Julio_Strikes_Back;2029190 said:Last fm is the best thing ever. I've already found songs that I've never heard before and now love.
TheCrimsonSaint;2029138 said:What is the general forum opinion of Godsmack?
Alright_Computer;2029295 said:GARBAGEBut really, they're really generic. I don't like them. At all.
TheCrimsonSaint;2029340 said:They're generic? Who are the bands that sound exactly like them?
Alright_Computer;2029351 said:Let's not forget this escapade:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrqV736HAWM
TheCrimsonSaint;2029375 said:Well, that certainly does affect their credibility, but still, how are they generic?
Alright_Computer;2029427 said:How are they not generic? Their sound is radio fodder.
instantdeath999;2029486 said:Haven't heard a lot of them, but "generic" definitely isn't a word that pops into my head when I hear "Voodoo", however, they sound an awful lot like Alice in Chains on some songs.
TheCrimsonSaint;2029497 said:Well, from what I've read up on them tells me, they basically worshiped Alice In Chains and Sully Erna stated that Layne Staley was the entire reason he got involved in music. With that said, Alice In Chains wasn't exactly generic either.
Alright_Computer;2029553 said:Alice in Chains weren't generic, but there are legions of bands that sound like them, including Godsmack.
TheCrimsonSaint;2029558 said:Can you name some of those other bands, please?
Alright_Computer;2029578 said:Just listen to your local mainstream rock station, you'll hear one within 10 minutes guaranteed.**may not actually be guaranteedEdit: http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/charts/chart_display.jsp?f=Hot+Mainstream+Rock+Tracks&pageNumber=Top+1-10&g=SinglesMost of the bands on here are pretty good examples.
TheCrimsonSaint;2029203 said:Agreed. Last.fm is responsible for my discovery of (to the dismay of my parents) grunge and (to the dismay of metal heads everywhere) nu-metal.
Rockbandfan23467;2029739 said:So Godsmack aren't generic.
Hungryfreak;2029748 said:Have you listened to the Melvins, yet? If you listen to grunge, you have to listen to the Melvins .
Onslaught_fei;2029822 said:Adema, Trapt, Sevendust, Taproot, Drowning Pool, Soil, Coal Chamber, Chimaira, etc...A band sounding the same as other artists is not a bad thing and I dont like it when its used against a band. I like me some Hammerfall, Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, and Rhapsody for example and a lot of people say they sound way too similiar but then thats why they're in the same genre, now, isnt it? (And you can clearly pick out each band's unique traits if you want to get anal) Now Sully's voice is a bit more baritone than other numetal artists but people like me who come from a "played guitar for 8 years and then got into music" background listen to instrumentation as more than just background fodder.The largest problem with numetal is its airplay. People will say it sounds the same. You take a radio station and just play only 80's thrash or power metal or death metal, or what have you and you will get the exact same complaints.
TheCrimsonSaint;2029873 said:I wasn't trying to say that the instruments are just "background fodder" to me. Quite the contrary. Sully just adds that x-factor with his voice, taking what would be a run-of-the-mill nu-metal band and making it special. The best comparison I can think of would be Kamelot and Roy Khan. With him, they've got something special. Without him, not so much.
Rockbandfan23467;2030593 said:There are a bit too many Fez tags.
instantdeath999;2030635 said:Were you not the one who said "there can never be enough Fez tags"?
Rockbandfan23467;2030659 said:I was kind of on a Fez high when I said that.