The biggest metal band from Italy must, without a doubt be Lacuna Coil. They were extremely close to making it big time with their 2006 album Karmacode. The scored a minor hit with a great cover of Depeche Mode’s ”Enjoy The Silence”, the album sold well and the tour that followed drew a pretty big crowd wherever they went. Besides, they have an ace up their sleeves in female singer Cristina Scabbia, a not only great vocalist, but also a hot one!
Unfortunately they failed miserably at following that up. The follow up CD Shallow Life from 2009 didn’t even come close to neither the sales or the quality of its predecessor and since then it has been awfully quiet around the band. So quiet in fact, you might wonder if they had split up after the failure of the last CD, and then BOOM, all of a sudden a new album is about to be released.
More curious than aroused, I found myself eager to see if the band had learned from their mistakes and made an album for themselves instead of listening to greedy record company executives.