It’s been a long and painful wait since 2010’s The Oracle, which was so good it was almost an act of pure sadism when the band released a Live album in 2012. Finally we are here and soon you’ll be able to get your ears around 1000hp, the new album from the awesome Godsmack. Until thats released we have been treated to two teasers, the self titled single and the new Generation Day.
Listening to this track took me back to 1998 when I heard the bands debut, self-titled, album and it blew me away. In a turbulent time when The Mighty Machine Steve was being forged from a fire of Punk and Metal it was Godsmack and bands like them who hammered me into the shape I present to you mere mortals today. Pure, unforgiving rage was the name of the game and Godsmack delivered it in gallons. Giving me and many others a break from the constant drone of Marylyn Manson, Korn and other Kerrang TV playlist fillers, those who were looking for something with a bit more grunt found Godsmack and through them found a host of other Metal and Hardcore bands.
Generation Day is far removed from the early days, more melodic, more mature but still the same angst driven rage, albeit delivered by a blade instead of a sledge hammer. There’s a quality in the writing when Godsmack are involved that supersedes the wait you’ve had to endure to hear it. Once that noise hits your ear drum the last four years become a blur. If this single is anything to go by then we can expect yet another amazing album from real veterans of the Metal scene.