Matt of Emptyspiral.net recently conducted an interview with Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL.
Asked how they would describe the new LACUNA COIL album, “Delirium”, to a fan, Ferro said: “The most obvious thing is that it’s a heavier record and probably darker as well. But, in general, I think it’s sort of a new start, a new chapter for the band, because when Marco [Coti Zelati, bass] was songwriting for the record, he really wanted to break the barriers of the cliché of a LACUNA COIL song. Because we’ve been doing a few albums now, so we didn’t wanna be imprisoned in our own way of writing songs. So he’s been looking also at younger songwriters, people that maybe [don’t] have our experience in songwriting, but definitely [have] a fresher attitude, because they learned in a completely different way; they grew up with different media that are available right now for the new generation that are influenced by the YouTube or social media instead of the way we grew up, just by listening to then records and then trying to sound like our favorite bands. So, this fresher approach has been helping us in kind of destroying our [conventional way of writing] a LACUNA COIL song. We’ve always done it that way, so why, this time, don’t we try doing it this other way? So when we had, for example, a heavy song, with heavy riffs and heavy drums parts, instead of trying to blend it into the LACUNA COIL sound, we’d just push it into a heavier direction and do what the song was calling for. So that was the difference in the songwriting process. And also the freedom of saying, ‘Okay, we wanna do a song with all-girl vocals,’ we’d do it without worrying if it’s not exactly what people are expecting from us. [We wanted to] surprise ourselves first and then also the people that [are] gonna listen to it. That’s why we also started the record with a song like ‘The House Of Shame’, which is pretty heavy and different.”