Karmacode - Lacuna Coil
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Though obviously unconcerned with finding a place in the mainstream, this release just as cool and catchy as anything by Evanescence.
  2. At once loud and elegant, Karmacode raises Lacuna Coil's heaviness tenfold without sacrificing a drop of the band's mystical ambience. [May 2006, p.168]
  3. 70
    A set of tuneful, atmospheric doom-pop gems that appealingly swirls stiletto-heel beauty and black-leather brawn. [May 2006, p.108]
  4. Karmacode does carry on for a few songs too many, and save for “Enjoy the Silence”, doesn’t take any bold steps forward, but it still shows just how good Lacuna Coil are at what they do, presented in a high-gloss, primed-for-stardom package that is bound to go over huge.
  5. Essential listening... but only if you're of that particular breed of misfit who grills their cornflakes before adding milk, in order to make breakfast that bit blacker an experience. [1 Apr 2006, p.41]
  6. Part of the problem is that the melodies are spicy, but the riffs are pedestrian, almost nu-metal.
  7. With each mid-tempo riff swamped by syrupy harmonies and machine-tooled strings, this is metal with the edges filed down and all the soul sucked out. [May 2006, p.128]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. OrpheusF
    Mar 17, 2007
    9
    great album
  2. JustinG
    May 18, 2006
    8
    good hard sound with a softer touch
  3. Feb 11, 2011
    9
    The first half of this album is absolutely brilliant with distinctive heavy riffs and a haunting voice. The last few songs begin to get slower and become simply "decent". Still one of the more impressive metal albums of 2006â Full Review »