Karmacode review by Lacuna Coil

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  • Released: Mar 31, 2006
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.6 (61 votes)
Lacuna Coil: Karmacode
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Sound — 9
A great sound and feel. The guitar tone sounds closer to Metallica's Black Album than anything I've heard. Christina Scabbia has an incredable voice and her male counterpart keeps her voice from flying away by giving it a bottom end. The drums are nice and solid, providing a more than adequate rythem. The bass is felt rather than heard, giving the guitar riffs an extra punch. The only complaint is that in a few songs, the guitarists revert to a tone that a lot of metalcore bands are using. It doesn't suit the album very well.

Lyrics — 8
Imagine, if you can, goth-metal love songs. This is the basic content of the lyrics. But, if you're like me and see vocals as a separate instrument, then this really doesn't come into play as much. Again, and I can't stress this enough, the vocal's delivery is amazing.

Overall Impression — 9
I don't consider this album as good as Comalies. That being said, it is still a very, very good album. The most striking songs would have to be they're recent single, "Our Truth" and "Devoted." "Our Truth" is classic Lacuna Coil, while "Devoted" is a bit of a departure. If stolen or lost, I would have to say that instead of buying it, I would find someone with a copy and have them burn it for me.

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    Andras5soul
    i saw these guys live, opening for rob zombie, they SUCKEd!!!! and they looked pathetic with synced headbanging to the rephrane!!! haha what a joke these ppl are... and the guitarist on the left of stage kept staring at my girlfriend, hes a scary ****.
    DaBlackE
    ledzppln1969 wrote: DaBlackE : ledzppln1969 wrote: nightwish is much better, listen to them Nope yes, they are. i like lacuna coil well enough though, christina is crazy sexy, but nightwish is better
    NOPE
    downcast_lg
    I also saw these guys live opening for Zombie, which kinda sucked cause i was up front mouthing all the words and everyone else was milling around getting drunk (crazy zombie fans), but their performance was not great. I really have started to DISLIKE them... Synchronized headbanging = gay. They were, on the other hand, better than the band before them (Bullet For My Valentine) hahaha... i thought those guys were gonna get killed just for showing up. lol
    Modernmusich8er
    I don't know whatsong it was, but i was listening to musicchoice on TV and heard Lacuna Coil come on, they ripped off the opening riff to Iron Maiden's "Wasted Years". This got me very pissed because Iron Maiden is great and Lacuna Coil SUX.
    ledzppln1969
    and you're not doing the same? seriously dude, let it go. its not that big of a deal. you like lacuna coil, i like nightwish. there, thats it. finished.
    DaBlackE
    ledzppln1969 wrote: i like how all you can call me is a douchebag. really, grow up
    I like how you keep looking back at this review so you can get the "last word". Ya name youself after one the greatest bands but ya know shit about music. Therefore, you ma'am, are a douchebag
    DaBlackE
    ledzppln1969 wrote: you, sir, are an idiot. enough said
    Better to be a idiot than a douchebag
    DaBlackE
    ledzppln1969 wrote: you, sir, are an idiot. enough said
    no ma'am, (cuz you're a girl), are a douchebag, ENOUGH SAID
    amyleefreak[pl]
    With that album they broke everything. They are no more metal but pop. I liked their previous stuff a lot but I couldn't stand any of that Karmacode stuff
    DaBlackE
    ledzppln1969 wrote: DaBlackE : ledzppln1969 wrote: DaBlackE : ledzppln1969 wrote: nightwish is much better, listen to them Nope yes, they are. i like lacuna coil well enough though, christina is crazy sexy, but nightwish is better NOPE YES
    Dude I though I'd give ya the benefit of the doubt & I downloaded Nightwish. These guys are horrible! No FUCKING way are they better than Lacuna Coil you must be retarded. The singer sounds like she's singing Opera & doesn't even compare to Christina. Or even Amy Lee. Even Gwen Stephani has a better voice than this Nightwish bitch
    ledzppln1969
    DaBlackE : ledzppln1969 wrote: DaBlackE : ledzppln1969 wrote: nightwish is much better, listen to them Nope yes, they are. i like lacuna coil well enough though, christina is crazy sexy, but nightwish is better NOPE YES
    Gman400
    Bad album. Use to be a good band. Scabbia is so hot though!!! Nightwish was better though and that chick aint bad either.
    Ploosh_Meister
    I don't get why this band are so big. Is it because of the female singer? Everyone slated Nu-Metal saying it was dead and shit, but these guys are nothing but nu-metal, yet they're being labelled as the next big thing... I find that wierd
    ledzppln1969
    DaBlackE : ledzppln1969 wrote: nightwish is much better, listen to them Nope yes, they are. i like lacuna coil well enough though, christina is crazy sexy, but nightwish is better
    ARCL1GHT
    i agree with lazyguitarbum its good to have opinions from both sides but having some past knowledge to compare with is much more helpful in a review. i've listened to lc since unleased memories and love them, this album is not as good as comalies, personally i think they've had to much influence from american metal bands of today not to say all american metal bands aren't good, just most of them today. my biggest complaint towards this ablum though isn't even the music its the production past albums were much clearer. overall i'd give this album a 8.5
    lazyguitarbum
    Wait, you guys would rather just have a bunch of long-time hardcore fans post their raving reviews? I'd much rather hear both sides of the story. And why would it matter if the guy hadn't listened to any of their other albums. He's not reviewing any of their other albums is he? He's reviewing this album and that's all he needs to be familiar with.
    irishmatt1992
    Well maybe this album is not their best but I think so(On the verge of a major break through). Really, the band is awesome! You don't really have any clue what ur talking about, you should go get a desk job!! Why did do you do a review if thts the only album you know about, you have no clue what ur doing do you?! I'd recomend you to not do another review because what if you do a review on one of the best bands in the world, or a band that you've never heard of, sounds like to me you don't know good bands.
    AsianPirate
    good, but like everyone said, i'm sure, comalies is better. awesome live band though.
    d_byrne23
    its cause there singer is so bangable, these guys are nothing special, except for the fact instead of a long haired smelly man singing they have a fine ass broad..
    HellrzngPinhead
    Their male vocalist is superfluous and seems to only be there as a sort of "Hey, I have creative input in this band too, see?". Cristina could carry that band's vocals by herself and until they drop that loser I'll refrain from checking any more of their material out.
    smb
    Their syncronised headbanging is pretty gay... beat up a fair few of their fans at Download. They aren't bad and certainly have their own thing going on but they aren't the next big thing in metal/hard rock by any stretch of the imagination
    downcast_lg
    oh yeah, and this album... kinda sucked i was majorly disappointed. check out their two albums before comalies if you really want to hear lacuna coil.