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Italy's greatest modern musical export, LACUNA COIL have returned with the massively anticipated full-length release, Broken Crown Halo. It marks the latest chapter in their ongoing legacy, a dark and sultry ride that started in Italy and has resonated in an opaque wake of sonic splendor throughout the world.

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  • Audio CD (April 4, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Century Media
  • ASIN: B000EHSVI2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,959 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fragile
2. To The Edge
3. Our Truth
4. Within Me
5. Devoted
6. You Create
7. What I See
8. Fragments Of Faith
9. Closer
10. In Visible Light
11. The Game
12. Without Fear
13. Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode cover song)

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1st new album in almost four years! Massive anticipation amongst their legions of diehard fans. Long-time producer Waldemar Sorychta once again handled production duties, while the recording was mixed by Ronald Prent (Rammstein, H.I.M.) and mastered by Darcy Proper (Porcupine Tree, R.E.M.) in Belgium. Karmacode features the singles "Our Truth" & "Closer". Previous release, Comalies, has 'Scanned over 230,000 copies to date and continues to sell strong."Karmacode is an enthralling mixture of massive guitars, pummeling drums, ethereal keyboards, and lush vocal arrangements, with Middle Eastern drones and tribal percussion breaks thrown in for extra spice. Karmacode will surely be one of the hottest releases of 2006." - Revolver.

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"Artist To Watch." -- ROLLING STONE

"LACUNA COIL are on the verge of a major breakthrough." -- YAHOO!

"One of the most anticipated releases of 2006." -- ALTERNATIVE PRESS

"enthralling mixture of massive guitars, pummeling drums, ethereal keyboards, and lush vocal arrangements, with Middle Eastern drones and tribal percussion." -- REVOLVER

Customer Reviews

There really isn't too much bad for me to say about this album.
Shelley D. Bowen
Cristina Scabbia is a fantastic singer. her and Andrea Ferro's voice intertwine, and when it is by itself, it is very beautiful.
king beagley
Lacuna Coil changes all that on Karmacode, easily their best album, and definitly the best album for new fans of the band.
Keith Shelton

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Justin G. TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 3, 2006
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Man, judging from the other reviews, longtime Lacuna Coil fans really don't seem to like Karmacode. I suppose I can understand why. I've been a fan of the band since their self-titled EP and saw them in concert supporting bands they have since overshadowed. On the one hand, I think everyone wants the band to experience the success they deserve. On the other hand, I think we tend to regard Lacuna Coil as "our band" and don't want to see them get so big they become some unrecognizable MTV entity.

A lot of things have changed since Comalies was released. Evanescence's success cast a spotlight on this kind of music, and Lacuna Coil started to garner some much deserved attention as a result. The band's videos from Comalies enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV's metalcore obsessed Headbanger's Ball. The band even secured a spot on the Ozzfest lineup. These factors were bound to play a role in the direction of Lacuna Coil's next album, and the fear was that the band would take a more accessible, nu-metal influenced route. With Karmacode, the band did exactly that.

But it works.

I was a total skeptic going in, but after a few short weeks Karmacode is fast becoming my favorite Lacuna Coil album. Yes, there are some nu-metal elements, most notably the much more prominent, Korn-style bass sound. Christina & co. don't resort to rapping, but there is a sharper vocal delivery on some tracks. It's as if they looked at the various elements of American metal and incorporated those elements that would truly enhance their music. This isn't some shameless attempt to win over American audiences, but rather an example of a band willing to grow and progress.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By a music person on February 12, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I've noticed many reviewers have a tendency to compare Lacuna Coil - and this album in particular - to bands that represent a particular genre. My advice to you is this: don't. Don't expect this album to sound just like Evanescence, or Paradise Lost, or Korn, or any other band. Lacuna Coil is an unusual blend of elements from metal, gothic rock, pop, and probably a few other things I'm not thinking of off the top of my head. The lead singer has a pretty voice, and a decent range, but don't expect her to show it most of the time - the song is more important here than how many trills the singer can do, how fast the bassist can play, or how complicated a riff the guitarist can play. This album is loaded with hooks (usually played by the bassist), and brimming with meaning. I've seen a lot of people say they are disappointed that there aren't a lot of solos, etc. to show off the various talents of the band members. If they had paid more attention to the lyrics, they would have known why. It seems to me that this is a concept album about dealing with disease and death, and the songs seem tailored to express the feelings that go along with that. Solos would have been out of place here, as the main emotions are despair and helplessness. That said, Lacuna Coil ends the album on a more positive note, with their cover of "Enjoy the Silence", which makes it seem like Lacuna Coil are saying, "Yes, there's death, but there's also life." I can't read the band members' minds, but that's what this album says to me. It is deeply emotional, touching, and should be judged as a work of art - not by how well it fits into expectations created by genre divisions.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A. Stutheit on April 7, 2006
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On 2003's "Comalies," this Italian six piece goth-metal band finally got noticed. "Comalies" sold several hundred thousand copies, and boasted a couple of catchy singles, so it was thought of as a "breakthrough album." But instead of signing to a major record label, Lacuna Coil stuck with their current one, Century Media, and released their fourth full length disc.

"Karmacode" is somewhat of an experimental album, since a few new ingredients are also sprinkled on here and there. "Our Truth," for instance, makes effective use of tribal drums; and "In Visible Light" features (what sounds like) violins.

But this band's same basic sound is still here, with crunchy guitar riffs and frontwoman Cristina Scabbia's impressive, limpid singing. "What I See," "Closer," and "The Game" are all traditional Lacuna Coil tracks, with punching, almost Korn-esque guitars and soaring vocals.

Other highlights include the aforementioned "Our Truth," which is the album's first single, but the churning album opener, "Fragile," is probably this record's catchiest song. And, lastly, "You Create" is a pretty (albeit short) song, with a spacey vibe and intoxicating vocals.

"Karmacode" suffers a little bit from a somewhat thin production job (especially on the guitars), but it's still definitely worth buying for all Lacuna Coil fans. It isn't a mind-blowing album, or a huge leap forward from "Comalies," but it is very solid and completely listenable.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Roanld Tieder on April 21, 2006
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The thing I loved the most about lacuna coil was that there music had feeling, like the song entwined off of comilies. This album however lacks any feeling it just seems that they tryed to be heavier. I Have all four of the lacuna coil albums and this is by far my least favorite, If they keep going in this direction I will probably not buy another album of thiers.
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Hard to judge since I don't know what "a lot" means for you. I personally think that Andrea's vocals are more restrained on "Karmacode" than they've ever been before, but you might disagree. There's nothing as glaringly terrible as his death screaming on something like the... Read More
May 17, 2006 by threestarsmash |  See all 5 posts
would you buy it ?
You see, that's where you need to realize that bands like Lacuna Coil and Nightwish aren't metal at all.

it's Goth Rock. Metal CAN be Goth, but Goth is not always metal. In fact, Goth has it's orgins in the British Punk movement... But that's another story all together. However, the big question... Read More
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karmacode is my favorite album Be the first to reply
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