This is by far the best album cradle have ever released and the sad thing is i doubt if they will ever match it. Sure damnation was a great epic of an album but not in the same league as Midian. On Nymphetamine Cradle haven't sold out they have just slowed it down a little but the brutal music and lyrics are still there. Selling out would mean crossing over to the mainstream and i dont think this happened on Nymp. As for the black metal thing, cradle definatley are. Even more so than a band such as Dimmu Borgir.
Song by Song
At the gates of midian: 5/5 nice piece of music, what've you've come to expect from cradle.
Cthulu Dawn: 5/5 without doubt the best song on the album. Opens heavy and continues throughout.
Saffrons curse: 5/5 another great track. At the two minute mark Dani slows it down and starts singing in ballad mode. Genius.
Death magick for adepts: 4/5 ok track. nothing really special or memorable about it.
Lord Abortion: 5/5 brilliant track. For the start if nothing else.
Amor e morte: 4/5 just like death magick, nothing special.
Creatures that kissed in cold mirrors: 5/5 the best instrumental cradle have ever done. Remnents of saffrons curse.
Her ghost in the fog: 5/5 second best on the album. The female vocal really adds to this track. exceptional
Satanic mantra: 2/5 dont see the point
Tearing the veil from grace: 4/5 ok track. gets you ready for the next track. nothing special.
Tortured soul asylum: 5/5 brilliant way to finish of the album. third favourite on the album with an ending to die for.
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