My impression of Cradle Of Filth’s Dusk And Her Embrace wasn’t entirely positive when I first acquired the CD two months ago. But having given the music more time, I now consider it a very fine gothic metal album and rightly a dark metal classic.
About two months ago, I began to look into dark metal and was recommended this CD as an essential purchase. I found the music very moody – haunting keyboards, loud guitar riffs and pounding drums. The vocals were hard to tolerate at first. I found the screeching vocals cheesy and not the least bit scary or dark. It is highly probably that I have just become more accustomed to the vocals hence they now seem less annoying.
I haven’t really delved into the lyrics as yet – they are most indecipherable without reading the booklet. I will post my opinions on them in the future.
Verdict : an essential dark metal album. A must buy.