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Release date: 24 February 1994
Style: Symphonic black metal


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01. Darkness Our Bride (Jugular Wedding)
02. The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh
03. The Forest Whispers My Name
04. Iscariot
05. The Black Goddess Rises
06. One Final Graven Kiss
07. A Crescendo Of Passion Bleeding
08. To Eve The Art Of Witchcraft
09. Of Mist And Midnight Skies
10. In Secret Love We Drown
11. A Dream Of Wolves In The Snow
12. Summer Dying Fast
13. Imperium Tenebrarum

Lyrics (13)

Daniel Lloyd Davey - vocals
Benjamin Ryan - keyboards
Paul Ryan - guitars
Paul Allender - guitars
Nicholas Howard Barker - drums
Robin Mark Eaglestone - bass

Guest musicians
Darren "Daz" J. White - vocals
Frater Nihil - vocals
Andrea "Nebelhexë" Meyer Haugen - vocals
Soror Proselenos - cello

Additional info
Recorded in the Autumn Twilight 1993 e.h.
Mixed and produced by Mags at Academy Studios.
Mastered by Nilesh ay The Exchange.
Cover photography by Chris Bell. With art direction by Nigel Wingrove.
All music by Cradle Of Filth. All lyrics by Dani.

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Everyone knows about the great Cradle of Filth, yet many don't like them. Don't know why. Some can't stand their vocalist, Dani Filth, and others have only heard the recent, commercialized albums (Nymphetamine, and that abomination Thornography). Anyway, I am not here to discuss that. Personaly, they are my all-time favourite band, and this album is a show of Dani Filth's musical mastermind!

published 08.01.2009 | Comments (17)

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musicalkaratekid - 28.01.2012 at 02:46  
Rating: 9 An interesting album in many ways, not least because the vocals here sound completely different to that of COF's latest releases. Mind you, i prefer both dani filth's and andrea's vocals to anything released after. Sarah jezebal deva, i am afraid to say (and i may be bombarded with hate by some COF fans at saying this) is ridiculously overrated. A personal favourite of mine this album is, though the point knocked off was due to the fact that there are too many 'interludes' on the album. 'Outro' (or 'Imperium Tenebrarum') is actually a poor closer to be honest, but the glorifying powerful opener more than makes up for it.
METALOZON - 05.01.2013 at 12:36  
Rating: 9 This album is one of their best, if not the best. It's such an awesome black metal album. It's completely different from the next ones. I just love the style of this album more than any other style COF ever did. A 7.9 rating does not give justice to this album. So I must take drastic measures and give it a 10 !
metalfan1999 - 04.11.2015 at 21:58  
Rating: 10 Is it just me or do the vocals on here sound a little like the vocals of Varg Vikernes (at some parts). I really like his vocal style on this one.

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