LACUNA COIL

Alternative Metal / Gothic Metal / Non-Metal • Italy
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Lacuna Coil, formerly known as Sleep of Right and Ethereal, is a gothic/alternative metal band formed in Milan, Italy in 1994. The band consists of Cristina Scabbia (vocals), Andrea Ferro (vocals and keyboards), Cristiano Migliore (guitars), Marco Biazzi (guitars), Marco Coti Zelati (bass and keyboards), and Cristiano Mozzati (drums and percussion).

In 1994 Andrea Ferro and Marco Coti Zelati formed Sleep of Right, but soon changed their name to Ethereal, and signed to Century Media at the end of 1997. Finding that the name Ethereal was already taken by a Greek band, they changed their name to Lacuna Coil, which is half Italian, half English and translates to "empty spiral".

The members of the band have been known, musically, for composing midtempo songs consisting of guitar lines overlaid with prominent keyboard work, and contrasting dual female/male vocal harmonies to help create a melodic detached sound.

Much of the band's recent
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Black AnimaBlack Anima
Century Media 2019
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DeliriumDelirium
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Century Media 2016
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Broken Crown HaloBroken Crown Halo
Century Media 2014
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The 119 Show - Live In London [Blu-ray]The 119 Show - Live In London [Blu-ray]
Century Media 2018
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In a ReverieIn a Reverie
Icarus 2005
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Dark AdrenalineDark Adrenaline
Century Media 2012
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Unleashed MemoriesUnleashed Memories
Century Media 2005
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ComaliesComalies
Century Media 2012
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KarmacodeKarmacode
Century Media 2012
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Century Media/EMI 2006
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LACUNA COIL albums / top albums

LACUNA COIL In a Reverie album cover 3.70 | 21 ratings
In a Reverie
Gothic Metal 1999
LACUNA COIL Unleashed Memories album cover 3.78 | 19 ratings
Unleashed Memories
Gothic Metal 2001
LACUNA COIL Comalies album cover 3.41 | 18 ratings
Comalies
Gothic Metal 2002
LACUNA COIL Karmacode album cover 3.09 | 16 ratings
Karmacode
Alternative Metal 2006
LACUNA COIL Shallow Life album cover 2.73 | 11 ratings
Shallow Life
Alternative Metal 2009
LACUNA COIL Dark Adrenaline album cover 2.69 | 13 ratings
Dark Adrenaline
Alternative Metal 2012
LACUNA COIL Broken Crown Halo album cover 3.12 | 8 ratings
Broken Crown Halo
Alternative Metal 2014
LACUNA COIL Delirium album cover 3.42 | 6 ratings
Delirium
Alternative Metal 2016
LACUNA COIL Black Anima album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Black Anima
Alternative Metal 2019

LACUNA COIL EPs & splits

LACUNA COIL Lacuna Coil album cover 3.75 | 6 ratings
Lacuna Coil
Gothic Metal 1998
LACUNA COIL Halflife album cover 3.95 | 7 ratings
Halflife
Gothic Metal 2000
LACUNA COIL Shallow Live: Acoustic At Criminal Records album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shallow Live: Acoustic At Criminal Records
Non-Metal 2010

LACUNA COIL live albums

LACUNA COIL The 119 Show - Live In London album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The 119 Show - Live In London
Alternative Metal 2018

LACUNA COIL demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

LACUNA COIL Promo '96 (Ethereal) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Promo '96 (Ethereal)
Gothic Metal 1996
LACUNA COIL Swamped album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swamped
Gothic Metal 2004
LACUNA COIL Lacuna Coil album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lacuna Coil
Gothic Metal 2004
LACUNA COIL Alien Vs. Predator album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alien Vs. Predator
Gothic Metal 2004
LACUNA COIL Sampler album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sampler
Gothic Metal 2006
LACUNA COIL I Like It album cover 1.00 | 1 ratings
I Like It
Alternative Metal 2009
LACUNA COIL I Won't Tell You album cover 1.50 | 1 ratings
I Won't Tell You
Alternative Metal 2009

LACUNA COIL re-issues & compilations

LACUNA COIL The EPs: Lacuna Coil / Halflife album cover 3.92 | 6 ratings
The EPs: Lacuna Coil / Halflife
Gothic Metal 2005
LACUNA COIL Manifesto of Lacuna Coil album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manifesto of Lacuna Coil
Gothic Metal 2009
LACUNA COIL The Presence of the Past (XX Years of Lacuna Coil) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Presence of the Past (XX Years of Lacuna Coil)
Alternative Metal 2018

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Heaven's a Lie
Gothic Metal 2002
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Swamped
Gothic Metal 2004
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Our Truth
Alternative Metal 2006
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Enjoy the Silence
Alternative Metal 2006
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Closer
Alternative Metal 2006
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Within Me
Alternative Metal 2007
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3.50 | 1 ratings
Spellbound
Alternative Metal 2009
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Trip the Darkness
Alternative Metal 2011
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Fire
Alternative Metal 2012
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Die & Rise
Alternative Metal 2014
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I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)
Alternative Metal 2014
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Nothing Stands In Our Way
Alternative Metal 2014
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Ghost In The Mist
Gothic Metal 2016
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Naughty Christmas
Alternative Metal 2016
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The House Of Shame
Gothic Metal 2016
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Layers Of Time
Alternative Metal 2019
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Reckless
Alternative Metal 2019
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Save Me
Alternative Metal 2019

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Visual Karma (Body, Mind and Soul)
Gothic Metal 2008

LACUNA COIL Reviews

LACUNA COIL The 119 Show - Live In London

Live album · 2018 · Alternative Metal
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Kev Rowland
To celebrate twenty years, Lacuna Coil played a special sold-out show at O2 Forum Kentish Town in London on 19th January 2018, which has now been made available in multiple formats. After the release of their 2014 album ‘Broken Crown Halo’ the band went through some major line-up changes with the departure of drummer Cristiano Mozzati and guitarists Cristiano Migliore and Marco Biazzi. But they returned with a new line-up and ‘Delirium’ in 2016, and there is certainly nothing here that shows that the band have been through any significant change.

Although bassist/guitarist/keyboard player Marco Coti-Zelati has been providing music since the very first album, he is happy to hide behind a mask, as does new drummer Ryan Blake Folden and guitarist Diego Cavallotti, as their role is to provide the music for Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro who control the stage. There are times when the three musicians all stay at the rear to allow all the spotlights to be on the singers, and it is their harmonies and different styles working together with the dark melancholic Goithic metal that really makes this band stand out. For fans who have been there since the beginning there is plenty here to enjoy, as they really do run through their whole career in a set that is nearly three hours long. To hear songs such as “My Wings” from their debut ‘In A Reverie’ is wonderful, while “Comalies” of course gets a huge reaction. Theatrical, over the top, this is an amazing set, which of course finishes with the mighty “Nothing Stands In Our Ways”.

This is a superb record of the first twenty years, and they are showing no sign at all of slowing down. If you have yet to hear Lacuna Coil then this is essential, and if you are a fan they you must already have it. Exciting, dynamic and powerful, this is Lacuna Coil at their very best.

LACUNA COIL Broken Crown Halo

Album · 2014 · Alternative Metal
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Kev Rowland
I still remember hearing ‘In A Reverie’, ‘Unleashed Memories’ and ‘Comalies’ when they were released – three albums that made a huge impact and certainly launched this Italian dual vocal Gothic inspired act straight into the big time. I hadn’t heard any of their material for a while until I came across this 2014 album, which immediately got me wondering why on earth I hadn’t stayed current with their career, as Cristina Scabbia has an amazing voice, singing sweetly or with venom as the need arises, and in Andrea Ferro she has the perfect foil and when they combine they lift each other, and then there is the driving bottom end of the music which is punchy, hard and bombastic with symphonic elements that lift it way out of the norm.

There are times when it somehow feels commercial, with buzzsaw riffs, but is that just because the scene has moved so much since they first came on the scene, as there is still an honesty and passion shining through what they are delivering. Ferro is a great singer in his own right, able to provide multiple styles, and with these two at the front it is no surprise the guys behind them have to keep mixing it up and punching hard. The more I played this album the more I wanted to play it, as there is a groove and life behind this which is simply superb. Hard, smooth, heavy, silky and raw, this is well worth investigating.

LACUNA COIL In a Reverie

Album · 1999 · Gothic Metal
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Warthur
Lacuna Coil's debut offers what Lacuna Coil has been offering all along - "beauty and the beast" style gothic metal with excellent clean vocals from Cristina Scabbia and somewhat forgettable growls from Andrea Ferro. This time around the musical backing is pretty decent, which makes all the difference with this sort of deal, and whilst despite the title it doesn't quite put me in a reverie it's still a fun enough example of the style of gothic metal it represents, and a cut above the general standard of this particular subgenre at that. Unless you adamantly despise gothic metal, you'll probably enjoy this.

LACUNA COIL Unleashed Memories

Album · 2001 · Gothic Metal
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LACUNA COIL continued their transition started on the EP “Halflife.” The band have always delivered their own brand of melodic Gothic metal with particular emphasis on Cristina Scabbia's sweet sensual vocals however on the male vocal side Andrea Ferro who delivered more death metal growls on previous works doesn't do as much here thus leading the band into a more accessible sound that would propel them into one of the more popular and commercially successful bands under the Goth metal world. The emphasis on UNLEASHED MEMORIES is purely on the mid-tempo melodic developments that pretty much lend support to the vocals, mostly of Cristina alone.

Personally I don't find this direction as satisfying as that which came before. Although I cannot claim that I really dislike any of the tracks on this album, I feel there are too many that simply run together without really distinguishing themselves from the others. Too much mid-tempo and not enough surprises. I find the first few tracks to be fairly uninspiring and for me the album starts to pick up on the second half of the album beginning with 1:19 when we get some beefier guitar riffs and something a little different including the “Beauty and Beast” effect more common on earlier albums. Overall not a bad album but not enough truly killer cuts for me to get super excited about as well.

LACUNA COIL Halflife

EP · 2000 · Gothic Metal
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Following a pattern of releasing EP then full album LACUNA COIL put out their third release HALFLIFE as an EP. This five song lovely still utilizes the “Beauty And The Beast” affect from their previous work but this is also a transitional album that sees Andrea Ferro belting out clean vocals as well which would lead the band down a more mainstream path that would result as one of the more successful bands lumped into the Gothic metal camp although I don't find this to sound very Goth at all as it seems more symphonic with some death metal parts and still leans somewhat in a slightly progressive direction.

HALFLIFE is also the debut of guitarist Marco Biazzi who would become a key member in the classic lineup. This EP was originally only released in their native Italy but is available as bonus tracks elsewhere on the following album “Unleashed Memories.” I like the sound of Lacuna Coil in general but they seem to have a lot of tracks that sound too similar for my tastes but on this short little beauty there is some diverse elements that make it a really good listen. I love the guitar tones and the ranges between the alternating female and male vocals. Basically I find a lot of mid-tempo music to lack a bite that really excites me but this one seems to for whatever reason!

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