Quite frankly, I’m disappointed with “Karma Code”, Lacuna Coil’s latest album. I was expecting something vibrant, and refreshing, but all I ended up with was a couple decent songs that were at the forefront of the record and then abysmal, repetitive songs that seemed lazily written. In fact, the first single off the metal band’s album, “Our Truth” is really the only worthwhile song on the album. Front woman Christina Scabbia is a wonderful singer, or so I thought. Even though her effort on the first single seems unique and beautiful, just about every other song for some reason is the complete opposite. Even after sitting down with it once a week for several weeks it still never really grew on me. However male vocalist, Andrea, surprised me by taking a more active role than I thought he would. His performance counterbalances Christina’s slightly and makes some songs more enjoyable than they would have been. What really hurts “Karma Code” however is the repetitive, heavy guitar riffs and overall structure of the songs. It’s not a surprise that a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence” is included because the band themselves must have realized that something was amiss. It’s a shame they couldn’t have chosen something else to cover as it’s been covered at least five other times in the last year, but Christina does at least add a slightly different perspective with her singing. Next time Lacuna Coil is in the studio they need to probably take their time with writing a record not so drivel, but for now I’m afraid that the best I can say of this album is that it’s not entirely bad, but just average.
+Male singer Andrea contributes positively
+Cover of “Enjoy The Silence” brings a new perspective to the song with female vocals
-Christina Scabbia’s vocals are boring
-Songs are repetitive and lazily written
I saw the music video for our truth in italy on German MTV. It was wierd to see a girl
singing in a metal band, and even wierder to see two singers. It was an okay song if i
remember corectly.This Message Edited On 08.07.06