Great album definitely 1 of the top cof albums to have cradle at there best and this is when Nicholas was on drums great songs on here plus you gotta love their covers of iron maidens hallowed be thy name and venoms black metal
People tend to slag off Cradle Of Filth, dismissing them as a joke band among the black metal genre. Pop-black metal; sell-out black metal; commercial black metal: all of these terms have been used to describe COF and their multiple albums. Aside from the fact that black metal cannot be commercial or sell-out because of its very nature, neither is it pop (contradiction in terms - how can black metal be pop?), people do forget that Cradle Of Filth do what they do better than most. For starters, this album doesn't have a bad song on it. The riffs, melodies, keyboards and constant thumping drums are all in place, all well done, all effective in their own right. Secondly, mixing their black metal style with gothic music (considerably slower, gloomier and more atmospheric than black metal) gives COF a much more original sound that most other black metal bands. Thirdly, Dani Filth has a much better, scarier voice with a lot more range than most other black-metal vocalists (he can go...
When i first heard this band, I thought they were unbearable(though the music ruled, Dani sounded like a chipmunk). With a few repeated listens, i ended up enjoying it quite a bit. Amazing guitar work, Fast paced, double bass, amazing drums, haunting, Orchestrated keyboards, and screechy vocals make this record highly enjoyable. I might also add that this is probably the SCARIEST ALBUM EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I swear, when i first heard this, i figured that i would have nightmares. The words "hauntingly beautiful" come to mind. I find this a huge improvement over Dusk.....and her embrace. Dusk and her embrace's production was awful. Cruelty and The beast's production is perfect. Dani's vocals aren't as high pitched as they were on "Dusk". Which is a big improvement. A complaint i have(not of this album, but of "some" people) is the fact that most Black Metal fans are automatically labeled as "Satanists". That really...
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