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WOLVERINEKILLS
05-10-2010, 07:56 AM
A radio show at Rupp Arena headlined by Seether and 5FDP. I left halfway through 5FDP for the long journey home. I will see them again at Mayhem this summer.

Lacuna Coil came out to a nice ovation. I didn't believe they would be accepted very well in KY but they were. This was my 6th time seeing them and as usual they put on a solid performance. I just wish they had a longer set list. Hopefully I will catch them on their next headline tour. Here is their setlist:

Survive
I Won't Tell You
Heaven Is A Lie
Spellbound
Our Truth

Next up was Drowning Pool. They were as good as the only other time I had seen them which was Cruefest last summer. Not a bad set, alot of the crowd was into them:

Let The Sin Begin
Sinner
36 Stitches
Do You Feel Like I Do?
Step Up
Tear Away
Bodies

After a long stage set up, HellYeah finally came out. It was my first time seeing them but it won't be my last. They rocked!!! They easily had the most brutal pits of the night. It was great to see former Pantera/Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul back in action!!! Their new song Cowboy Way went over really well- lots of moshing during that song, most everyone seemed to know the lyrics. HellYeah actually went over better than the other bands combinded, including 5FDP. Here is their set:

Matter Of Time
Goddamn
Cowboy Way
Alcoholin' Ass
You Wouldn't Know
Hell Yeah

I saw some of 5FDP then left to drive back home for 3 and half hours. Seether is ok but not really for me. No hate, just not for me.

Sanitarium78
05-10-2010, 08:14 AM
OK, I know that due to thier increasingly more mainstream sound Lacuna Coil is obssesed with be famous in America. But I didn't think that it was that bad until I read the bands they just shared the stage with here:wow:

WOLVERINEKILLS
05-10-2010, 08:42 AM
One thing about Lacuna, they may wish for more popularity, but I like the fact that they sound very similair to the way they did on Comalies, just with better production... and yeah the occasional nu metal guitar riff. But I still love em. That melancholoy sound is unmistakable.

Sanitarium78
05-10-2010, 08:51 AM
One thing about Lacuna, they may wish for more popularity, but I like the fact that they sound very similair to the way they did on Comalies, just with better production... and yeah the occasional nu metal guitar riff. But I still love em. That melancholoy sound is unmistakable.

I still don't mind them myself but they don't sound like they did on Comalies at all now. What pisses me off about them is that they don't seem to know what the fuck they wanna be as a band anymore. They were goth up through Comalies. Then on Karmacode they're nu metal and on Shallow Life they're mainstream rock. If they would just decide what hell they are I wouldn't be so pissed at them like i've been since Karmacode. Just pick a sound and stick with it. I'm guessing since going nu metal and mainstream rock hasn't gotten them huge success in America yet, that it's safe to say on the next album they'll go country. That's probably their best chance at getting famous:lol:

WOLVERINEKILLS
05-10-2010, 09:15 AM
I think the producers the band uses are influencing them too much- especially the guitarists. There is some identity crisis going on, but alot of the basic stuff from comalies is still present such as the melancholoy sound, euro keyboards, dominance of the rythym section and of course the trade off of vocal harmonies between the vocalists.

One thing I think will help Lacuna is if they toured the USA with bands that are more mainstream rock, like Linkin Park or even HIM. They should give up the Ozzfest bands & reach an audience that is different than the one they played for last night.

The_jman
05-10-2010, 09:24 AM
I think they should go back to how they sounded on Unleashed Memories.

JuuKun
05-10-2010, 11:21 AM
I've liked everything LC has put out. Karmacode & Shallow Life not so much as the older stuff, but I still enjoy it. I don't hear Nu Metal much at all in Karmacode, to me it feels like a fair follow-up to Comalies with a bit more of a mainstream appeal. Hints of Nu Metal, but I personally don't see it as an all-out Nu Metal album. The change on Shallow Life baffled me, but I still like the material off that one, too.

Really, what I want is a proper Lacuna Coil headlining tour. I want to get to see them play more than the singles.

The_jman
05-10-2010, 02:33 PM
I've liked everything LC has put out. Karmacode & Shallow Life not so much as the older stuff, but I still enjoy it. I don't hear Nu Metal much at all in Karmacode, to me it feels like a fair follow-up to Comalies with a bit more of a mainstream appeal. Hints of Nu Metal, but I personally don't see it as an all-out Nu Metal album. The change on Shallow Life baffled me, but I still like the material off that one, too.

Really, what I want is a proper Lacuna Coil headlining tour. I want to get to see them play more than the singles.
This

Epidemic Reign
05-10-2010, 05:31 PM
I think Comalies gets a bit more credit than it deserves. It wasn't terrible, but it was doubtlessly where things started going downhill. All of their material pre-Comalies is excellent.

Magson13
05-10-2010, 08:07 PM
Lacuna Coil sounds nothing like they originally did. They're sellouts, and people who like them now, are bandwagonners trying to fit in.

the chewbacca defense
05-10-2010, 09:44 PM
Seeing Lacuna Coil May 24 as a headliner, so hopefully with only one other opener, they get a solid hour and 15 min maybe/hopefully more

Altmer7989
05-11-2010, 01:38 AM
Hell yeah? Hell no.

Indestructible
05-11-2010, 05:50 AM
Lacuna Coil sounds nothing like they originally did. They're sellouts, and people who like them now, are bandwagonners trying to fit in.

Ill have to dissagree with that. I like every Lacuna Coil album and I have never liked them to fit it. Karmacode is a good album and I have never hated it or disliked it has much has alot of other people to. Shallow Life is also good.

The_jman
05-11-2010, 06:21 AM
Lacuna Coil sounds nothing like they originally did. They're sellouts, and people who like them now, are bandwagonners trying to fit in.
Negative.
For one, who would I be trying to fit in with exactly if that were true?
And I've already stated my favorite album of theirs is unleashed memories... which is pre-comalies, and therefore pre-sell out if you think they sold out, which I do not.

Sanitarium78
05-11-2010, 09:56 AM
Lacuna Coil sounds nothing like they originally did. They're sellouts, and people who like them now, are bandwagonners trying to fit in.

This is not correct. A bandwagon fan is someone who follows a band or some type of trend or whatever just because everyone else is doing it. Lacuna Coil has never reached that level of fame for people to do that. I've never seen or heard of the Lacuna Coil bandwagon before, so i'm not sure how exactly you're coming to that conclusion. Judging by their recent musical changes LC does wish they had a bandwagon but that hasn't happened and most likely won't ever happen for them.

I like IAR and UM the best my self, but I think most fans would be fine if they stuck with the sound that made them get noticed on Comalies. It would be better than when their next album comes out and everyone is thinking "ok, what the fuck are they gonna try to be this time?" And for those who said you don't hear any nu metal influences on Karmacode, what exactly are you hearing with the guitars on that album? It's obviously something way different than me. Cristina is involved with James Root from Slipknot/Stone Sour and those riffs sound very influenced by his style.

The_jman
05-12-2010, 09:25 AM
This is not correct. A bandwagon fan is someone who follows a band or some type of trend or whatever just because everyone else is doing it. Lacuna Coil has never reached that level of fame for people to do that. I've never seen or heard of the Lacuna Coil bandwagon before, so i'm not sure how exactly you're coming to that conclusion. Judging by their recent musical changes LC does wish they had a bandwagon but that hasn't happened and most likely won't ever happen for them.

I like IAR and UM the best my self, but I think most fans would be fine if they stuck with the sound that made them get noticed on Comalies. It would be better than when their next album comes out and everyone is thinking "ok, what the fuck are they gonna try to be this time?" And for those who said you don't hear any nu metal influences on Karmacode, what exactly are you hearing with the guitars on that album? It's obviously something way different than me. Cristina is involved with James Root from Slipknot/Stone Sour and those riffs sound very influenced by his style.
I've actually not heard in a revery would you recommend it?

Sanitarium78
05-12-2010, 10:10 AM
I've actually not heard in a revery would you recommend it?

Yes, I would. If you like UM you will enjoy Reverie as well. Much like UM their english wasn't that great yet so some of the lyrics sound a little messed up. But you get the idea of what they're trying to say. Their english is actually the one thing the band has improved on over the years. I can't say the same about their musical directions though. It's the same style they had on UM. The only difference is UM is better. Maybe once you get IAR and the Lacuna Coil EP they released before that you'll get why some fans aren't happy with they what they've been doing the last two albums.

JuuKun
05-12-2010, 11:14 AM
And for those who said you don't hear any nu metal influences on Karmacode, what exactly are you hearing with the guitars on that album? It's obviously something way different than me. Cristina is involved with James Root from Slipknot/Stone Sour and those riffs sound very influenced by his style.

I hear the Nu Metal influences, I just said I don't feel like it's an all-out Nu Metal album.