LIVING: CD REVIEWS - GODSMACK Faceless (Republic).
GIVEN the current state of affairs in Iraq, Boston-based metallers
Godsmack may come to regret the battlefield gunfire that ushers in the
opening riff-laden track on their third album. Straight Out Of Line
proves to be a Black Sabbath clone, revealing just how influential Ozzy
& Co have been to a whole new generation of bands. From there on in
there are strong hints of Metallica, particularly on the ripsaw Changes
and I Stand Alone, the latter plucked from the Scorpion King movie
soundtrack. They vary the formula just once, adding an Eastern lilt to
Serenity, by far the best cut in the set.