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Posted October 1, 2010
There are three good reasons for those of you who are into black metal, death metal, goth and doom rock, to buy this album: 1. This is not the typical ''single plus leftovers from reconding sessions'' E.P. ''Bitter suites to succubbi'' features six brand new songs in which these musicians mix the three subgenres mentioned above as masterfully as they do in their full-lenght albums. The new tunes retain the thunderous crunch of ''Midian'' and the two new tracks on the ''From the cradle to enslave'' E.P., and there are plenty of killer guitar riffs as usual. But the tenebrous tone of the songs on those releases is largely abandoned on this new E.P. Instead, sunnier, atmospheric structures in the same vein of the ''Cruelty and the beast'' L.P lighthen numbers like ''Scorched earth erotica'' and ''Born in a burial gown'' (my favourite Cradle of filth track). If the new songs on this disc are a preview of how the new C.O.F. album will sound, chances are it will be terrific. 2. ''Bitter suites to succubbi'' is really a full-lenght album, not an E.P. It also includes three re-recorded wild, guitar driven tracks from their unavailable 1994 debut, ''The principle of evil made flesh''. For those who like this brand of metal at its cutting edge extreme, well, these tracks will definetely blow your mind. And for those who liked the cover of ''Sleepless'' on ''From the cradle to enslave'', check out the bouncy, goth rock cover of the Sisters of Mercy's ''No time to cry'. 3. If you're into Cradle of Filth, this record is a must-have. If you still haven't paid close attention to them, ''Bitter suites to succubbi'' is a pretty good way to get introduced to this band.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
I'm really impressed overall with this newest release from the best-selling Black Metal band of all time. The original songs on here are amazing, they did a wonderful job on the songs they covered, and also on the ones they redid. Unfortunately, the covers and re-versions are why I didn't give a 5 star. I mean, it's still a great album all around but I'd rather see these covers and reversions spread out across maybe the next two (or three) albums, with some more original stuff on the albums! Still, ''lay down your sword to the gods' rock and roll!!''Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.