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Godsmack [Explicit Lyrics]

GodsmackAudio CD
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About Godsmack

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 ... Read more in Amazon's Godsmack Store

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  • Audio CD (August 25, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: August 25, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • ASIN: B00000ADJW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (471 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,401 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Moon Baby
2. Whatever
3. Keep Away
4. Time Bomb
5. Bad Religion
6. Immune
7. Someone In London
8. Get Up, Get Out!
9. Now Or Never
10. Stress
11. Situation
12. Voodoo

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In a post-Seattle Sound rock world, there's still a hunger for music that's dark, dirgelike, and heavy. And the void left by Soundgarden and company is being filled by a spate of bands, including Boston's Godsmack, who even nicked their name from an Alice in Chains song. Like Creed and Days of the New, Godsmack are raging and disenfranchised, as singer Sully Erna's lyrics illustrate: "I am in a living hell / Makes me wonder if I'm alive" or "You're pathetic in your own way / I don't like you anyway." Though the territory being mined isn't new, Godsmack's grungy grooves, potent energy, and strong hooks are irresistible. With a dash of Tool and a smattering of Filter seeping through, Godsmack are on the money, especially on "Whatever," the tantalizing "Get Up, Get Out!," and the strident and syncopated "Bad Religion," on which Erna puts one in mind of James Hetfield. While Godsmack's approach may not be fresh, the foursome's strong songs and powerful energy are still intensely tasty--especially for those with a taste for songs on the sober--but never staid--side. --Katherine Turman

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Have you been smacked yet? July 13, 2000
By mute
Format:Audio CD
Yes it's true that Godsmack's influence spectrum is vast, but this foursome probably listened to these influential greats (Metallica, Alice in chains etc.) and created their own bigger and better sound to become gods of their own rage-energetic realm. This sound is alive. Not even to talk about Sully's well balanced voice seamlessly integrating with Tony's aggressive and rhythm-hungry six stringer. Their lyrics adds a further spark to the already rock solid sound. This CD has attitude written all over it. Sully, Robbie, Tony and Tommy...we salute you.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars In a bad mood? Sick of people? Buy this album! December 27, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Don't get the 3-star rating wrong; I do like this album. But Ihave to criticize the simplicityand redundancy of the music and lyrics. The theme throughout is pretty much "I don't like you--stay away from me," and we hear it time and time again. A far cry from Alice In Chains, to be sure. But...
That doesn't mean this album isn't worth your dime. The drum work is pretty good. As for the guitar handling, well, I can only advise that you don't listen to Randy Rhoads within 12 hours of listening to this album. The guitar playing is simplistic, but it does at least move the songs along.
If you like the in-your-face guitar sound, and you tend to get, well... disgusted with some of the people around you, you may very well enjoy this album.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
By M. Hart
Format:Audio CD
Godsmack's self-titled debut album from 1998 packs an aggressive set of one dozen emotionally dark songs, whose mournful lyrics sung by the groups powerful vocalist Sully Erna are very expressive. Reminiscent of heavy metal favorite Metallica and grunge bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden and 'Alice in Chains', Godsmack has combined several styles to produce a very unique sound of their own. Formed in 1995 in Boston, Sully Erna (who is a practicing Wiccan) along with with guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill and drummer Tommy Stewart first received notice when people began listening to Godsmack's single "Whatever". Popularity grew with songs such as "Keep Away" and "Voodoo". My ratings for each song (out of 5 stars) are listed below:
1. "Moon Baby" (5+). Starts softly, but suddenly awakens to powerful guitar and bass, as well as Sully's dark vocals. Guitar aggressiveness later grows, as well as harmonized vocals.
2. "Whatever" (5+). Fast-paced, very aggresive guitar and potent percussion mix with powerful & melodic vocals.
3. "Keep Away" (5). Intense guitar takes center stage with the lyrics about wanting an exlover to stay away and features a guitar solo.
4. "Time Bomb" (5). Aggressive vocals backed by aggressive guitar and percussion take center stage in this song which also features occassional silent or near-silent breaks.
5. "Bad Religion" (4.5). Grungy song marked by aggressively plucked guitar & bass, as well as strong pitch changes.
6. "Immune" (4). Slower song that begins with a spoken sample before being swallowed by Sully's very grungy voice. Aggressive guitar comes through in the middle followed by a brief instrumental interlude. Good guitar riffs towards the latter part of the song.
7. "Someone in London" (3.5).
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yeah, baby, Yeah! March 22, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Okay, so this may not be an, and I quote, "original" piece of work, but it's still really cool. Sully Erna has a great voice, managing to growl somewhat like James Hetfield (like on "Keep Away") and moan like Layne Staley (like on the enigmatic but catchy "Voodoo"). Yeah, this album's good and heavy, but the lyrics could be more far-reaching. But hey, I don't really mind. It's a good "attitude" CD, and I just love to imagine screaming those words to the people I hate when listening to this CD. "Keep Away" is, by far, the best song on here, although "Whatever" and "Moon Baby" are probably the runners-up. My only complaint is that that little media thing at the beginning of "Moon Baby" is quite obviously a rip-off of White Zombie, but oh well, it's still cool. Oh, and there really doesn't need to be an explicit lyrics label, I have CD's with worse language that don't have it. Yeah, nothing bad here, so "do like I told you" and check out this CD. It really rocks.
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38 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome adrenaline pumping rock April 11, 2000
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Godsmack are an awesome band, but they somehow picked up a reputation of being Alice In Chains wannabes. I do detect an AIC influence, but there is an equal influence from bands like Metallica, Tool, and White Zombie in their sound. However, they have the ability to take their influences and create an aggressive, energetic sound all their own.
Frontman Sully Erna's vocals are often very intense and confrontational, which sets them apart from their influences. Many of the songs seem to express anger toward someone, possibly an ex-girlfriend, with the resolution often being telling them to "go away". They do this in many of their songs, which might annoy some people, but I personally find it to be stress relieving. Tony's innovative guitar work (he actually can play lead, which many popular rock bands nowadays are not capable of doing) and the well oiled rhythm machine compliment the vocals and awesome songwriting perfectly. The best songs on the album (good to crank up when you're in a bad mood) are "Whatever", "Keep Away", "Time Bomb", "Bad Religion", and "Get Up, Get Out". Highly recommended if you are tired of all the trendy rock that permeates the airwaves.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Godsmack!
It's Godsmack! How can you go wrong? I play it every chance I get. My only mistake was I thought it was this album that had the song "I stand alone. Read more
Published 3 months ago by BCCM
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album everrrrrr
This cd kicks ass, I lost it was a while and was pissed, but now it's back I crank it in the car, pumps me up no matter what the day brings!
Published 6 months ago by frank musso
4.0 out of 5 stars voo-doo
bought this cd after hearing the song voo-doo on the radio,the other songs on this cd are pretty good also
Published 6 months ago by Wayne Goodman
5.0 out of 5 stars umm duh it`s godsmack......of cource it`s 5 stars
if you don`t like this cd then you don`t like rock. i need to eight more to submit this in witch i could describe in one GODSMAAAAK!
Published 7 months ago by Christopher Hennessey
4.0 out of 5 stars ROck out
I love this bad. They have strong songes but not over powering and some bands can be. You can also understand what they say which is a big pluse to me. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Craig Da Bear
4.0 out of 5 stars A good Godsmack CD
Very typical Godsmack sound, I'm not a die-hard fan, but it definitely settles my craving for those tunes. It is probably a collection of the most well known songs by them.
Published 9 months ago by MA hole
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST GODSMACK ALBUM :)
This is the best one in my opinion. Amazing vocals, killer bass lines, good catchy songs and its just plain epic. The other albums hold nothin to compared to this one. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Godsmack.distinctive sound
GOD SMACK just has a sound that just works for me...I put in my ear buds, crank it and do my thing. I am a maintenance facilitator and am in charge of a lot of different... Read more
Published 11 months ago by michael cast
5.0 out of 5 stars ...Catchy...
This is heavy metal and it is catchy. BLASPHEMY!!! How dare this band rock hard and have their songs stick in my head for days! Read more
Published 11 months ago by The Honey Badger
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
This cd is great and got the positive reviews to let Godsmack go on to make een more awesome music if your just starting to listen to Godsmack buy this it is definetly one of their... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Brett Lambert
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