Cradle of Filth – Existence is Futile (2021) – Review

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‘Thou shalt not hunt the dreaded mainstream‘. That’s one of our iron rules here over at the RMR office buildings. Well, to be truthful, you will find it mostly poured in lead than forged into cold, hard steel. Because sometimes, just sometimes, management here will make exceptions.

Because there are some Extreme Metal bands out there that we have taken a truly unholy liking to. And one of those is Cradle of Filth.

I am frankly unsure what drives us back to Dani Filth‘s often annoying screams that after a while sound like a caffeine … [...] Click to raid more!

Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay (2017) – Review

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Already the corpse paint must have cost a fortune. Or was it only cheap Photoshop? Just look at the official pictures of the Cradle of Filth crew for their newest record Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay.

Impressive, ain’t it?

But the outcome of these darkly ominous paintings fit the theme perfectly.

But now – sadly or then perhaps not – CoF left the dark path of Black Metal, and went full tilt Gothic Metal. Yet, the band still maintains a healthy dose of galloping Heavy Metal style riffs, mixed with some decent speed. With a smattering … [...] Click to raid more!

Cradle of Filth – Hammer of the Witches (2015) – Review

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I think they must have worn out the drummer. This guy looks like his own ghost on videos from the newest 2015 album of Cradle of Filth called the Hammer of the Witches.

CoF‘s 11th studio edition features the new guitarists Marek ‘Ashok’ Šmerda and Richard Shaw. You’ll also find Lindsay Schoolcraft on keyboards and female vocals for the first time with the cradle. So a lot of newbies in this band, and this is always somewhat of a worry when a new release is due. Either they wreck it, or it comes out really … [...] Click to raid more!

Cradle of Filth – Nymphetamine (2004) – Review

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Who ever said the Black Metal scene is filled with necrotic-psychopathic eruptions of total bullshit? Made by wackos that prefer the night. And only the night.

There are a few good bands out there, you know. Those with some fantasy, that come without the urge to bludgeon you to death with spiked fists and electric guitars, coupled with disgracefully bad music.

Cradle of Filth is one of the more promising bands out there. And their 2004 album Nymphetamine graces us with one of their better productions, especially compared to Damnation and a Day of 2003.

Saying this, I can already picture the purists’ … [...] Click to raid more!