Cradle Of Filth - The Manticore And Other Horrors


7.4 | 233 votes |
Release date: 29 October 2012
Style: Extreme gothic metal, Symphonic metal

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01. The Unveiling Of O
02. The Abhorrent
03. For Your Vulgar Delectation
04. Illicitus
05. Manticore
06. Frost On Her Pillow
07. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair
08. Pallid Reflection
09. Siding With The Titans
10. Succumb To This
11. Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker [Deluxe edition bonus]
12. Death, The Great Adventure [Deluxe edition bonus]
13. Sinfonia

Line-up
Daniel Lloyd "Dani Filth" Davey - vocals
Paul Allender - guitars
Martin "Marthus" Škaroupka - drums & keyboards

Session:
Daniel Firth - bass
Lucy Atkins - vocals

Additional info
Release dates:
-29/10/2012 in Europe (by Peaceville Records/Edel Music AG)
-30/10/2012 in North America (by Nuclear Blast)
Album's produced by Scott Atkins, Dani Filth, Paul Allender and Martin Skaroupka under severe cosmic circumstances.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Grindstone Studio, Suffolk by Scott Atkins.
Music written by Paul Allender, Martin Skaroupka, and DJ Gunnarson.
All lyrics by Dani Filth.

Staff review by
D.T. Metal
Rating:
8.0
Two years have gone by, Halloween is approaching; which can only mean one thing: Cradle Of Filth is releasing a new album.

The Manticore And Other Horrors marks the tenth studio album of the symphonic black, gone extreme or extreme gothic metal … gee, I am going to stop while I am ahead. I seriously can't keep up with all those different sub genres in today's music.

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published 21.10.2012 | Comments (25)

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23.12.2011 - 08:56
John Shock
How can they release another album, in so little time?....i mean 2 years men...it's gonna be boooring and repetitive..like the past album!
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23.12.2011 - 22:30
Rating: 6
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
Written by John Shock on 23.12.2011 at 08:56

How can they release another album, in so little time?....i mean 2 years men...it's gonna be boooring and repetitive..like the past album!

And how long is there between their other albums since the first one? 2 years...
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28.12.2011 - 15:26
Rating: 6
s_t_s
Don't agree, Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa is a good album tho I like Godspeed a lot more. I wonder how their next album will sound
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05.01.2012 - 07:45
Dani mentioned Cradle Of Filth's new album is not conceptual at all PLUS Paul mentioned COF are going to their old roots with this new album.
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05.01.2012 - 08:17
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Ya well they can say whatever they want about returning to their roots, it doesn't mean the album will be any good.

Metallica's "return" with Death Magnetic is more than proof of that.
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31.01.2012 - 06:14
Ankläger
Written by DarkrothDamnation on 05.01.2012 at 07:45

Dani mentioned Cradle Of Filth's new album is not conceptual at all PLUS Paul mentioned COF are going to their old roots with this new album.


I highly doubt they'll go back to playing boring, lo-fi death metal
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26.03.2012 - 20:56
Slayer666
Written by DarkrothDamnation on 05.01.2012 at 07:45

Dani mentioned Cradle Of Filth's new album is not conceptual at all PLUS Paul mentioned COF are going to their old roots with this new album.


Yeah, well, that's what they said about Darkly, Darkly. Turns out that was anything other than returning to the roots.
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03.09.2012 - 12:11
Rating: 5
garmling
Last one was so boring and absolutely awful! it was huge disappointment after Godspeed... which is their best since Midian imo...so I kind off lost interest in this new one, but after watching their performance at Wacken this year, I really do hope they can do it right again....Dani has his scream back on track and this new girl knows how to handle vocals/keyboards...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL4svGxu5Uc
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29.10.2012 - 19:14
Rating: 7
Warman
Erotic Stains
It's good. But that's it. As I've said earlier: today's Cradle just doesn't do it for me anymore. It's fine, there's some great moments. But I feel they've done the best they can, years ago.
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29.10.2012 - 22:27
Rating: 10
Vermoorden
Great album, and the best work they have done since the midian days. People will hate it, and people will love it (as always with a cradle release..). I love it though!
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31.10.2012 - 15:37
Rating: 5
garmling
How wrong am I.....this album is mediocre at its best!
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03.11.2012 - 00:56
Erik M.
Written by Vermoorden on 29.10.2012 at 22:27

Great album, and the best work they have done since the midian days. People will hate it, and people will love it (as always with a cradle release..). I love it though!


Do you realize your username means "kill" in Dutch?
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04.11.2012 - 02:13
Rating: 10
Vermoorden
Written by Erik M. on 03.11.2012 at 00:56

Written by Vermoorden on 29.10.2012 at 22:27

Great album, and the best work they have done since the midian days. People will hate it, and people will love it (as always with a cradle release..). I love it though!


Do you realize your username means "kill" in Dutch?


Yep I do! Thats why I picked it lol, very metal sounding.
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07.11.2012 - 19:33
Rating: 8
Opethian
This is a straightforward COF album without all of the 'Theatricals'. It hard not to compare every new COF release with their old material, but it reminds me of 'Numphetamine with the Guitar melodies and Keyboards and the Heaviness of GodSpeed. COF has delivered another solid record.

This is simply just my opinion, but i do feel as COF has been getting a little too comfortable with their sound. This is like i said a 'Solid release', but i was hoping to have heard something on a another level. COF will always be a 'Love or Hate' group and i still support them after all these years

The Manticore & Other Horrors 7.5 / 10
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08.11.2012 - 16:41
shlogh
Funny album, and just good... nothing else special about it. Godspeed was better.
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08.11.2012 - 18:35
Rating: 7
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by shlogh on 08.11.2012 at 16:41

Funny album


Pardon me, what's that funny about it?
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08.11.2012 - 20:19
Rating: 6
enumaelis
For old cradle lovers, you should check Obscurcis Romancia.
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09.11.2012 - 23:25
Rating: 10
Vermoorden
Written by enumaelis on 08.11.2012 at 20:19

For old cradle lovers, you should check Obscurcis Romancia.


Holy Shit that band is good. Props for letting people know about them! Seems like all the best sympho black is incredibly underground.
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15.11.2012 - 15:51
shlogh
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 08.11.2012 at 18:35

Written by shlogh on 08.11.2012 at 16:41

Funny album


Pardon me, what's that funny about it?


don't get me wrong, its fun to listen to it, listenable and enjoyable like all COF albums (except Thornography :/ ), but nothing special about it... I think that Godspeed was better than Manticore.
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20.11.2012 - 18:45
IMO, everything after Nymphetamine was pretty bland. This one is no exception. Can't get into it.
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27.11.2012 - 17:44
bgcasio
Very good album, having in mind that he had taken his brother bassist - family group
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29.11.2012 - 19:59
Rating: 6
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
Written by Vermoorden on 09.11.2012 at 23:25

Seems like all the best sympho black is incredibly underground.

That's because as soon as a Symphonic BM band gets some popularity it turns into sell out not-so-black metal with cheesy keyboards.
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02.02.2013 - 22:44
Andresopeth
Nothing new on this album, i gave it few spins and nothing.
Don't know why but listening gave me the impression i was still listening Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa, the same 'mood'.
Godspeed was much better
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11.02.2013 - 10:59
Rating: 6
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
What happened to his voice? (This is the 1st I've heard from them since Dusk and Cruelty.)
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Sharks 2016 Premiers. Please don't choke this year.
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
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25.11.2013 - 21:07
Rating: 7
DoomRules
Very interesting album, well above that Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa
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Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity.
William Wordsworth
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18.12.2013 - 21:59
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
The first three tracks are absolutely brilliantly but for me it stagnates a little from that point. Musicianship here though is pretty damn solid for the most part.
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06.09.2014 - 09:54
Rating: 5
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
Written by Guest on 07.11.2012 at 19:55

The biggest problem with this is that it doesn't offer anything new (with the tiny exception of Dani's odd screams). The melodies and styles of Nymphe-Thorno (punk 'n thrash influences to this album come from there) fused with the Škaroupka era's always-the-same drumming + Dani's spitting routines = you pretty much get Manticore. Okey, that would be decent, but the songwriting (and Album-Writing!) is just too one-dimensional, predictable, lacking almost all the rainbows of emotions. Where are the details? Where's the fun?

Completely agree man. Everything up until Venus I've at least casually enjoyed(if not loved) because they always managed to expand, explore and evolve their sound, whether subtly or drastically.

But this album, along with Venus, is stagnant creatively and nothing more than a watered down rehash of previous releases. Hopefully with a break between albums atm they'll be able to bring something fresh to the table.
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26.09.2014 - 18:21
Rating: 3
Kuroboshi
Totally lackluster effort. Fell asleep.
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