aren't always the doomiest of progressive goth metal bands; in fact, they sometimes sound like a heavier version of Heart
, thanks to vocalist Cristina Scabbia
's throaty wail. But that actually makes them more accessible, in the best sense of the word. In a Reverie
, their first true full-length album, bears some similarity to contemporaries like the Gathering
, but Lacuna Coil
have their own distinct sound, which draws its dramatic power from both goth and classic metal. A fine debut from a band that bears watching.