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Release date: 24 January 2012
Style: Alternative metal

Rating:

7.3 | 208 votes

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01. Trip The Darkness
02. Against You
03. Kill The Light
04. Give Me Something More
05. Upsidedown
06. End Of Time
07. I Don't Believe In Tomorrow
08. Intoxicated
09. The Army Inside
10. Losing My Religion [R.E.M. cover]
11. Fire
12. My Spirit
13. Soul Inmate [bonus]

Review
Lyrics (13)


Line-up
Cristina Scabbia - vocals
Andrea Ferro - vocals
Cristiano Migliore - guitar
Marco Emanuele "Maus" Biazzi - guitar
Cristiano "Criz" Mozzati - drums
Marco Coti-Zelati - bass, keyboards

Guest musician:
Mario Riso - percussion


Additional info
Produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine).

Guest review by
Cynic Metalhead

Rating:
6.3
The reason I picked up this album is because I loved their Comalies record. In my nu-metal years, I listened to "The Ghost Woman And The Hunter", which left a very strong impression on me. I loved the vibe they created, it was amazing. I went further and checked out the band's debut (In A Reverie), followed by Karmacode and Unleashed Memories - a mind-blowing experience delivered by Andrea Ferro and co. I strongly believe these were the band's golden years, where they built some solid credibility and also managed to catch the attention of fans at large. By and large, Lacuna Coil have always succeeded to deliver moderately catchy tunes while featuring a beautiful Italian vocalist in Cristina Scabbia.

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MechanisT - 15.03.2011 at 17:43  
  Just look at the producer and you'll know what to expect...
MaiSweettShaadow - 02.05.2011 at 01:45  
Rating: 4 Just look at the producer and you'll know what to expect x2..., yes a new stupid and shitty nu-metal album
SymphAlchemist - 22.06.2011 at 21:01  
Rating: 8
Written by MaiSweettShaadow on 02.05.2011 at 01:45

Just look at the producer and you'll know what to expect x2..., yes a new stupid and shitty nu-metal album


Noooo. It's got to be a joke

I did like Shallow Life but it was the most they could do without screwing up everything. They can't go on with this modern-like thing OMFG

The new Linkin Park songs are just shit and this Bullet for My Valentine I only know that is metalcore stuff, another shit. I like new metal a little but my beloved Lacuna Coil should NEVER get into this. I miss the gothic metal times of theirs.

- Hoping this album will be good somehow - =/
Zender 1.8 - 15.07.2011 at 23:24  
  I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant ittttttttttttt !
V.T.D - 24.09.2011 at 21:21  
  Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqjgsnjcZeY
tea[m]ster - 25.09.2011 at 13:11  
Rating: 8 Hmm, dunno, I liked Shallow Life unlike most people. If it's anything like it I will be satisfied!
demonsarising - 23.11.2011 at 02:16  
  You can listen to the first track on CenturyMedia's soundcloud.
pantherace - 18.01.2012 at 02:02  
Rating: 4 Goddamnit I really want to like this album but they make it so difficult. There are some good riffs and parts of songs start to drag me in, but then Andrea's "singing" or some poppy break down or some ultra cheesy lyric pops up. Even Cristina seems to be trying too hard sometimes, I love her voice as it is I don't know why she felt the need to try to sound more...what, fucking diva? I don't understand why they had to go in this direction, but I guess it's not too surprising, just disappointing.
boo-boo - 19.01.2012 at 21:10  
Rating: 8 This album lacks one of the basic LC elements - atmosphere. No ideas, not even one song to love...just cold, forgettable sound of a band that keeps disappointing (even me, their devoted fan) with each album.
But...still better than Shallow life.
skullkill - 22.01.2012 at 14:52  
Rating: 7 It sounds better then Shallow Life but i find i could do without the first half of the album
Void Eater - 23.01.2012 at 05:28  
  I've seldom checked out this band in the past, and am listening to this album for the sake of listening to more 2012 albums, and it's actually pretty good. I'm only on track two, but so far both songs are well written pop/nu metal tunes.

EDIT: Upon finishing the entire album, yup, this is damn good.
mehdi - 25.01.2012 at 10:40  
Rating: 7 Need more lead and less Andrea Ferro but not bad at all
Kenos - 25.01.2012 at 11:12  
  They just get worse and worse. More plastic, less atmosphere and heart. I only listened to three songs (including "Trip The Darkness") and stopped there... But today or tomorrow I'll "have to" listen to it because I write for a webzine and they want me to review it.
If this is how Italy is musically represented abroad (along with Rhapsody *cough cough bleurgh --- puke*) then I can eternally weep in solitude and silence.
Thankfully we have Zu.
Therapy? - 28.01.2012 at 00:52  
  Good album. Too bad none of the physical editions have the bonus song "Soul Inmate". Only the iTunes version has it which I find a disgrace. Nothing beats a physical copy and ltd. editions make it more precious to have certain albums (although alot of them only offer crappy and worthless goodies). But to offer INCOMPLETE albums... no THANKS. I'll just download.
dark_mar - 28.01.2012 at 21:18  
Rating: 6 I think it is great album. I have stoped to listen this band ...many years ago but i think they are good mark. i like that they didnt stop to play hard ..(the gathering did) and i like their new songs - even this softer like number 6 on this CD. I always miss guitar solos but on this album there are some...very nice, solo should be - 'a summary of the work'. I love that they sound like 'band' - all together. Cristina voice is more mature! I wish them all the best and hope they manage to play even rock, blues, funky and fusion and other kind of musical styles...
dark_mar - 29.01.2012 at 16:55  
Rating: 6 And Andrea Ferro vocals are great.
hajimu - 31.01.2012 at 17:10  
Rating: 10 Keep it dark !
Slayer666 - 02.02.2012 at 21:58  
Rating: 6 Not bad. It has a number of enjoyable tracks, but a song consisting predominantly of a chorus like "PHALOW MEE, PHALOW MEE!" can be interesting for only so long. And that's what most songs are like.

Slightly above average and that's about it. Scabbia is as hot as ever, though.
dark_mar - 02.02.2012 at 23:31  
Rating: 6 I like dark sound of the album. Very good mix for this band.
R'Vannith - 05.02.2012 at 06:15  
Rating: 6 That REM cover really is painful.
musicalkaratekid - 05.02.2012 at 14:29  
Rating: 6 Well,i am probably one of those LC fans that don't expect the band to go back to what they were doing over a decade ago, because their popularity is too great. That said, 'Dark Adrenaline' is much heavier than its predecessor, and 'My Spirit' is a great song, but the fact that too many of the songs are actually half-baked, monotonous pieces of 'music' brings this rating down a bit for me. And the people who keep saying it's dark? Paramore are darker than this. And that's saying something. Just because their leading single has 'Darkness' in doesn't make them dark.
musicalkaratekid - 06.02.2012 at 21:14  
Rating: 6
Written by Guest on 06.02.2012 at 20:02

Written by musicalkaratekid on 05.02.2012 at 14:29

Well,i am probably one of those LC fans that don't expect the band to go back to what they were doing over a decade ago, because their popularity is too great. That said, 'Dark Adrenaline' is much heavier than its predecessor, and 'My Spirit' is a great song, but the fact that too many of the songs are actually half-baked, monotonous pieces of 'music' brings this rating down a bit for me. And the people who keep saying it's dark? Paramore are darker than this. And that's saying something. Just because their leading single has 'Darkness' in doesn't make them dark.


Paramore are darker? Really? Which particular album? I am a quite big fan of them so I really look forward to being suprised once again in my life.


I was being sarcastic...
StephenTheBoss - 07.02.2012 at 12:58  
Rating: 6 Lacuna Coil rules
Blasphemer1992 - 07.02.2012 at 22:26  
  Actually I miss the times when they were playing Gothic Metal. Now it sounds like a commercial shit ...
M C Vice - 09.02.2012 at 09:04  
Rating: 8 I thought it was worth an 8 untill the REM cover and thesong after it. Only worth 7 now.
I predict the staff review will be between 5.8 and 6.3.
Vistenk - 09.02.2012 at 11:43  
Rating: 9 Oh, Brother! Reading some of the comments regarding this CD has just again made me realize that even Good Taste in music can't buy Good Taste in Metal....

I really don't know what some of these guys are on about! This is a freakin' AWESOME album!!!

AND, by the way, the REM cover is BRILLIANT!!! Anyone can cover another artist's song with exactly the same tone/melody. It takes real creativity to re-write it for your sound in such a way that it still pays homage to the original...

Personally I thought Shallow Life was a little light in the pants - but with Dark Adrenaline LC are back with a bang!!!!

Cudo's with regards to the lyrical theme, for some reason I was thinking Arch Enemy's Khaos Legions when I read & listened to the lyrics... Good to know the dissatisfaction is wide-spread...
M C Vice - 11.02.2012 at 04:05  
Rating: 8
Written by Vistenk on 09.02.2012 at 11:43


AND, by the way, the REM cover is BRILLIANT!!! Anyone can cover another artist's song with exactly the same tone/melody. It takes real creativity to re-write it for your sound in such a way that it still pays homage to the original...


Scabbia's vocals ruined it. She had a chance to save it in the 2nd verse (I think), where she started the line in a high voice. If she stayed there for the whole verse it would have worked, but she dropped down about 3/4s through it. It's like the producer (I assume) kept telling her to move her voice around rather than staying where it was best.
Like you said, a good cover soulds like both the original artistand the covering artist at the same time. This one did neither.
Remove it and Fire and you've got a really good album.

Also, shouldn't they be listed as alternative/nu metal now? Shallow Life and Dark Adrenaline arn't really gothic, are they.
Unhealer - 19.02.2012 at 19:19  
Rating: 5 I managed to rescue some good things about Shallow Life, I liked a bunch of songs there... but it was impossible with this one.

In my opinion, they just got worse. They are really stuck in trying to sound like Lacuna Coil, if you know what I mean.
AnGina-- - 21.02.2012 at 10:13  
  This album has two songs I really love; Give Me Something More and End Of Time.
I think the cover of Losing My Religon is absolurely horrid.
I love the overall feel of the album more than in Karmacode and Shallow Life.
But still, everything besides Give Me Smth more and End Of Time bores me.
So I have no idea, how to rate it.
Polaria - 26.02.2012 at 17:48  
Rating: 7 I have been listening to Lacuna Coil since their very first EP in 1998. I always thought they never quite fitted in the "Gothic" genre à la Theatre of Tragedy. I don't like In a Reverie and I think their current direction is the right one for them.

One thing they're really good at is the vocal play between Scabbia and Ferro. Sure Ferro will never be an extraordinary singer, but I don't think they would replace him, since he has been there right from the start of the band.

Highlights for me are Give Me Something More, My Spirit and UpsideDown. I give this album a 7.
Narcosis - 26.02.2012 at 19:50  
  Linkin Park and Bullet For My Valentine WTF?! A thousand copy of a thousand copies.
SymphAlchemist - 26.02.2012 at 21:01  
Rating: 8 Very good album though it's still on the line of Shallow Life. I can also fell some similarities to Karmacode in the guitar riffs. One more album and they get rid of this dance thing.
Nattens - 27.02.2012 at 14:51  
  I know I'll get some shit for this but I'm not one to pussyfoot. They sold out; pure and simple. Once "Shallow Life" hit I knew they'd go further and further into what they are now: commercial corporate rock. Look, many bands change and evolve over time - true artists have to - however, they manage to maintain at least most of their initial fanbase while expanding it. I gave this album a chance but all I heard was substandard music which is clearly contrived, not from the heart, simplified, watered down, and deliberately - that's right - commercial. So, like other bands who have done the same (and I need mention no names) I'm simply moving on from them as there are way too many other bands to focus on/listen to/support rather than wallow in disappointment over one.

Oh, and I love how in this day and age if one doesn't like someone or something they're automatically deemed a "hater", something that has become outmoded as it is absurd. Apparently if you have a differing opinion and simply don't like a certain person or band or whatever, some people - especially rabid fanboys (and in the case of this band most bark at you like flea-bitten mutts behind fences because they want to be in the good graces of diva-becoming Ms. Scabbia) and fangirls (and in the case of this band they're mostly tweens or just hitting their twenties and have no qualms spewing their adolescent/I'm-still-finding-myself-and-I-hate-the-world ire at you which is both cute and mildly annoying) - will protest and call you a hater solely based on your not liking who or what you see/hear, be it a musician/band, movie, or even a certain type of food.

"Haters gonna hate!" Wow, ghetto slang really does reach beyond its own. It's become too common and I'm surprised that holy lunatic Rick Santorum hasn't uttered it yet.

Seriously, they get worked up oh so easily over someone not being in accord with their own viewpoints, tastes, etc. and it's outright hilarious! They take themselves - and the music - far too serious! A lot of fans of this band are no exception. You ever walk past a vehicle and are momentarily startled when you hear loud, harsh barking...only to look to your left or right to find it's a little doggeh frantically jumping up and down while cursing you out in doggeh talk? Well, that's what it's like when I see such posts online. Then you go all Ace Ventura on them. "Oh chee booboo! Oh chee booboo bua bah!"

So, for those of you who stick with this band in spite of them becoming yet another commercial corporate rock band, have at it. I on the other hand will stick with bands who play from the heart, don't stray from their roots for, uh, commercial opportunities, and let it be.
Vistenk - 07.03.2012 at 09:54  
Rating: 9 Eish!! That's South-African for WTF...
I'm always amazed at the critics, the negative ones anyway... Oh, well, everyone has a right to an opinion...

However, a note on critique-ing Music in general: The first thing it needs to do, in my humble opinion, is entertain or move you. It basically needs to speak to your mind/heart. If it doesn't do that, and sometimes it does take a little time to click, it's not worth it - to YOU... However, other people, in different places in their lives, with different challenges facing/threatening them, with different backgrounds/cultures WHATEVA!!! may actually find it to be exactly what they need to express, in that moment, their feelings...

Oops, gone and went way too heavy there...

Eish!! Point is: Different strokes for different folks... Live & Let Live... & F the Rest...

(Thought the packaging was quite cool, got the double CD with the fold-open...)
tea[m]ster - 24.03.2012 at 17:45  
Rating: 8 If you are a fan of the band how can you be disappointed with this release? It sounds exactly like their previous three! They have a formula - and abide by it - that they feel works. Until they get bored with it I am gonna enjoy every release!
E†han1994 - 24.09.2012 at 18:27  
Rating: 10 I love this album.
It's a bit different from their older material, but much closer to their older material than Shallow Life.
Sold out? As if! They're still as good as ever!
Benjamin - 10.01.2013 at 12:29  
Rating: 6 First Listen. Pretty disappointed. Too much Rock and not enough Metal.
Highlights: My Spirit, Trip The Darkness, End of Time.
Lowlights: The same old formula they have used once again. Electronics. Not enough Christina vocals.

I would be happier in the next 5 years if LC re-recorder their first 5 albums, 1 per year, instead of releasing any more of the same repetitive music from the last 3 albums...

P.S. The REM cover isn't too bad.
E†han1994 - 24.01.2013 at 19:49  
Rating: 10 Why is there no review for this?
Ziom - 04.04.2013 at 13:17  
  The album is good. Catchy, melodic hard rock.

Andrea Ferro ruins everything. His English is horrible, he's got terrible pronaunciation and accent. Too bad he's a founding member, they should kick him out of the band. He ruins the entire experience.
metrockicka - 10.04.2013 at 10:47  
Rating: 9 I like the themes of these songs.yeah ,love it.it's dark and anti-religious .
good album from good band.
SUHAYL - 11.08.2013 at 01:59  
  Best album from all the lacuna Coil albums

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