On with the review! This fresh new band has captured my ear with their latest effor, "IV". While I sometimes feel that contemporary hard rock/heavy metal leaves a lot to be desired, I find Godsmack a refreshing change. Their hook-laden, yet still heavy melodies and song structures should be an inspiration to other bands of today.
Although I find the song "Shine Down" preachy and overly optomistic, it still has a good structure and melody. I have been told by those more familiar with Godsmack that this is not their best release. For me, it's a good introduction.