Karmacode

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Karmacode
Studio album by Lacuna Coil
Released 31 March 2006
Recorded 2005
Genre Gothic metal, nu metal,[1] alternative metal
Length 47:19
Label Century Media
Producer Waldemar Sorychta
Lacuna Coil chronology
Comalies
(2002)
Karmacode
(2006)
Visual Karma (Body, Mind and Soul)
(2008)
Singles from Karmacode
  1. "Our Truth"
    Released: March 2006
  2. "Enjoy the Silence"
    Released: June 2006
  3. "Closer"
    Released: October 2006
  4. "Within Me"
    Released: 11 May 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 62/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [3]
About.com 4.5/5 stars [4]
Answers 4/5 stars [5]
Musical Discoveries 5/5 stars [6]
Popmatters 7/10 stars [7]
Stylus Magazine C− [8]

Karmacode is the fourth studio album by Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil, released on 31 March 2006 in several countries in Europe, 3 April in the UK and other European countries, April 4 in North America, and 5 April in several other European countries. 500,000 copies of Karmacode have officially been sold worldwide. In Italy the album sold over 20,000 copies, earning the album a Silver record.[9] In the United States, the album sold around 200.000 copies.[10]

The album's four singles released include "Our Truth", the Depeche Mode cover of "Enjoy the Silence", "Closer", and "Within Me". Vocalist Cristina Scabbia confirmed that the song "Without Fear" is an Italian song.[11] Music videos for all singles have been released.

Karmacode has a more prominent Middle-Eastern sound compared with Lacuna Coil's previous releases.[12] The album is considered a blend of classical and modern rock,[13] which is notably heavier and more metallic than previous releases.[14] Popmatters comments that the album "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".[15]

Two songs from the album have been featured in music video games: "Closer" in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and as downloadable content in Rock Band, and "Our Truth" in Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour.[16][17]

In September 2007, Lacuna Coil and website digitalmusician.net launched a competition titled To the Edge remix, accepting remixes of song "To the Edge", with the possibility of a release.[18]

Tracklist[edit]

All songs written by Lacuna Coil, except "Enjoy the Silence" written by Martin Gore

No. Title Length
1. "Fragile"   4:26
2. "To the Edge"   3:22
3. "Our Truth"   4:03
4. "Within Me"   3:39
5. "Devoted"   3:52
6. "You Create"   1:32
7. "What I See"   3:41
8. "Fragments of Faith"   4:10
9. "Closer"   3:02
10. "In Visible Light"   3:59
11. "The Game"   3:32
12. "Without Fear"   3:59
13. "Enjoy the Silence" (Depeche Mode cover) 4:05

Bonus Tracks[edit]

Japanese Bonus Tracks[19]
No. Title Length
14. "Without a Reason"   4:51
15. "Swamped (Acoustic)"   3:40

Enhanced CD content[edit]

  1. On The Road Movie -9:58
  2. Our Truth (Video)

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Italy March 31, 2006
United Kingdom April 3, 2006
United States April 4, 2006

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Peak
position
2006 The Billboard 200[20] 28
UK Albums Chart[21] 47
Italian Albums Chart[20] 17
Greek Albums Chart[20] 21
European Albums Chart 38
Finnish Albums Chart[21] 40
German Albums Chart[22] 43
Austrian Albums Chart[20] 52
French Albums Chart[22] 54
Canadian Albums Chart[20] 72
Dutch Albums Chart[22] 86
Irish Albums Chart[20] 98

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Peak
position
2006 "Our Truth" Mainstream Rock 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metalunderground.com/reviews/details.cfm?releaseid=246
  2. ^ "Karmacode Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Allmusic review". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  4. ^ "Lacuna Coil - Karmacode Review". Heavymetal.about.com. 2006-04-04. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  5. ^ Lacuna Coil. "Karmacode: Information from". Answers.com. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  6. ^ "Lacuna Coil Karmacode Review | Cristina Scabbia Interview at Musical Discoveries". Musicaldiscoveries.com. 2006-05-15. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  7. ^ Begrand, Adrien. "Lacuna Coil: Karmacode < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  8. ^ "Lacuna Coil - Karmacode - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  9. ^ "LACUNA COIL: disco d'argento in Italia - Musica Metal". Musicametal.blogosfere.it. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  10. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=169055
  11. ^ Rock Sound Magazine issue #82 - "Lacuna Coil – Breaking the Code"
  12. ^ Lee, Cosmo (2006-05-09). "Lacuna Coil - Karmacode - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  13. ^ Cammila Albertson. "Karmacode Review". Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  14. ^ "Lacune Coil Karmacode Review - Cristina Scabia Interview". Musical Discoveries. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  15. ^ "Lacuna Coil: Karmacode". Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  16. ^ IGN: Rock Band: The Complete Track List
  17. ^ "Australia's Best Nintendo Coverage". Aussie Nintendo. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  18. ^ Remix Competition.
  19. ^ http://metalmassacre.ucoz.com/news/lacuna_coil_karmacode_japanese_edition_2006/2014-08-21-153
  20. ^ a b c d e f http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=51215
  21. ^ a b http://acharts.us/album/14368
  22. ^ a b c http://www.factual.com/t/8wiFJm/Karmacode_Charts

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