In a new interview with France’s Loud TV, Lacuna Coil singer Cristina Scabbia slammed
When she was asked about the concept behind the new album ‘Black Anima’, she said:
On whether their forthcoming “Black Anima” studio album is “angrier” than 2016’s “Delirium”:
We’re not [angry] at all; we’re actually very positive people. It’s not anger. I don’t think anybody’s afraid anymore of screams and growls in metal because that’s part of the package. There was no anger. It’s more about a reflection on life and actually being focused on more important things and forgetting the small things and the bullsh*t that is sometimes we are too focused on. It was a more mature record, yet, very [reflective] and also disturbing at times.
She further added:
“Some of the songs put you in a mood that you’re, like, ‘Why am I feeling like this? But I like it.’ We wanted to stop the listener and just, like, sit down, reflect where you’re at, how’s your life, think about how you can get better, think about where you are right now. That makes me realize that I might be old because sometimes I think, too, myself that the new generation is kind of f*cked, especially with social media. They’ve lost control. They sometimes have no idea how real life is. They’re always ready to judge everyone else. Everyone has an opinion even if they have no idea what they are talking about. Everybody is a judge and everybody is ready to jump on the train of haters. This is kind of f*cked up.”
When asked about trolls, Cristina opened up, saying:
“A lot of people are saying, ‘Don’t feed the trolls.’ I have the opposite attitude. If someone comes to my pages or to a LACUNA COIL page, just like there to throw sh*t to us, I react. I’m not the person that is, like, ‘Okay, I’ll block you.’ I will answer you. I don’t mind if other fans will jump on board and will kick your a*s. You did something that wasn’t right, so you have to understand that what you did was wrong. And if I block you and I delete your message, it’s like I’m not paying attention to you. But what I want to do is ‘I paid attention to you. You’re an idiot. You have to realize that whatever you do brings a consequence.’ So, if the consequence is me answering and giving you two minutes of attention, it’s not too bad if other people tell you’re an a*shole and will maybe make you think twice about what you did.”
Lacuna Coil recently released a new album which was highly praised by critics and fans. Nothing can standstill. It either grows or dies. ‘Black Anima’ sees Lacuna Coil growing as a band, looking at the less desirable, yet all too real side of the human condition. Warts and all exploration of that which lives just under the surface. Rather than grabbing metal by the scruff and shaking it, ‘Black Anima’ is steeped in a love of the genre, subtly suggesting some new pastures for growth. Which is where Lacuna Coil have always lived, setting trends rather than slavishly following them. Epic, intimate, and luxuriant, ‘Black Anima’ is a tour de force. Making metal wiser and richer for it.