Godsmack has released their seventh full-length studio album, When Legends Rise.
The LP features 11 songs covering 38 minutes and was produced by Erik Ron and recorded at the band's studio in New Hampshire.
The songs lean toward a mature and developed heavy rock sound. Frontman Sully Erna's vocals sound as passionate as ever, and the band (Tony Rombola on guitar, Robbie Merrill on bass, and Shannon Larkin on drums) set a solid foundation of solid rock with distorted guitars, fluid bass, and smashing drums. In an interview on "The Bangover" show, frontman Sully Erna described the group's approach to the new album:
And so I wanted to take that same kind of approach to Godsmack and take what we do here as a formula and as a hard rock band and branch out and see what other people think we could sound like and some other styles of music that they could present to me to get me thinking outside the box again and coming up with some different and unique kind of melodies and ideas. And I really think that we were able to accomplish probably one of the most unique records since maybe the first record and rebirth this band.
The sound veers more toward hard rock than the darker metal vibe that the band broke through with in the '90s. Our favorite songs are "Bulletproof," "Every Part Of Me," "Just One Time," "Say My Name," and "Eye Of The Storm."
When Legends Rise is currently available on Amazon. You can also stream the full album for free below, courtesy of Spotify.
The band will be performing at a number of festivals before heading out on a North American tour with Shinedown. For concert tickets and more, check out Godsmack's Zumic artist page.