Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana – ‘The Seductiveness of Decay’ – Album Review 19/09/2017 109 Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay is the twelfth studio album by the British metal band Cradle of Filth. It is currently set for release on September 22, 2017. As you would expect, the album stays true to the Cradle of Filth Black Metal sound that has been well established in the band’s 26 year run and exemplified in these fine eight tracks, lasting a head banging 52 minutes, 53 seconds. From the start, ‘Exquisite Torments Awaits’ draws you in with its mainly instrumental start, the lyrics when they come, the melody and torment literally within the lyrics finally enveloping you in the horror movie that is Cradle of Filth’s uniquely particular gothic and often haunting sound. It evokes provocatively that feeling that you’re waiting to be chased through a resurrected graveyard, with a howling wind, the undead screaming at you, in a manner only Dani Filth can conjure. What takes this to the edge is the range, depth and sheer control offered up by Lindsay’s operatic vocals. Time and time again, this duo of both style and vocally creates a theatre, a tale in which to lose yourself as well as the sound track to lose your soul. Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay then steps it up a gear with their first single ‘Heartbreak and Séance,’ which gives you a taste of how the band has matured technically within their twin guitar work – where even the guitar gods would take pride. The whole album with its dark undertones is well put together and could be the band’s best to date, and after 26 years this band is still showing us they have more to say. If you’re a fan of the Cradle then this is a must, and if you’re new to them you’re in for a treat. Cradle of Filth are: Dani Filth – lead vocals Martin ‘Marthus’ Skaroupka – drums, keyboards, orchestration Daniel Firth – bass Lindsay Schoolcraft – keyboards and vocals Richard Shaw – guitar Marek ‘Ashok’ Šmerda – guitar Track List ‘Exquisite Torments Awaits’ ‘Heart Break and Séance’ ‘Achingly Beautiful’ ‘Waster Vespertine’ ‘The Seductiveness of Decay’ ‘Vengeful Spirit’ (featuring Liv Kristine) ‘You Will Know the Lion by His Claw’ ‘Death and the Maiden’ The band recently released the first single off the album, ‘Heartbreak And Seance‘. See the making of here: https://youtu.be/FJwqiLOuF3o Watch the music video here: https://vimeo.com/224915782 The album is also available for pre-order: http://nblast.de/CoFCryptoriana Get ‘Heartbreak and Séance’ as an instant grat when you buy the album digitally. CRADLE OF FILTH UK & IRELAND TOUR: 30.10. Belfast – Limelight 31.10. Dublin – Academy (Halloween Show) 02.11. Manchester – Academy 2 03.11. Glasgow – Garage 04.11. Birmingham – O2 Institute 2 05.11. Church – Leeds 07.11. Oxford – O2 Academy 08.11. Southampton – Engine Rooms 09.11. Norwich – Waterfront 10.11. London – Electric Ballroom 11.11. Bristol – Bierkeller ICYMI: ‘You Will Know the Lion by His Claw’:https://youtu.be/s8r6DoD83ok ‘Heartbreak And Séance’ the making of: https://youtu.be/FJwqiLOuF3o Watch the music video here: https://vimeo.com/224915782 Watch the first album trailer here: https://youtu.be/cNN8SjyehUI https://rocknloadmag.com/news/cradle-filth-dani-talks-annihilator/ Cradle of Filth - Cryptoriana – 'The Seductiveness of Decay' - Album Review19.529.539.549.559.52017-09-199.5Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes)0.0Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.