODSMACK The Other Side album cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
The Other Side
Non-Metal 2004

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Live & Inspired
Alternative Metal 2012

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GODSMACK Good Times, Bad Times... 10 Years of Godsmack album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Good Times, Bad Times... 10 Years of Godsmack
Alternative Metal 2007

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Alternative Metal 2001
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I Stand Alone
Alternative Metal 2002
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Whiskey Hangover
Alternative Metal 2009

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Godsmack Live
Alternative Metal 2001
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Smack This!
Alternative Metal 2002
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Alternative Metal 2004



Album · 1998 · Alternative Metal
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Godsmack - Godsmack

'Godsmack' is the self-titled debut studio album by alternative metal/heavy metal band Godsmack. Technically Godsmack's debut is 1997's 'All Wound Up', which had the same tracklisting of this album except it replaced the track 'Someone in London' with 'Goin' Down' which would be featured on the album 'Awake'. Godsmack is a band I've been listening to for years, and in my opinion, one of the most consistent bands out there. While they've had their weaker moments, those weaker moments are still of high quality.

Immediately, the album brings in grooving riffs and Sully Erna's fantastic aggressive vocals in the opener 'Moon Baby'. Musically, this album is what I'd call a combination of grunge-y heavy metal with a strong groove edge. I absolutely love all the songs on the album, but I'll try to pick out some highlights. 'Whatever' starts out with awesome drumming courtesy Erna and some swinging bass grooves. The song easily gets stuck in the listener's head with its chorus. 'Time Bomb' and 'Bad Religion' are more groovy tracks, with the latter having some fantastic grunge-y riffing in the bridge. 'Immune' has one of Erna's best vocal performances, it fits so perfectly with the crushing groove of the guitars. He has a very powerful aggressive yet melodic voice.

My favorite song on the album, and one of my favorite songs of all time is definitely the finale song 'Voodoo'. 'Voodoo' is one of the most memorable songs I've ever heard, I can always remember the menacing atmosphere, the tribal percussion, the great bassline, and Erna's amazing vocal performance. It's difficult for 'I'm not the one who's so far away, when I feel the snake bite enter my veins' to not get stuck in my head. It's a common misconception that the song is about heroin addiction, however it is actually relating to Erna's Wiccan beliefs.

Overall, this is one of my favorite albums. It's an album I can listen to again and again, and never tire of it. I highly recommend this album to any fans of alternative metal and also just heavy metal in general. Godsmack, along with Anthrax and Soundgarden, are bands I've always been listening to, and always will be. Hope you found this review helpful.

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