Covered in Filth: A Tribute to Crade of Filth

Covered in Filth: A Tribute to Crade of Filth

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Covered in Filth: A Tribute to Cradle of Filth compiles 13 tribute songs to British black- and Goth-metal veterans, Cradle of Filth. It includes material from every studio album except for Damnation and a Day; there's even "Suicide and Other Comforts" and "Born in a Burial Gown," from

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Covered in Filth: A Tribute to Cradle of Filth compiles 13 tribute songs to British black- and Goth-metal veterans, Cradle of Filth. It includes material from every studio album except for Damnation and a Day; there's even "Suicide and Other Comforts" and "Born in a Burial Gown," from the cheekily-named 2001 collection Bitter Suites to Succubi. Its participants are a mixture of name-brands (Chronzon; Wehrwolfe) and hungry up-and-comers (Kaul; Born of Thorns). Well-known or not, there are strong performances throughout. The tangible doom that permeated Cradle of Filth's originals is lessened somewhat here, in favor of the more traditional or technical -- some of these tracks begin to resemble progressive metal covers of black metal mayhem. But this isn't necessarily surprising, given the inherent oddness (or darkness) of Filth's arrangements and surrounding aura. Standouts include Willow Wisp's histrionic run/tear through "Forest Whispers My Name," as well as "Desire in Violent Overture," rendered by the quite obviously-named Lucifer.

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Release Date:
02/25/2003
Label:
Cleopatra
UPC:
0741157121629
catalogNumber:
1216
Rank:
335178

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Covered in Filth: A Tribute to Crade of Filth 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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While some tracks simply ape COF's inimitable style, other artists such as Kekal, Willow Wisp and Kaul blaze their own path with the spectral hand of Dani & the boys to guide them. Willow Wisp's "The Forest Whispers My Name" is baroque and odd, with a garage-gothic flavour. A bombastic black metal meets Bauhaus stew. Kaul's "Suicide and Other Comforts" is a strange trip-hop goth laden take with bouts of Emperor-ish black metal. Nothing even resembling Cradle's original, yet harsh in all the right places. Kekal's "Dance Macabre" is simply that -- a dark, yet House-ish take on COF's remix tendencies. Quite an excellent surprise.