Cradle Of Filth

Rating: 89/100

Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen, October '04
Label: Roadrunner Records

Style: Black Goth


This album has everything a good COF album needs: the lyrical eloquence of Dani Filth, the fast parts, the slow parts, the straightforward banging parts, the eerie synth parts, piano parts, haunting screams and last but not least; a booklet brimming with inspiringly twisted artwork.

The novelty on "Nymphetamine" is Dani’s duet with Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull on the title track. I can’t help thinking of Nick Cave’s collaboration with Kylie Minoque…only in a cooler version, naturally.

Apart from this team work, there isn’t much new under the sun compared to COF’s previous work, but, that said, any COF fan will appreciate "Nymphetamine", and the pop features like the title track might even attract new, young listeners.

Recommended tracks: “Nymphetamine”, “Medusa And Hemlock” and “Swansong For A Raven”

See the video for “Nymphetamine” on -  it’s worth your while.