Where did it all go so wrong for Lacuna Coil?
Having been a big fan of theirs for years, I was eagerly awaiting this new album... When I finally got it in my hands I rushed home to put it in the HiFi in anticipation of magic... However, I was greatly disappointed.
Having accepted Don Gilmore as Producer of this new album (a man reknown for his work with Avril Lavigne and Linkin Park) seems to be their biggest mistake.
A flat sounding album that should come with a warning declaring POP and not be sold in the metal sections of music stores!
The best song on it being spellbound, the first single, and even that isn't heavy. Gone are the insight lyrics that can be found on songs from previous albums such as Heaven's A Lie and replaced with Shallow, meaningless lyrics that suit the title.
Also Cristina Scabbia's voice is under-utilised as Andrea takes over singing most of the lyrics... Unless you must complete your collection with this album I recommend staying away from it... Although fans of Evanescence, Linkin Park and Avril Lavigne may enjoy it.