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Dusk & Her Embrace

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Humana Inspired to Nightmare
Heaven Torn Asunder
Funeral in Carpathia
Gothic Romance (Red Roses for the Devil's Whore)
Malice Through the Looking Glass
Dusk and Her Embrace
Graveyard by Moonlight
Beauty Slept in Sodom
Haunted Shores
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Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 53:09

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Simply put: If it didn't come from Norway in the '90's, then it's just plain Filth. Glad I got this with free Emusic credits.

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well... eh?


This was an OK Album at best, I just liked one song out of the album. But since i am a fan of Cradle of Filth i downloaded it anyway. TaCo666HaTe

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This 53 min change my life!!!


Well... To anyone that don't know nothing about this record I recommend to download "A Gothic Romance", and after you are blowned-away, just think that you can multiply it for almost an hour of pure genious. I go as far as to say that I believe in the bottom of my heart that this record will become over the centurys the ultimate classic of the 20th century music. In 200 or 300 years from now, this record will be studyed in all the best music academies in the Universe (if Mankind ever manage to conquer space). This isn't music, not even genious... This is the sound of God and Satan making love...

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Obvious Classic


Such a classic from Cradle. "Gothic Romance" is amazing, of course-- "Beauty," "Haunted," and even "Graveyard"-- they all do way more than just support the record's awesome title track. It's an album that documents the perfection of a genre by COF.

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i know alot of people will probably make fun of me for saying this but i really like this cd. from start to finish.it has a good flow to it that holds throughout the entire album.it's really a well put together recording you can tell they spent alot of time in the studio. i'm not really a cradle of filth fan but i'll make an exception with this cd.

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Neither Norway: Black Death and Afterlife

By Lenny Kaye, Contributor

I was warned. "Watch out for the death metal," said my muso friends when I told them I was off to the wilds of Norway for a rock festival – as if I could somehow be mortally wounded by shards of satanic shrapnel. But when I arrived in Bergen, on the west coast of the country, supposedly the wettest place in Europe with over 200 days of rain each year, the sun shone brightly and… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Cradle of Filth may be one of the only recognizable underground metal acts to an average person. Although mom and dad might not know who they are, the band enjoyed a streak of notoriety through the late ’90s into the turn of the century that would be hard for a music fan to miss. Their theatrical approach to the black metal genre was nothing new, but they turned it up a notch by cutting out much of the humor and bad special effects that groups like Mercyful Fate depended on and replaced them with a creepier, nastier stage show. But unlike so many of the bands in this genre, they had the music to back it up, and Dusk and Her Embrace may be their finest moment. What they did more than any other group is take the extreme playing style of the Norwegian black metal scene and apply a Sisters of Mercy style of melody to the singing. A hundred different metal bands tried to use goth flourishes in their music, but Cradle of Filth realized that you could make goth conform to heavy metal, not the other way around. This results in some creepy material; just listen to “Heaven Torn Asunder” or “Malice Through the Looking Glass” to hear some of the most important black metal ever made. What is even weirder is how catchy this music is. They really do a good job of incorporating memorable vocal lines and melodies into one of the least accessible genres of the 20th century. The keyboard intros and flourishes may be a little much for some listeners, but in the field of gothic European black metal, would you really expect anything less? With catchy songs, a brutal delivery, and a great gimmick, this is as good as underground metal gets. Along with Emperor, Faxed Head, and a few other pioneers, this band really helped the black metal genre to reappear after the death metal craze of the early ’90s, but more than any other group, they also helped to put a twisted, ugly face on the genre for all to see. – Bradley Torreano

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