is striking about this new Cradle of Filth Cd is not the massive
sound and mix or the grand effects. Neither is it the fact that Dani
Filth sneaks a few lines of clean vocals into the pot (or as clean
as the guy can get), nor that Ville Valo guests on one track. Or
could it be the brilliant cover of 80s boy band Heaven 17ís
Temptation or that the track Rise of the Pentagram is the first
instrumental from the band?
most striking thing is that this is the most stripped down version
of COF weíve heard on a studio album in years (you know; drums,
bass, two guitars, minimal use of keyboards and not a zillion layers
of vocal tracks), and you know what? It turns out that the Brits are
actually capable of writing songs - really good and solid SONGS,
with good and interesting riffs that pay homage to thirty-odd years
of (British) heavy metal history. This album is in many ways the
essence of heavy metal: brutality, well-wrought lyrics, speed,
heaviness, technical capability, fun.
song tells it own little story and Daniís lyrical talent becomes
yet again apparent. Get this:
through the gloryhole
An ejaculate misconception
Disney-esque, the high priestess
Of greed and deepest dark deception
Hah! If that is not humorous, then I donít know what is.
was sold after one and a half spin. I dare you: try it out.