The Oracle

  • Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: May 4, 2010
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25

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  1. Aug 16, 2010
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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, Expand
  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 one of the most enjoyable albums I have listened to. A thoroughly enjoyable album and I would recommend it to anyone who loves metal.
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. While "The Oracle" is certainly familiar, it still sounds fresh enough and well worth the wait for fans who prefer their Godsmack served up straight.
  3. 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."