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The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh
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1994 album by Britain's top dark metal band with a hidden &untitled bonus track. 13 tracks total. The cover artfeatures explicit horrific/ pornographic violence. Cutsinclude 'Darkness Our Bride (Jugular Wedding)', 'ThePrinciple Of Evil Made Flesh' and 'The Black Goddess Rises'.A Cacophonous Records release. The full title is 'ThePrinciple Of Evil Made Flesh'.
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This album stands alone in the Cradle catalog as exhibiting poor production. That will no doubt appeal to the "true black metal" fans. If you are one of those, change my rating to 4 stars. In addition, Cradle's immaturity as a band stands out in this album. Many of the songs are brilliant, but executed poorly. Listen to Summer Dying Fast and The Black Goddess Rises on Bitter Suites if you want to here how amazing those songs can be. In particular, being able to afford something a little more high tech than a cassio toy keyboard helped. Nick Barker's drumming is pretty weak on this album as well. He improved immeasurably on the Vempire ep.
Don't get me wrong. The Principle of Evil Made Flesh definitely has its moments. To Eve the Art of Witchcraft actually works well with the rough production (in fact, its an amazing song). My suggestion is to steer clear of this one unless 1) you own everything else Cradle has put out, or 2) you are a black metal head who only enjoys music that sounds like it was recorded in your basement.
This album. Great guitar, and though most people find Dani's screeching redundant (well, it kinda is) and annoying, I enjoy it for the most part. When comparing his voice in this album to the voice you hear in their later releases, you can definitely tell how much he has developed his voice since this albums debut in 1994...and the rare demos from 1993.
The female vocals in this CD are well used, and no Cradle album is complete without at least -some-.
Some parts of the album I find I just can't take all that seriously. Though the "lyrics" in track #13 are good, I find the entire track alone to be unnecessary.
Cradle obviously wants their listener to think of vampirism---and associate them with vampirism, as they quote Bram Stocker's Dracula and use the organ...a lot. Though it doesn't sound bad--it just might seem silly to a few of you out there.
Some people say that this album is Cradle's best, but I think it's -just- as good as a couple of their later-yet-still-early albums.
All in all, this is definitely a beautiful album with a lot of feeling, and it's a must for any Cradle of Filth fan.
Most recent customer reviews
Even with an average production, this album delivered the goods. In my humble opinion, the only weak tracks here are the instrumental interludes (let's face it, the keyboard... Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2009 by Eric Beaudin
Cradle of Filth's first full length release; different from their fast pased material that shows throughout their other albums. Read morePublished on June 17 2004 by Pithy Commentz
This is the debut album of Cradle Of Filth and is without a doubt their rawest heavyest effort. The performances here are spot on and Dani does truely sound tortured in his wails... Read morePublished on June 13 2004
this is the most raw cd cradle has put out. every song is pretty damn good. dusk and cruelty are better. but this is a must have.Published on Feb. 29 2004 by Carina V. Tejada
This was the second CoF album I heard. Back in 96 I bought
it and loved it since.
This, Cradle of Filth's first release, is Cradle of Filth's best release. I love everything about this CD. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2004 by TomDargan
this is their best album in my eyes. Vempire and Dusk are also good. Crulety is a bit to long and boring at times but the guitar work is killer on that album. Read morePublished on Oct. 8 2003 by justin
I never really got heavy into black metal, i only had a mild interest after reading the book Lords Of Chaos, any ways i got a hold of some of the basic and developed a taste COF. Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2003 by kevine