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Release date: 16 October 2006
Style: Extreme gothic metal, Symphonic metal

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Disc I
01. Under Pregnant Skies She Comes Alive Like Miss Leviathan
02. Dirge Inferno
03. Tonight In Flames
04. Libertina Grimm
05. The Byronic Man [feat. Ville Valo]
06. I Am The Thorn
07. Cemetery And Sundown
08. Lovesick For Mina
09. The Foetus Of A New Day Kicking
10. Rise Of The Pentagram
11. Under Huntress Moon
12. Temptation [Feat. Dirty Harry] [Heaven 17 cover]
13. Halloween 2 [Misfits cover] [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [Special Edition]
01. Murder In The Thirst
02. The Snake-Eyed And The Venomous
03. Halloween 3 : Season Of The Bitch [Halloween 2 Remix version]
04. Courting Baphomet
05. Stay [Shakespears Sister cover]
06. Devil To The Metal

The biggest letdown of 2006

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Guest review by
Goat-Christ

Rating:
4.8
What ever possessed Cradle Of Filth to record an album like "Thornography" is beyond me and probably beyond many of their fans as well. Don't get me wrong, I adore earlier works such as "The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh", "Dusk... And Her Embrace", "Cruelty And The Beast" and even "Midian", but their newer releases have never been much to my liking save for a few tracks from "Nymphetamine". Here we have an album that is lacking anything remotely similar to the band known as Cradle Of Filth. I know some will argue and claim that they are "always evolving" or "changing their style" and yes, for some bands this is a good thing... but when it comes to the filthy sextet from England, sometimes stripping down your sound is the last thing you want to do.

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published 10.07.2007 | Comments (27)

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Vonpire - 18.05.2010 at 21:18  
Rating: 7 I am an huge CoF fan, as i saw they birth, growing and amazingly brilliant musical moments in almost all albums. But this one was really a HUGE disapointment. I don't know what the hell happened to them, but it was clearly a mistake or a really really bad decision. But as a great band they are, they also realized it, and the amazing comeback "Godspeed..." proved that this was only a "thorn" in their long and sucessfull musical journey. Let's us hope this never repeats. Of course, that what i said doesn't apply to cradle haters, cause that is another story... THEY HATE EVERYTHING BY CRADLE...It's cool to hate CoF... Wanna know something? It's NOT! It's stupid Maybe you don't like the music, that's ok with me. Don't listen. But that hate is ridiculous, really. I would say even that is sad.

So don't like? No prob, WE don't give a fuck about it.

For me This album could be much better with the following arrangement :

01. Under Pregnant Skies She Comes Alive Like Miss Leviathan
02. Dirge Inferno
03. Tonight In Flames
04. I Am The Thorn
05. Cemetery And Sundown
06. Lovesick For Mina
07. Rise Of The Pentagram
08. Under Huntress Moon
09. Murder In The Thirst
10. The Snake-Eyed And The Venomous
11. Halloween 3 : Season Of The Bitch [Halloween 2 Remix version]
12. Courting Baphomet
13. Devil To The Metal
Butters49 - 07.05.2012 at 06:38  
Rating: 8 My fave COF album, actually.

Just pretend that its not COF, and its a really gnar album...
all you close minded fucks
Void Eater - 07.05.2012 at 06:43  
  This was actually the first album with harsh vocals I heard... Maybe I only like it because of that, but I really do enjoy it. Haven't listened to much of COF's past albums though, this might suck in comparison.
Cynic Metalhead - 07.05.2012 at 07:22  
Rating: 5
Written by Butters49 on 07.05.2012 at 06:38

My fave COF album, actually.

Just pretend that its not COF, and its a really gnar album...


This album has nothing but to offer an insane "nowhere harsh" vocals and Dave Pybuss strong bass which incredibly failed at the end of the tunnel. Overrated? fuck yeah. It is and put "Nymphetamine" in to that too.

After listening to "C&B" and "DTHB, they never get back their own glory.
Troy Killjoy - 07.05.2012 at 13:34  
 
Written by Void Eater on 07.05.2012 at 06:43
...this might suck in comparison.

It does. Although I'm not much of a fan of anything they've done. Godspeed is probably my favorite release of theirs and even then it's only about a high 7 for me.
Mr. Doctor - 07.05.2012 at 14:32  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.05.2012 at 13:34

Written by Void Eater on 07.05.2012 at 06:43
...this might suck in comparison.

It does. Although I'm not much of a fan of anything they've done. Godspeed is probably my favorite release of theirs and even then it's only about a high 7 for me.


Haven't heard Godspeed but to me their second and third albums are the best stuff they have done. Everything else usually gets a meh from me.
pinjal248 - 17.09.2012 at 21:42  
Rating: 7 But most of these songs are pretty good...
s_t_s - 07.04.2013 at 14:38  
  Well believe it or not (I don't give a f*ck to be honest) but I like most CoF albums from "Dusk and her Embrace" to "Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa". Maybe people will complaing about evolution but people also complain when you keep doing the same things... Look for the paradox here. Took me long to buy my own copy but since I enjoy this album, better not be ashamed of it

PS : ordered "Manticore" yesterday tho I could hardly get into it but with CoF I'm never disappointed (I'm not into EPs tho).
musicalkaratekid - 18.12.2013 at 18:47  
Rating: 6 For me this isn't an absolutely terrible album, just average, and especially by COF's standards. Some songs here are really well written and performed-'I am the thorn' is one of the band's most creative songs in my opinion, and 'The rise of the pentagram' is excellent. However, other songs weight the overall quality down, particularly 'Dirge inferno' and the entirely unnecessary 'Foetus of a new day kicking'. Not their worst, but it veers towards that point at times.
AngelofDeth - 06.09.2014 at 10:04  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 07.05.2012 at 14:32

Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.05.2012 at 13:34

It does. Although I'm not much of a fan of anything they've done. Godspeed is probably my favorite release of theirs and even then it's only about a high 7 for me.


Haven't heard Godspeed but to me their second and third albums are the best stuff they have done. Everything else usually gets a meh from me.

I can 2nd Godspeed on being their best release. And I previously enjoyed their 2nd and 3rd albums most too but enjoy the maturity and cohesiveness of Godspeed more. It's worth a checkout if you haven't already(seeing that I'm quoting you from 2 years ago...).

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