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BAND/AUTHOR:

LACUNA COIL

(ITALY)

TITLE:
BLACK ANIMA
RELEASE DATE:
2019
LABEL:
CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS
GENRE:
GOTHIC METAL
"Lacuna Coil has achieved a remarkable artistic plenitude with a dark and sad side that works wonders."
NOISE - 27.09.2019 -
Following Lacuna Coil's path means watching more than twenty years of the evolution of the metal scene but the Italians are still here. "Delirium" had shown an interesting dark and heavy side. With "Black Anima", it will be interesting to see how the band has evolved. As the cover suggests, the dark side is still relevant with this dragon swallowing a human being. Conceptually, the album explores the human soul and its torments, also confirming the therapeutic side of the previous record.

The first track, "Anima Nera", is an ideal introduction to dive into the disc. Cristina's angelic voice accompanies dark, indus-tinged music with a haunting piano tune. Then the journey begins and it will look like an emotional roller coaster. There is in this record a synthesis of the Lacuna Coil sound since its beginning, with this power that stands out, especially in the vocals of Andrea often close to a death tone. Thus 'Sword Of Anger' and 'Layers Of Times' are pure deflagrations with an icy industrial side. But Cristina's sweetness in her vocals brings an extra soul that reminds us of the band's beginnings.

This idea of returning to the roots is felt several times: "Veneficium" with its Gothic side and its symphonic aspects sounding like a modern version of what was on "In A Reverie". This Gothic face stands out in 'Apocalypse' and 'Now Or Never' with a melancholic tone. But there are also alternative and neo aspects in these titles that bring a power the band developed in the 2000s. There is also a catchy side with 'Under The Surface' which is a powerful single with its dancing tone and Cristina's luminous vocals. On 'Save Me' and'Reckless', the singer even flirts with an airy and powerful pop that counterbalances the furious side of the second track. The journey to the heart of the band ends with "Black Anima" which echoes the introduction with the same electro and aerial side that allows you to land slowly to earth.

"Black Anima" is a set of a rare coherence from a band that makes us go through a number of emotions. Lacuna Coil has achieved a remarkable artistic plenitude with a dark and sad side that works wonders.

More informations on http://www.lacunacoil.it

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TRACK LISTING

01. Anima Nera
02. Sword Of Anger
03. Reckless
04. Layers Of Time
05. Apocalypse
06. Now Or Never
07. Under The Surface
08. Veneficium
09. The End Is All I Can See
10. Save Me
11. Black Anima
12. Black Feathers (deluxe Edition Only)
13. Through The Flames (deluxe Edition Only)
14. Black Dried Up Heart (deluxe Edition Only)


LINEUP

Andrea Ferro: Chant
Cristina Scabbia: Chant
Diego Cavallotti: Guitares
Marco Coti Zelati: Basse / Claviers
Ryan Folden: Batterie


TAGS:
Heavy, Melancholic, Female voice, Grunt/Growl voice
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