CD REVIEW Godsmack

Band: Godsmack
Album title: Live & Inspired
Label: Armoury Records
Distributor: PIAS
Release date: 28/05/2012
Release: CD

Somewhere in 1995, after being a drummer for more than 23 years, Sully Erna decided to start a new band. It was only a matter of time before he realized he needed to take charge and step out from behind the kit to front the band himself.

One year and a couple of member changes later Godsmack was born. Sully Erna, Robbie Merrill and Tony Rombola hit the studio and recorded their first CD titled All Wound Up. They did this over one weekend for a measly twenty six-hundred dollars. Over the next two years, the band played throughout the Boston scene with drummer Joe Darco and began earning a strong reputation of being a great live band.

In the end they got very popular due to their live energy. And now they captured that energy on a live album. but it isn't only a live album, it’s also a best of record since their greatest hits like "I Stand Alone" and "Straight Outta Line" made the set-list. Another reason why you should check this album out is its bonus CD, which contains 4 studio covers. Ok it isn't their original work but it's definitely not bad.

87/100

Jeroen.