Let me start off this review by saying that I absolutely HATE Godsmack and that Alice In Chains is my all time favorite band. All that aside, I enjoyed this CD. Ive always thought that Godsmack's lyrics and music were generic, and they were the reason people made fun of nu metal so much. However, the song "Running Blind" had me change my thoughts. The lyrics are still very contrived and are nothing new, but the music is a whole new element. There is a very interesting mood on this CD, especially on the remake of Awake, the song "Asleep". This song shows that Godsmack does have some musical talent. Even Sully sounds almost tolerable. I dont think Godsmack deserves what they get, because a 15 year old high school kid could write their lyrics. This CD does give them a little shred of hope that maybe they can do something right. Honestly, I think they could have been a much better band without Sully Erna. As an AIC fan, I can see how much Godsmack is copying them, but it looks like the Other Side CD is ok, even though anyone who likes it should go out and buy Alice In Chains' "Jar Of Flies" immediately.