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Review: Cradle Of Filth - Bitter Suites To Succubi
Cradle Of Filth
Bitter Suites To Succubi

Label: Spitfire Records
Year released: 2001
Duration: 49:32
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: August 27, 2001
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Bitter Suites To Succubi

Rated 3.19/5 (63.85%) (26 Votes)

Well, I'm still no fan of Dani Filth's vocals but I find this much better than last year's Midian. For one thing, the vocals, while still a little too... Dani-like (?), are not burying the music and accompanying vocals as much as they did on Midian, so it's much easier to enjoy the actual music, which, by all means, is not bad at all. The sound is also much less "hyper" and gives more breathing room to the listener - so it's a bit easier to get into. This is not a completely new album, but rather a collection of new and re-recorded songs - admittedly I find the older stuff better than the new - darker, more Black Metal than Goth influence. Too bad they decided to go into a new direction, but then again, a lot of bands have done a lot worse (and you won't find them on this site.)

Not something I'd listen to repetitively, but it does have some pretty good songs on it. While I would not really have recommended the previous album, I think there's some good stuff here, and as long as you can live with Dani's vocals, hell, give it a try. ;)

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