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One of the most infamous and notorious names in metal, CRADLE OF FILTH continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. On November 1st 2010 (Europe) and 9th (North America), the latest chapter of the band’s dark history is to be released through Peaceville Records on the band’s own AbraCadaver imprint and via Nuclear Blast USA for the North American ... Read more in Amazon's Cradle Of Filth Store

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  • Vinyl (28 April 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cacophonous
  • ASIN: B00009029U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,530,248 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
Take it from a man who has listened to not just all types of metal, but all types of music, intensely, for many many years..... this is one of the best albums you will find.
Up there with Carcass' Necrotism and Anathema's Serenades, if you do not have this album your collection has an almighty gap in it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Jun 2001
Format: Audio CD
I was initially quite disappointed with this album - having listened to Midian, I was unimpressed with Dani's rather monotonous rasping vocals. Over the weeks, however, this album spent more and more time in my CD player - it needs some effort to get into it, but once you're there, it rocks! The drumming on this CD is *AMAZING*; why is this sound not used anymore? The riffs are intricate and crisp, and suck you into the melodies; with the guitars very low in the mix, this creates a distinctive sound that emphasises the complex rhythms of songs like tracks 3, and 8. The epic, Grand-Guignol bombast of Midian is lacking, but the haunting, desolate synths of Summer Dying Fast and To Eve the Art of Witchcraft more than compensate. Also, am I alone in thinking that the ending of Summer Dying is just SOOOOOO beautiful? Buy this album. I won't say it's better or worse than Midian, just different.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Parr on 7 Jan 2006
Format: Audio CD
...Dusk and Her Embrace and Cruelty and the Beast, but this will always be the first and the best. Of Mist and Midnight Skies, To Eve the Art of Witchcraft, The Forest Whispers my Name, Summers Dying Fast, Black Goddess Rises, each and every song of this is at once both haunting and ear burningly brutal. I have to agree with the other comments I have read, a completely outstanding album
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "koffin" on 23 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
Cradle of filth's first album is definetely 1 of their best. Ever since i first got this album I have been listening to it for ages. Veteran COF fans will notice that Dani's vocals are different-they are more raspy and menacing than his later work. here are a run-down of the songs :
1.Darkness our bride(jugular wedding)= A nice opener but a bit weak as far as COF intros are concerned.
2.The principle of evil made flesh= 1 of the best on here. heavy-as-hell !!
3.The forest whispers my name= a hauntingly good song with a chilling keyboard riff
4.Iscariot= A so-so instrumental but, again, not quite up to regular COF standards
5. The black goddess rises= Another standout track on the album. was later redone on "bitter suites to succubi" and made better but the original is still good
6.One final graven kiss= Absolutely BEAUTIFUL !! the best instrumental on the album
7. A crescendo of passion, bleeding= Brilliantly fast guitar riffage and an interesting mix of tempos throughout the song
8. To eve the art of witchcraft= An intersting song, this one. It starts off mixing organ melodies with thrash guitar riffs and in the middle of the song, the fury breaks down into a sweetly erotic tune...absolutely hypnotic. One of my favs on the album
9. Of mist and midnight skies= A huge organ intro at the start followed by guitars playing, this is perhaps one of the darkest songs on this album, not that the rest arent
10. In secret love we drown= Not a very good instrumental. in my opinion, this is the worst song on the album. its ok but is a bit naff
11. A dream of wolves in the snow= Starts off with a line quoted from Dracula and follows with a slow guitar riff and keyboard tune. This is one of the more melodic songs
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Jun 2001
Format: Audio CD
After being impressed with their previous demo "Total Fucking Darkness" nothing could prepare me for this opus when I bought it a long time ago. I prefer Dani's rasping vocals to his usual ear-piercing shriek - the evolution of which can be heard across subsequent releases. The atmosphere created by the guitars and, especially, the synth is incredible, and Nick's drumming is excellent, although the drum production seemed to get better on later albums. All the songs are truly first-class efforts, but the killing bite to the throat for me has to be "Of Mist And Midnight Skies". It was great to see the return of Paul Allander with the release of Midian, who departed shortly after this release.I only hope that Ben Ryan would return to add his symphonic wizardry once again. As a final note, why does nobody seem to recognise that the title of the last "hidden" track is actually "Imperium Tenebrarum". To summarise, this was COF at their very best, and it is a shame that they do not release anything along the same lines today. I look forward to the new album, however, which contains re-recordings of three tracks from this album.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alastair Logan on 18 Sep 2001
Format: Audio CD
This was the first COF album and also the truest! They will never better this! Forget the pop sound of their newer stuff this is raw and necro and is what true black metal is all about. All you new to COF need this album, it's one of the best ever!!!!!!!!
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I realize I'm not saying anything new here, but I still think, after 16 years, that this is still their best album. (Although, having said that, I tend to find that the first album I hear of a particular band usually remains my favourite, eg: 'Battles in the North' by Immortal). I know 'Dead Ted Danson' was none-too-keen on it (and he is more than welcome to his opinion) but all the reasons he lists that, in his opinion, make the album 'pants' are the reasons I like it so much. It lacks the pomposity of subsequent albums (especially 'Midian' onwards) and relies on a combination of raw energy and atmosphere to get the job done. No album of theirs since has has been as successful at combining these two elements (although 'Vempire' and 'Dusk...' do come close).

So, in my opinion, this is the Cradle... album to get. (If you want the best Symphonic Black Metal, however, stick with Emperor's albums. Untouchable!)
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