The Oracle

  • Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: May 4, 2010
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Those fans seeking a return to Godsmack's roots will not be disappointed; for others, the sound may be a retrenchment because there was no place else for them to go. The only undebatable thing is that The Oracle is the most aggressive disc Godsmack have issued since their debut.
  2. Though built mainly with recycled material, "The Oracle" has fresh moments, such as the scrappy delivery of "What If?" and the up-tempo snap of "War and Peace."
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    The dense guitars and plaid shirts scream "grunge redux," but the attitude is pure hair metal circa 1987. [Aug 2010, p.116]
  4. The Oracle is not terrible, just thoroughly second-rate.
  5. Kerrang!
    40
    The Oracle sounds like it was written on autopilot, with the band ticking off the ingredients that made previous albums sell with out injecting any fire or imagination. [3 Jul 2010, p.51]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 26, 2011
    10
    Fuc**** awesome!
  2. Nov 10, 2016
    8
    This album is fantastic, for me it is only behind Faceless for my favourite of their albums. I could sit and listen to this album all day oneThis album is fantastic, for me it is only behind Faceless for my favourite of their albums. I could sit and listen to this album all day one of the most enjoyable albums I have listened to. A thoroughly enjoyable album and I would recommend it to anyone who loves metal. Full Review »
  3. Aug 16, 2010
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The album is for true Godsmack fans, with good vintage sound from their earlier work. Good hard hitting stuff, though some song like "Cryin' Like A **** don't deliver that smack to you head you would expect. Over all, this one of the best albums for 2010, Full Review »