[LIVE REVIEW] Lacuna Coil, Orpheus Omega and Drown This City, Melbourne, Thursday 13 Oct

Lacuna Coil

Having been away from Australian shores for seven years, Italian-based gothic metal superstars Lacuna Coil returned with their second performance in our country. Kicking off in Perth, the Milan natives arrived in Melbourne on Thursday night national supports Orpheus Omega and newcomers Drown This City. With the latter providing the evening’s overture, they gained a large audience the moment the show commenced.


Drown This City

Drown This City will be touring Australia and opening for Falling In Reverse from today until the 20th of October. Get tickets to that show here: https://www.livenation.com.au/artists/falling-in-reverse

Delivering an innovative round of tracks from False Idols EP, along with a new song, Alex Reade and co. performed with enough confidence to gain a few new fans. All throughout their forty-five-minute slot, Orpheus Omega kept the pit prepared for the remainder of the night. Performing mostly off their Partum Vita Mortem record, Orpheus Omega concocted a recipe of insanity with thrashier undertones. While they may not be as well-known as Lacuna Coil, they’ve proven from one support show after the other that they have the credentials to get there.

Orpheus Omega

The very second Lacuna Coil walked on with Ultima Ratio, the devotees poured their hearts and souls to every lyric they sung with Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferrero. Their setlist combined new material off Delirium, Broken Crown Halo and a handful of early favourites. Whether those that attended that night’s show saw them back in 2009 at Soundwave or at their debut Melbourne headliner, once again every member gave a hundred per cent. It was clear for all to see just how perfect their performance was, with not a minute of tedium to be had. After such a long wait, the Lacuna Coil reminded us just how impressive they are live.

Lacuna Coil

Review by Callum Doig
Photography by Roger Brooks

Written by Callum Doig

Growing up around tracks at the young age of eight from Rage Against the Machine to Queens of the Stone Age and At the Drive-In, I found my love for heavy music develop quicker and quicker, as I got into countless bands in genres from Alternative, Prog, Stoner and Math Metal over the years. Being part of the music journalism industry since 2013, I’ve had the honour to review the legendary Soundwave Festival twice, Unify, and the last ever Big Day Out, as well as interview big names such as Zakk Wylde, Matthias Jabs, Richard Patrick, Greg Puciato, Mikael Akerfeldt, A Nameless Ghoul and many, many more. With metal and rock music playing a massive part of my life since I was young, and eventually became inspired to pick up multiple instruments, I couldn’t have picked a better genre to influence me into getting involved in the scene, regardless of what the position would be. Heavy music has done more for me than anyone or anything else, and I intend to stick around for more and more as the years go by.

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