Jason Le Miere of Revolver magazine recently conducted an interview with singer Cristina Scabbia of the Italian rock/metal band LACUNA COIL. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Revolver: What are your feelings about the [new LACUNA COIL] album [“Dark Adrenaline”] right now?
Cristina: I feel fucking great, man. [Laughs] I know that, of course, you know, you couldn’t expect a different opinion from me because, of course, I’m part of the project. But I really feel that it is really, really a good album with good songs. I think that it totally captures the essence of LACUNA COIL because it’s definitely a mixture of our roots and something completely new. We never repeated ourself with any album, but this one, it’s a perfect balance between the old stuff and the new. And the new stuff, it’s more obscure than the usual. It’s definitely heavier — the sound is way heavier than we did before. A lot of people will be surprised. I think so.
Revolver: Because of the heaviness of it?
Cristina: I believe that, you know, it’s something that they don’t really expect from us. They probably expect us to go, I don’t know, more melodic and mellow and actually this is not the direction we are taking. [Laughs] We’re kind of getting heavier while everybody else is getting mellower. [Laughs]
Revolver: Did you guys have specific aims when you went into the studio?
Cristina: No, not really, because I think that when you are writing songs, it’s not about what you want to achieve. You just go with the flow and you just like what you hear. And if you like something, you just, like, work on it. I don’t think it would make sense for us just to think about a song or like, Oh, the album is going to sound like that. That wouldn’t be honest and that wouldn’t be hard, you know? Of course, you kind of know what you want to do, just because you know that’s your taste, but you don’t really know what’s gonna be the final result. You just, you know, put down layers and layers and layers and layers, and then you just hear the result at the very end. Actually, after the mixing you’re just like, Oh, wow! [Laughs] It’s hard to see things, you know. You just kind of draw the image of what you think it’s gonna be, but you don’t really know what’s gonna be in the end.
Read the entire interview from Revolver.