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12 minutes ago, True Belief said:

It is a belter of an album. I must say CoF lost me in all the silliness thereafter and it wasn't until they bought in Ashok & Richard Shaw and released the mighty Hammer of the Witches that I got back on board.

Oh okay, gotcha.  So you're not as familiar with albums like "Nymphetamine", "Thornography", "Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder", "Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa"?  I enjoy all of their albums, but I can understand how "Thornography" wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea.  It was definitely pretty experimental by their standards.  If you haven't checked any of those out, I'd definitely recommend them!  "Hammer of the Witches" is an incredible album - you're right about that!  Can't wait for their new album next month!

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15 minutes ago, markm said:

Judas Priest-Stained Class

in support for Sad Wings of Destiny being one of the most important metal albums of all time....

https://www.allmusic.com/album/sad-wings-of-destiny-mw0000201463

So true!  I just saw Judas Priest live 5 days ago, and they played Victim of Changes.  Such a powerful song.  It's easy to tell how "Sad Wings of Destiny" was a template for metal back in 1976.  Priest absolutely killed it on stage, and it was a pleasure to witness! 

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2 hours ago, Sheol said:

Circling back to Cradle of Filth, I was shocked to hear the two singles for the new album and loving both of them!! I haven't heard a CoF track that really excited me since Midian, but these two were great. I had to order the album.

Awesome!  Yeah, I'm really digging the two singles so far.  As a fan of their whole discography, I've never been truly disappointed by anything they've put out, so it's a win-win for me!  I find "Damnation and a Day" to be very underrated. 

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Those new Cradle of Filth tracks do sound good, especially "Crawling King Chaos". I didn't hate the last couple albums but they didn't stick with me either. Midian was the last one that I really got into, I thought they dropped the ball on the next couple and I just stopped following them after that. Nice to hear them sounding inspired. Dani looks good in that red face paint, he should stick with it.

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15 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Those new Cradle of Filth tracks do sound good, especially "Crawling King Chaos". I didn't hate the last couple albums but they didn't stick with me either. Midian was the last one that I really got into, I thought they dropped the ball on the next couple and I just stopped following them after that. Nice to hear them sounding inspired. Dani looks good in that red face paint, he should stick with it.

Definitely agree!  Not sure if you're familiar with his other band, Devilment, but they've got 2 really good albums out so far.  It's got a similar sound to CoF, but it's also got some heavy groove elements in addition to the gothic flourishes.  

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1 hour ago, JamesT said:

Definitely agree!  Not sure if you're familiar with his other band, Devilment, but they've got 2 really good albums out so far.  It's got a similar sound to CoF, but it's also got some heavy groove elements in addition to the gothic flourishes.  

I'm not familiar with Devilment. I passed on them based on the description, which is lazy on my part. I'll try them out one of these days when I'm feeling open-minded. 

 

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19 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I'm not familiar with Devilment. I passed on them based on the description, which is lazy on my part. I'll try them out one of these days when I'm feeling open-minded. 

 

Gotcha, we've all done that before!  But yeah, I'd certainly highly recommend them for fans of CoF!

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