Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Renaissance: Lacuna Coil in Paris

Despite the best efforts of a number acquaintances, I don't really get metal. This probably isn't a rarity among indie-minded individuals (incidentally, Tool seems to transcend the genre), but I find Lacuna Coil to be one of the more accessible bands. Critics might call their particular brand a watered down substitute to the shredding, monstrous beast of yore, but I learned a while ago that hooks are not the enemy. Really, the organization of the band calls for a more, dare I say, pop-inflected outlook, as they have two dedicated vocalists. I find that Cristina Scabbia's soaring vocals backed by Andrea Ferro's lower tones are far appealing setup than abrasive, inscrutable screaming or growling. I couldn't really see Slayer covering Depeche Mode, to say the least.

This energetic set was recorded on January 6th, 2004 in Paris.


1. Intro
2. Swamped
3. To Live Is To Hide
4. Entwined
5. Self Deception
6. Humane
7. Cold Heritage
8. Senzafine
9. When A Dead Man Walks
10. Tight Rope
11. Heaven's A Lie
12. Daylight Dancer

Memories: Here

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