CRADLE OF FILTH: The Manticore & Other Horrors – Extended Claws
Monday, 20th May 2013 by Dead Rhetoric
CRADLE OF FILTH’s new video for the song “For Your Vulgar Delectation”, taken from the British extreme metal band’s latest album, The Manticore And Other Horrors, is now available exclusively on iTunes as part of The Manticore & Other Horrors – Extended Claws. This new release also features 12 unreleased demos and another three videos.
The Manticore & Other Horrors – Extended Claws track listing:
1. The Unveiling Of O
2. The Abhorrent
3. For Your Vulgar Delectation
6. Frost On Her Pillow
7. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair
8. Pallid Reflection
9. Siding With The Titans
10. Succumb To This
11. Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker
12. Death, The Great Adventure
14. The Unveiling Of O (Demo)
15. Manticore (Demo)
16. Siding With The Titans (Demo)
17. Death, The Great Adventure (Demo)
18. Succumb To This (Demo)
19. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair (Demo)
20. Illicitus (Demo)
21. Pallid Reflection (Demo)
22. The Abhorrent (Demo)
23. For Your Vulgar Delectation (Demo)
24. Frost On Her Pillow (Demo)
25. Sinfonia (Demo)
Check out audio samples at Amazon.de.
The Manticore And Other Horrors was released in North America on October 30, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), Suffolk, The Manticore And Other Horrors is a testament to the longevity of the ‘FILTH, as not only does it reek of CRADLE’s (feared or revered) brand of delicious metal vamperotica, but this thoroughly modern album places the band firmly in fresh killing fields anew.
The Manticore And Other Horrors itself possesses an altogether new atmosphere for the band, incorporating a heavier, faster NWOBBM punk vibe that is both current and cruel, blended with ornate orchestration and the quirky immediateness of 2000’s “Midian” opus.
The album’s title can be likened to a bestiary, a collection of stories on monsters – personal demons, Chimeras, literary fiends and world-enslaving entities to blame but a few. “Manticore”, the ravening title track, is a song about a beautiful mythological horror that comes to be feared as the disfigurehead of foreign occupation in the Indian provinces.
The songs “Illicitus” and “Pallid Reflection” bear the sweet ingredients of vampirism and lycanthropy; the wicked “For Your Vulgar Delectation” and”Frost On Her Pillow” are woven perversely into grim fairy tales, whilst classic, monumental tracks like “The Abhorrent And Siding With The Titans” both extol tentacular Lovecraftian values.