Album-a-Day #43: Faceless
Year Released: 2003
No. of Discs: 1
No. of Tracks: 12
01. Straight Out Of Line
04. Make Me Believe
05. I Stand Alone
07. I F****** Hate You
08. Releasing The Deamons
09. Dead And Broken
10. I Am
11. The Awakening
Damn, I love this band. I don't know what it is specifically. Maybe it is Sully Erna's vocal style. The drums. The backing vocal style. Maybe all of the above.
Godsmack is very drum driven. It is evident on many previous Godsmack songs such as "Voodoo", and "Awake." The US Navy actually took note and uses "Awake" in their commercials. However on this album, they experiment with congas on "The Awakening" and in "Serenity."
Another reason that I like Godsmack is that their frontman, Sully Erna, plays a good guitar and even better drum segments on their albums and during their live shows. Not many people can play and sing and those that can get my respect.
My favorite tracks are "Straight Out Of Line", "Re-Align", "Make Me Believe", "Faceless", and "The Awakening."
Godsmack is a powerful band (see track 7), however they can also slow it down and have just as much impact. I have seen them about seven times (three in 2004) and they have a great live show. I would recommend it to anyone whether they are headlining or supporting. It is funny to hear Sully address the crowd. He has a major Boston accent. "Come on Phoenix! Let's get Fahckin Retahded!"
I think that Godsmack is very underrated.