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  • CD (21 avril 2009)
  • Nombre de disques: 1
  • Format : Import
  • Label: Mis
  • Autres éditions : CD  |  Album vinyle  |  Téléchargement MP3
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 4.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
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Voilà dix ans que les Transalpins de Lacuna Coil fomentent leur metal onirico-gothique tendance pop pour le plus grand plaisir d'un public, souvent adolescent... Quoi de neuf sur ce Shallow Life ? Pas grand chose. Là où Lacuna Coil laissait augurer du meilleur au début de sa carrière, sur les albums In a Reverie ou Comalies, le groupe s'est depuis Karmacode (2006) tiré une balle dans le pied. Depuis, les Italiens trébuchent à chaque riffs.


Produit par le très réputé Don Gilmore (qui a notamment travaillé avec Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne ou encore Good Charlotte), Shallow Life est un bel objet creux... Si la voix enfantine de la charmante Cristina Scabbia reste très efficace, et rondement menée, les compositions de cet album n'inventent jamais rien. On pense souvent, au fil des titres, à leurs homologues américains d'Evanescence, mais même Amy Lee et sa bande parviennent -la plupart du temps- à sonner vrai. Non pas que Lacuna Coil soit une vaste arnaque musicale : le groupe sait créer une dynamique dans une chanson, étoffer ses mélodies ; mais la globalité du disque laisse un goût amer dès la première écoute. « I Won't Tell You », « I Like It » ou encore « Wide Awake » entre autres, s'avèrent être des titres outrageusement putassiers. Et s'il fallait sauver ce disque, « Spellbound » et « Underdog » s'en chargeraient volontiers mais y parviendraient à peine... A trop vouloir privilégier l'efficacité, l'âme s'est perdue en chemin. Pour toujours, serait-on tenté d'affirmer...


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0 internautes sur 1 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile  Par Alain le 15 février 2012
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Album agréable, des morceaux assez variés et quelques morceaux live sur la seconde galette.

C'est une bonne surprise de trouver un album de qualité après Comalies (que je trouvais vraiment excellent) même si je le trouve un peu moins enivrant (que Comalies).
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35 internautes sur 37 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
I enjoyed it, but the critics have a point. 8 novembre 2009
Par Angry Mofo - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD
It seems that Lacuna Coil have suffered a backlash with Shallow Life -- just read some of these reviews. I can see where the critics are coming from. Shallow Life has a much smoother, more mainstream production than Karmacode. The music is much less tumultuous, the vocals are much louder in the mix, as in typical radio-friendly rock. Karmacode certainly sounds more interesting.

But the band's songs haven't really gotten any worse -- it's just that the production exposes the weaknesses that were always there. For all that Karmacode is a good album, it has all of the same problems. First, Lacuna Coil are not terribly proficient songwriters. They don't really write memorable hooks or riffs, and they rarely play solos that go beyond following the vocal line. They're good at creating a loud, roiling sound, where the drums crash and the guitars have this metallic reverberating growl, and the synthesizers are sort of swirling around everything else, but they tend to repeat this approach on most of their songs. Even Karmacode has a bunch of tracks that sound very similar. Really, the main attraction of Lacuna Coil is the remarkable vocal interplay between Andrea Ferro and Cristina Scabbia, rather than the music.

Shallow Life is no different in this respect. Honestly, I can't really differentiate the music in "I'm Not Afraid," "Underdog," "Spellbound" and many other songs. However, the radio-friendly production actually leads Lacuna Coil to branch out a bit by trying out some dance elements on two songs, "I Won't Tell You" and "I Like It." The dance elements are very light, consisting mostly of steady 4/4 beats with high-hats, as well as more synth-oriented music and "diva-like" vocals (Cristina sounds a lot like KMFDM's countless industrial divas on these songs), but they do add energy to the album. Goth or metal purists may be upset by this, but I quite enjoy it; I think the coolest goth and industrial bands were always the ones that had a secret dance fascination. But anyway, these two songs liven up the album a lot, and contribute the catchiest choruses.

The other weakness of Lacuna Coil is their lyrics. On Karmacode, the voices tended to blend into the loud, stormy music, so it didn't really matter what they were singing. Unfortunately, on Shallow Life, the production emphasizes the vocals. You can see the general trend from the song titles -- they write vague fight-songs with names like "I'm Not Afraid," "Underdog," "The Pain," and "Unchained." The songs have positive messages about overcoming your problems and finding the strength to push on, but there's a lot of awkward repetition, like the call-and-response in "I Won't Tell You," where Andrea first yells, "How can I tell you you're falling apart? Open your eyes if you want to survive! How can I tell you your love is a lie?" and then Cristina answers, "Don't ever tell me I'm falling apart, don't ever tell me I will not survive, don't ever tell me this love is a lie." Not really top material.

The smooth production seems to suggest that they're going for mainstream appeal, which means that all the songs are in English. Karmacode had one song in their native Italian, and it actually sounded awesome. I think they ought to do that more. I mean, every Ladytron album has a couple of songs in Bulgarian, and it works fine for them. I've no clue what they're saying, but at least it sounds cool.

Fortunately, at least the vocals in Shallow Life are strong. Some people don't like Andrea's voice; it's true that it's much more limited than Cristina's, but I think they contrast well together, although it would be nice to hear him branch out beyond his rasping shout. On the bonus track "Oblivion," he tries a slightly more relaxed, melodic approach, and it sounds good. Why doesn't he do that more often?

I should also mention that Shallow Life greatly improves toward the end, which is a pleasant surprise. "Unchained" adds much-needed variety with an unexpected guitar solo. It sounds very good, in a classic-rock kind of way (I thought of Wall-era David Gilmour), and makes me wish that their guitarist had a little more room to play without vocals on top. "Shallow Life" is an excellent ballad -- the piano is effective and there's also a sort of bouncy electronic break occasionally appearing in the background that provides an interesting diversion after all the straightforward guitar distortion on the album. This song also puts some cool effects on Andrea's voice, making it sound less harsh and squawking. Perhaps he should look into using a vocoder. Cristina rounds things out with a movingly weary vocal performance, which is very welcome after all the generically-peppy statements of defiance.

But, yeah, I do miss the more ornate, baroque side of Karmacode -- songs like "Within Me" or "Without Fear" that had more of a dignified classical tinge among all the angry rock. That side does not appear on Shallow Life at all, except possibly for the title track. This may be the reason why many reviewers get an impression of "shallowness" from the album. The two dance-inflected tracks are the closest that Shallow Life comes to a Big Single (the last two songs are the best, but they're not really anthems), but their lyrics and straightforward music are less interesting than the dramatic build-up of "Within Me."

The worst thing the album does is to highlight weaknesses that the band already had, which is usually what happens with a more streamlined production. It is, however, enjoyable, and in small ways, it even tries a few new things. Hopefully the good parts of the album indicate some kind of new direction.
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Good but with some faults 29 avril 2009
Par Don - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD
I'm a new Lacuna Coil fan within the past two years. I picked up their back catalog and really enjoyed "Comalies" and "Karamacode." It took a bit longer, but I think "Karmacode" is a better (musically) designed album. A lot of my favorites come from "Comalies."

I can understand why 'old school' Lacuna Coil fans would dislike "Shallow Life" -- it definately continues the trend from "Karmacode." But with that said, I Like It. (See what I did there?) :)

My complaints are that the songs are far too brief -- 4 minutes is a long song on this album -- and there are several duds (The Pain, Underdog) that do nothing for me and all sound alike. But there's plenty to like, including I Won't Tell You, Not Enough, I Like It, and Spellbound.

I've no idea why the male vocalist gets so much air time; Christina is the reason you listen to Lacuna Coil. I don't hate the male vocals -- they provide a nice contrast -- but come on, with her voice I shouldn't have to wade 30+ seconds into a song before she comes on board and essentially "saves" the track.

If you're a new fan and liked "Karmacode" you'll probably like "Shallow Life." Everyone else needs to come to grip with the fact that the band -- and their sound -- is evolving.
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Shallow life, shallow album 25 mai 2009
Par George Robert Synan - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD
The good points... Andrea has never sounded better (Christina is her usual hypnotic self) and the production is crystal clear.

However, the songs lack substance. Many albums require multiple spins to reveal the underlying nuances. Shallow life doesn't have any. What you hear is what you get.

There are some interesting ideas and vocals in typical Lacuna Coil style, but as they move headlong to a more radio-friendly style, the short durations do not allow the songs to breath nor develop. One can hear the goth style trying to emerge, but there is no time for twists nor reflection.

The songwriting is simply not there. This is not one of Lacuna coil's finer hours.
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Difficult to sink my teeth into 1 mai 2009
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD
I just wanted to provide a bit of a contrasting opinion, many reviewers seem to suggest (and dislike) that this album follows in the tracks of Karmacode. I began listening to Lacuna Coil with the release of Comalies, and went so far as to acquire their previous albums too. They quickly became one of my favorites. With the release of Karmacode, they became firmly rooted as my favorite; thats right, I liked Karmacode, I liked the "nu metal" sound they chose for it, I think it is their best album thus far.

If, indeed, Shallow Life were in the same vein as Karmacode, I should end up liking it too. It isn't, and I don't.

Thats not to say it isn't at least worth a listen, and a few of the tracks shine out above the rest, I Survive, Spellbound, and if you spring for the extended edition, the extra track Oblivion does too. These are the best of the album, unfortunately, they aren't quite up to Karmacode standards.

There are other tracks that are a good enough listen, but hardly striking the way Lacuna Coil's music has been to me in the past.

Where are the problems? Like others have said, it seems uninspired and often repetitive, and I'm very disappointed with the decision to move Andrea into a more central vocal role. The major draw for me with Lacuna Coil has always been Christina Scabbia, and seeing her relegated to such a limited supporting position in this album is far from satisfying.

I still hold out hope for the future, and I'll still buy Lacuna Coil's next album, but some words of advice for them; feel free to be as poetic with the lyrics as you want, dump the pop producer and go back to Sorychta.
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A disappointment, and I loved Karmacode 3 octobre 2009
Par Justin G. - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD
I've been a fan of Lacuna Coil since their debut EP, and thought their 2006 album Karmacode was probably their best release to date, so I was very much looking forward to the band's follow-up album - 2009's Shallow Life. I was dying to know if the band would return to their gothic metal roots, continue the head-banging nu-metal direction of Karmacode, or opt for something totally different.

The answer to all three is yes...sort of. Shallow Life is a mish-mash of styles. There are classic sounding songs like "Survive" and "Spellbound" that could have fit on Comalies or In a Reverie. Then there are more modern sounding tracks like "I'm Not Afraid" and "I Won't Tell You" that carry on in the direction of Karmacode. And then there are songs like "I Like It" and "Underdog" that don't sound like Lacuna Coil at all. Were these suggested by their new producer Don Gilmore in an attempt to recreate his work with Linkin Park and Avril Lavigne? Whatever the reason, they come close to totally derailing Shallow Life, killing the album's early momentum and just leaving me cold. There are a couple of stronger tracks towards the end ("Spellbound" and the title track), but the album as a whole seems very uneven and completely unfocused.

I like at least half of the songs on Shallow Life, and love one or two ("Not Enough" and "I'm Not Afraid"), but this is the first Lacuna Coil album I've been less than thrilled with. I think it's way too early to write the band off, and they're clearly talented and driven enough to bounce back from a lackluster album. I just hope that happens sooner rather than later.
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