Lacuna Coil – Dark Adrenaline
text: Helena Torstensson
Lacuna Coil is an Italian metal band that was formed in 1994. Since the start the band has changed their name two times (Sleep of Right and Ethereal), some change in the line-up have also occurred. Before their latest album ‘Dark Adrenaline’ the band has released five studio albums and two EP’s.
The first single and song is “Trip the Darkness.” It begins with a rough guitar and drum intro followed by Andrea Ferro’s dark vocals. Soon Cristina Scabbia joins in with surprisingly demanding vocals.
This song comes with an awesome video, that really captures the atmosphere and the meaning of the lyrics in a special way. It´s beautifully directed by the Sitcom Soldiers.
“Give Me Something More” special. It begins pretty slow, but becomes very powerful when the chorus sets in. All through the song you can enjoy the mix of calm and fast parts that makes this song so good. A dynamic and strong presentation where Lacuna Coil stands for.
“End of Time” is the song where I keep returning to on this album. It made a great impression on me from the first time I listened to it. Every time I hear it, I feel the need to repeat it one or two more times. The sound is powerful yet not drowning out the vocals that easily can be heard.
I adore the melody and lyrics in this song, the chorus easily stays in your head. And I really enjoy the guitars you hear in it. Compared to other songs on this album this one shows a different side of Lacuna Coil. I would love to hear more of in the future. For me this is the obvious next single, but time will tell.
Another song that made a strong impression is “The Army Inside.” It starts with a guitar intro and Andrea Ferro is more an eye catcher. The mix of male and female vocals fits perfectly. Together creating a strong sound, carried by heavy guitars and drums. I like the intensity that this song brings, the impressive chorus and the way it´s build up.
‘Dark Adrenaline’ is Lacuna Coil´s sixth album and after spending some time listening to the songs, I think the title of the album fits like a glove. In my opinion they all kind of dwell in darkness and present a darker atmosphere that really comes through brilliantly in the end.
Also I must say that Lacuna Coil really are developing in the right direction, sticking to their own sound and adding some cool elements that proves they are willing to experiment. They sure are taking off in a new direction and I am very curious to experience this album live!
1. Trip the Darkness
2. Against You
3. Kill the Light
4. Give Me Something More
5. Upside Down
6. End of Time
7. I Don´t Believe in Tomorrow
9. The Army Inside
10. Losing My Religion
12. My Spirit
Cristina Scabbia – Vocals
Andrea Ferro – Vocals
Marco Coti Zelati – Bass
Cristiano Migliore – Guitars
Marco ‘Maus’ Biazzi – Guitars
Cristiano ‘CriZ’ Mozzati – Drums