Comalies

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Comalies
Studio album by Lacuna Coil
Released 29 October 2002 (2002-10-29)
Recorded Woodhouse Studios in Hagen
Genre Gothic metal
Length 51:44
Label Century Media
Producer Waldemar Sorychta
Lacuna Coil chronology
Unleashed Memories
(2001)
Comalies
(2002)
Karmacode
(2006)
Singles from Comalies
  1. "Heaven's a Lie"
    Released: October 2002
  2. "Swamped"
    Released: July 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Chronicles of Chaos 8/10 stars[2]
Rock Hard 8.5/10[3]

Comalies is the third studio album by Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil, released on 29 October 2002 through Century Media. According to lead singer Cristina Scabbia, "[During the album's recording], we had a sort of creative explosion. We were working in a coma, sort of like in a different dimension. First of all we just wanted to use the word 'coma' but there was something missing so we played with the two words coma and lies." Comalies peaked at #178 on the Billboard 200 and Peaked at #9 on the Top Heatseekers and Independent Albums charts. The outline of the shape from the cover of the band's previous album Unleashed Memories (2001) is faintly visible on top of the sunflower. The album has gone on to sell over 300,000 copies in the United States as of January 2012.[4]

The song "Swamped" is available as a downloadable track for the music video game series Rock Band, and also appeared in the 2004 video game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.

Reception[edit]

In 2005, Comalies was ranked #415 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Lacuna Coil. 

No. Title Length
1. "Swamped"   4:00
2. "Heaven's a Lie"   4:46
3. "Daylight Dancer"   3:50
4. "Humane"   4:12
5. "Self Deception"   3:31
6. "Aeon"   1:56
7. "Tight Rope"   4:15
8. "The Ghost Woman and the Hunter"   4:09
9. "Unspoken"   3:37
10. "Entwined"   3:59
11. "The Prophet Said"   4:32
12. "Angel's Punishment"   3:56
13. "Comalies"   5:01
Total length:
51:44
German limited edition bonus track
No. Title Length
14. "Lost Lullaby"   5:00

Multimedia section[edit]

  1. The making of Comalies – 6:40

Ozzfest edition bonus disc[edit]

US, UK bonus disc
No. Title Length
1. "Heaven's a Lie" (Radiomix and Edit) 4:54
2. "Swamped" (Radiomix and Edit) 3:49
3. "Heaven's a Lie" (Studio Acoustic Version) 4:12
4. "Swamped" (Studio Acoustic Version) 3:40
5. "Unspoken" (Studio Acoustic Version) 3:39
6. "Senzafine" (Studio Acoustic Version) 3:31
7. "Heaven's a Lie" (Live Radio WAAF Acoustic) 4:01
8. "Senzafine" (Live Radio WAAF Acoustic) 3:15
9. "Aeon" (Live Radio WAAF Acoustic) 1:58

CD2 multimedia section[edit]

  1. Heaven's a Lie (video)
  2. Swamped (video)
  3. Desktop wallpapers

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Italy 8 October 2002
United States 29 October 2002
Germany 21 June 2004

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard 200[6] 178
US Independent Albums[6] 9
US Top Heatseekers[6] 9
German Albums Chart[7] 45
French Albums Chart[7] 69

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Chronicles of Chaos review
  3. ^ Schäfer, Wolfgang. "Rock Hard review". issue 185. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  4. ^ February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01). "Lacuna Coil's 'Dark Adrenaline' Cracks U.S. Top 15 - Blabbermouth.net". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  5. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 43. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 
  6. ^ a b c http://www.billboard.com/artist/306323/lacuna+coil/chart
  7. ^ a b "Lacuna Coil - Comalies". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2013-12-31.