[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 [a]Korn[/a] 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 [I]|ber[/I]-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 [a]Godsmack[/a] only offers another facial piercing.