Cradle Of Filth - Evermore Darkly (CD Review)

01.Transmission from Hell
02.Thank Your Lucky Scars
03.Forgive Me Father I Have Sinned (Elder Version)
04.Lilith Immaculate (Extended)
05.The Persecution Song (Elder Version)
06.Forgive Me Father (I'm in a Trance)
07.The Spawn of Love and War (Elder Version)
08.Summer Dying Fast ("Midnight in the Labyrinth" breadcrumb trail)

Dani Filth (Vocals)
Paul Allender (Guitar)
James McIlroy (Guitar)
Dave Pybus (Bass)
Martin Marthus Škaroupka (Drums)
Caroline Campbell (keyboards/Backing Vocals)

Evermore Darkly is an EP companion piece to the 2010 album Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa,
it features two new tracks. remixes and a dvd with their graspop festival appearence from june, a documentary and the music video for 'Lilith Immaculate'.

'Transmission from Hell' is a perhaps unintentionally funny spoken word piece from long
time collaborator Doug Bradley, and not a lot to add to that really.

The other new track is 'Thank Your Lucky Scars' a pretty heavy piece but nothing outstanding.

The alternative version of 'Forgive Me father' is actually good, no female vocals, a rawer vocal from Dani and some different keyboard.

'Lilith Immaculate' was always one of my favourite tracks from last years album and this
extended version just adds that slow classical piece into the middle, does it work? not totally sure to be honest.

This version of 'The Persecution Song' just sounds like a fairly well produced demo, okay
for curosity value.

The techno/rave/trance version of 'Forgive Me Father', well damn it, this is actually really good, reminds me of Mortiis.

Must be me but 'The Spawn of Love and War' dont sound much if any different from the original, and as such is perfectly fine.

Finally an orchestral version of 'Summer Dying Fast' originally from the 1994 album 'The
Principle of Evil Made Flesh'.Actually now in its third incarnation as it was reworked previously for the 2001 album 'Bitter Suites To Succubi'.
This track serves as a taster for the forthcoming Midnight in the Labyrinth collection planned for release next year.
Its a classical music interpretation, choral vocals and some neat dr.phibes organ,
intresting is the word here i think.

All in all an average selection but the dvd makes it all worthwhile.

Rating 7/10

For fans Of : Dimmu Borgir, Mortiis, Therion


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