Cradle Of Filth - Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay



8.3 | 237 votes |
Release date: 22 September 2017
Style: Extreme gothic metal, Symphonic metal

Owners:

122 have it
30 want it


01. Exquisite Torments Await
02. Heartbreak And Seance
03. Achingly Beautiful
04. Wester Vespertine
05. The Seductiveness Of Decay
06. Vengeful Spirit
07. You Will Know The Lion By His Claw
08. Death And The Maiden
09. The Night At Catafalque Manor [bonus]
10. Alison Hell [Annihilator cover] [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2017: 5

Line-up
Dani Filth - vocals
Lindsay Schoolcraft - keyboards, backing vocals
Ashok - guitars
Richard Shaw - guitars
Marthus - drums
Daniel Firth - bass

Guest musicians
Liv Kristine - vocals

Staff review by
Daniell
Rating:
9.0
We go way back, Dani and I. When I first heard The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh in 1995, I was put off by the vocals, but I thought the music was too good to let the shrieking spaz spoil it for me. Once I heard Vempire the following year, I was hooked. Years later I was sad to see that after Midian Cradle Of Filth began to tumble into mediocrity. 2015's Hammer of the Witches was surprisingly good, but it had me wondering whether it was a one-off, or the band was really back in top-notch form. I'm very happy to report that the increase in quality seems to hold. Or even rise.

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published 26.09.2017 | Comments (22)

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Comments: 26   Visited by: 714 users
18.06.2017 - 13:32
Rating: 8
Chal-Chenet
"HotW" was great album, can't wait for new music, hope it'll be great too.
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23.06.2017 - 18:14
Opethian
Last album was ... step in the right direction? Dare I say? COF needs to bring back the FILTH in Cradle of Filth. Plain and simple. They have a solid line up.
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13.07.2017 - 21:56
EthicaOdini85
Leaked
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14.07.2017 - 03:13
Varulv
Проходняк . +6,5
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23.07.2017 - 13:27
Fridericvsrex
Фуфел +5
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16.09.2017 - 13:15
Rating: 10
Litvin
Two things about the album
1) The band members still remained unchanged which is quite surprising
2) As probably the result of the thing above(1) they produced incredibly great album.

9 is my mark and yeah it was leaked like nearly 2 month ago, which is good too.
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22.09.2017 - 10:56
Rating: 9
SkyFolle
Just wow...a beautiful recall of old sound with nice new inceptions
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22.09.2017 - 13:52
s_t_s
Thought the album release was planned for Halloween as usual Need to check it out but the first songs we could enjoy didn't grab me. I also seems a very short album for CoF with only 8 songs + 2 bonuses ! I'm missing the craziness of Damnation And A Day with 17 songs !
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22.09.2017 - 16:39
Rating: 9
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by s_t_s on 22.09.2017 at 13:52

Thought the album release was planned for Halloween as usual Need to check it out but the first songs we could enjoy didn't grab me. I also seems a very short album for CoF with only 8 songs + 2 bonuses ! I'm missing the craziness of Damnation And A Day with 17 songs !

It's a classic example of quality over quantity. Also, the 9 original songs are quite long, with only 2-3 below 7 minutes.
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Now loving:
Hour of Penance - Cast the First Stone
Hate - Indestructible Pillar
Cradle of Filth - Heartbreak and Seance
Dark Tranquillity - Nothing To No One
Immolation - Swarm of Terror
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22.09.2017 - 18:57
Rating: 10
berba_
Very strong release! Definitely top of the year.
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22.09.2017 - 22:06
s_t_s
Written by Daniell on 22.09.2017 at 16:39

Written by s_t_s on 22.09.2017 at 13:52

Thought the album release was planned for Halloween as usual Need to check it out but the first songs we could enjoy didn't grab me. I also seems a very short album for CoF with only 8 songs + 2 bonuses ! I'm missing the craziness of Damnation And A Day with 17 songs !

It's a classic example of quality over quantity. Also, the 9 original songs are quite long, with only 2-3 below 7 minutes.


The whole album lasts a bit more than an hour, you are right ! Need to check it out quietly now
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22.09.2017 - 22:33
Rating: 7
Nick Carter
This album is getting to much praise. Maybe Filth's fans are forcing his return to the top of the metal scene.
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#MetalIsForEveryone
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23.09.2017 - 04:00
Rating: 7
Hellcult
Very good album, need to get my copy soon!, ' Alison Hell ' s a beast!
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And I see the blade fall down upon the head of lord in heaven
And Darkness falls upon the end of history
While I drink the milk of the Black Goddess and cry over the mankind

Black Moses is my name...
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23.09.2017 - 10:25
darkthrone
Very pleased with the new album certainly one of my faves for the year i love it !I think all of the tracks are good i like 'and you will know the lion by his claw 'and 'Alison Hell' superb songs in my opinion
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24.09.2017 - 02:10
The Benighted
Written by Nick Carter on 22.09.2017 at 22:33

This album is getting to much praise. Maybe Filth's fans are forcing his return to the top of the metal scene.

I've been a huge detractor of the band for a long while, but even I agree that it's a great release.
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Learn to adapt to the change, or get washed away like tears in the rain.
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24.09.2017 - 04:06
Rating: 7
Nicko's Nose
Wait, I'm confused, do these people actually think Alison Hell is an original Cradle of Filth song?
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24.09.2017 - 07:33
Polaria
Written by Nicko's Nose on 24.09.2017 at 04:06

Wait, I'm confused, do these people actually think Alison Hell is an original Cradle of Filth song?


Praising a cover does not necessarily mean that you think it is an original song.
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Life is all the pain we endeavour.
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24.09.2017 - 08:00
Rating: 7
Nicko's Nose
Written by Polaria on 24.09.2017 at 07:33

Written by Nicko's Nose on 24.09.2017 at 04:06

Wait, I'm confused, do these people actually think Alison Hell is an original Cradle of Filth song?


Praising a cover does not necessarily mean that you think it is an original song.

You're right, but the way they talked about it sure sounded like they thought it was an original song.
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24.09.2017 - 13:15
Polaria
Written by The Benighted on 24.09.2017 at 02:10

Written by Nick Carter on 22.09.2017 at 22:33

This album is getting to much praise. Maybe Filth's fans are forcing his return to the top of the metal scene.

I've been a huge detractor of the band for a long while, but even I agree that it's a great release.


Thanks for your comment, I'll check out the album then!
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Life is all the pain we endeavour.
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24.09.2017 - 13:55
Rating: 7
Daddy Pig
It can't be easy to recreate Jeff Waters' masterful riffing. They do a decent job on the cover.
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24.09.2017 - 17:59
darkthrone
Written by Nicko's Nose on 24.09.2017 at 04:06

Wait, I'm confused, do these people actually think Alison Hell is an original Cradle of Filth song?


Err no
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28.09.2017 - 19:16
Rating: 9
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
As someone who has never been a big fan of this band, this is a top notch release. Surprise comeback.
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Daily underground metal recommendations at Metal Trenches.
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04.10.2017 - 18:36
Rating: 9
Passenger
Lost To Apathy
From a technical standpoint, this is CoF's most impressive album ever. You Will Know The Lion By Its Claw is proof and it's probably my favourite song.
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You don't make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it ~ Mean Streets
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13.10.2017 - 19:12
masterofdisguise
"Achingly Beautiful" and "Wester Vespertine" are two of my favorite COF tracks ever. Just brilliant.
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16.10.2017 - 03:01
Rating: 9
Metalboi
Album of the year for me
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23.10.2017 - 17:02
Rating: 9
Sword_Chant
This is the highest rating i've given to a CoF album. I've never been a fan of Dani's vocals, but the music/riffs are very impressive and epic. They really outdid themselves this time!
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