Comalies is the third studio album by Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil, released on 29 October 2002 through Century Media Records. According to lead singer Cristina Scabbia, "[During the album's recording], we had a sort of creative explosion. We were working in a coma, sort of like in a different dimension. First of all we just wanted to use the word 'coma' but there was something missing so we played with the two words coma and lies." Comalies peaked at #178 on the Billboard 200 and Peaked at #9 on the Top Heatseekers and Independent Albums charts. The outline of the shape from the cover of the band's previous album Unleashed Memories (2001) is faintly visible on top of the sunflower. The album has gone on to sell over 300,000 copies in the United States as of January 2012.[11]

Studio album by
Released29 October 2002 (2002-10-29)
RecordedApril – May 2002[1][2]
StudioWoodhouse Studios in Hagen
LabelCentury Media
ProducerWaldemar Sorychta
Lacuna Coil chronology
Unleashed Memories
The EPs
Singles from Comalies
  1. "Heaven's a Lie"
    Released: October 2002
  2. "Swamped"
    Released: July 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Chronicles of Chaos8/10 stars[4]
Rock Hard8.5/10[5]
Metalitalia (IT)8/10[6]
Metal Storm8/10[7]
Sputnik Music4.5/5 stars[8]
Ultimate Guitar9/10[9]
Metal Reviews90%[10]

The song "Swamped" is available as a downloadable track for the music video game series Rock Band, and also appeared in the 2004 video game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.


Upon release, Comalies received universal acclaim from either music critics or band fans. In 2005, the album was ranked #415 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time. In 2016, Comalies was ranked the 59th greatest album of the 21st century by Metal Hammer. [12]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Lacuna Coil.

2."Heaven's a Lie"4:46
3."Daylight Dancer"3:50
5."Self Deception"3:31
7."Tight Rope"4:15
8."The Ghost Woman and the Hunter"4:09
11."The Prophet Said"4:32
12."Angel's Punishment"3:56
Total length:51:44
German limited edition bonus track
14."Lost Lullaby"5:00

Multimedia sectionEdit

  1. The making of Comalies – 6:40

Ozzfest edition bonus discEdit

US, UK bonus disc
1."Heaven's a Lie" (Radiomix and Edit)4:54
2."Swamped" (Radiomix and Edit)3:49
3."Heaven's a Lie" (Studio Acoustic Version)4:12
4."Swamped" (Studio Acoustic Version)3:40
5."Unspoken" (Studio Acoustic Version)3:39
6."Senzafine" (Studio Acoustic Version)3:31
7."Heaven's a Lie" (Live Radio WAAF Acoustic)4:01
8."Senzafine" (Live Radio WAAF Acoustic)3:15
9."Aeon" (Live Radio WAAF Acoustic)1:58

CD2 multimedia sectionEdit

  1. Heaven's a Lie (video)
  2. Swamped (video)
  3. Desktop wallpapers


Release historyEdit

Country Date
Italy 8 October 2002
United States 29 October 2002
Germany 21 June 2004

Chart performanceEdit

Chart Peak
Billboard 200[13] 178
US Independent Albums[13] 9
US Top Heatseekers[13] 9
German Albums Chart[14] 45
French Albums Chart[14] 69


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  3. ^ AllMusic review
  4. ^ "CoC : Lacuna Coil - Comalies : Chronicles of Chaos review". Retrieved 2015-11-04.
  5. ^ Schäfer, Wolfgang. "Rock Hard review". issue 185. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
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  11. ^ "Lacuna Coil's 'Dark Adrenaline' Cracks U.S. Top 15 -". 2012-02-01. Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
  12. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 43. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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  14. ^ a b "Lacuna Coil - Comalies". Retrieved 2013-12-31.