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Godsmack @ Wikipedia
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these guys need to be inducted! they know how to rock and put on a show. they toured with metallica for godsakes
Posted by colleen on Sunday, 03.18.07 @ 18:55pm
Are you serious? First of all these guys are clearly not innovative at all. I can listen to their music and instantly tell you who they were influenced by. They wear their influences on their sleeves. All their songs pretty much sound identical- ex. 'Enemy' and 'Bad Religion' have strikingly similar riffs- and all their songs have pretty much the same message- "get away". clearly not influential and clearly not innovators but any means.
Posted by jacob on Sunday, 03.18.07 @ 23:25pm
Why would anyone listen to a strictly inferior version of Alice in Chains?
Posted by William on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 23:19pm
Well, for one, Godsmack has been popular for much longer, and have more appeal to a general metal audience, whereas I have only heard of Alice because they had a song on Burnout Dominator (Which, by the way, was a bad song).
Posted by King Wiley on Wednesday, 04.25.07 @ 17:11pm
Please god no. They have a 50/50 chance at this point.
Posted by Jeff on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 18:49pm
A cheap-ass Alice In Chains wannabe band doesn't deserve a spot in the Hall of Fame. Same goes with Creed and Puddle of Mudd for also copying grunge bands.
Posted by Tom on Sunday, 11.11.07 @ 10:05am
Being an Alice in Chains fan doesn't make one an Alice in Chain wannabe, right? The difference is distinct. Alice in Chains was a grunge band, Godsmack was a heavy metal band. Yes, they were heavily influced by Alice in Chains, but their music was distinct...and really, really good.
Posted by Me on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 17:39pm
I'm not really sure how "distinct" they were, although I do like a fair share of their work. Most of it holds up better than the third-raters in the modern metal universe. Layne Staley probably had a better set of pipes than Sully Erma, but Erma holds better than the nameless, faceless nu-metal folks of recently. Some of it also has to do w/the instrumentation. Most modern metal is being driven by 7-string guitars, and they tend to create sounds that resemble a skull-crushing vise. Alice definitely had more going on w/in the song dynamics, not only in instrumentation (the latin elements & strings on "No Excuses" & "I Stay Away"), but also w/in the structures of songs like "Heaven Beside You" (a nice blues riff turning into a squall). Godsmack did hit the mark once - the song "Voodoo" is arguably the best & most genuinely atmospheric song that "nu-metal" ever produced.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 19:07pm
i personally think that godsmack is way underrated. look at them live, they put on a great show and sound great live unlike alot of bands now a days. and a badass singer/Sully. and the insane drummer shannon larkin. i think that sully and godsmack deserve it
Posted by anon on Tuesday, 02.24.09 @ 17:05pm
Totally underrated band.
Posted by Ralph Wiggham on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 12:13pm
They ARE an Alice in Chains wannabe. Listen to "Voodoo" and then listen to "long gone day" by Mad Season. It's pathetic, and it's pathetic America's memory is so short that most people don't notice it. I'm all for recycling and all, but not in music.
Posted by notanemodipshit on Friday, 10.23.09 @ 21:23pm
Godsmack is really one of those bands I wish would just go away, most of their riffs, that you jam out to, were stolen from other bands, the ones they do write themselves (if any) are trash, and they're an Alice In Chains cover band, they have no originality!! it's 2010 and they're still ripping shit off from Alice In Chains
Posted by SAP on Friday, 05.14.10 @ 04:19am
Godsmack is a rip-off band. Their music is not innovative, at all. I've listened to their music until I couldn't stand it anymore.
Posted by Brittany on Friday, 01.14.11 @ 07:52am
Godsmack is awesome and the people who dont like them dont enjoy real music. If you stepped a day in Sullys shoes you couldnt handle it
Posted by Griffin on Wednesday, 04.6.11 @ 17:02pm
yes, these guys are the few that are trying to keep at least some branch of rock alive. they're original, and very talented musicians. I say YES.
Posted by MrFiction on Tuesday, 12.6.11 @ 11:37am
Anyone who says yes to this band must have been born after Kurt Cobain killed himself. Otherwise some brain damage has likely occurred.
Posted by Kevin on Tuesday, 01.8.13 @ 02:55am
They not only stole their name and sound from AIC, but godsmack went as far as to steal their sun logo from them too.
Posted by Chris on Wednesday, 05.29.13 @ 06:19am
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