A Review of the Album Called Vol. 4 by the Gothic Rock Band Lullacry Featuring the Vocals of the Beautiful Tanja Lainio
Tanja Lainio who was with Lullacry from 2002 until 2014
Track Listing for the album Vol. 4
- Perfect Tonight
- Love, Lust, Desire
- Fire Within
- Stranger in You
- Heart Shaped Scars
- Soul in Half
- Killing Time
- I Want You
- King of Pain
How Does the Album Vol. 4 Begin?
Finnish heavy rock band Lullacry entered the studio following their classic 2003 album called Crucify My Heart and the result is yet another terrific album by them called Vol. 4 (short for Volume 4). It came out in 2005 which is now 14 years ago. Vocalist Tanja Lainio had joined the band in 2002 and once again she shows that she really belonged in the band. The album starts with the heavy, pounding song called Perfect Tonight. There was a song called Alright Tonight on the previous album and there was also a single released for that song. But this one (Perfect Tonight) is about a couple that are perfect for each other. The nights are spent together and they have the time of their lives.
The album Vol. 4: the first half is memorable because of the song Stranger in You
Love, Lust, Desire has loud bass guitar play. It is about someone that forgives their partner for their transgressions and mistakes. They feel that they cannot get by without their partner and they still love them, wanting to be with them. As you can see, love is a topic that is really covered on the album. Stranger in You is a single that was released for this album and it is one of the best songs in the band’s history for sure. I have always absolutely loved this one for the guitar work and Tanja’s amazing, soothing voice. Heart Shaped Scars is a love ballad which is also really good. I know that Cristina Scabbia of the band Lacuna Coil has a great, powerful vocal range but Tanja Lanio deserves consideration as well.
Tanja Lainio at the Tuska Festival in Finland (2003)
A Few More Photos of the Beautiful Tanja Lainio
The second half of the album Vol. 4 proves how great Lullacry were as a band
The second half of the album is no less impressive beginning with the atmospheric song called Soul in Half. The song is basically about a person that has been hurt and torn apart by a very destructive relationship. She feels as if her soul has been torn in half. Tanja adds some chanting type of vocals in the song to make it interesting. After the very heavy song Killing Time comes the song called I Want You. It is about someone that feels she ran away from her lover. Every day for her is dark and terrible. She really misses him so much that she wants his love more than ever. She wants to start over and be reunited with him. In life, there is always a second chance for most things if we really believe in ourselves. The song King of Pain is another great rock song. The song has both heavy and soft parts as the song is about a person that causes nothing but grief and pain for the world.
The awesome song called Stranger in You
The song called Heart Shaped Scars
Final Thoughts About Vol. 4, Tanja Lainio, and Lullacry
The album Vol. 4 overall is another excellent release from this heavy rock band and there is really nothing bad to say about it. It is produced by famous Finnish producer Anssi Kippo. Finland is a country that is full of talent in the rock and metal genre and Lullacry were one of the best bands to come out of this small northern European nation. Lullacry knows how to write high quality songs album after album and they have been really consistent! Fans of female fronted bands will love this release for sure. They had a stretch of four very quality albums released from 1999 through 2005 and they will probably always be my favorite female fronted rock group. Or will they? There are so many good female fronted rock groups that it is hard to choose one favorite.
Rate Lullacry's album Vol. 4
The song called Soul in Half
© 2016 Ara Vahanian