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5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly one of there best albums, 5 Mar 2003
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This review is from: Dusk and Her Embrace (Audio CD)
When I first bought this album I was a little bit dissapointed mainly because I felt that 'Humana Inspired To Nightmare' was a little bit cheesy and it sounded as if the keyboard player was going all over the place trying to find a good melody! After that he envelops into the first song 'Heaven Torn Asunder' which I also felt lacked that power that I have heard in many of there other songs. But slowly the album grew on me and I found that it was infact quite a damn good album!
Here are some comments I have given about each track:
1.Humana Inspired To Nightmare
A good intro a bit random but not as good as some of Cradle's other intros/intrumentals.
2.Heaven Torn Asunder
Good song. Takes a while to build up but when it does it is pretty impressive you have to respect Nicks amazing drumming abilty and Dani's almost unlimted lung capcity screeching!
3.Funeral In Carpathia
One of the best songs on the album and a true Cradle classic it is extreamly catchy and has some amazing guitar work (from a guitarist point of veiw, yes moi) You've gotta love the "Never Leave Me" bit
4.A Gothic Romance (Red Roses For The Devil's Whore)
Again one of my personal favorites. The most intersting song on the album. I don't know if i'm the only one that notices it but At one point of the song "Nocturnal Pulse, My veins spill fourth there waters...." I think that Dani sound a hell of alot like Sniff from the animated moomin series! But still a good song.
5.Malice Through The Looking Glass
Yes. I did but Dusk And Her Embrace for this song! It is definatly one of there best songs ever. From a very powerful intro one would notice that the intro is echoed in 'Her Ghost In The Fog' on there later release 'Midian' with its marching like pace. It then goes into a sweet almost ballad like form. Beautiful in all aspects.
6.Dusk And Her Embrace
As with most of Cradle's title tracks they always are brilliant. Dani is amazing with his 'thousand words per second' type vocal style. Also in some way it is another song to mention Countess Elizabeth Bathory which then leads to there next album 'Cruelty And The Beast' One thing that Cradle does well is make all the albums fit together but still have a different theme and feel.
7.The Graveyard By Moonlight
You can just picture the pale moonlight in a graveyard to this beautiful instumental. You can close your eyes and really feel this song.
8.Beauty Slept In Sodom
Again a good song probally my most unlistened to track on the album quite an intersting harpsichord intro from Damien something which is quite rare to find in another Black Metal band. But thats what makes Cradle Of Filth good because they are not afraid to try anything different.
9.Haunted Shores
A very powerful intro and a great way to finnish this masterpiece of an album. One could assume that this is one of there finest ends to there albums.
So my conlusion is that Dusk And Her Embrace is a good album for anybody who is intersted in Cradle Of Filth's music well what are you waiting for you prude! Get of your arse and but it!
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