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Lacuna Coil Live in Chicago

By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 @ 5:50 PM


Lacuna Coil and Dog Fashion Di

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REVIEW BY: strangeways75

Having seen Lacuna Coil twice before this, once as a headliner at the Metro in Chicago and once as a warm-up act for Type O Negative, I was anxious to see them again as a headliner. Touring in support for their latest effort Comalies, the Italian band has been building a steady following around this country.

The warm-up band was Dog Fashion Disco. While I was not familiar with them, I thought that they were an excellent choice to warm up for Lacuna Coil. They put on a great show and got the crowd going before closing with “Albino Rhino,” and leaving the fans a sweaty mess.

After a brief intermission the lights went down and Lacuna Coil took the stage lead by Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro. Opening with “Swamped” from the new release, the band had the crowd going right from the get-go as Cristina's vocals soared over the crowd while the rest of the band banged and twirled their heads to the music they were cranking out. Lacuna Coil is a unique band in the sense that there are two lead singers that play off each other, and to watch them do it live is a treat.

“To Live Is to Hide,” from Unleashed Memories was next and the band all draped in black had the crowd going. After that the band plowed through “Entwined,” “Self Deception,” and the excellent “Humane,” all from the new CD.

A healthy dose of the former LP, Unleashed Memories was next as the band tore through “Half-life,” “Cold Heritage,” “Senzafine” and “When a Dead Man Walks.” “Senzafine” is always a show highlight being that it is sung all in Italian. “Tight Rope,” from Comalies, was next and the band saved their current hit single, “Heaven's A Lie,” for last.

Coming back and doing “Daylight Dancer,” the band thanked the audience and was gone from the stage. This was a great show, but the one thing that really bothered myself and everyone else there was that the barrier that separated the band from the crowd was too far away. Having the crowd that far away from the bands is counter-productive and should be fixed.

Set List:

Swamped / To Live Is To Hide / Entwined / Self Deception / Humane / Halflife / Cold Heritage / Senzafine / When A Dead Man Walks / Tight Rope / Heaven's A Lie / Daylight Dancer



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