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Cradle of Filth
Bitter Suites To Succubi
Released: 2001, Abbra Cadaver
Reviewer: El Cid
I didn’t like CoF before but decided to give them another try because so many metalheads tell me they are great, they have their own particular style, they have musicianship and great music overall. Well I just want to tell all of you guys from the board and elsewhere: I won’t take advice from you ever again!
This CD sucks! That’s it. You want an explanation? Ok, here it goes, and remember this is only my opinion on the CD and the band and this site is not responsible or in compliance with my views (or then again, maybe it is!)
To start the rant, there’s the price. This EP cost me $15, that’s a little high for an EP in my book (unless you’re a talented band like Stormlord, dimension Zero or Bloodbath). You’ll find people who’ll tell you “There’s almost 50 minutes of material here! It’s worth it!” Well that depends on what “worth it” means to you. You’re getting 3 songs from their debut album (principle of Evil made flesh), a cover of sisters of Mercy’s No time to Cry (note to all of you out there who have heard CoF’s cover of hallowed be thy name: They don’t do good covers!!!) and then you get 3 new tracks that sound a bit like the natural “progression” of their work on Midian. Taking all that in account you’re getting 3 tracks of new material that will be about the same quality as Midian, that’s a waste of money in my humble opinion. After ranting about the price, there’s the band’s work to discuss… where to start? Oh well I guess I’ll drive away as many of you as I can with the next statement: Dani keeps singing like he does in all their releases! SURPRISE! He still screams and uses that hideous grave growl to sing! If that doesn’t send you away from the CD then I guess you’re a fan and you can stop reading now because I’m going to say something that’ll piss you off. They can’t play worth shit! Well maybe that’s not the way to phrase it because Adrian from At the Gates is a fairly good drummer, but their song structures are boring, I’d say they sound like sub-par thrash metal with a mix of something resembling symphonic arrangements and some plain boring riffs.
If you’ve made it this far on my review of this waste of money and are expecting me to point out something good about it, then go away. I strongly recommend you avoid this EP like the plague.
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