Song of the Moment

J. Cole - Lost Ones

Friday, February 18, 2011

Lacuna Coil - Karmacode

I've always considered follower janis! my resident metal expert. Lately though, she hasn't been dropping any sick metal tracks into my box. It's been more 90's stuff ie, Immature. Get back on the metal horse janny! Anyways, a super long time ago, I reviewed Lacuna Coil and their Shallow Life album. I mentioned back then that I liked the sound, but wasn't entirely sold on the band and needed to hear more. Well janis! was kind enough to tell me to listen to Shallow Life, then Karmacode then Comalies in that order. So here I am, on to number two. I mentioned last time how they have that gothic rock sound, very similar to a band like Evanescence. And let me tell you, I enjoy some Evanescence. Enjoy them quite a bit. So this should be a near home run for me. And it's getting close. I do like the feel of this album just a hair better than Shallow Life. I really don't know why either - just the way it sits with my start to finish. And I want to emphasize that I really love this lead singer. These guys are in the studios again to produce their sixth studio album. They say the next one will be "heavier, stronger and darker" than their previous releases. I'm not certain how that'll be received by the die hard Coilers, but we shall see. Their albums don't appear to chart, so they must have a solid live following or something. And I could see how they'd be solid in person. I like this, and I think you will too. It's 'metal' but a tolerable metal for the non-lover. High five!

1. Fragile
2. To the Edge
3. Our Truth
4. Within Me
5. Devoted
6. You Create
7. What I See
8. Fragments of Faith
9. Closer
10. In Visible Light
11. Game, The
12. Without Fear
13. Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode Cover)

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Our Truth
2. Enjoy The Silence
3. To The Edge

3.75 out of 5 stars


  1. i don't even remember giving a specific order. maybe i said shallow life first because i like 'spellbound' so much.

    they are a good show and they do have a solid following. the metal scene and the punk scene are pretty self contained, i think. you've got blogs and magazines - revolver and AP - that cater to each scene. why would a metal lover ever bother to look at the billboard charts? i don't listen to the crap that's charting *cough* katy perry *cough kedollarsignha* and ever since MTV got over Korn in the early 00s they havent really provided any metal coverage. is headbanger's ball even still on MTV2?

  2. It was a while ago. So, not totally surprising.

    NIN used to get MTV play too. And Godsmack too if I recall. OH! And that's how I learned about Megadeth back in the day. The vid for 'Sweating Bullets' haunted my dreams.

    I need you to give me some more metal stuff. I feel like I don't listen to any new stuff anymore.

  3. i threw in In This Moment. ill try to slide some more metal your way soon.

    i think i need a list of all the metal you've done so far.

  4. I can come up with a list fairly easily. I'll email you.