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October 31, 2000

Song Title
Sick Of Life
Bad Magick
Goin' Down
Forgive Me
The Journey

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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They're back ... November 1, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Godsmack's new album kicks like the first one. It's definitely going to be in my player for a while, but one thing bugs me: it's not much different than the first, self-titled album. To some people, that is a good thing, but I personally like to see bands progress and try new things. To each his own I guess, but a little more originality would score this album a 5.
If you liked the first album, you'll like this one. If you didn't like the first, you won't like this one. It's basically a continuation (this is actually said by the band on the Enhanced CD) of "Godsmack". "Awake" is an incredible song, similar to the way "Keep Away" dominated "Godsmack." For you late Godsmack fans who picked up on them after hearing "Voodoo", you'll be happy to hear "Spiral", another eerie, slower song.
What I was very pleased to hear was an instrumental track; it's very well done. It has audio clips occasionally, reminiscent to "Moon Baby".
If you're at this item page, chances are you've heard a Godsmack song and enjoyed it and are interested in more. Godsmack isn't a two-faced band who writes hits and then slacks on the rest of the songs. If you heard "Awake" on the radio and liked it, you'll enjoy the rest of the album.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars!!! October 16, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I really, really, really like Godsmack. Even though this album wasn't as popular as their first, self-entitled one, I like this disc more.
The Smack is borderline metal, many of these songs, especially on the beginning few tracks, boom boom boom. Hard guitars, drums and a strong (snarling might be a little overboard) voice.
I pretty much like every aspect of this band: a good, strong, manly voice and a guitarist that is among the top ten for modern bands, are the main points. "Vampires", "Mistakes", and "Sick of Life" are the best instrument performance. "Vampires" is just great, it won an award for best instruments.
I also like the lyrics. They are dark and may be ghoulish, be still good. "Mistakes" and "Vampires" have a recorded voice on the song, which is smart. Godsmack's lyrics are primarily concerned with witchcraft and suicide, but that's okay, that's just the way they are. Sully was born in Boston, in a witch family, so that was the way he was raised, explaining the witch parts of the lyrics.
This album is one that is almost perfect, granted- the first one was a little more diverse. The lyrics are kind of repetitive-not saying #'s 1-11 have the same lyrics but some songs repeat themselves.
But, I like every song on this C.D. with an exeption of "The Journey", a song which is less than a minute and may be an interlude or a lead in to the last song, "The Spiral."
Sully says something along the lines of "You won't hear any techno or rap, just good loud music" on, which is definately the truth. But, similar sounds are very rare on this disc.
This is not only good-'n-loud, but also very musical. Look at "The Spiral", it has rattles on it. Man, this is good stuff.
These guys rock, I can't wait for their third album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No Sophomore Slump For Godsmack... October 26, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Godsmack sold millions of copies of their debut album and became big names in the rock industry. Now, can they defeat what some rock groups have encountered: the sophomore slump, even jinx? Well, to some degree, AWAKE has many moments to enjoy, but it's virtually Godsmack doing what's best for them: rocking hard and enjoying every minute.

"Sick of Life" seems a tad jaded, but it's also very aggressive and piles into the driving and chunky title track, which has some power over its predecessor. "Vampires" is the most atmospheric track, with movie bits thrown in for good measure to add to the melancholy of the track. "Bad Magick" and "Greed" both feature assaulting guitars and crushing rhythms, and Sully's vocals are still fully intact. The lyrics on this album are not as strong as on the self-titled or on FACELESS, but "Goin' Down", despite the minimal lyrical content, still rocks very much. Perhaps one of the best tracks is the six minute atmospheric rock of "Mistakes". Here Sully contemplates that he's "made too many mistakes" and his conviction matches the music. The short "The Journey" flows right into the closing finale "The Spiral", which leaves the door open as to where Godsmack will go next.

Consequently, this would be the last Godsmack album to feature Tommy Stewart on drums, but Godsmack would show no signs of letting up despite that loss. Despite some of the repetitive moments on the album, AWAKE still is a solid affair.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first October 21, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I don't know why the negative ratings in here for this album. I think AWAKE is really great, probably one of the best rock albums of the year. Godsmack have created its own style, although it's not too original, a style that sounds really great. The band didn't change too much after the first self-titled album, which is a good thing, considering that most bands today have this tendency of becoming more and more commercial. AWAKE is a tough album, again with no ballads, only strong powerfull metal. Sully sings great, he has a very good voice, which blends perfectly with the other instruments. Most songs on this album are really great, and the fact that they are alike is a big ... .
Of course there are some bad parts too: the lyrics aren't too great, and i didn't like the fact that the final track on Awake is very similar to the final track of the first album, Voodoo.
But everything else is great, check out BAD MAGICK, SICK OF LIFE and VAMPIRES, definetely the best songs on the CD.
I'd rate this 4.5 out of 5 stars, but since that's not possible, let's make it a 5/5.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome metal album
Nice and heavy....well, maybe not "nice" (wink, wink). Awesone riffs with a killer drummer! One of my favorite albums to date!
Published 1 month ago by Ronald D. Ramsey Jr.
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay review
Three stars on this CD. Was okay. The only great song worth listening to was "Awake". Not worth what I paid for. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Darlene
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it
By far one of the greatest and most powerfull godsmack albums to date if you dont enjoy this album than your not going to like any godsmack.
Published 3 months ago by Brett Lambert
5.0 out of 5 stars Godsmack is one of the greatest bands of our time.
I have not had this particular CD long enough to really get used to it yet. But the results are always the same. Bad to the bone! Read more
Published 5 months ago by michael cast
5.0 out of 5 stars It's awesome
It's the best album by Godsmack.. the songs just kick ass... Great vocals by Sully.. Buy this album, and be awake!
Published 8 months ago by Kamil Zabiegala
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent follow up to the mighty 'Godsmack'!
I could not wait for this release, I was so blown away with the first album, I could not wait to hear what they would do next, and everything I loved about the first album, is... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Obiturized
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome album!!
This album is definitely Godsmack's best album ever!!! I do like their other efforts a lot, but this one, I can't get enough of it. Read more
Published 18 months ago by chaosisthename
3.0 out of 5 stars AIC cloning go on......
UNBELIAVABLE! look, there's some decent tracks on this second GODSMACK album Awake...but it's just UNBELIAVABLE how Godsmack rips off ALICE IN CHAINS sound.... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Rio Fluzão
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a Total Flop, But Far Too Sonically One Dimensional, and...
I have to admit. Track 1 on this album is a killer. However, stylistically is seems that Godsmack is trying to write or continue this song with every other track on the album,... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Craig Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars freaking awesome amazin band and album
Published 20 months ago by taylorjax2000
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