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[a]Godsmack[/a] has shifted over a million units in the US. It should come as no surprise that you can fill in the rest of the gaps yourself....
Generic heavy-rock stylings? Yeah, check that Hetfield-esque growl, and those recycled Korn basslines. Vaguely anti-establishment attitude? Oh, yes - Godsmack are genuine Wiccans, and just to prove it, look! They're pictured on the inner sleeve, surrounded by candles.
baits 'Get Up, Get Out!'. It's the assimilated language of a million middle-American goths who feel, like, so alienated, man. And if this is the logical conclusion of generic goth-metal, it's not a benchmark, rather a meaningless nadir.
So, we have a song called 'Bad Religion'. Familiar? We have 'Time Bomb', which blathers on about living in a "world of shit", conveniently forgetting that |ber-metallers Nailbomb wrote a song of that name with - hey! - exactly the same sentiments five years ago. We've come for the blackest of art, but Godsmack only offers another facial piercing.
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