Cradle Of Filth - Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa


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Release date: 1 November 2010
Style: Extreme gothic metal, Symphonic metal

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"Fan Edition" Version

Disc I
01. The Cult Of Venus Aversa
02. One Foul Step From The Abyss
03. The Nun With The Astral Habit
04. Retreat Of The Sacred Heart
05. The Persecution Song
06. Deceiving Eyes
07. Lilith Immaculate
08. The Spawn Of Love And War
09. Harlot On A Pedestal
10. Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)
11. Beyond Eleventh Hour

Disc II [bonus]
01. Beast Of Extermination
02. Truth And Agony
03. Adest Rosa Secreta Eros
04. Mistress From The Sucking Pit
05. Behind The Jagged Mountains
06. The Cult Of Venus Aversa [demo]
07. The Nun With The Astral Habit [demo]
08. Deceiving Eyes [demo]

Disc III [dvd]
01. Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) Promo Video
02. Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) Video Making Of

Additional info
Release dates:
Europe: 22 October
N. America: 9 November

Exclusive "Fan Edition" release also contains:
- 64-page hard-back book containing band photos, musings and artwork
- an exclusive t-shirt
- a lenticular 3D version of the album cover art ready for framing
- photographic prints
- a certificate from the band

Staff review by
Daniell
Rating:
7.3
There are musical formulas that never become exhausted. Bands that choose such formulas as basis for their works enjoy long-lasting, successful careers. No fan requires any change in their musical direction, everyone is universally happy if such a band releases another album that fits into the band's template. Among classic bands that fit this description are AC/DC, Motörhead, Slayer, to name just a few that immediately spring to mind.

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published 03.11.2010 | Comments (78)

Guest review by
Windrider
Rating:
8.7
Cradle Of Filth are a band that have performed a slow but legendary downfall. And they managed to rise like a phoenix from its ash, but faster than any phoenix could. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa is now the second count in their rise and still has something to add in terms of speed, darkness and pure blasting metal. This record is once more a concept album and deals with the demoness Lilith, which happened to be the first wife of Adam in the book of Genesis. But we are here to talk about music, so let's get into it!

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published 12.07.2011 | Comments (12)

Love them or hate them, Cradle Of Filth are back with their most extreme album since Cruelty And The Beast. The band are still the modern force you have come to terms with of recent years, but the band have gone up yet another gear with this release.

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30.09.2010 - 18:27
Rating: 7
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
Written by Slayer666 on 30.09.2010 at 14:25

Written by MétalNoir on 30.09.2010 at 02:40

Lilith Immaculate and Forgive Me Father are both fuckin' weird. They're too fluffy to my taste, where Godspeed was mostly solid and in-your-face. Here the symphonies are weak and mellow, the vocals are blah (c'mon why not discard black metal vocals to that point? Rhapsody has more terrific vocals nowadays...) and the tempo is too slow. Grow some balls and break our teeth with powerful tracks like Tragic Kingdom or Shat Out of Hell! Well, I guess I'll have to listen to the entire album before making judgements but to date I'm not in the least bit impressed, I must say.

Meh, Lilith Immaculate horrified me at first (fluffiness), but it grew on me after a couple of listens. But Forgive Me Father is just.... shit. Reminds of Scorched Earth, only much less catchy.
And what the fuck is up with Dani's image? He looks like the Mad Hatter from "Alice in Wonderland"... Jesus....

Ha ha that's so true, he really looks like Johnny Depp in that movie (who himself looked like Madonna...)! There's something very Tim Burton-esque about the whole album concept and from what I've heard the gothic side of CoF seems to be overwhelming their BM side, particularly Forgive Me Father.
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02.10.2010 - 11:34
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
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29.10.2010 - 01:30
Rating: 6
Dominus
The Shooter
Let's see how it sounds.
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29.10.2010 - 08:20
Rating: 10
ashadows92iq
Leaked
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01.11.2010 - 00:21
Rating: 6
elven
Very uninspired and boring in my opinion...
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01.11.2010 - 06:02
Rating: 5
Paradox0
Unasuming Madnes
Written by MétalNoir on 30.09.2010 at 18:27

Written by Slayer666 on 30.09.2010 at 14:25

Written by MétalNoir on 30.09.2010 at 02:40

Lilith Immaculate and Forgive Me Father are both fuckin' weird. They're too fluffy to my taste, where Godspeed was mostly solid and in-your-face. Here the symphonies are weak and mellow, the vocals are blah (c'mon why not discard black metal vocals to that point? Rhapsody has more terrific vocals nowadays...) and the tempo is too slow. Grow some balls and break our teeth with powerful tracks like Tragic Kingdom or Shat Out of Hell! Well, I guess I'll have to listen to the entire album before making judgements but to date I'm not in the least bit impressed, I must say.

Meh, Lilith Immaculate horrified me at first (fluffiness), but it grew on me after a couple of listens. But Forgive Me Father is just.... shit. Reminds of Scorched Earth, only much less catchy.
And what the fuck is up with Dani's image? He looks like the Mad Hatter from "Alice in Wonderland"... Jesus....

Ha ha that's so true, he really looks like Johnny Depp in that movie (who himself looked like Madonna...)! There's something very Tim Burton-esque about the whole album concept and from what I've heard the gothic side of CoF seems to be overwhelming their BM side, particularly Forgive Me Father.

I don't know. I Keep o thinking he looks like Ben Stiller in Zoolander, but perhaps he's kind of a strange unhpo;ly mix of Ben Stiller, Johnny Depp and a big forheaded brit.
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01.11.2010 - 17:58
Rating: 10
Vonpire
For what i heard so far i am not that impressed. I'm gonna give it a few more spins and then I'll say what i think of It. As with any album, one opinion can't be based in solely 2 listens...
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02.11.2010 - 01:56
Rating: 7
iMorphball
Fantastic album. A lot heavier than Godspeed was, and I'm liking that aspect.
Bonus tracks are amazing if you get the chance to hear them!
Good stuff, CoF!
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02.11.2010 - 21:25
Baz Anderson
It's definitely extreme, but a little forgettable at the moment. Need to listen a few more times.
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02.11.2010 - 21:39
Rating: 10
Vonpire
Ok Now I can rate this new CoF album accordingly! First of all i wanna say it's a little hard to enter your mind but when it does, it's a Hell of a ride! Besides that, it's typical CoF stuff, which equal to excellent!

Here are my rating, it can change, but if it does it will be minor change.

So :

CD 1 - 9 + 9 + 10 + 9 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 9 + 10 = 106 / 11 = 9,63 - Rounded - 10
CD 2 - 9 + 10 + 10 + 9 = 38 / 4 (I don't rate the demo versions...) = 9.5 - Rounded - 10

So for me, album of the year so far!

very well done CoF.

P.S. - Even though, Dani image is a real joke
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02.11.2010 - 21:40
Rating: 10
Vonpire
I like even more the haters rating low to bring this one down. Hahahaha, like anyone cared...
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02.11.2010 - 22:53
Rating: 10
Vonpire
Hellomaiden - Rate 4 - Fav Bands - Helloween, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Blind Guardian, Edguy, Gamma Ray, Hammerfall, Sentenced, Freedom Call, Falconer, Rhapsody Of Fire, Nocturnal Rites, Angra, Divinefire, Stratovarius, Theocracy, Firewind, Savatage, Kamelot, Manowar, Running Wild, Magica, Leverage, Avantasia, Queensrÿche, Lost Horizon, Masterplan, Symphony X, Evergrey, Twilightning, Sabaton, Black Majesty, Iced Earth, Sonata Arctica, Iron Savior, InnerWish, Serenity

Congrats! , You beat all shitty fav metal bands ratings!!!
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02.11.2010 - 23:33
Kenos
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Written by Vonpire on 02.11.2010 at 22:53

Hellomaiden - Rate 4 - Fav Bands - Helloween, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Blind Guardian, Edguy, Gamma Ray, Hammerfall, Sentenced, Freedom Call, Falconer, Rhapsody Of Fire, Nocturnal Rites, Angra, Divinefire, Stratovarius, Theocracy, Firewind, Savatage, Kamelot, Manowar, Running Wild, Magica, Leverage, Avantasia, Queensrÿche, Lost Horizon, Masterplan, Symphony X, Evergrey, Twilightning, Sabaton, Black Majesty, Iced Earth, Sonata Arctica, Iron Savior, InnerWish, Serenity

Congrats! , You beat all shitty fav metal bands ratings!!!


LOL!!
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03.11.2010 - 02:17
Rating: 10
Vonpire
Well, maybe i've seen worse. After all Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth and Symphony X are pretty good bands...Old but good!
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03.11.2010 - 06:28
Rating: 6
vezzy
Stallmanite
This is why we can't have nice things.
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03.11.2010 - 15:32
Rating: 10
Vonpire
The truth is he rated 4 because he want that his loved ones (Helloween and B.Guardian) stay on top! It's so obvious! I don't know where the doubt is...
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03.11.2010 - 18:35
Rating: 7
Windrider
Raureif
I think is album is great, during the first listening it was like a storm and I didn't get behind all this thunder... But right after that it somehow stays in my memory, maybe because of its heaviness... Let's see how this will develop after more listenings, but from now it's great... I love how they combine the styles of their former albums in this one, even if I hate Thornography and even Nymphetamine, what markes this album with their influence is here and then shown... but always covered with great moments of the albums up to Midian... Damnation And A Day has its greates influence in this, and I like it, DAAD was fantastic imo!
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24.11.2010 - 17:39
Destructhor
GREAT WORK I love it
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25.11.2010 - 16:12
Rating: 10
Vonpire
This album is so fucking amazing! Unbelievable some ratings on this site...

This is the best lineup since Cruelty and the Beast, and for sure Ashley "Ellyllon" Jurgemeyer is the best addiction of the band in many years, and have a decisive contribution to this masterpiece, as well as the (imo) best drummer they ever had, Martin "Marthus" Škaroupka. I even think he is the responsible for the CoF ressurection after the deception Thornography.
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30.11.2010 - 23:12
Rating: 7
Windrider
Raureif
Written by Vonpire on 25.11.2010 at 16:12

This album is so fucking amazing! Unbelievable some ratings on this site...

This is the best lineup since Cruelty and the Beast, and for sure Ashley "Ellyllon" Jurgemeyer is the best addiction of the band in many years, and have a decisive contribution to this masterpiece, as well as the (imo) best drummer they ever had, Martin "Marthus" �karoupka. I even think he is the responsible for the CoF ressurection after the deception Thornography.


Exactly what I think! Martin is one of the best metal drummers (besides Hahto, Duhamel...) and performs his parts in an awesome way, he is truly (after Dani and maybe together with Paul) the best member of the current lineup... and Ellyllon is also awesome, I like what she composes solo too.
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15.12.2010 - 02:56
Rating: 10
Pathosray
I think this is their best album together with Midian and Godspeed. Even if the concept is pretty much impossible to follow through the lyrics, wich nontheless are very hunting and interesting, Dani's vocals are evergreen, and mach more audible than the first albums -wich I dont like all that much for that reason- and it has speed beyond imagination, violence and those catchy bits that never hurt. I wish I'd bought the deluxe edition...
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24.12.2010 - 22:24
sbgmetal
The drumming is off the hook!
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25.01.2011 - 21:51
Rating: 7
Nocturno-Inculto
I do not know, but this album "Darkly Darkly..." for me is very dissapointing. It is the same things of the last album. It has a great production, great sound, but any song seams really interesting. The whole album is catchy, I know, but, I could not find any amazing song, just parts of a good album, but nothing else.
For me, the Thornography album seems more interesting than this brand new. At lest they were more original!
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26.01.2011 - 14:07
Rating: 10
Vonpire
O_o ??

Thornography better than this?? OMG!
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08.05.2011 - 16:24
Rating: 8
s_t_s
It's a nice album with rich compositions, not like the "old" CoF albums but hey we're all growing older I still prefer Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder tho which seem more solid but this is a nice album too. I don't think we'll ever see albums like Midian or Cruelty and The Beast but like I saod before, it's evolution... Like it or not.
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01.09.2011 - 16:04
Rating: 5
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Its far better than "Thornography" but I still go for Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder.
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27.09.2011 - 00:31
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
With the exception of Forgive me father...(A track that i consider to be the weakest song of the album) this album is solid, and certainly one of COF's best in the 21st Century. Mind you,when i first listened to this record,i absolutely hated it for some reason. But this album is indeed a grower, because, as is the case with Cradle of filth these days, albums like this need more than one listen to fully take in what's happening. And even then its either a love/hate kinda thing.
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15.11.2011 - 00:14
Rating: 9
kaspair
Lilith Immaculate and Beast Of Extermination
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