Just like the title says this is Godsmack’s fourth album. It still does not match the ferocity of their self titled debut “Godsmack”. However, the album “IV” is their best since. Individual tracks like “Speak” and “No Rest for the Wicked” bring back some of that hard in your face anthems that the first CD delivered in spades. “Voodoo Too” is as good as the original and I have this song listed after Voodoo on my playback list for added effect. In the last two outings there has been some great tracks mixed in with crap, this breaks away from that and forms a cohesive album full of sharp metal goodness. No more 15 minute guitar solos and extended drum sets just pure HARD metal. Unlike bands such as System of a Down and Tool I don’t have to tune out all the politically bullshit either. Metal is not about peace, it’s not about whining to politicians, it’s about music that kicks your ass!
3 1/2 out 5