grows in your appreciation.
"Hell yeah, we've been
waiting (for) this moment so long! Now it's here, the brand
new album after six years, it's a long time!" Yes, it's
a long time, i remember when Lullacry were the hit after the
release of the album "Crucify My Heart". Now
after 2005's "Vol.
4" comes out
the long awaited fifth album from the Finnish rock,
female-fronted band. I say
immediately it's really a nice
rock: dynamic, not so complicated, in my opinion even
not that heavy, but it's fresh and somehow polite. When the band
says that they "did things more spontaneusly and it led
to an album that is a lot more dark, ambitious and
multi-dimensional than its predecessors" and that they
"also paid a lot more attention to lyrics, and the
production was organic, which made the sounds more dynamic
on 'Where Angels Fear'"
i could at once second that it's organic and dynamic just by
listening to the first two songs. But i didnt know in which
measure it could be ever considered so dark. Well, but arriving
to song number three Thousand Suns i have heard
not only a nice addicting earworm, but a
stronger song in comparisons with the openers. Thousand Suns
is surely memorable and, although nothing exceptional and
clearly influenced in the heaviest fat riff, invites at once
repeat the listening. It was exactly what i was eager toreceive from Lullacry.
Suns could be mainstream considering the refrain but it
is very agreable, recommended for alternative radios, even relatively
danceable. The song has moreover a very little epic and choir injection
in its second part, which saves the previously read
definition of "multi-dimensional". It seems to me
like a song for nice moments, for a party or for driving. I
would never define it as a true Gothic song, as i wouldnt
define as such the whole album, in spite of the many typical sorrowful
atmospheres. It is the work of the guitars that don't fit
into the perfect definition of Gothic. So, it remains to
me.. and to you too, actually only one adjective: "dark".
Another clear example is given by the harmonious
ballade Feel My Revenge, in which the sweet
contralto vocals of Tanja are accompanied in duet
by the male counterpart sung by Mikko Herranen (ex-vocalist
for Misery,Inc.and producer of the album).
we become again by making a big jump towards the
raw, fast and modern oriented track Bad Blood, of
which we can see the official video, being the first single.
Here there is clear a touch of modern Alternative. And the same
touch can we feel in the balladesque and more experimental
All Behind. In Gone Are The Days i could say that Lacuna
Coil "collide" with Guano Apes, and the result is a very
interesting song, more interesting than a first listening
coul let suppose. This is a song with temperament which
grows in your appreciation the more you hear it (and this
characteristic can be applied more or less to the whole album). The
composition is haunting and of a superior quality in
its genre, finally enriched by a solid musical background
carpet at the end of the song.
couldnt listen I Am until the end because
i had the impression i was handling with a filler and
unfortunately Broken (Into Pieces) appeared terribly
boring to me and unoriginal. I was caught by deep disconfort
when listening that kind of fusion between Pop and Modern
Alternative called Where Angels Fear, the title
track. The ultra sorrowful, depressive, almost unplugged
Stay lets us
understand the ability of the band and the richness of
feelings. The cover art takes us back in time and hides a
certain menacing omen.
Conclusion: this is not a bad CD, it
is more than a simply average album. For those who love also quite, dark and
"rainy" tones this can be even a kick- ass album. For me,
this album it's interesting only in its cental
body, having, in my opinion, a weak beginning and some
boredom in its final part. But,
as already told, this is, all in all, a various nice work,
which can be differently appreciated and it is quite
coherent with "Crucify My Heart" and "Vol.
4". While i personally hope that this band will
dare more in the future, i say welcome back,
Suggestions: Thousand Suns -
Feel My Revenge - All Behind - Gone Are The Days
by dalia di giacomo