clapping my sweaty, little paws when there's new Cradle Of Filth material in
sight. As those of you who are fans of the band know, however, they do have a
tendency of putting out rather strange releases with remixes and live stuff and
what not. 'Evermore Darkly' is one of those strange releases. It's an EP, but an
EP with eight tracks, most of which are remixes of tunes from the excellent 'Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa' album.
There are, oh, joy, two new songs on here, though. The first one, Transmission from Hell, is like
an intro of sorts and thus more entertainment than actually new music. The
second one, Thank Your Lucky Stars, on the other hand, is a new tune proper, and
a fabulous one, even. Typical cool COF material.
Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned), Lilith Immaculate, The Persecution Song and
The Spawn of Love and War are probably the best songs off 'Darkly, Darkly...'
and therefore it's not a bad thing to hear other versions of these tunes. The 'I'm
in a Trance' version of Forgive Me Father is a completely ridiculous Euro techno
edition of the track and, well, it actually works quite well...
Summer Dying Fast is an orchestral remake of the 'Principle of Evil Made Flesh'
tune, and it sounds promising indeed! COF do a Dimmu Borgir? Not sure, but
interesting it shall be, no doubt, to hear the 'Midnight in the Labyrinth'
orchestral album when it comes out.
Conclusion: A typical Cradle Of Filth in-between proper releases outing, but
this time it's certainly well-worth your pocket money.