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Lacuna Coil
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Reviewed: 1/29/2012 by Chris


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For their latest release, Lacuna Coil have reteamed with producer Don Gilmore, who by now is an old pro at giving bands a glossy but meaty sound. The group's formula for slick, catchy pop-metal largely remains the same, though it's arguably refined and perfected here. Otherwise, any fan with even a passing familiarity with Lacuna Coil should know exactly what to expect. Singer Cristina Scabbia's pristine voice is still the main selling point, while raspy co-singer Andrea Ferro is still the weakest link (though, admittedly, he's become increasingly more tolerable with Gilmore at the helm). The arrangements are tight and the melodies are strong, at least with the exception of a bizarre, D.O.A. cover of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion." Who made that call?

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