Cra­dle Of Filth

Cryp­to­ri­ana – The Se­duc­tive­ness Of De­cay

Classic Rock - - The Hard Stuff -

Cra­dle Of Filth are one of the great Bri­tish heavy metal bands. From their be­gin­nings in the dank depths of the early 1990s as vam­pire-fix­ated black metal hob­gob­lins, they’ve blos­somed – if that’s the right word –into the Ham­mer Hor­ror Iron Maiden.

Cryp­to­ri­ana is a cin­e­matic epic draped in shades of black and blood red, heavy on the or­ches­tra­tion and gothic camp. The nails-down-a-black­board ex­trem­ity of the past is still there but it’s a long way from front and cen­tre, while front­man Dani Filth has di­alled down his Nazgul shriek in favour of a cracked croon. There’s lit­tle ground they haven’t cov­ered be­fore, whether that’s the old school Steve Har­ris gal­lop of The Se­duc­tive­ness Of De­cay or the choral in­ter­lude of Ach­ingly Beau­ti­ful, but no one does it quite like them.

Suf­folk hor­rors carry on scream­ing on twelfth al­bum.

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