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The Manticore & Other Horrors (Deluxe)

Cradle Of FilthAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 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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  • Audio CD (October 30, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nuclear Blast America
  • ASIN: B00975L81Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,440 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Deluxe Edition includes two bonus tracks. 2012 release, the 10th album from the British Extreme Metal band. The album finds the band adding the dark Hardcore edge back into their sound and veering away from the direction of the last two albums. The band describe the album as a bestiary, a collection of stories on monsters, including personal demons, chimeras, literary fiends, and world-enslaving entities.

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad. (3.5 actually) October 30, 2012
By Lily
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This certainly isn't their best album and this doesn't really have a "Principle of Evil Made Flesh" vibe like Paul Allender claims, but it is a decent effort and a fun listen. It doesn't have the same atmospheric qualities that the older albums do of course, but it's certainly better than the last three records. I'd but it on the same level as "Nymphetamine" or "Damnation and a Day", where it isn't necessarily great but it's fun. If you hate this band, this certainly will not change your mind and I would stay away from it. If you like them, it's worth adding to your collection.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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First of all, people should stop expecting bands to go back to their early sounds all the time. Get real!!! CoF can probably never re-create "Principles of evil made flesh" or "Dusk and her embrace". Every band's music music evolves and sometimes compromises need to be made and musical directions need to be shifted a bit to prevent redundancy. Megadeth can never re-create 'Rust in peace' but 'Endgame' was nevertheless equally powerful yet contemporary for the times. Similarly, CoF's deviation from their trademark sound since Nymphetamine is certainly not seen in this album. This is more like their early stuff, although more contemporary, as I would like to call it. I feel this a landmark album for CoF and would be a reference for good black metal records in the future. There is definitely a lot of variety in the album, starting and ending with instrumentals (special mention about Sinfonia, which is awesome!). While 'Illicitus, Manticore, frost on her pillow, huge onyx wings reflect classic CoF, tracks like For your vulgar delectation and succumb to this are more mainstream. I respect their experimentation with their sound, while still staying heavy. This is the secret of success for this band that has survived through the decades to become the biggest band next to Maiden to come out of UK. Personally, I feel CoF is only going to get better. THE HORROR WILL LIVE ON!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic Filth December 31, 2012
By Rob
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If you are a Filth fan or an avid collector I highly recommend this new CD. To me it sounds more like their old music and I am a huge fan of that. A very good buy if you just like Filth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A new Era of Filth has arrived. August 14, 2013
Format:Audio CD
What all these reviews seem to miss, is the HUGE glaring difference in how Dani sings on this album, vs previous albums. This is not a copy of their last two releases, this is step into new territory.

We should of all saw this coming, but I for one, didn't & I'm happy, cause it blew me away. Dani has pushed himself, to me, he has a sort of Iron Maiden feel when he using his more singing voice vs his demonic (which he still does wonderfully). It's amazing. I don't understand how any real COF fan could hate this, they ought to be ashamed, but we'll give em a break & let come to their sense, hopefully aural.

I've only mentioned how awesome Dani sounds on this album, so now it's time to say that the music is just as amazing. This album should put Cradle at an even higher place in the world of metal, as they didn't sacrifice anything that made them who they are. They didn't sell out. They pushed themselves to write an album that doesn't sound identical to anything they've done yet, which is awesome. Great job COF.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More of the Same.... November 1, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Yes, this is Cradle, and that is a good thing. After ten studio recordings they have managed not to change from what they feel comfortable doing. This is what we have come to expect from this band; more of the same relentless, horror themed metal. Some may complain that Cradle has not top early recordings or that the band just can't grow. That is not why people are fans of them. Fans want this and they are happy to produce the same type of songs we expect. If you're a fan you will buy this regardless, if you're not then you are missing a great soundtrack to horror. Bottom line, this is their best effort in a while and a worth a listen.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cradle for Life! January 22, 2013
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I rarely bad-mouth a Cradle cd. Even when I hear a stinker, it eventually grows on me. This one started off with a bang. However, there is too much noise in between the better-crafted tracks.
The Abhorrent is excellent. It reminds me of Lilith Immaculate. Song three five and six are equally as good. The rest is hit and miss. The pace is very similar to Darkly, Darkly, Venus … though the guitar playing is a bit more intense.
I would like it to grow on me, but after a month or so, I'm still waiting.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Less melodies December 8, 2012
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A harder outing than recent albums and without a lot of the male/female harmonies which I enjoy in their music. Nothing wrong with perusing new directions by artists only that this direction was not to my liking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Is it the studios fault? January 22, 2013
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I am not going to totally down this. I give it three stars on the account of the music itself and some of the songs but is it me or is the music as awesome as it is drowning Dani's voice? You can really tell on the song the Abhorrent. I have been a cradle fan for years. I am still a fan. But I noticed the production was like this on the new Dimmu Borgir CD. So maybe it is Nuclear Blaatn which is a great label otherwise. Just my opinion
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bought for a friend. Arrived quickly and perfectly.
Published 17 days ago by Dana Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Thier not done yet!!
what ever you do dont listen to those that are badmouthing this album I have been a Cradle of Filth fan for 9 years I dont believe that their close to done. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars cof manticore and other horrors
A true return to form for Cradle of Filth, razor sharp riffs, intense vocals and theatrical presence bar none. Check out the track Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair.
Published 16 months ago by fuzzshifter
2.0 out of 5 stars Running out of ideas
Extreme metal, symphonic metal, gothic metal, black metal

Naming an album "The Manticore and Other Horrors" is a decent indication a band is running out of fresh musical... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jonathan Cortez
5.0 out of 5 stars I have to
I just love them.They continue to experiment and do new things, I will support them always. A good album to listen to with dimmed lights and a glass of wine.
Published 17 months ago by Bronwyn L. Caveney
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have if you are a Cradle fan.
If you liked Nymphetemine and Godspeed,then this latest release will surely please.Dani's voice sounds great and the songs are heavy and well-written,as always. Read more
Published 18 months ago by carolinakid
1.0 out of 5 stars get the older albums, not this one :(
I listened to the tracks of this song at FYE and i gotta say I hated it :( the songs lack anything exciting. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars CRADLE DID IT AGAIN!!
THIS IS AN AMAZING RECORD, IS MORE TRASHY THAN USUAL BUT IS PUNKY AND CATCHY WITH MORE SING ALONG SONGS
Published 18 months ago by Edgar Torres
5.0 out of 5 stars A more evolved version of the old sound
As a fan of the older Cradle of Filth releases, I enjoy seeing them go back to their older style. But this time around, it seems smarter and more mature than earlier releases... Read more
Published 19 months ago by William Ely
3.0 out of 5 stars Sounds Unfinished
I am 44 years old, and have been a fan of COF for many years. I have all of their albums. While the album is not bad at all, it sounds a bit incomplete. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Motor-Rat
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