Cradle Of Filth
Evermore Darkly
Style: Black Metal-lite
Release date: 18 October, 2011
Playing time: 43:13

I'm always 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.


1. Transmission from Hell
2. Thank Your Lucky Scars
3. Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) (Elder Version)
4. Lilith Immaculate (Extended Length)
5. The Persecution Song (Elder Version)
6. Forgive Me Father (I'm in a Trance)
7. The Spawn of Love and War (Elder Version)
8. Summer Dying Fast (Midnight in the Labyrinth breadcrumb trail)

Label: Peaceville
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 90/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 16 November, 2011