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Well worth it for long time fans!
on 7 June 2014
Being a long time fan of the band, I was eagerly awating this release and I wasn't too disappointed! The only thing that lets the side down for me is that the TFD demo sounds no different from the version I already have (supplied to me by an ex-member of the band from around the time of it's release) on cd. I had hoped that it had been cleaned up a little, but on the other hand, it's good to hear the songs as they were recorded and it's a brilliant demo too!
The rehersal tracks are of good quality and it's nice to hear the long lost songs again on an official release, rather than random bootlegs. But, it's the track from the long lost "Goetia" album that is by far the standout track here! As I say, being a long time fan, I know all about the lost album and how the studio tapes were wiped when the record label couldn't pay for the studio time. I, like many, many other fans always thought that we'd never get to hear a peep from this album, so to hear a full song in top quality is a big thing for us! We were always told that the album had a more "death metal" feel to it and it's very obvious from this track that it would have been totally different from "Principle..." It's really heavy, very, very fast and has some big keyboard parts too. A real and very nice surprise! It's such a shame that we'll (probably) never get to hear the rest of the album!
Well worth picking up by long time fans, but I feel the kids who think that Nymphetamine is Cradle finest hour will hate this release as it's FAR removed from what Cradle of Filth are now.