by Robert Bell
LACUNA COIL, SEVENDUST
8 p.m. Revolution. $25.
Though there are times when you want to chill out with a singer/songwriter slow jam or some classic jazz, there are other times when any rock fans worth their salt crave tunes to destroy cities by — that hard, fast, near-incomprehensible metal that makes you want to find James Taylor and smash his guitar over the nearest Billy Joel. We've all been there, dudes and dudettes.
This week, your dose of lightning-lit confusion and anger will be delivered by the Italian goth metal band Lacuna Coil, which is appearing on a double bill with Atlanta's Sevendust. Founded in Milan in 1994 as Sleep of Right, Lacuna Coil is a little different in that the band features dual male/female vocals, provided by Andrea Ferro and Cristina Scabbia, respectively. The result is something like a harder-edged Evanesence — heavy, bass-driven metal with dreamy, almost ethereal vocals. How hard are they? One of their first big hits in Europe was the single "Heaven is a Lie."
They're currently on the road promoting their sixth studio album, "Dark Adrenaline." Check out the first single off the album, "Trip the Darkness," on YouTube for a sample.