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Godsmack [Explicit Lyrics]

GodsmackAudio CD
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The heart of Boston beats within its streets. Those roads set the scene for timeless Academy Award-winning stories including The Departed and The Fighter as well as for triumphant, tear-filled championship victories by The Red Sox, The Bruins, and The Celtics. Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum hard rock titans Godsmack preserve their connection to the streets of Boston on their sixth ... 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 (483 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,384 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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34 of 38 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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21 of 24 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
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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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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 Five Stars
classic Godsmack
Published 1 day ago by ohiomichigangal
5.0 out of 5 stars All Time Best Godsmack
This is one of my ALL time favorite Albums. You would not believe the hard times it helped me threw. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Aunita Tyler
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Godsmack. The first album is overall my favorite
I love Godsmack. The first album is overall my favorite.
Published 23 days ago by Aaron Freeland
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome.
Published 28 days ago by Jeremiah DeGeorge
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome album !!!!
Published 1 month ago by Tony
5.0 out of 5 stars Godsmack~1st Album
I was introduced to Godsmack through a demo my friend had. So I knew to expect dark heavy metal something close to Metallica. Read more
Published 1 month ago by HoneyBunny:Sweet&Charming/MidNiteVelvetBunny
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Ol' Godsmack
Any big fan of Godsmack needs to purchase this album! One of their best albums hands down!
Published 1 month ago by Infinite06262012
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
There first album that started it and they keep kicking ass.
Published 1 month ago by ron
5.0 out of 5 stars I love listening to the song whenever a thought of my ...
I love listening to the song whenever a thought of my ex pops into my head.
A fitting song for a fitting scenario ! You rock, Sully !!!
Published 2 months ago by NPR_Rick
5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps their best
This is perhaps their best album. It has their hardest catchiest songs, a formula that worked for over 15 years and still going strong. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Trezonator
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