Faceless - Godsmack
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  • Summary: The Boston-based punk-metal outfit returns with a third studio LP, produced by David Botrill (Tool).
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Unflinchingly heavy, this midtempo metal won't disappoint believers. [June 2003, p.101]
  2. Mixes arena rock in the vein of an Alice in Chains with the aggression of Pantera.
  3. Rages and riffs with epic drama.
  4. Mostly it's the same staccato riffing, constipated vocals, and generic, rage-against-the-kidney-stone angst. [11 Apr 2003, p.78]
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    Faceless is exactly that. [May 2003, p.120]
  6. Whatever novelty their sound once had has long since worn off, and the foreboding poetry and constipated howl of Wiccan singer Sully Erna are almost laughable.
  7. At least Nickelback know how to write a tune. [Jul 2003, p.104]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 41
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 41
  3. Negative: 6 out of 41
  1. bryanc
    Mar 5, 2005
    10
    OMG! wen i saw wat the critics gave this cd i almost crapped my pants. This is like the best cd ever! I really dont know why the critics hate it so much. And that nickelback coment.....just stop. u really dont know wat ur talking about if u even compare godsmack to nickelback. Everyone who loves hard rock and metal will love this album. F**K this critics on this one! Expand
  2. laura
    Jan 22, 2007
    10
    this album is the best and i don't give a shit on those critics who don't know how to apreciate an awesome cd. good work and keep on going like this Expand
  3. BilyBil
    Feb 10, 2008
    10
    amazing.
  4. Zac
    Sep 29, 2008
    9
    This is one of the best Godsmack albums created yet.I hate it when critics give good bands a bad review because I would like to see them create their own album which most critics can't because they don't have the talent as most musicians.I hate it when people think Godsmack is an Alice In Chains rip-off because they are really nothing alike.Just because Godsmack got their name from the Alice In Chains song God Smack.And for the guy who said his balls dropped and learned that Godsmack sucked...go listen to your Lil' Wayne cause he sucks way more than Godsmack. Expand
  5. Patrick
    Jan 28, 2009
    8
    Has good songs like "Straight Out of Line" and "Releasing the Demons"
  6. ShaunT.
    Dec 15, 2003
    8
    Godsmack is one of the best heavy metal acts around, and 'Faceless' is one of the most enjoyable metal albums of the year. This is the kind of album that you would purchase for the singles, however, because of the lack of variations in the songs. Godsmack still rocks and 'Serenity' is a nice departure from the norm (although it's also a throwback to the ultimately better song, 'Voodoo' from their self-titled debut). Nothing on the CD is quite as potent as 'Whatever' or 'Alive', but it still sounds awesome, especially for fans of the group. A small sidenote: with the exception of the track, 'I F*cking Hate You', there is very little profanity on the record. Expand
  7. AndrewW
    Nov 27, 2005
    0
    Honestly, does anyone over the age of 15 actually give a crap about this band?

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