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Lacuna Coil - Unleashed Memories
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Written by Sam Grant   
Thursday, 20 February 2003

Lacuna Coil -  CD Review
Unleashed Memories
CD Info
2001
Century Media
10 Tracks
English & Italian lyrics

I can be nothing but honest, because that's just how open I am. How different is Unleashed Memories from the rest of Lacuna Coil's stuff? The answer is, not very. It's Lacuna Coil - it's all very similar, and as long as we're armed with that information, we won't be disappointed. We know what to expect.

I am writing this review having religiously listened to Comalies and what can I say, I prefer that album. Unleashed Memories is by no stretch bad, but it doesn't blow you away, in fact, sometimes you'll have listened to about four songs in a row and you won't have noticed. Sort of like reading a book you're not paying attention to - you know - when you get half way down a page and realize that you don't know what's going on in that chapter. That's what Unleashed Memories is like.

It's not all doom and gloom though, there are a few songs that I love here, namely 1.19, To Live Is To Hide and the brilliant Cold Heritage. It's just that in the rest of the album I get the impression that Cristina isn't inspired. She's singing the songs with the same enthusiasm with which one walks to the shops - that air of "I'll get on with it because I have to", whereas she's positively plugged in on Comalies. It's nice dreamy metal, but as a result it doesn't bite.
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