the first post in this new project features the italian gothic metal band lacuna coil, featuring the two vocalists cristina scabbia and andrea ferro. most of their songs are very melodic, often powerful, featuring a beautiful mix of female and male vocals. the first song i want to present is fragments of faith from their 2008 album karmacode, my favourite lacuna coil album. a powerful song with a beautiful melody:
as a contrast, here’s a slower, also very beautiful piece from the 1999 album in a reverie. this is one of the songs which really fascinated me and caught my interest in the band:
finally, here’s a music video for the karmacode album song within me, which has a more typical tempo for lacuna coil songs:
note that their style changed a bit over the years, as for so many bands. while i really like the development leading to karmacode, i don’t like their newest album shallow life that much, though it’s still very good.