Karmacode

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. AdamB
    Jun 7, 2006
    4
    Compared to Comalies (and Unleashed, and In A Reverie) this album is dense and tedious. The song structures are repetitive, and Cristina's performance seems to have been buried under layers of 80s-sounding goth guitars and overwrought nu-metal riffs. The sound is dense and murky, with buried drums and obscured vocals. This is possibly the worst mix job since the disaster that was Compared to Comalies (and Unleashed, and In A Reverie) this album is dense and tedious. The song structures are repetitive, and Cristina's performance seems to have been buried under layers of 80s-sounding goth guitars and overwrought nu-metal riffs. The sound is dense and murky, with buried drums and obscured vocals. This is possibly the worst mix job since the disaster that was wrought on Metallica's otherwise-stellar Justice For All disc. Lyrically speaking, the band has progressed, but I still prefer the cleaner and more dynamic sound of the previous releases. One bright spot: LC's cover of Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy The SIlence' is hard-hitting and cleanly delivered. Expand
  2. MarcoA
    May 17, 2006
    6
    this album have same sounds of the other lacuna coil's album. Nothing new, they needs more maturity and different music experiences
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. New Musical Express (NME)
    50
    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]
  2. 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.
  3. Q Magazine
    30
    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]