martes, 26 de abril de 2011

Lacuna Coil - In a Reverie

Style: Goth Metal.
Similar Artists: The Gathering, Theatre of Tragedy, Lake of Tears.
Recording year: Century Media, 1999.

On its 1999 full-length debut, IN A REVERIE, the Italian goth-metal ensemble Lacuna Coil offers up a melodic yet moody set of songs that prefigures a successful formula. While the group features both male and female vocalists, singer Cristina Scabbia often steals the show with her expressive voice, which is equally effective on amped-up, guitar-driven tunes ("My Wings") and orchestral, pop-tinged numbers ("To Myself I Turned"). Although the band would expand its atmospheric sound even further on later releases (most notably, 2002's COMALIES), this album reveals that Lacuna Coil's bold aesthetic was well formed from the beginning.

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