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1 Jun. 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 9 Oct. 2006
  • Release Date: 1 Jun. 2008
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
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  • Total Length: 1:04:35
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B001F42634
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,307 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lee Chiswell on 5 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD
As a long time fan of The Filth, I for one was starting to feel a little like it was all over. While Damnation and a Day and Nymphetamine are both solid albums in their own way, they are not a patch on what came before. I appreciate that Cradle are trying to take a new direction, I even welcome it in a way, nobody can truly wish a band keeps on churning out the same stuff forever. Even if I would like to see another Cruelty and the Beast. Sigh.

To be honest, when Thornography was first released, instead of the usual rushing out to buy it, I had that moment of wondering, 'Should I bother?' I'm glad I decided to get it anyway.

Thornography sees Cradle continuing the themes they started to explore on Nymphetamine. The emphasis on more straightforward metal tracks with, (Satan forbid) catchy choruses. But whereas on Nymphetamine I believe they largely failed to hit the mark, here they seem to get it spot on almost every time. The first few tracks represent the best opening of a Cradle album for a long time. Dirge Inferno, Tonight in Flames and Libertina Grimm are outstanding and Byronic Man has the first Cradle chorus that was so catchy it got stuck in my head. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not!

Elsewhere the songs are all markedly better than on Nymphetamine and the level of consistency is, for me, perhaps the best of all their albums (with the possible exception of Cruelty). Almost every track has a great riff and the drumming is nothing short of excellent, the production really bringing it to the fore, but without destroying the atmosphere of the tracks. Dani's vocals are different again from his style on the majority of their albums, the sustained high pitch screaming of Dusk and Her Embrace is long forgotten.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bandcandy on 18 Oct. 2006
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After Nymphetamine, I for one was starting to think Cradle had lost a lot of their originality, imagination and creativity and were merely rehashing a more commercially acceptable version of what had come before. Therefore, for me at least, Thornography was something of a "make or break" album. Fortunately for Cradle, they have yet again inverted fans' expectations and taken yet another turn in yet another direction.

Thornography does bear a lot of similarity to Nymphetamine, the guitars and drums are similar, Dani's kept up a lot of the new vocal twists he developed on the last album and on the whole, they've kept going in the slightly less gothic/melodic and slightly more "metal" direction they have been heading in recently. On the other hand, Thornography has much less of the commercial leanings of its predecessor and it is more or less the band quite simply having fun with no strings attached. The album is divided roughly equally between dark, energetic thrash and nightmarish gothic delights, slightly more reminiscent of their older music. The whole album evokes a dark, sinister yet somewhat decadent atmosphere, completely different from that of any of their previous albums. Despite the fact that all the silliness you expect from such a predominantly unserious band is still present, Cradle have grown up a lot from the days of Dusk and her Embrace, and there is a new maturity in their sound which can only be achieved after years of musical development and evolution.

Charles proves to be a more than adequate replacement for James and he and Paul clearly have a lot of fun creating endless twisting, complex riffs which weave an atmosphere of darkness but with their usual sense of fun.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dan on 18 Oct. 2006
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I have been a cradle fan for around a year now and although i never got into their really early stuff i did take a liking to all the other albums they have available.

If you are a big fan of the newer albums of cradle of filth (nymphetamine, midian) then you will love this album. if you are more a fan of from the cradle to enslave, dusk and her embrace, vempire etc you may find yourself not so keen on this album.

Each song brings something different to the album; tonight in flames bring a slightly coffin fodder influence while the byronic man sees HIM frontman ville vallo doing back up vocals (and amazingly doesn't spoil the song!), the album ends with a cover of temptation which in my opinion is simply brilliant. many disagree and a recent review of the album had the reviewer thinking it nearly spoiled the album. Temptation doesn't have much in the way of dani's normal serpent tongue and favours more on female vocals so if you like the sound of a slightly different album ender give it a go or if you think that sounds horrible just skip the last track.

If you are new to cradle of filth then this could be a good starting point, coupled with nymphetamine.

On the whole dani's vocal continues brilliant with Adrian's truly amazing drumming, paul charles and dave continue to pelt us with incredible riffage and sarah backs it all up with her amazing voice
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian Clark on 8 Jun. 2007
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I've been into the Filth for the last couple of years starting with Damnation And A Day, which spent a lot of time on my mp3 player. Then came Nymphetamine and the best opening track I've ever heard - 'Gilded C*nt' - a blistering assault on your senses!

And now Thornography - an almost daily listening experience on my commute to work. Cradle are without a doubt the best of the genre and with Thornography must have created the perfect Gothic album.

Like other reviewers i've found myself walking around humming the tunes! Hummable Tunes! From one of the darkest bands to come out of Britain! Absolutely. And I reckon thats high praise. How many metal albums have you listened to recently where its instantly forgettable and generic. Not here. And Dani hasn't lost his edge or ability to craft fantastic wicked stories.

Start here if you're new to the Cradle but also get Nymphetamine. It doesn't get better than this (until their next album!)

BUY IT NOW...it's like a drug, I need a fix at least a couple of times a week!
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