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Release date: 29 October 2012
Style: Extreme gothic metal, Symphonic metal

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01. The Unveiling Of O
02. The Abhorrent
03. For Your Vulgar Delectation
04. Illicitus
05. Manticore
06. Frost On Her Pillow
07. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair
08. Pallid Reflection
09. Siding With The Titans
10. Succumb To This
11. Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker [Deluxe edition bonus]
12. Death, The Great Adventure [Deluxe edition bonus]
13. Sinfonia

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Lyrics (13)


Line-up
Daniel Lloyd "Dani Filth" Davey - vocals
Paul Allender - guitars
Martin "Marthus" Škaroupka - drums & keyboards

Session:
Daniel Firth - bass
Lucy Atkins - vocals


Additional info
Release dates:
-29/10/2012 in Europe (by Peaceville Records/Edel Music AG)
-30/10/2012 in North America (by Nuclear Blast)
Album's produced by Scott Atkins, Dani Filth, Paul Allender and Martin Skaroupka under severe cosmic circumstances.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Grindstone Studio, Suffolk by Scott Atkins.
Music written by Paul Allender, Martin Skaroupka, and DJ Gunnarson.
All lyrics by Dani Filth.

Staff review by
D.T. Metal

Rating:
8.0
Two years have gone by, Halloween is approaching; which can only mean one thing: Cradle Of Filth is releasing a new album.

The Manticore And Other Horrors marks the tenth studio album of the symphonic black, gone extreme or extreme gothic metal … gee, I am going to stop while I am ahead. I seriously can't keep up with all those different sub genres in today's music.

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published 21.10.2012 | Comments (25)

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John Shock - 23.12.2011 at 08:56  
  How can they release another album, in so little time?....i mean 2 years men...it's gonna be boooring and repetitive..like the past album!
MétalNoir - 23.12.2011 at 22:30  
Rating: 7
Written by John Shock on 23.12.2011 at 08:56

How can they release another album, in so little time?....i mean 2 years men...it's gonna be boooring and repetitive..like the past album!

And how long is there between their other albums since the first one? 2 years...
s_t_s - 28.12.2011 at 15:26  
  Don't agree, Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa is a good album tho I like Godspeed a lot more. I wonder how their next album will sound
DarkrothDamnation - 05.01.2012 at 07:45  
  Dani mentioned Cradle Of Filth's new album is not conceptual at all PLUS Paul mentioned COF are going to their old roots with this new album.
Troy Killjoy - 05.01.2012 at 08:17  
  Ya well they can say whatever they want about returning to their roots, it doesn't mean the album will be any good.

Metallica's "return" with Death Magnetic is more than proof of that.
Ankläger - 31.01.2012 at 06:14  
 
Written by DarkrothDamnation on 05.01.2012 at 07:45

Dani mentioned Cradle Of Filth's new album is not conceptual at all PLUS Paul mentioned COF are going to their old roots with this new album.


I highly doubt they'll go back to playing boring, lo-fi death metal
Slayer666 - 26.03.2012 at 20:56  
 
Written by DarkrothDamnation on 05.01.2012 at 07:45

Dani mentioned Cradle Of Filth's new album is not conceptual at all PLUS Paul mentioned COF are going to their old roots with this new album.


Yeah, well, that's what they said about Darkly, Darkly. Turns out that was anything other than returning to the roots.
garmling - 03.09.2012 at 12:11  
Rating: 6 Last one was so boring and absolutely awful! it was huge disappointment after Godspeed... which is their best since Midian imo...so I kind off lost interest in this new one, but after watching their performance at Wacken this year, I really do hope they can do it right again....Dani has his scream back on track and this new girl knows how to handle vocals/keyboards...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL4svGxu5Uc
Array - 29.10.2012 at 18:59  
Rating: 4 01. The Unveiling Of Boring
02. The Ordinary
03. For Your Entertainment
04. Citrus
05. Anticore
06. Frost On Our Fretboards
07. Onyx & Other Uninteresting Track Titles
08. Pallid
09. Sinking With Our Lame Drummer
10. Succumb To This Recycled Piece
11. More Mediocre Symphonies
Warman - 29.10.2012 at 19:14  
Rating: 7 It's good. But that's it. As I've said earlier: today's Cradle just doesn't do it for me anymore. It's fine, there's some great moments. But I feel they've done the best they can, years ago.
Vermoorden - 29.10.2012 at 22:27  
Rating: 10 Great album, and the best work they have done since the midian days. People will hate it, and people will love it (as always with a cradle release..). I love it though!
garmling - 31.10.2012 at 15:37  
Rating: 6 How wrong am I.....this album is mediocre at its best!
Erik M. - 03.11.2012 at 00:56  
 
Written by Vermoorden on 29.10.2012 at 22:27

Great album, and the best work they have done since the midian days. People will hate it, and people will love it (as always with a cradle release..). I love it though!


Do you realize your username means "kill" in Dutch?
Vermoorden - 04.11.2012 at 02:13  
Rating: 10
Written by Erik M. on 03.11.2012 at 00:56

Written by Vermoorden on 29.10.2012 at 22:27

Great album, and the best work they have done since the midian days. People will hate it, and people will love it (as always with a cradle release..). I love it though!


Do you realize your username means "kill" in Dutch?


Yep I do! Thats why I picked it lol, very metal sounding.
Opethian - 07.11.2012 at 19:33  
Rating: 8 This is a straightforward COF album without all of the 'Theatricals'. It hard not to compare every new COF release with their old material, but it reminds me of 'Numphetamine with the Guitar melodies and Keyboards and the Heaviness of GodSpeed. COF has delivered another solid record.

This is simply just my opinion, but i do feel as COF has been getting a little too comfortable with their sound. This is like i said a 'Solid release', but i was hoping to have heard something on a another level. COF will always be a 'Love or Hate' group and i still support them after all these years

The Manticore & Other Horrors 7.5 / 10
Array - 07.11.2012 at 19:55  
Rating: 4
Written by Opethian on 07.11.2012 at 19:33

This is a straightforward COF album without all of the 'Theatricals'. It hard not to compare every new COF release with their old material, but it reminds me of 'Numphetamine with the Guitar melodies and Keyboards and the Heaviness of GodSpeed. COF has delivered another solid record.

This is simply just my opinion, but i do feel as COF has been getting a little too comfortable with their sound. This is like i said a 'Solid release', but i was hoping to have heard something on a another level. COF will always be a 'Love or Hate' group and i still support them after all these years

The Manticore & Other Horrors 7.5 / 10

The biggest problem with this is that it doesn't offer anything new (with the tiny exception of Dani's odd screams). The melodies and styles of Nymphe-Thorno (punk 'n thrash influences to this album come from there) fused with the Škaroupka era's always-the-same drumming + Dani's spitting routines = you pretty much get Manticore. Okey, that would be decent, but the songwriting (and Album-Writing!) is just too one-dimensional, predictable, lacking almost all the rainbows of emotions. Where are the details? Where's the fun?
shlogh - 08.11.2012 at 16:41  
  Funny album, and just good... nothing else special about it. Godspeed was better.
Cynic Metalhead - 08.11.2012 at 18:35  
Rating: 7
Written by shlogh on 08.11.2012 at 16:41

Funny album


Pardon me, what's that funny about it?
enumaelis - 08.11.2012 at 20:19  
Rating: 6 For old cradle lovers, you should check Obscurcis Romancia.
Vermoorden - 09.11.2012 at 23:25  
Rating: 10
Written by enumaelis on 08.11.2012 at 20:19

For old cradle lovers, you should check Obscurcis Romancia.


Holy Shit that band is good. Props for letting people know about them! Seems like all the best sympho black is incredibly underground.
shlogh - 15.11.2012 at 15:51  
 
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 08.11.2012 at 18:35

Written by shlogh on 08.11.2012 at 16:41

Funny album


Pardon me, what's that funny about it?


don't get me wrong, its fun to listen to it, listenable and enjoyable like all COF albums (except Thornography :/ ), but nothing special about it... I think that Godspeed was better than Manticore.
Jeremy Sanchez - 20.11.2012 at 18:45  
  IMO, everything after Nymphetamine was pretty bland. This one is no exception. Can't get into it.
bgcasio - 27.11.2012 at 17:44  
  Very good album, having in mind that he had taken his brother bassist - family group
MétalNoir - 29.11.2012 at 19:59  
Rating: 7
Written by Vermoorden on 09.11.2012 at 23:25

Seems like all the best sympho black is incredibly underground.

That's because as soon as a Symphonic BM band gets some popularity it turns into sell out not-so-black metal with cheesy keyboards.
Andresopeth - 02.02.2013 at 22:44  
  Nothing new on this album, i gave it few spins and nothing.
Don't know why but listening gave me the impression i was still listening Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa, the same 'mood'.
Godspeed was much better
M C Vice - 11.02.2013 at 10:59  
Rating: 6 What happened to his voice? (This is the 1st I've heard from them since Dusk and Cruelty.)
DoomRules - 25.11.2013 at 21:07  
Rating: 7 Very interesting album, well above that Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa
musicalkaratekid - 18.12.2013 at 21:59  
Rating: 7 The first three tracks are absolutely brilliantly but for me it stagnates a little from that point. Musicianship here though is pretty damn solid for the most part.

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