This one hurts me dearly. This is the second time KATATONIA have been put on trial, here. Are they secretly the Melania Trump of metal bands? Ugh, nearly puked just now. Anywho, let’s do what must be done.

Take a listen to this sound bite and let me know which category you think this example falls into:

  1. This is a rip-off! Some bastard stole some other bastard’s jam!
  2. This is an homage. This is too similar. The artist is merely giving a wink and nod to a predecessor.
  3. This is a coincidence. Louis Daguerre and Henry Fox both invented photography independent of each other, after all. There are only so many ways to make music.
  4. This is an accident. Yeah, it’s probably inspired by the older piece, but they probably didn’t even realize it.
  5. You are smoking. Don’t even see it.

GODSMACK – “Bad Religion” vs. KATATONIA – “The Night Subscriber” (to Godsmack Ideas magazine, apparently)

Okay. That’s over with. It had to be done, and if you don’t like it, you can get back! Keep away from me! Better fuckin’ go away! I stand alone, you greedy little…baaaaaaabbbbbbyyyy. I’m doing the best that I can. I’m doing the best I ever did, frankly.


    1. I give you permission. I don’t know how many issues we’d need. Go ahead and do your voodoo. I’m not the one who’s so far away from subscribing to that. If it’s good, I’m coming back again.


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