LACUNA COIL - Black Crown Halo

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Gothic/Dark Rock, Metal | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Century Media | Autor: MB

The release of the seventh studio album by Lacuna Coil also involves a personal upheaval. The separation of guitarist Cris Migliore and drummer Cristiano Mozzati was announced by the Italians only after the completion of the work on "Broken Crown Halo", but the decision to say goodbye to the two well-deserved warriors (both had been on board since 1998) was probably a long one. Musically, the split should have no special effect yet (in terms of songwriting, bassist Marco Zelati and vocal duo Andrea Ferro/ Cristina Scabbia held the reins anyway). And so the Italians have their sights firmly set on the American market this time as well, after the predecessor "Dark Adrenaline" had already entered the US Billboard album charts at number 15 in 2012. You can't expect any special corners and edges from Lacuna Coil for some time now. But a perfectly staged mixture of well-dosed Nu-Metal-hardness, hit-suspicious gothic refrains and dark pop-atmosphere.

Top track: Victims

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