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Principle of Evil Made Flesh [Enhanced]

Cradle Of FilthAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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One of the most infamous and notorious names in metal, CRADLE OF FILTH continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. On November 1st 2010 (Europe) and 9th (North America), the latest chapter of the band’s dark history is to be released through Peaceville Records on the band’s own AbraCadaver imprint and via Nuclear Blast USA for the North American ... Read more in Amazon's Cradle Of Filth Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 28, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Caroline
  • ASIN: B000006XU2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,238 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Darkness Our Bride(Jugular Wedding)
2. The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh
3. The Forest Whispers My Name
4. Iscariot
5. The Black Goddess Rises
6. One Final Graven Kiss
7. A Crescendo Of Passion Bleeding
8. To Eve The Art Of Witchcraft
9. Of Mist And Midnight Skies
10. In Secret Love We Drown
11. A Dream Of Wolves In The Snow
12. Summer Dying Fast

Editorial Reviews

1994 album by Britain's top dark metal band with a hidden &untitled bonus track. 13 tracks total. The cover artfeatures explicit horrific/ pornographic violence. Cutsinclude 'Darkness Our Bride (Jugular Wedding)', 'ThePrinciple Of Evil Made Flesh' and 'The Black Goddess Rises'.A Cacophonous Records release. The full title is 'ThePrinciple Of Evil Made Flesh'.

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh December 1, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I can't say that this is my favorate Cradle of Filth release, but when you look at their other works and what this is up against (Dusk And Her Embrace, Cruelty And The Beast, Etc.), you can tell that I'm not insulting this release by any means. This is probably the closest to black metal Cradle has ever come, but that, of course, is up for debate. The fact of the matter is that this is a dark, grimey, and cold release. They were definately out to make a statement in their first release, and I believe they did just that.

The music is absolutely fantastic. Everyone plays their part well. The keyboards are probably the most evil sounding keyboards I have ever heard on any album. Organ effects are mostly used in combination with the fitting, shabby production, you have the some of the most evil, atmospheric songs ever assembled. Another thing that I believe should be mentioned is Robin's bass work. As a bassist myself, I must say that Robin is a fantastic bassist. Listen to "The Forest Whispers My Name" for a good example of Robin's bass work. The drumming, done by the infamous Nick Barker who already showcases great talent, even for such an early release. The guitars are great, you even get a few ripping solos here and there. Dani's vocals are great. They are not quite as high pitched as you'll find in later releases, actually, a lot of his vocals on this release are quite deep. His lyrics are as poetic as ever, so fans of Dani's poetry will be fulfilled. Everyone does a great job.

All in all this is a great release for fans of dark music. I'm not going to call this black metal, like I said before, that is up for debate, at least for this particular release, but it is one evil ride.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For Hardcore COF Fans Only March 18, 2004
Format:Audio CD
If you are thinking about purchasing this album on the strength of all the stellar reviews posted here, consider this: All these folks shelled out $27 dollars for a (somewhat) obscure black metal album. In other words, most of these people knew what they were getting before they order the album, and it met their expectations. If you are thinking this will be another well produced, consistant COF album, it won't meet yours.
This album stands alone in the Cradle catalog as exhibiting poor production. That will no doubt appeal to the "true black metal" fans. If you are one of those, change my rating to 4 stars. In addition, Cradle's immaturity as a band stands out in this album. Many of the songs are brilliant, but executed poorly. Listen to Summer Dying Fast and The Black Goddess Rises on Bitter Suites if you want to here how amazing those songs can be. In particular, being able to afford something a little more high tech than a cassio toy keyboard helped. Nick Barker's drumming is pretty weak on this album as well. He improved immeasurably on the Vempire ep.
Don't get me wrong. The Principle of Evil Made Flesh definitely has its moments. To Eve the Art of Witchcraft actually works well with the rough production (in fact, its an amazing song). My suggestion is to steer clear of this one unless 1) you own everything else Cradle has put out, or 2) you are a black metal head who only enjoys music that sounds like it was recorded in your basement.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars O sangue é a vida! April 16, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
A masterpiece resulting from the excelent musicians and the great song-writing from Dani inspired in Bram Stoker's Dracula! They're the best in the style! This first album of the band is a mist of melodic and also brutal ambiance! Listen to "Black Goddess Rises" and "To Eve The Art Of Witchcraft"! Enjoy this CD in a dark place with a good stereo and your phones on!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As far as i know, their best April 15, 2000
Format:Audio CD
What can i say, since i don't have their demos and bootlegs but have their other albums, i think this one is their best. The speed and heavyness are there, with the goth, somberness and melody. Dani's vocals are the most understandable and the tales he tells make you wish you couldn't understand him. This is exactly as it sais, the principle of evil made flesh. On the others i have a fav song, but not on this one. They are all great. I love COF and all their veiws and ideas, they are the best thing to hit the music world since Bathory. I'm ordering their DEmos and Bootlegs and can't wait to own them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
This album has a fast pace to it with dark melodies and some orchestration which is the patent COF sound. A deffinate must if you are a COF fan. It is however heavier than Cruelty and the beast.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good album, bad production July 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The year is 1994. An English band, with the lovely moniker "Cradle of Filth," are introduced to the world. Little did anyone know at the time, Cradle's debut, "The Principle of Evil Made Flesh," would be the start of a long line of controversial dark metal albums.

Everything that this band has become famous for (opaque riffs, blast beats, creepy interludes and spoken words, morbid/Satanic lyrics, and nails on the chalkboard vocals) is present here; but this album also differs from later albums (like "Damnation and a Day" and "Nymphetamine"). First of all, it may have to do with his age, but Dani Filth's vocals are lower and raspier, not nearly as high pitched. He often sounds like he's gurgling hot grease. Next, and more importantly, "The Principle of Evil Made Flesh" is Cradle of Filth's fastest and rawest sounding album, and it may be their coldest and darkest album. All of these songs are creepy to the bone and send chills down your spine. Finally, Cradle have sort of made a name for themselves by making concept albums (an album which tells a story). But you don't need to worry about following a story when you listen to "Principle," because it is not one of those albums. This C.D. is all about the music.

The title track has fast, running guitar riffs, an equally as fast drum beat (which gives the beat a thump), and some face-melting yells from Dani.

"Forest Whispers My Name" opens with downshifting, churning riffs. Some throaty yells, snarls, and a shriek follow, as do more fiery guitar riffs.

"Black Goddess Rises" has some more snarly vocals and heavy (albeit slower and repetitive) riffs, but this song is a standout because of the use of the piano at the beginning. Plus, a mini guitar solo is thrown in at the end.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Again, Very Opera like
The whole cd tells a tale; one song leads to another. This is truly dark, but not in the typical mainstream hard core sounds you hear today, but this is the way Beethoven would... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Dolce Viognier
5.0 out of 5 stars Well composed
Well composed . Awesome riffs and great vocals. Highly recommended and appreciated by people who don't like to catagorize fine music regardless of genre. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Erik
2.0 out of 5 stars This is the first album from Cradle of Filth (1994)
I'm not too crazy about everything on this album. So, let me tell you what I do like.

Their instrumentals are fabulous! They are dark and classical. Read more
Published on October 15, 2011 by Rykre
2.0 out of 5 stars 2,5 stars
Ok its not one of their best albums. We all know how good they went in their following albums and especially their masterpiece Cruelty and the beast. Read more
Published on May 19, 2011 by KOURKOULOS NIKOS
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Cradle of FIlth Album Hands Down
This is a must have album for Cradle fans. The best album, specially if you are into black metal, Nymphetamine and Thornography fans might not like this though, because those... Read more
Published on March 3, 2010 by Ivan Montelongo
5.0 out of 5 stars great release
This is a classic album that brings back memories for me. This was way back before Cradle of Filth had really found their sound and Dani found his voice, but despite all that this... Read more
Published on February 14, 2009 by Mclusky
3.0 out of 5 stars Evil but... not so clear
This is an alright album. Albeit not the best of there work but still nice tolisten to if u don't mind low quality. The recording could have been lots better but its a decent sound
Published on April 2, 2008 by Saeko Alf
5.0 out of 5 stars ill
This is the beast of the cradle. Their self titled album is so dark and blood srricken. Thats all there is to it, a must have if a cradle of filth
Published on June 26, 2007 by N. M. Forbes
3.0 out of 5 stars This album is fine!
Despite the negative comments certain people have left, I believe this album to be fine. It's very atmospheric and the vocals don't sound too much different. Read more
Published on February 25, 2007 by P. Walczak
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Beautiful
Take no heed to the word of Cradle-haters. I love Emperor, Enslaved, Darkthrone(Blaze thru Transilvanian), and other such "true black metal" bands, but I like them for their music,... Read more
Published on February 21, 2007
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