Carach Angren – Dance and Laugh Amongst The Rotten (2017) – Review

Last updated on 3 December 2020

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Carach Angren Dance and Laugh Amongst The Rotten Album Cover Sometimes theatrics are just part of the show, there’s nothing else to it. Or they can be part of a band’s DNA, out of which their style and lifeblood emerges. Just look at bands like Cradle of Filth, whose works would be rated much differently, were you to judge them by the music only. Yet – as it turns out – their on-stage and on-clip performance plays an almost equally important role in their fans’ perception. And by that same token for the reviewers and critics as well.

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

Last updated on 3 December 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Cradle Of Filth - Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay - Album Cover 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?

They really knocked themselves out. And 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 [...] Click to raid more!

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

Last updated on 3 December 2020

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

This 11th studio edition features the new guitarists Marek ‘Ashok’ Šmerda and Richard Shaw. Also including Lindsay Schoolcraft on keyboards and female vocals (hell yeah..). Prominently displayed on Right Wing of the Garden Triptych. So a lot of newbies in this band, always somewhat of a worry when a new release is due – [...] Click to raid more!

Caladan Brood – Echoes of Battle (2013) – Review

Last updated on 30 November 2020

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Looking for stellar Atmospheric Black Metal? An epic battle of forces unknown? Morrowind on steroids? The 2013 debut album Echoes of Battle of the startup Caladan Brood cuts you right down the middle, chews you up and spits you out again. Straight into the grand Epic Atmospheric Black Metal landscape they portray, mixed into this is here black magic potion.

Okay, you purists, admitted! They cruise (very, very) dangerously close to the abominable crime of copycat, sounding like Summoning in a way that is – almost exactly like them. And they indeed take the typically Chinese art of plagiarism a little far. Just look at the logo [...] Click to raid more!