Label: Century Media
Perhaps determined to cement their position on U.S. airwaves, Italy's co-ed metal goths enlist Don Gilmore of Linkin Park fame to produce, and cover R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" to boot. More and more, with Andrea Ferro's woeful accent countering Cristina Scabbia's versatile octave-traversing, they come off like radio metal's answer to Lady Antebellum: a man and woman sheltering each from a world of disaster. Scabbia sounds Madonna-like in "End of Time" and Middle Eastern in "Intoxicated," and the guitarists offer some sand-dune moments as well -- not to mention a few halfway heavy ones.