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Midian [Explicit Lyrics]

Cradle of Filth Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
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1. At The Gates Of Midian
2. Cthulhu Dawn
3. Saffron's Curse
4. Death Magick For Adepts
5. Lord Abortion
6. Amor E Morte
7. Creatures That Kissed In Cold Mirrors
8. Her Ghost In The Fog
9. Satanic Mantra
10. Tearing The Veil From Grace
11. Tortured Soul Asylum

Product Description

Product Description

Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2007.


It would be easy to bridle at Midian's relentless bombast and obsession with all things Goth. Many would detest a purposefully pretentious mix of Carl Orff and Obituary that occasionally collapses into early '80s-style prog-metal. And then there's J.K. Potter's laughable artwork, wherein band members look like characters in Clive Barker's miserable Night Breed, the source of the album's name. But there's also a lot here to appreciate. Frontman Dani Filth is becoming ever more convincing in his attempts to offend; some turns of phrase in his blood-spattered romances even manage to recall Keats and Byron. Musically, they seldom fail to entertain and sometimes reach the operatic heights of Laibach and Lacrimosa. More reading and refinement by this lot may produce the first Goth masterpiece since the Sisters of Mercy's First and Last and Always. --Dominic Wills

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, Enchanting, Beautiful April 7 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is probably one of the band's softer creations, which is good, to me atleast. I'm not really that much of a "metal" fan, but this, like most of Cradle of Filth's albums, is very listenable. Combining roughly distorted guitars, Heavy(yet cliche`) drums, Clear bass, with soothing orchestrated overtones to create a dark winter night's dream(or nightmare, you be the judge).
This album definately has more than one face to it: Emotionally charged ballads such as 'Her Ghost In The Fog' and 'Saffron's Curse' to more heavier tracks such as 'Lord Abortion' and 'Cthulu Dawn' mixed in with soft instrumentals such as 'Creatures That Kissed In Cold Mirrors' and 'At The Gates of Midian'.
This album is definately worth the money, Like I said, Very listenable, even when youre in a different mood. Happy, Sad, Angry...
This is my favorite Cradle of Filth album. The music almost provides a mental landscape, if you really listen to it.
I recommend this album for those just getting into Cradle of Filth.
Anyway, On with the review
01. 'At The Gates of Midian'
A nice track... Nothing special about it, doesn't do the rest of the album justice.
02. 'Cthulu Dawn'
One of the heaviest on the album, I think this most suits the "black metal" genre. This track should give you an idea of whats to come with the rest of the album.
03. 'Saffron's Curse'
Well, Well, Well... One of my favorites on the album. A beautiful, dark, emotionally-charged ballad what seems to be about a man's spouse who has died(My description may sound similar to that of Her Ghost In The Fog, but trust me both of the songs have huge differences)This song really lays down the Orchestrated sense of the album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive listening April 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is the kind of music that makes Cradle great. As usual, you have to listen to it a few times, and then it really grows on you. The lyrics are brilliant, and are sung with a passion that is seldom seen these days. It has some really great tracks, like "Her Ghost in the Fog" and "Tortured Soul Asylum", which are some of my favourites.
I find that their combination of hard guitars with softer instruments makes great-sounding music. When I listen to some of the tracks at work, I find myself more productive/typing faster, too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars over-whelming beautiful Feb. 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
as the essance of the movie nightbreed, this album captures everything. From dani's perfectly placed screeches, sarahs operatic voice. To Doug bradley's voice [pinhead] talking in death magic to adepths, and her ghost in the fog. The drums, bass, and gutairs from start to finish are brillantly done for this dark, hard, sad, and beautifully done gothic musical story of midain - the hidden city where the monsters live.
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By John
Format:Audio CD
Now. Midian is a great album but some parts just don't feel as good as past work. Now The Principle of evil made flesh and dusk and her embrace were heavier then Cruelty and the beast, BUT the guitar work, lyrics and keyboards were alot better. I always hear Midian was the album that made them mainstream. How? They didn't sell millions of albums, make 6 singles. Have guest appearences on mtv. Just doing what they have always done. I think even though the lyrics aren't up to par with cof, I feel "her ghost in the fog" was beautifully written of love lost. This was also Gian's last LP with the band, he was my favorite cof guitarist and it was sad to see him leave. At 1st I truly disliked this album. Would have given it three stars at most but as I listened to it more and more I began to really warm up to it. Sarah (backing female vocals) seems to be improving her already beautiful vocals which is quite obvious on "her ghost in the fog" and "tearing the veil from grace" If you love cof you will find some enjoyment out of this even if not as much as others. Enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cradle of filth is awesome June 27 2004
By peter
Format:Audio CD
I am going to give brief overviews on the songs:
1. at the gates of midian- a very soothing song (10/10)
2. cthulu dawn- this song is very heavy, an excellent song(10/10)
3. saffron's curse- my favorite song on the cd, an very good black metal song (10/10)
4. death magik for adepts- i love the ending of this song (9/10)
5. lord abortion- this song is....erm.....odd, it's still a very good song nonetheless (10/10)
6. amor e morte- alot of people like this song, its good but doesn't exactly stand out to me (9/10)
7. creatures that kissed in cold mirrors- a good orchestral song (9/10)
8. her ghost in the fog- the first song that i heard from these guys, absolutely flawless (10/10)
9. satanic mantra- ......what's the point of this (the only bad song on the cd) (2/10)
10. tearing the veil from grace- this is definately one of the best songs on the cd (if it weren't for saffron's curse, this would be my favorite song on the cd) (10/10)
11. tortured soul asylum- yet another excellent song, these guys never cease to amaze me (10/10)
in conclusion, you should definately go out and buy this, believe me, you wont be dissapointed :-) blessed be and merry part!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great, but not perfect cd Jan. 13 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I was very impressed by this cd when i first listened to it. the gothic keyboards, and the ambient violins and cellos really mixed well with the razor guitars, blastbeat drums, and the deomon vocals of dani(also the backing vocalist was very impressive). so, as thing go, this cd was more musicly impressive than anything else i've heard from CoF, but lyriclly it dragged in one big place; the song Lord Abortion. I hate gorn metal (with the exception of Warpath by Six Feet Under) and the lyrics on this song brought images of Cannibal Corpse to mind. Crappy gore metal should not cross with noweigen black metal! other than that, this album was perfect even down to the cd booklet, which strangly matched the whole atmosphere. on another note, some guy bashed Emperor a band that really influenced CoF, relating the acronym BM (black metal) for bowel movement! he should burn in the fiery pits of hell that CoF, Dimmu Borgir, Naglfar, ...And Oceans, and all us fans have dug out over the years of listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars There's no metal like black metal
A must have cd for fans of the filth!This album definetly rocks the cradle.This band is probably the most original band I have ever heard. Read more
Published on Nov. 13 2011 by metalrules!
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty awesome cd
I am no long term CoF fan by any means (meaning I just recently got into them about 7 months ago) but I personally enjoyed this album. Read more
Published on July 2 2004
This CD is by far the best one Dani Filth has put out. It has better sound, song writing, lyrics, artwork, etc... than all the other CD's he released. Read more
Published on June 30 2004 by Bryan Torino
4.0 out of 5 stars absoulutly insane
cradle of filth comes through on midian with an intense and horrifing set of pure death metal that can only be described as insane and addictive, the music grabs hold of you and... Read more
Published on June 24 2004 by jose aguilar
5.0 out of 5 stars A vivid masterpeice
When I first heard CoF I thought it was the the most insaine thing I had ever heard. I was used to bands like Metallica and White Zombie. Read more
Published on June 14 2004 by psychoholic
5.0 out of 5 stars Their Finest Album
I am in love with this album, we're getting married.
Published on June 9 2004 by Pithy Commentz
5.0 out of 5 stars ah, ah, ah, ill let you sleep when i am through.
When i first tried to get into cradle this is the album i was recommended. I was apprehensive at first, now it stands as one of the best albums i own. Read more
Published on June 5 2004 by dallas
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to guys in clown masks
This album is great. And if you haven't noticed half of the guys that bought this album were guys who thought the name was cool. Read more
Published on May 31 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful masterpiece!
I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this album. Since I purchased it I could not stop listening to it! There is not one bad song on the album so you will never get bored. Read more
Published on May 31 2004 by Aston
4.0 out of 5 stars a great cof album
At first, I didnt really like this album. Like everybody that gave this album 1 star, I thought the vocals were horrible. Read more
Published on May 30 2004
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