Cradle of Filth’s twelfth album Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay ticks all the right boxes.
The music is huge in scope, symphonic and dripping in gothic overtones, while the vocals of frontman Dani Filth are expressive, moving from haunting malevolence to ghostly whispers. More importantly, the songwriting has enough twists and turns to entertain the most hardened fan.
Cryptoriana is arguably the band’s most traditional album in the sense that amongst the blast beats and high-speed tremolo riffing, there’s a sound which embraces thrash and classic metal more than ever before.
Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay is out now via Nuclear Blast/Caroline.
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