LACUNA COIL - Unleashed Memories

Gothic metal usually treads the same old shoddy ground of a grave and ashen meandering through sorrow and morose emotions. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. Lacuna Coil presents a more upbeat (but far from pop) approach. These Italians mix their male & female vocals with perfection while near-epic guitars and soaring moods back them up with tactful flair and just enough weight distinguishing them from strictly keyboard driven Goth drivel.

- PB