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Faceless
     

Faceless

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by Godsmack
 

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Success hasn't spoiled Sully Erna. Godsmack's leader made his mark on millions by raging against, well, just about everything you'd care to mention -- and he continues to air his grievances on this follow-up to his band's self-titled, multi-platinum breakthrough. Names aren't named, but the No. 1 spot is probably held by the object of "I F--king Hate You," a

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Success hasn't spoiled Sully Erna. Godsmack's leader made his mark on millions by raging against, well, just about everything you'd care to mention -- and he continues to air his grievances on this follow-up to his band's self-titled, multi-platinum breakthrough. Names aren't named, but the No. 1 spot is probably held by the object of "I F--king Hate You," a spasmodically lurching riff-fest punctuated by some of Erna's fiercest howls. "I Stand Alone" is similarly disaffected in tone, but the band -- particularly guitarist Tony Rombola -- holds back a little, replacing full-throttle roar with a lower-pitched but still menacing rumble. On "Serenity" (the last word one would normally use in any description of these New Englanders), Godsmack even daub a layer of orchestration over their largely acoustic chord progressions. For the most part, however, Faceless retains the energy-über-alles philosophy that's made Godsmack virtually unassailable at the top of rock's list of most moshable metallurgists.

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All Music Guide - Wade Kergan
Godsmack's first, slow-burning success -- the self-titled debut from 1998 -- spent two years climbing charts and selling records as the witchy minstrels of alternative metal wound their way across the country on two consecutive Ozzfest tours. The sound was familiar enough, recalling Alice in Chains in both vocalist Sully Erna's tortured howls and their very name, taken from that band's excellent 1992 release, Dirt. And while it initially failed to impress critics, fans quickly picked up on the band's industrial touch to the post-grunge sound. Likewise, 2001's Awake was regarded by some as a sophomore slump, with only half of the sales of Godsmack's debut, but "slump" in this case equaled double-platinum. And though the sales did validate the band's effort to some extent, Awake was full of growing pains, as they tried in vain to shed their influences and ended up with a record that had successful moments, but its reliance on stop-start rhythms often left it sounding sorely underwritten. Faceless, Godsmack's third full-length, grooves more fluidly than Awake, but the band still hasn't managed to locate the pop hooks that made their debut a success. And while concentrating on texture can be just as interesting as hooks, lyrics as misanthropic as Erna's only sink Faceless further into the mire.

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Release Date:
04/08/2003
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0044006785424
catalogNumber:
067854
Rank:
12172

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Faceless 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Godsamack's new cd FACELESS is definitely worth purchasing! FACELESS, as well as Godsmack's self-titled debut and sophmore release AWAKE, are packed with awesome tracks with hardcore beats and inspirationally aggressive lyrics.Godsmack's influences include Rush, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Metallica. However, Godsmack is one of a kind and their cds are experiences worth buying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best album iv heard in a very long time it starts off with a really good song and only getts better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is one of the best ones Godsmack has released. From beginning to end, all the tracks keep you asking for more. The first track "Straight out of line" was an excellent choice to start off the album. It's thrilling guitar riffs and pounding drum beats make this album a great buy. "Releasing the demons" is one track that is all too familiar with the likes of Godsmacks. Overall this album is all thumbs up and a great buy for the rock fanatics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't like this album at first, but after it had gotten a lot of publicity, I decided to give it another chance. Wow was I glad I did. I think the reason I didn't like it was the fact that their first drummer had chose to quit (will miss you always, Tommy!:)!), but the new drummer is good, and I mean reeeeeeaaaaally good! I had heared the song "I Stand Alone" when I had bought The Scorpion King soundtrack, and, since I like that song and it was on this album, I decided to give the CD another listen. Now it's on my list of CDs I want. I still think "Awake" is their best album, though, but this one is still worth buying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Godsmack rulez Sully Erna is so sexy although i wish i was a lil older to meet him i'm only 15 but newayz i luv the cd it rocks my fav is changes. YEAH THEY RULE!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD was great! If you liked the other ones (Godsmack and Awake) then you will like this one. Its a good buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this CD, Godsmack is the best!! Sully is a god!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is brilliant! I have never been disappointed by anything that Godsmack has done and this album is no exception. Raw emotion and power.... Faceless stirs both passion and empowering liberation from within me. All I can say is Thank you, Thank you Godsmack!! This album is an absolute must have!! See you in Denver!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not thinking anything could top GODSMACK or AWAKE, they did it again with FACELESS. Being a huge Godsmack fan, I pre-ordered the CD anxious to hear every song on it. I was absolutely amazed at how they can continue to make music that gets within the soul. Every song on the CD touches you in a different way and the vocals are outstanding!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Godsmack's third album is better than the other two... The energy they put into record can be felt easily. My personal favorites so far are "Changes" "Faceless" "Releasing The Demons" and "Serenity" I have been a Godsmack fan since the self-titled album and this has to be the best work they have done. The new drummer is awesome, Tony's solos are great as ever, Robbie still plays his bass in a catchy way, and Sully's vocals are just as great (if not better) than ever. The heavy melodic sounds are so catchy, and when the music is already catchy, Sully's voice makes it even more catchy. I was totally satisfied with this album. The best work Godsmack has done and makes me look forward to future albums.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album has it all killer guiter riffs, heavy drum beats, and powerful lyrics it has something for everyone. Only once in a lifetime do you get an album that is truly timeless and this is it. Godsmack, who's unique sence of style when it comes to their music, is an extraordinary mix of metel, tribal, and old fashioned rock. The lead singer, Sully Erna, who's voice is so powerful is sure to mesmerize you until the very end. No matter what your musical taste this album is sure to please and leave you wanting more. So pick up two copies because you are sure to wear out the first copy the very first day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this cd the day it came out, and im glad that i did. This album has lots of good tracks, my favorite being "Serenity", an acoustic song which is real cool. Other than that, it's typical ass kickin Godsmack that we've always known. Pick this album up, trust me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this cd the day it came out and it blew me a way. I was expecting a great cd from godsmack because of the amazing godsmack and Awake albums. It is just so much better, tracks like changes and make me believe really deliver the goods. Check this cd it out if you are a true rock music fan
Guest More than 1 year ago
Godsmack has always given the fans what they need to relieve the built stress of daily life. With this, their third album, they do just that. In this cd you'll find fast riffs and awesome solos. While all the songs are amazing, I've found "I F***ing Hate You" to be the favorite of all. This song is filled with awesome riffs and Sully Erna saying what else but "I f***ing hate you". Yes, that's right, the foursome still have plenty of anger and frustration to last a lifetime. While I don't want the guys to get mad all the time or be put through alot of bad times, the songs that are a result from those situations are simpily amazing. Other great tracks include "Straight Out Of Line", "Faceless", and "Serenity". You can also find the great Scorpion King song "I Stand Alone". I highly recommend this, for the lack of a better word, phenomenal cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Godsmack's latest CD is one that I really like. It isn't my favorite disk of the bands three (I give that honor to "Awake")but it's still Godsmack, and it's still good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know I do not 'Stand Alone' when I say Faceless has to be Godsmack's best album to date. They have produced a work of art that can be played over and over, all the way through without a hitch. Each and every song on the CD is a small story to delve into with pleasure. "Serenity", the accoustical song at the end of the CD is a soothing lyrical journey for your mind. And if you need to really bang your head, turn it up for "Releasing the Demons" and you can annoy the neighbors. Get it today and know what true rock is all about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS THE BEST CD OUT THIS YEAR.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If your a metal head from the old school, you have to see the similarity to Black Sabbath. These bands are almost identical in every way, except Godsmack has a little faster tempo. I saw these guys a couple of months ago and they are the best live heavy band I have ever seen. Fantastic rhythm section, and a guitar sound that really fits their style. Hope they continue to crank.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone looking for a great hard rock album to add to their collection, needs to get this one. As any Godsmack knows we count on them to give us a album full of great guitar riffs, kickin' drum beats, and Sully's excellent screamin and slammin lyrics, this new cd delivers!!!! All you Godsmack fans out there, this is a MUST HAVE!!! For anyone who isn't yet a fan, now is the time to get "smacked" , you won't regret it. Sure to be the best HARD ROCK cd this year!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has got to be Godsmack's best album so far, it really is amazing. It is unlike what they have done before, Sully's range of vocals are better than they've ever been, Shannon's drumming is so unique, Robbie's bass playing is as good as ever and Tony's guitar riffs are just brilliant. Key tracks to look out for are Serenity, I Am and Releasing The Demons. All in all this is a really great album to get into, I can't stop listening to it. Some great tracks to blast out really loud and release some anger to and then one even better track to chill out to - which seems to sum up the whole album's feel. The only low point of this album I feel is "I Stand Alone" simply because it has been over-played so much. If you are a Godsmack or Heavy Metal/Rock fan definitely check this one out, you will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is heart pounding straight up in your face hard rock. This CD is guaranteed to satisfy any hard rock fan from the crunching guitar riffs, pounding drum rhythems, and powerful vocals. This will reach up and smack you right in the face.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Faceless is Godsmacks best work yet. Every song on this album is amazing, beautiful to listen to. Godsmack has proven in this album that they have grown lyrically, melodically, and instrumentally while keeping their hard rock edge which makes them who they are. I highly recommend this album to all the Godsmack fans that have not yet purchased it and to anyone who loves Rock music. This album is the best!!!! Their is a song on this album for everyone. Godsmack will no longer be Faceless after this album. ROCK on!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Godsmack's most recent release, "Faceless", is the best new album out there. Godsmack has proven once again that they are one of the best, if not the best metal bands out there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Faceless is a must have for all rockers out there, this CD is beyond words, but I will do my best to describe it.... So here goes.... But trust me buy it and you will be thrilled that you did.... Godsmack's latest triumph Faceless Is SOOO Awesome, Straight out of line, is spectacular, my fave song is Re-Align, the vocals by Sully are riveting, his voice there is no comparison for, This CD is great all the way through, not just the normal 1-2 good songs on a cd, we all have some of those in our collections... This is awesome from song 1 all the way to song 12... This is the best new release I have bought!!! I play it all the time, totally recomend this one!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Boston based band Godsmack are no longer faceless, April 8th, 2003 the new long anticipated album Faceless was released in stores. Lead singer Sully Erna has incredible vocals, while guitar player Tony Rambola tears through the scene with inspiring guitar riffs, and Robbie Merrill shows his true talent on his new 5 string bass. The newly added Face to godsmack, drummer Shannon Larkin, has incredible druming skills on the album as seen and heard on the new single "Straight out of Line". Debuting at #1 on the billboard top 200, Faceless proves to stick Godsmack somewhere they belong and that is on top. If you love rock, classic rock, metal, or basically any genre of music, you should definettly make the trip to the store to buy this album, surely one of the best albums of the year.