Godsmack – 1000hp 6.5

GODSMACK

“Time to rewind,” frontman Sully Erna sings at the start of Godsmack’s sixth album. He then launches into a lyrical chronicle of the hard rock band’s rise from Boston nobodies nearly 20 years ago to the stadium-sized success they’ve enjoyed ever since. It’s a great leadoff to the high-octane set that cranks the throttle and the volume, and never looks back again. The band races through familiar riffs (“FML,” “Locked & Loaded”) and new melodic touches (“Generation Day,” the obviously titled “Something Different”) with attitude to burn. Like the classic dragster on the album’s cover, Godsmack might not be everyone’s speed, but sounding well maintained, and still firing on all cylinders, the band is indisputably impressive at what they do. — Eric Mitts

 

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