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Shallow Life (Limited Edition) [Limited Edition]

Lacuna Coil Audio CD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Italy's greatest modern musical export, LACUNA COIL have returned with the massively anticipated full-length release, Broken Crown Halo. It marks the latest chapter in their ongoing legacy, a dark and sultry ride that started in Italy and has resonated in an opaque wake of sonic splendor throughout the world.

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  • Audio CD (20 April 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B001V7UX80
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,939 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Survive
2. I Won't Tell You
3. Not Enough
4. I'm Not Afraid
5. I Like It
6. Underdog
7. The Pain
8. Spellbound
9. Wide Awake
10. The Maze
11. Unchained
12. Shallow Life
13. Oblivion

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4.0 out of 5 stars Not for Everyone. 12 Aug 2014
By Earwig
Format:Audio CD
So.... were to begin. Well, this album is very diffrent to any Lacuna Coil album that has come before it. It still has a rock and metal undertone to it with a hint of Gothic thrown in. But this time the band have gone for more of a pop like sound on this album. But dont let make you think that this album is know good.

I personally think that this album is ust what Lacuna coil needed to do. Do something diffrent, show everyone that the band can evolve and wont just bring out the same old stuff.

After a few tracks in you realise that they havent got ride of the soud that they have spent to so long creating, they have added to it and developet it a way that keeps there music fresh.

It is definalty an album that you should listern to before you buy, as it is not for everyone as you may find it just to diffrent. But saying that do give it a chance to grow on you.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Remember this is a concept album 13 Jun 2009
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of LC since Karmacode, which remains one of my favourite albums. I'm not afraid (pun not intended) to say this has been the album I was most looking forward to this year. Was I pleased? Yes and no.

My main problem with this album is the vocals. Ferro seems to be a lot more present here, and I'm not saying he is bad vocalist at all, he should stick to backing Scabbia up and making both of them sound terrific. Cristina is my all-time favourite vocalist and I was dissapointed to hear that the she seemed... restrained. Like she was desperately trying to do her best but was unable to... or not allowed. The main two reasons I love LC: the gorgeous harmony of male-female vocals and fabulously exhilliarting riffs and tunes. Neither seems to be really present here.

That's not to say it is a failure. What people seem to be forgetting is that this a concept album about... shallow life unsuprisingly. I, personally, think the tunes and lyrics are deliberatly simple to highlight this concept. It actually adds depth in an odd way. There are some joys to be had here, if we forget this is LC and focus on the album itself.

1. Survive. A fantastic opening and a riff that will instantly implant in your head. As I mentioned, Ferro seems to be here a lot, and I'll admit it, it does dampen the song a bit. Like The Wolf said, his long vowels seem a little silly. But, all in all, especially if you tune out the weak vocals, a fantastic song. 8/10

2. I Won't Tell You. A vocal strong point in my opinion. Scabbia's backing gives depth to Ferro's lead. If only the vocalists would work together more this album would be better. Overall, a pretty average song. Listenable. 6/10

3. Not Enough. Scabbia vocals shine in this song.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Dont want to bore everyone with a track by track disection of this album, suffice to say it has plenty for everyone, and hopefully will set the band on course for more worldwide recognition, which is always nice if your into a band. I would echo the other favourable reviews of the individual tracks, so you'll probably have read those already! I'm a 52 year old fan of all the usual classic rock stuff, and have been concerned and saddened by the gradual passing of some of my all time heroes, Ronnie Dio, for example.

Ronnie would be delighted to know that there actualy are new(ish) bands out there ready to assume the mantle. I saw Lacuna at Exeter on Tuesday last, and will definatly be booking for the next tour!

Lets not make life too complicated, Shallow life is great rock, aimed at the more mainstream rock fans. There really is nothing not to like. Having heard this, I then discoverd Karma code which is an all time classic by anyones interpretation of the word. Buy both, and book your gig tickets! How come I got into Lacuna?? ...via Megadeth and Dave Mustaine/Christinas duet on "Tout la monde". Anyway, anything Lacuna is ok by me from now on, just glad there will be bands like them around for the next ten years or so, for dinosaurs like me to go and see, until I die of too much rock!
...LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Return To Form 26 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
Unleashed Memories & Comolies are two of the best goth metal albums arround so I expected great things from Karamcode. It should have been the album to take Lacuna Coil to worldwide fame. However it was a huge disappointment with only Our Truth and The Edge being up to standard.
I approached Shallow Life with caution then. But what a return to form it is. Gone are the meandering half songs of Karmacode and in their place punchy short melodic metal songs like the opener Survive, I Like It & Spellbound. Great production too. Lacuna Coil are back & how!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Evolution.....possiblily 24 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
I was hugely looking forward to the release of this album and now have mixed feelings on it.

It is definately a step towards the mainsteam, but thats not always a bad step. I loved the start of Survive, with many of the tracks giving a more rockish sound compaired to the earlier albums, though some of the tracks, mainly unchained, do not do any justice to Cristina's awesome voice. Andrea's vocals seem to have improved a bit, he's better live than he is recorded imo.

Hopefully i will get another chance to see tham live again soon, last time was a few years ago and they were awesome.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacuna Coil's latest and not-so-greatest
Shallow Life follows on from Karmacode in that the band have found a fairly commercial style that they now appear to be comfortable with. Read more
Published on 17 May 2011 by Paul WJM
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible album
This is not only LC's worst album but has to be the worst album of the year by a country mile. I'm not elitist in any way, I'm happy that a band widens its audience, I don't... Read more
Published on 1 Dec 2009 by Lee Vickers
1.0 out of 5 stars Pop Stars
Let me start by saying that Comalies is a classic cd and the one that got me interested in Lacuna Coil. Read more
Published on 21 Oct 2009 by DD
4.0 out of 5 stars Shallow Life
The music on this album is definatly 100% better than what lacuna coil have been producing in the last few years its gone back to the much more exciting sound of Comalies which in... Read more
Published on 5 Aug 2009 by Hobbs100
5.0 out of 5 stars everything is different with them. I LIKE IT, LIKE IT!! (2013 Review...
I am going to leavetmy original review at the bottom of this new update.

In the four years since the release of Shallow Life, we have had an expanded two-disc set... Read more
Published on 23 Jun 2009 by Michael Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars Rice Pudding Rock
I has not been a great many years since Italy
(as with France) began to look beyond the confines
of its geographical and musical borders. Read more
Published on 31 May 2009 by The Wolf
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST YET
MY OPINION IS THAT THIS IS THEIR BEST YET. MUCH MORE CATCHY SONGS ON THIS CD THAN ANY OTHER. HEAVENS A LIE & SWAMPED FROM COMALIES. Read more
Published on 16 May 2009 by Mr. D. Boyle
4.0 out of 5 stars SHALLOW...LIFE! (NOT THE CD ;-P)
I have to confess that I was a bit worried about the outcome of this last LC effort; plus I'm a quite recent fan of the band, so you know, I was prepared not to like it so much as... Read more
Published on 13 May 2009 by *Fridi*
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as comalies
Not their greatest album (but it would be hard to top Comalies, in my opinion).
I was at first quite shocked by the swing to the mainstream. Read more
Published on 12 May 2009 by Jim
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter rubbish - the sad decline of Lacuna Coil
I really like LC's first three albums, but something's happened to them since the brilliant Comalies. Read more
Published on 8 May 2009 by Big Red
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