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Cradle of Filth - Midian (limited edition) review,
By A Customer
This review is from: Midian (Audio CD)This is the re-release/limited edition version of Cradle of Filth's stunning album Midian. Based on Clive Barker's novel this epic musical journey starts with 'At the Gates of Midian' a calm but haunting instrumental track leading into the almighty 'Cthulu Dawn'. This proceeds to rip you heart out and you feel as if you havent taken a single breath through the entire song due to its ultimate heaviness and stunning pace.
From the crunching guitars and lightning fast double bass drumming on Lord Abortion (most notably provided by the 'Nordic God of Thunder' Adrian Erlandsson) to the beautiful and epic 'Her Ghost In The Fog' this album is truly a masterpiece and an essential purchase for any Cradle fan or anyone interested in the darker, heavier side of real, British, heavy metal.
I have been listening to the original version of this since its release (31st October 200) and am still totally enthralled by it.
This re-release (by Cradle's old record company, Music For Nations - they have now signed to Epic/Sony) also includes the bonus track 'For Those who Died' A Sabbat cover,which although straying slightly from the bands normal sound is exceptional in its own right. Also included is the promo video for 'Her Ghost In The Fog'.
Alongside this,it comes in a beautiful leather 'book-style' case with silver inscription and additional artwork inside the booklet.
A must for anyone who doesn't already own it or for any Cradle fan who just has to have everything they release (like me).