Review: Lacuna Coil - Live From The Apocalypse (2021)

Live From The Apocalypse by Lacuna coil is a very strange live album. 

First reason is that it was recorded at the Alcatraz, sort of second home in Milan for the Italian band but without the heart and the energy of the always warm Italian audience (we all know the reason, right?). Second reason is the song list, which is basically the latest album Black Anima played in its entirety (bonus tracks included) but in a different order. Lately it's a sort of trend playing albums in their entirety but usually maintaining the original order of the plot (apart from Metallica who performed the Black album from the end to the beginning). 

So, nothing much to add about the setlist: if you liked the album Black anima, you will like this album, otherwise you know already the answer. Sound-wise Live From The Apocalypse sounds powerful with the voices of Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro always in the spotlight. In Swords of Anger, the real first song of this live (Anima nera is a sort of intro), you can hear both of them at their best. Save me is the song number 3 and, regarding this, you will find this song again as the last track but only with the voice of Cristina and the piano by Silvia Zaniboni. Great way to conclude a performance, if you ask me.

Among the songs I liked the most there are for sure Reckless (great chorus!), Bad things (not included in the latest album and released as a first single) and Apocalypse with a tremendous guitar solo. Video at the bottom of the page where you can have a look at the high quality shots and the stage as well, in case you are thinking of buying the video version.

If you liked the album Black Anima this Live From The Apocalypse is recommended. 

Track listing
01. Anima Nera
02. Sword Of Anger
03. Save Me
04. Now Or Never
05. Reckless
06. Through The Flames
07. Apocalypse
08. Black Feathers
09. Under The Surface
10. The End Is All I Can See
11. Veneficium
12. Black Dried Up Heart
13. Bad Things
14. Layers Of Time
15. Black Anima
16. Save Me (Apocalypse Version)

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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