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Formed: 1996
From: Milan, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Originally formed in 1996, the band teamed up with producer Waldemar Sorychta (Sentenced, Samael, Tiamat) in 1998. Terrorizer Magazine hailed Lacuna Coil's self-titled debut as "superb, and its strength soon weakens whatever resistance you may have had after repeated plays." In 1999, The album In A Reverie was released with the same producer. They played at the Dynamo Open Air Festival in The Netherlands, the Metal Mania Festival in Poland, and Italy's prestigious Gods Of Metal Festival, and the Altheimer Open Air Festival. They released the Halflife EP, which was recorded in Italy with a new producer, to their European community of fans in the year 2000.

In 2001, they released Unleashed Memories with their original producer, this album (released in North America with the previously unavailable Halflife EP). Praised by Alternative Press for their "supersize chords that nearly burst into flame, gorgeous three-part harmonies and chill-inducing melodies that recycle in your head for days" and earning a special mention in Billboard Magazine's Hard Music Spotlight for their "compelling mixture of seductive melodies and aggressive riffs," the band embarked on their first North American tour with Moonspell in the winter of 2001. Metal Maniacs documented their live show to be "a sensory overload of the highest order. In one word: intoxicating."

Lacuna Coil creates a dream-like quality of the world, which floods you with a myriad of heavy and hypnotic sounds. The epic feel of their latest melodic invention, Comalies, will quickly lead to you believe that an incredibly personal epiphany is about to happen. Each song contributes to the build-up, encouraging introspection while documenting the sadness that this particular journey uncovers. Upholding the emotive yin/yang tradition of vocal interplay between the dulcet tones of Cristina Scabbia and the deliberate vocals of her male singing partner Andrea Ferro, Comalies is another dynamic exploration of Lacuna Coil's soulfully somber and stunningly enigmatic musical alchemy.

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Lacuna Coil - "Broken Crown Halo" CD cover image - Click to read review

Lacuna Coil - "Broken Crown Halo"

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"Lacuna Coil's strongest effort since 'Comalies' and a compelling roadmap through the band's musical history."

Rated 5.0 out of 5 skulls

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Lacuna Coil - "Dark Adrenaline"

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"A new high water mark for Lacuna Coil that accounts for their entire career to date, with prowess and power."

Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls

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"Saw VI Soundtrack"

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"An hour of mostly good-to-great songs that may rely a little too much on metalcore sounds."

Rated 3.0 out of 5 skulls

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Lacuna Coil - "Shallow Life"

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"A great album and one which will please fans of everything from full-on heavy metal to commercial rock."

Rated 4.0 out of 5 skulls

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Lacuna Coil - "Karmacode"

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"Experience matters! This band has been honing their craft much longer than Evanescence, Flyleaf and Wicked Wisdom and it shows."

Rated 3.0 out of 5 skulls

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"Masters Of Horror II"

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"A varied soundtrack that's mostly enjoyable to listen to if you like the acts and styles represented."

Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls

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