So many people are morons. They hear the song "Heaven's A Lie" on the radio a few months after "Bring Me To Life" hits the airwaves, but do they realize who came first? NO! Lacuna Coil released a self-titled debut EP in 1998, followed by their full length debut, In A Reverie, in 1999, the Half-Life EP in 2000, Unleashed Memories in '01, and this in '02. Evanescence just want to be this band.
The differences between them and Evanescence:
1. Lacuna Coil have a bass player. Evanescence do not.
2. Lacuna Coil are real metal. Evanescence are not.
3. Lacuna Coil have 2 singers. Evanescence only have one.
4. Lacuna Coil have TALENT! Evanescence do not.
Also, the female singer of Lacuna Coil (Cristina) is EXTREMELY hot, Amy from Evanescence... well, she's hot too, but not nearly as hot as Cristina. Lacuna Coil have slowly progressed into the mainstream, which is excellent for their incredible label (Century Media, home of Sentenced, Arch Enemy, and Timo Kotipelto, as well as the former home of Iced Earth, Mayhem, and Exodus). Evanescence, on the other hand, sold out immediately on my watch. And it's an example of excellent indie music that isn't (gasp) EMO! Anyways, I will be seeing this band live this summer at the one and only Ozzfest '04. Evanescence, suck my ass!
And now the album. Basically, my thoughts on the band summarize my thoughts on the album. But it isn't the whole thing. I bought this for my friend for his birthday. When he slept over, we gave a stern listen and thought, "These guys are amazing." Standout tracks are Swamped, Heaven's A Lie, and Aeon. Bottom line: BUY THIS IF YOU LIKE EVANESCENCE!