CRADLE OF FILTH Thornography
From page 64 of Classic Rock Magazine November 2006
The great British black metal saga continues. Forget their ‘extreme’ credentials. Cradle Of Filth
are in fact edging ever closer to the Maidenesque mainstream of metal and on this album, as on its predecessor Nymphetamine , also to the bloody heartland of goth.
The Byronic Man , with guest singer Ville Valo, and their cover of Heaven 17’s Temptation featuring Harry, previously of the desperate popsters Dirty Harry, are perfect for the purple crushedvelvet vampire wannabes, while the instrumentals like Under Pregnant Skies She Comes Alive Like Miss Leviathan and Rise Of The Pentagram are what
horror soundtracks ought to be but rarely are.