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It's hard to believe that Godsmack has been around for eight years, but indeed they have. Not only that, but they have remained on top of the metal game pretty much the whole time too. The band's new album "IV" keeps them there.
Arguably their best "normal" effort since their self-titled debut, "IV" doesn't break new ground for the band. (2004's "The Other Side" is an acoustic EP and is amazing.) "IV" is however another solid effort from Boston's Godmack. Front man Sully Erna doesn't disappoint fans with his song writing by penning great songs like the single "Speak", and the underrated "Bleeding Me." Also, with the acoustic "Hollow", the vocoder use on "No Rest for the Wicked", and the harmonica on the single "Shine Down" things are kept fresh through the album.
When you think of Godsmack, instantly you think of Erna's ominous voice. As with most Godsmack stuff; Sully Erna shines on "IV", as does his song writing ability. Godsmack sticks to their formula with “IV”, (solid vocals, lower riffs, and medium paced songs) but also manages to keep things fresh. "IV" won't bring in praise from critics everywhere, but it's a good album from one of the best alternative-metal bands going today, and is certain to satisfy Godsmack fans everywhere.