Thornography, the band's seventh full-length studio album and their second for Roadrunner., comes on the heels of 2004's widely acclaimed and GRAMMY nominated meisterwerk Nymphetamine. Thornography is a scintillating and terrifying collision between the familiar and the unexpected. It's the dark, destructive and unsettling sound of a globe-conquering heavy metal band at the height of their sick, twisted powers, and the continuation of a proud, priapic and unhinged legacy that stretches back nigh on 15 years. It features the Louder, harder, faster, heavier, darker, catchier - the unstoppable force that is Cradle Of Filth slithers menacingly forward, crushing the opposition and striking warped, blackened glee into the hearts of misanthropes and malevolents the world over. The nightmare continues may we never wake up!
CRADLE OF FILTH
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As you can see from earlier posts on this message board, Cradle of Filth have been the subject of much conversation lately. In fact, even some of the members have said Cradle isn't and has never been a true black metal band. And now that these seven Brits have released their second slickly-produced album on a major label, have a MySpace page, and have been in talks with MTV and Hot Topic, "sell out" rumors are running rampant. But this writer's opinion is this is yet another case of a band tweaking its sound without selling out. This has happened so often that I'm getting tired of writing these reviews. Yes, Cradle of Filth did sound a lot more raw and in line with traditional black metal on their debut, 1994's "The Principal of Evil Made Flesh." But what everyone needs to realize is, even though they have crossed the line into mainstream territory, they can still shred as mightily as ever before. On all six of their full length releases previous to this one, COF have seamlessly...
Certainly this is the most accessible release from COF yet. And as often occurs in the metal community as soon as beloved bands nod towards commercialism the knives come out and sell out is screamed. No need really because this is the most direct and palatable release so far and I am sure they must be attempting to expand their market, afterall all things must be reborn if they are to continue otherwise it grows stale and old. The vocals are frequently tuneful and the choruses and bridges to the songs are memorable after only a couple of listens. In other words less percistance is needed to find the hook. Indeed this cd reminds me of the old school stylings of Mercyful Fate or the NWOBHM style of that era say 83-ish metal which I personally loved. Of course the Iron Maiden stylings are still very present and it all sounds terribly British. Perhaps the extremity of their sound is in a better doseage for a more mainstream market this time. Song highlights must be 'Tonight in Flames'...
I would like to start by stating that this album is not death metal, black metal, ect. Nor does the band claim to be. The closest they have been was Principle of evil made flesh........maybe, and they evolved from there. Cradle of filth sounds like Cradle of filth.
Anyone new to COF will enjoy this cd. Even the people who have liked them from the begining will like it. It is a Very good cd. Not there best effort but worth buying.
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