Shallow Life

Album Review of Shallow Life by Lacuna Coil.

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Shallow Life

Lacuna Coil

Shallow Life by Lacuna Coil

Release Date: Apr 21, 2009
Record label: Century Media
Genre(s): Rock, Metal

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When an established metal band attempts to broaden its sound to reach a much wider audience, the decision is always met with derision from many of those who supported the band in the early days. However, when a European band with an already very solid worldwide fanbase decides five albums into its career to Americanize their sound more, well, that’s when the accusations of, “Sellout!” truly start to fly. Such is the case with Lacuna Coil, who for the past five years has been gradually moving away from the goth-infused metal sound that it helped popularize in the late-1990s and early this decade, the atmospheric beauty of Unleashed Memories ultimately giving way to a more direct approach on 2004’s Comalies and 2006’s Karmacode.

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