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Band
Cradle of Filth
Title
The Manticore and Other Horrors
Type
LP/EP
Company
Nuclear Blast
YOR
2012
Style
Black
11/11/2012 10:09:58 AM - Review by: Greg Watson
England's Cradle of Filth is well known throughout the metal world. Their albums of late and have been hit and miss and their newest offering, The Manticore and Other Horrors, shows a bit of a return to their older style with some of their newer sound as well. The music is great, reminding me of "Dusk and Her Embrace" era Cradle. However, the vocals on the album sound forced at times, with almost spoken word dominating the delivery. There are also a few tracks that sound as they belong in a Euro dance hall rather than a metal record. Don't spend your money on this album, there's better metal by far out there.
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  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: CRADLE OF FILTH
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REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
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2003
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Greg Watson6/26/2003
-
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2010
Peaceville
Ben McCraw6/2/2011
3
Evermore Darkly
2011
Nuclear Blast
Greg Watson1/29/2012
2
Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder
2008
Roadrunner
Devil Dave10/17/2008
4.5
Hammer of the Witches
2015
Nuclear Blast
Greg Watson6/25/2015
4
Principle of Evil Made Flesh
1994
Cacophonous
Nate Turpin3/11/2003
-
The Manticore and Other Horrors
2012
Nuclear Blast
Greg Watson11/11/2012
3

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