Godsmack, The Other Side, Republic, Universal

In an ironic twist, Godsmack, whose band name was rumored (but denied) to have come from the title of an Alice In Chains song (“God Smack”) off the AIC’s Dirt. Godsmack continue follow in AIC’s footsteps by releasing an entirely acoustic album, similar to the 1994 AIC EP Jar Of Flies. Where Jar of Flies was entirely new material, Godsmack have only included 3 new tracks and 4 previous releases re-imagined as acoustic numbers. The acoustic Godsmack sounds completely forced and unnatural, while an interesting concept, it doesn’t work in this case. The Other Side is no Jar of Flies.

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