Lacuna Coil – Comalies (2002)

Tbh when I was a teenager I only checked out Lacuna Coil because Christina Scabbia was (2021 edit: and still is) all kinds of gorgeous. Off the back of such shallow interest, I never really got much further than the big singles, two of which are included here in the form of “Swamped” and “Heaven’s A Lie”. Yes, these do give the impression to the casual listener that the record is stacked at the front end, but giving this the chance it deserves, I’ve found Comalies to be a solid and well made gothic metal record.

Lacuna Coil’s later offerings (and covers) are not really to my taste, but Comalies strikes a good balance, and isn’t too polished. Great stuff.