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Subrick
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:13 pm 
 

From their Facebook:

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Poisonous Dark Metallers CRADLE OF FILTH reveal the title of their forthcoming 13th studio album as being "Existence Is Futile". Their monumental new opus -the 13th (unlucky for all) studio album of the band to date - was once again recorded at Grindstone Studios with producer Scott Atkins and is embellished with artwork from Arthur Berzinsh, who is guilty of accomplishing the last two album artworks in the Cradle back canon. Further nihilistic details from the crypt will soon see the light of day.⁣

"Existence is Futile" which features a new as-yet-named keyboardist/backing singer, is due to be unleashed later this year through Nuclear Blast Records.⁣⁣


No info beyond just the album title, but if it’s anything like the last two then it’s gonna be a banger.
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Ace_Rimmer
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:17 pm 
 

Hammer is maybe my favorite CoF album and the follow up was damn good. Looking forward to this.

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lordcatfish
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:06 pm 
 

Title is a bit unimaginative for Cradle. Hopefully the album itself is better than the last one.
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cultofkraken
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:30 pm 
 

Is this going to be a Borg concept album?
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ChineseDownhill
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:19 pm 
 

"a new as-yet-named keyboardist/backing singer"

Still rather surprising we don't know who this is yet.

Regardless this is probably my most anticipated album of the year. I'm a huge fan of Hammer and Cryptoriana.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:45 pm 
 

The last two albums were great, I'm hoping this one is too. This line-up's been working pretty well together - Ashok and Shaw really stepped up this band's guitar game compared to... well, anything between '03 and '12.

The title's a bit lacking I suppose, but it's a better title than "The Manticore and Other Horrors" at least - and will hopefully be a better album too (I'm expecting it to be).

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Osore
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:43 pm 
 

I enjoyed Hammer of the Witches much more than Cryptoriana, which has too many solos and lacks the punch Hammer has.
Existence is Futile sounds similar to Exercises in Futility. If they borrowed some musical touches from Mgła as well, I will be glad to hear it.

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lordcatfish
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:47 pm 
 

On social media they're teasing something called Crawling King Chaos for tomorrow. The comments indicate there's a video waiting to go up on YouTube, so looks like we could be getting a new song very soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:00 pm 
 

Genuinely feeling pretty damn hyped.

Dunno if anyone else watched their livestream a couple months ago, but Anabelle Iratni is a pretty damn good choice as new female vocalist - she impressed me through their whole set, pretty much. She almost reminded me of Sarah Jezebel Deva in some ways. I'm curious if she has a major role in this new song.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:27 pm 
 

Revocation cover album confirmed!
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:52 pm 
 

Here's the cover art for the album.
Looks kinda nuts, also is that lady shitting birds?

Spoiler tags due to it being NSFW + big.

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Curious_dead
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:26 pm 
 

Lol I can't unsee the girl shitting birds.

Aside from that, it's a crazy cover. Lots of NSFW things going on. I like the artist's style but I preferred the more restrained covers of the previous albums. I think aside from the shitting birds thing, the demon looks a bit weak. But Great colors, lots of details, and cool background.

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lordcatfish
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:43 pm 
 

That cover is boss. I love it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:47 pm 
 

Wild cover. Definitely piques my interest. I liked what I heard off the last one so I should dig more into their recent shit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:05 pm 
 

Add me to the hype train! The last two albums have been some of the absolute best that they've put out ever and at the very least the best since Midian (as much as I do like their mid period, Godspeed especially). The cover rules!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:14 pm 
 

I still believe Godspeed is their best album, they've been kicking ass these past years so Im excited.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:26 pm 
 

Cover is awesome. And anyone weirded out by ass birds isn't familiar with Hieronymus Bosch. It's a recreation of part of one of his paintings, down to the glass-outfitted human toilet and literal "pothead."
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:33 pm 
 

Well, I took a close look at some of Bosch's paintings (something I admittedly haven't done often). It does indeed appear to be based upon... you know, the right wing of the garden triptych.

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Subrick
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:57 pm 
 

Love the art, hoping the song is as good as the last two albums.

And yes, the demon on the cover is, in fact, shitting out women into a tentacle monster.
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TheLoneForest
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:10 pm 
 

That cover is cringe. Dusk had the best cover art by far

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Sokaris
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:07 pm 
 

LycanthropeMoon wrote:
Well, I took a close look at some of Bosch's paintings (something I admittedly haven't done often). It does indeed appear to be based upon... you know, the right wing of the garden triptych.


Oh well goddamn, I never gave too much thought into the title of that song...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:03 am 
 

Well, it's here and it fucking slaps. Some pretty awesome shit happening with the guitars and (of course) the drums.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:17 am 
 

LycanthropeMoon wrote:
Well, it's here and it fucking slaps. Some pretty awesome shit happening with the guitars and (of course) the drums.


If you took the guitar riffs and isolated them, what metal genre do they sound like? I hear Melodic Death Metal and it's so weird because Cradle of Filth can sound like many different genres but Melodic Death Metal.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:39 am 
 

Well, that was a disappointing listen. Gives me huge Damnation and a Day vibes.

Let's see, maybe the other songs are better, Hammer and Cryptoriana were good but this falls a bit short in comparison.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:15 am 
 

That was quite good on first listen. Preferred it to anything off the last album at least, so a promising start.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:07 am 
 

I loved Hammer, didnt care for the follow up but I am curious about the new one. Really dislike the cover art and I just finished hearing that first track which was good on first listen (a couple of really good sections). Not enough to make a judgment on though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:48 am 
 

I'm kind of surprised that anyone's favourite Cradle albums are anything but Dusk... or Cruelty..., Hammer of the Witches was well-meaning and quite well done, I suppose, but better than those 90's classics? Impossible.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:02 am 
 

goetia_unreleased wrote:
Revocation cover album confirmed!

Yeah that would be my reaction as well, that album had a lot of buzz around it in 2009 too. Maybe they'll call their next album The Number of the Beast to see just how much they can get away with.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:18 am 
 

Let's have a "cover art of the year"-poll this year please, I need to vote for this.

As for the song - pretty good, but I'm currently not totally into their sound but will be coming back for more when it fits my mood better.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:38 am 
 

Acrobat wrote:
I'm kind of surprised that anyone's favourite Cradle albums are anything but Dusk... or Cruelty..., Hammer of the Witches was well-meaning and quite well done, I suppose, but better than those 90's classics? Impossible.


If I were to make a top Cradle list, the only constant would be the ones I don't like (Manticore and Thornography) ending low, any other could reasonably reach top position depending on what day of the week it is. They're not my favorite band but aside from those two albums I find them really consistent, quality-wise.

Like if I were to make a tier list, it'd be:

C - Manticore
B - Thornography
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:33 am 
 

Acrobat wrote:
I'm kind of surprised that anyone's favourite Cradle albums are anything but Dusk... or Cruelty..., Hammer of the Witches was well-meaning and quite well done, I suppose, but better than those 90's classics? Impossible.

I mean, I think the last two albums are their best work since those days - they're just really well done to my ears, a lot of really cool guitar work and noticeably renewed energy from Dani Filth. I wouldn't say they overtake "Dusk and Her Embrace" and "Midian" as my personal favorites, but they come closer in quality to that classic '94-'00 era than anything they did from "Damnation and a Day" up to/including "The Manticore and Other Horrors" imo.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:04 pm 
 

Fantastic stuff! Can't wait to hear the rest of the album!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:08 pm 
 

Music video for "Crawling King Chaos":


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:30 pm 
 

And Doug Bradley is back for the album.
The new song slaps

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:32 pm 
 

I'm pleasantly surprised by both Hieronymus Bosh worshipping cover and the new single. Cryptoriana wasn't as great as Hammer, mostly because of solos, whereas Crawling King Chaos sounds fresh and promising. CoF are one of a few bands whose full discography is on my playlist (for 11 years now). I like how every album is different and likeable at the same time.

Someone mentioned Sarah Jezebel Deva, which reminds me of two songs she released recently. I think these may be her best vocally:
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:57 pm 
 

Acrobat wrote:
I'm kind of surprised that anyone's favourite Cradle albums are anything but Dusk... or Cruelty..., Hammer of the Witches was well-meaning and quite well done, I suppose, but better than those 90's classics? Impossible.


Midian is a perfect album as well, in my opinion, and it's the only other 100% I'd give them aside from Vempire, Dusk, and the remixed Cruelty.

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New song rules as I hoped, although it's obvious Youtube's compression butchered the audio quality. I anticipate the actual album version of the song will sound a gazillion times better.
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New track is solid - sounds basically like what I'd expect but it's busy and ambitious and pretty cool for all that.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:50 pm 
 

LycanthropeMoon wrote:
Music video for "Crawling King Chaos":


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Wtf?! I was expecting to hate this... but I didn't. Not bad at all.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:59 am 
 

Absolutely love it. They've been on a roll with the last couple albums, I have high hopes for this one.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:13 am 
 

As much as I like Cryptoriana, Heartbreak and Seance was probably the "safest" choice to make into a music video. This song has a bit more attitude.

Looking forward to late October.
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