WHAT’S UP NATION!? This is The Concert Cruizer and I just picked up the new Godsmack album 1000 HP.

Godsmack 1000 Horse Power

I have to admit I was REALLY looking forward to this new album. As big of a Godsmack fan as I am I wasn’t I wasn’t impressed with they’re last effort (The Oracle) but, then I heard the first single off this new album which is the same as the album title and it caught my attention. So after a few listens I can say…..GODSMACK is BACK! This records sounds exciting and full of energy, something I haven’t felt in music for some time. They tried a different approach on this record like take for example the opening track 1000HP, it tells the story of just them starting out as a band back in they’re home town of Boston Massachusetts and they don’t hide it like a metaphor. They tell you straight up “Time to rewind back to 1995 when we were nothing. Walking through the streets of Boston no one listening”. They don’t beat around the bush in this song and I love that. While we’re still on the topic of lyrics, another song that surprised me was FML (Fuck My Life). Now I normally HATE this phrase because when most people use it, their life is actually not that bad but, what makes the way they say it better? Because singer Sully Erna uses it as a way to challenge people. What he’s saying it I DARE YOU to fuck my life! Go ahead and try. Granted he doesn’t strait up say that but, it’s pretty easy to figure out so MAJOR props on originality. They also introduced some new elements into this record as well like a violin solo on “Something Different” which sounds very elegant in this hard rock song. As well as different guitar effects that fits the tone of each song. This album is really breathe of fresh air, even the filler songs have character to them like, sure this song may not be a single but we still gotta put everything we got into it. Godsmack put all their efforts into this CD and it shows so this album gets no joke a PERFECT SCORE!!! 5 HORNS OUT OF 5 \m/\m/\m/\m/\m/. Congrats Godsmack, I hope I can interview you guys some day.

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