Cradle of Filth
Horror movie metal soundtrack
Moving on from Damnation And A Day, England's Cradle Of Filth have released it's follow up Nymphetamine this time avoiding the labour of a concept album. Moving from major label Sony to Roadrunner, the cries of sellout this time round are yet to be heard but there will always be those who can't get into the band's releases post Midian or even earlier. That is their loss.
Putting together the metal equivalent of a horror movie soundtrack is what Cradle Of Filth seem to be all about. On Nymphetamine, even without the creative overheads of a concept album, the tracks flow effortlessly from start to finish. Instrumental interludes mixed with song after song of aggressive riffs and dark lyrics courtesy of leader Dani Filth take the listener on a journey that doesn't become boring or repetitive. As with other Cradle albums, Filth's voice can be the make or break point for some who can't get past his banshee like screams. It's a solid album that features, dare I say it, some catchy tunes by Cradle's standard. It won't be an album that will suddenly make the haters become fans, but it is an album that furthers shows what this band is capable of.