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Lacuna Coil - 'Visual Karma' DVD

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Lacuna Coil - Visual Karma DVD

Lacuna Coil - Visual Karma DVD

Century Media Records
The Italian band Lacuna Coil has been one of the most successful gothic metal groups over the past few years. With each new CD they garner legions of new fans and tour the globe extensively. Lacuna Coil is now releasing their first DVD.
Visual Karma is a double DVD set. The first disc features live performances. One is from Wacken 2007 in Germany and the other from Loudpark 2007 in Japan. Festival sets are shorter than normal concerts, so there aren't as many songs as a typical show. The Wacken performance is during the day and Loudpark at night, and the contrast between the two is interesting. After dark the fans seem to be more engaged, and the band responds accordingly.

Both performances are good, but the Loudpark set has a bit more energy and vibrancy. In addition to the live shows, the first DVD also has music videos of four different songs.

The second Visual Karma DVD showcases the personality of the band. There are segments about each band member, each doing something different. Vocalist Cristina Scabbia talks about the project the band did raising money for water wells in Kenya, and there is footage of that. Andrea Ferro's segment is him giving a tour of Milan, Italy. It's a different and interesting way to profile Lacuna Coil's members.

There is also the typical behind the scenes footage, including Lacuna Coil's tours in Australia in Japan and the making of a couple of videos. The second DVD has a fan section as well, with fan submissions and a remix contest. Visual Karma is a well done DVD. It balances excellent performance footage with compelling bonus footage that fans of the Lacuna Coil will really enjoy.

(released November 25, 2008 on Century Media Records)

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