Lacuna Coil is an Italian Goth rock band formed by Cristina Scabbia (vocals), Marco Coti Zelati (bass), Andrea Ferro (vocals), Cristiano Migliore (guitars), Marco Emanuele Biazzi (guitars), and Cristiano Mozzati (drums).
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).
A great band formed back in 1996 that is constantly called a Lacuna Coil rip off band but both formed in 1996 (Lacuna Coil formed as Sleep of Right in 1994, but released no stuff until 1998 after they had changed their name to Lacuna Coil) and released their first EP's in 1998.
Girl: Eww. Evanescence, they like totally ripped of Lacuna Coil.
Guy: They both started in 1996 so getyour facts right