Review: Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil
(Century Media)

Will war on Iraq bring peace?  Will ousting Saddam Hussein unite the people of the Middle east?  Can blowing the living fuck out of the Iraqis create a spirit of compassionate negotiations between Israel and Palestine?

Yes!  I believe it will and that it can!  I also believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins by being sentenced to death 2,000 years ago and that God is all around us: caring, loving, understanding and infinitely wise and strong.  It also seems fully rational to me that I wish upon stars, consult palm readers, avoid stepping on cracks in the cement and walking under ladders, say “bless you” when someone sneezes, sacrifice goats to BA’AL and burn witches.  Eeeny-wooony-annah eeeny-wooony-annah one of us one of us…

O Jesus, where am I?  Sorry.  Let’s discuss Lacuna Coil.  Lacuna Coil is a sweetly dreamy melancholic metal band from Italy (home of former fascist Mussolini and current fascist The Pope!) that weaves together songs of venerable grace, tact and orchestration.  The sharing of vocal duties by one human of the female gender and one of the hairier more testicular types adds another dimension to their already rich and full soundscape.  Those of you who look for more in your metal bands than growling, rapping, simplistic chunk-chunk-chunk-oramas and fast picking contests would be wise to give Lacuna Coil a long serious listen.  Wise, indeed.

I have no idea what the album title means.