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Lullacry - Vol. 4

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Lullacry - Vol. 4

The Bottom Line

Extremely catchy female-fronted melodic metal.
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Pros

  • Very melodic, but still has an edge.
  • Diversity in style and tempos.
  • For fans of Lacuna Coil and Evanescence.

Cons

  • Very polished and commercial sounding.

Description

  • The band's second album with vocalist Tanja Lainio.
  • Produced by Ansssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom).
  • Also produced by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish) who also mixed the album.
  • Released on January 24, 2006 on Century Media Records.

Guide Review - Lullacry - Vol. 4

Any female fronted melodic type metal band will draw comparisons to groups like Lacuna Coil and Evanescence. In the case of the Finnish group Lullacry that comparison is a valid one. The songs have some heavy parts, but they are polished, melodic, catchy and radio-friendly. In a hugely diverse genre that goes from the extreme to the commercial, this is definitely on the commercial end of the scale.

Tanja's vocals are poppy with a bit of gothic influence. Think Shirley Manson meets Gwen Stefani. Lullacry's music has a nice flow to it, going from intense metal parts to more mellow interludes. The songs also have a wide mixture of tempos and textures that add even more variety. When I saw the track "King Of Pain" I was expecting a Police cover, but it's an original song with the same name.

If you're a fan of death metal or anything really extreme you'll hate this album. But if you like your metal on the melodic side, this will be right up your alley.

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