Lacuna Coil – Delirium (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Lacuna Coil - Delirium - Album CoverLooks like it takes an asylum visit and some lineup changes to kick things up a notch. After the two somewhat swell deliveries Lacuna Coil mustered before, the band now lets loose their newest full length album Delirium this spring 2016 with renewed gusto. And it is some gusto, I can tell ya. 

What a change compared to Broken Crown Halo of 2014: This newly invented style is astonishingly good in more ways than one and an amazing feat pulling off such a record in a very reasonable time scale. Loud, screechy, scratchy, dirty, but still inarguably Lacuna Coil, they forge forward without looking left or right. I specifically like their ability to project this undeniably thorny theme onto their tracks. Makes you want to go see the shrink first, then get to a concert real quick. ‘Cause Delirium will sound great on stage. In Ferro‘s own words, this is not a new chapter, it is a new book.   [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Lacuna Coil - Broken Crown Halo - Album CoverYou know what this makes me think of? Mainstream – rock solid mainstream. This is what the 7th studio album ‘Broken Crown Halo’ of Lacuna Coil screams at me. All this wrapped nicely in the typical Lacuna Coil ball gown – perhaps with more Pop Rock mixed into it this time. Some softer tongues (not the evil ones, for once) in the reviewer community seem to tell me that all this is an attempt for Lacuna Coil to redeem themselves and to re-discover their old style. But gosh, if I would face the final exit of a long time lead guitarist AND the drummer to boot, for sure I would put the pedal to the metal. Forsooth!

But you know what? I enjoyed the last record Dark Adrenaline much better than this one – much more straightforward, meatier, louder. For some reason Broken Crown Halo sometimes sounds like some goofy mix between We are the Fallen and an Evanescence lightning attack of stage fright. And in between – well – these guys come across like a badly distorted version of Amaranthe on a bad vacation on the Spanish party coast. But is Broken Crown Halo really worse than the former record? [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!