We’ve seen Lacuna Coil open up for Type O Negative years ago. We eventually moved up about ten or fifteen feet from Cristina Scabbia and all of us agree on two things:
1. Pictures don’t do her justice. She’s even more beautiful in real life.
2. Cristina Scabbia can sing.
We do disagree on something though. Several of us here at Metal Chicks Rule think that she should be the only singer of the band and one of us thinks they’re better off with two. But nonetheless, we all agree that she’s both beautiful in real life and can really, really, really sing.
Live, she’s so amazing. She totally thrashes and head-bangs on stage. She lets loose and doesn’t hold back. She’s so into the music. If you get the chance to see Lacuna Coil live, whether you like their music or not, Cristina Scabbia alone is worth the price of admission.
Two of us here first heard them all the way back from their EP. The very first song we heard from them was “Falling.” In this song, Andrea doesn’t do any of the vocals. It’s just Cristina. It’s a slow song with not that much instrumentation. But it works.
After hearing that song, I went out and bought the EP even though I think it was an import. I liked it, but didn’t love the whole EP. But everyone here loved the song “Falling.”
Since then, they’ve released seven full-length CDs and one EP. And she’s also done vocal work for Apocalyptica, and she’s awesome for them.
For Lacuna Coil, she’s a pretty amazing singer. Not everyone will like their style though. They have two vocalists – a guy named Andrea Ferro and of course her. They’re from Milan, Italy.
Their music has always been Metal, but recently, it’s gotten a little bit heavier than their older stuff. I think it was “Heaven’s a Lie” where a lot of people from the States started noticing them.
Photo credits – in order of appearance: Joey O’Rourke, licensed CC 2.0; Thargol, licensed CC 1.0; Dylan Madeley, licensed CC 2.0