04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
Cradle Of Filth have released their brand new song "For Your Vulgar Delectation", available now for streaming and download at this location. You can now get a first taste of what to expect when the new release The Manticore And Other Horrors hits stores on October 29th in Europe via Peaceville Records and in North America on October 30th via Nuclear Blast Records.
The Manticore And Other Horrors tracklist:
01. The Unveiling Of O
02. The Abhorrent
03. For Your Vulgar Delectation
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
12. Death, The Great Adventure [digipak bonus]
13. Sinfonia [digipak bonus]
I know I'm supposed to hate this (and anything Cradle of Filth makes for that matter) but I kieend of like it. Musically it isn't too complex and gets a little repetitive, but the keyboard usage to accentuate the song rather than, um..do relatively nothing (as most CoF albums post Damnation do) and the infernal decadent riff kind of reminds me of a mix between Damnation (minus a philharmonic orchestra) and Nymphetamine (which was stripped down Cradle at its best). I think the drums are a lil' uninhabited song writing wise in the greater scheme of things, but I can't really see every song sounding like this, if not just to the fact that it isn't tremelo masturbation, of course the opposite of this being the one "unique" song on the whole album could be true as well. I'm keeping an eye on this one as it seems the closest they've been to unsucky Cradle in a while.
However as is the great metalhead tradition I have to find SOMETHING to rip into CoF for and that would be:
Seriously, who the fuck uses .wav to distribute music nowadays? I can't imagine someone with a slower bandwidth stomaching to download the 42MB file.
I kinda liked the new direction, seems interesting.
Well, it wasn't quite going in new direction I guess because it sounds exactly like last EP("Labyrinth"). In either way, if they are close to "Darkly, Darkly Venus" I am damn sure CoF is reinstating their sheer lost glory.
Cradle used to have a signature style of guitar playing and song structure and it's 99% missing here..
This isn't extreme metal..it barely has any gothic\BM elements..hell, I dunno how to call it. Hope the rest of the album is better.