Godsmack albums make up some of the best rock has to offer. Godsmack as been around for quite awhile but this Wicca inspired group, fronted by Sully Erna, didn’t cut their first record deal until 1998. The Godsmack debut album was a kick-ass piece of work and immediately put Godsmack on the map. Since then they have released four more albums, had EP releases and been part of numerous soundtracks.
Godsmack albums consist of five titles spanning 1990 to 2010:
- “Godsmack” The self-titled album is arguably their best and one of the best heavy metal albums ever released. Released in 1998 and fashioning a lip-pierced cutie on the cover, the internationally recognized album brought us such classics as "Whatever," "Keep Away" and the haunting (witch-hidden) track "Voodoo." The album went four times multi-platinum and reached 22 on the Billboard charts.
- “Awake” In 2000, Godsmack returned with the album "Awake." From a purist's standpoint, it did not have the heavy offering of the debut album but in the mainstream, it faired better. Reaching number five on Billboard, it only claimed (a still impressive) two times platinum. "Awake" brought three recognizable hits in "Awake," "Bad Magik" and "Greed.”
- “Faceless” Three years later the third offering from Godsmack dropped, bringing four singles and marking a trend in a more mainstream taste from Godsmack. With an intense mainstream following, Godsmack settled in at number one on the Billboard charts and offered four top ten singles, one being "I Stand Alone," which is perhaps their most recognizable hit from the movie “The Scorpion King.” This was followed by the top ten hits "Straight Out of Line," "Serenity," and "Re-Align."
- “IV” 2006 brought the fourth and aptly titled album from Godsmack. A marked slow-down in the popularity of the band with only a gold label, "IV" was a marked disappointment. Still making number one on Billboard, but only for a short stay, it brough two marginal singles. "Speak" and "Shine Down" showed the promise of the album and the band but never really took hold, sending Godsmack back to the studio.
- “The Oracle” The last Godsmack album (for now) dropped in 2010, hailed as a ‘harder rock’ album than the last two to appease the heavier set crowd that has been grumbling for years. True to their promise the singles, "Whiskey Hangover," "Cryin’ Like a Bitch" and "Love-Hate-Sex-Pain" returned some of the heaviness of their debut. The question remains if 2010 was the return of Godsmack or the last hurrah?