08:09 - BlueMobius Just got my tickets for the Decibel Magazine tour! :D
07:14 - ScreamingSteelUS My top choice was Persefone's "Spiritual Migration." Next was In Vain's new album, and after that I couldn't decide between Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom. Omnium Gatherum's I liked.
06:31 - AngelofDeth also think it was the fact that not much else came out that was good. Beyond is Omnium's best yet so I gave my vote to them but damn it still not that great an album
05:52 - deadone My problem goes down to individual albums where songs blur into one tedious dirge
05:51 - Unhealer Wonder what would have happened if the staff hadn't nominated them. Would they still win as write-ins?
05:38 - ScreamingSteelUS I wouldn't go that far, but I agree they can be repetitive. For me, it's one of those cases of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." "Twilight of the Thunder God" may be my favorite, though.
Additional info Special edition includes the band's Halflife EP, which was previously unreleased domestically.
A reissue with a different cover was released in 2005. Tracklist:
01. Heir of a Dying Day
02. To Live is to Hide
05. When a Dead Man Walks
07. Cold Heritage
08. Distant Sun
09. A Current Obsession
10. Wave of Anguish
11. Lost Lullaby (Bonus) (05:00)
Unleashed Memories bonus stuff:
Special edition includes the band's Halflife EP, which was previously unreleased domestically.
1. Halflife (05:01)
2. Trance Awake (02:00)
3. Senzafine (03:53)
4. Hyperfast (04:57)
5. Stars (Dubstar Cover) (04:37)
*: Tracks 11-15 from the tracklist shown below are the entire 'Halflife' EP, which was issued as a bonus.
What happens when one discovers for the first time that all that has been learnt in life is a lie? What happens when one discovers that heaven does not exist, that all the inconsistencies people have been spreading all these years are actually false, that life is in every one's own hands and there is no unseen force guiding the destiny? What happens is Unleashed Memories.
I believe this is the most varied lacuna coil album, and also for that matter their best. Few would argue that scabbia's voice soars with beauty on songs such as 'Purify' and 'Senzafine', and the epic imagery of 'Heir of a dying day' and 'Wave of anguish' make for a perfect opener and closer respectively. It may not be their heaviest, but it's certainly one of their most forward-thinking albums.