Evanescence are likened to Lacuna Coil and some people beleive that Evanescence copied Lacuna Coil's sound but both band were formed in 1994 released their first EP's in 1998 and do not sound all that similar.
The band formed as Sleep of Right in 1994. By 1996 the band had changed their name to Ethereal and were signed by Century Media. Finding that the name "Ethereal" was taken, they settled instead on Lacuna Coil ("empty spiral" in Italian).
There guitaring is decent, but on there last CD *Comalies* they overdid it on the keyboarding. There song Heavens A Lie has been played occasionaly on MTV2 but I've only seen it once. They definitly have the potential to make it in north america
Person 2: Lacuna Coil
Person 1: *listens* Wow, they are amazing!