- Vinyl (23 Jan. 2012)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Century Media
- ASIN: B0069K3J3U
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- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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Dark Adrenaline (Includes CD) [VINYL]
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Dark Adrenaline once again sees the band teamed up with acclaimed producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Bullet for my Valentine), however this time Lacuna Coil partly chose their native Italy for the recording to help focus on the more personal nature of the new material. Dark Adrenaline promises to deliver the melodic, sensual, metallic rush for which the band has come to be known.
Top Customer Reviews
The signs were good when the first single "Trip The Darkness" was released as it contains some heavy guitars and great vocal interplay between vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro. On the track "Kill The Light" which starts out slow before giving away to a heavy riff, it's a song full of hooks. Elsewhere there is "Give Me Something More" which is a song full of melody. Any doubt that Lacuna Coil weren't going to break out heavy riffs are put to bed by the time you reach the 7th song the brilliant "I Don't believe In Tomorrow" which has Lacuna Coil almost sounding like Korn with down-tuned guitars it's both dark and a heavy song, it also features a great breakdown at the 2.40 mark that has Scabbia singing "I Avenge You" over and over.
The songs "Against You", "Upside Down" and "The Army Inside" are all songs that will have Lacuna Coil fan's rejoicing that the band have embraced their heavier side once again, there's even few guitar solos thrown in for good measure. There is also the epic album closer "My Spirit" which at nearly six minutes long closes out the album in style. Not everything works such as the cover version of REM's "Losing My Religion" which just sounds out of place on the album and is a far cry from the cover version of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence" from "Karmacode".Read more ›
Where lacuna are so strong is with their melodies and sheer emotion, the whole album just washes over you, similar to EPS here!
Stand out tracks for me were my spirit, the army inside, intoxicated, and kill the light, ..but that would be to imply some mediocre tracks, there aren't any!! i just think different tracks will mean something to different people. I'm just going to put this out there... i lovvvved losing my religion!! They took what for me was a good but "poppy" sing a long song which i probably would never have bought, into a complete metal anthem!
Dark adrenalin for me is one of the most imaginatively composed metal offerings of recent years, and is totaly addictive!
Yes, I bought this album on that one track, that is how much confidence I had that this album would be outstanding.
I'm not disappointed either, this album is great. Not a single weak link on the album, the cover version of Losing My Religion is just brilliant, there isn't really much else to say on it.
In fact, the only complaint I do have (and I'm really nitpicking now) is that the tracks aren't long enough. The songs are so good, I don't really want them to end.
So, in conclusion, totally sold.
Put simply, it's mind-blowing stuff for someone like me who is starting to experiment and branch out with music. I've always loved rock and some metal, and Lacuna Coil are top of my list for bands to follow in future. 'Dark Adrenaline' itself is beautiful and there is just not a dull moment. I don't want to skip a song because it's all unique and engaging, something that nowadays is rare in music.
5/5 from me. I will be buying some more of their earlier works soon, including Karmacode [Explicit] and Comalies [Explicit]
1. Trip the Darkness
A corker of an opening track - heavy, dramatic and melodic, with Christina's vocals in full flight on the chorus, while Andrea Ferro handles the verses. 10/10
2. Against You
Heavier riffage on this one, but similar in style to Trip the Darkness. Christina handles most of the vocal duties on this one, with Andrea providing backing vocals on the chorus. Benefits from some nice guitar solos. 10/10
3. Kill the Light
Slightly faster paced and a little more pop-oriented. Vocals shared again with Christina doing the verses and Andrea the chorus. Catchy and very listenable, but lacking a bit of the flair of the first two tracks. 9/10.
4. Give Me Something More
Similar in style to Kill the Light, only slower paced and features some synth flourishes. This one almost has a (gothic metal) disco feel to it. Lyrically not quite on par with the previous tracks. 7/10
I found this one very underwhelming. The style doesn't deviate from the rest of the album, but its stop-start nature and naff lyrics make this one to skip for me. Not saved by some nice guitar touches. 5/10
6. End of Time
We're in metal ballad teritory here. Majestic intro leads into softly-sung verses by Christina. Andrea joins in on the heavier but still melodic chorus.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
By far, one of the most powerful and beautiful albums of the year. The band have been on world tours for quite some time, and yet they have managed to produce one of the finest... Read morePublished 10 months ago by AN