Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

THE SCORCHED EARTH ORCHESTRA / Plays Cradle of Filth (2006)

Can you believe it?  A tribute album that’s actually damn good.  For a start it doesn’t have Dani caterwauling over the music, which is a good thing.  It takes the gothic beauty that CoF can do well if they choose to, and applies it in a more liberal manner that’s purely orchestral.  There are no violent drum patterns and ear-bleeding guitars here.  Fans will recognise the harmonies and avant-garde musical shifts.  Everyone else can appreciate it for its grace and splendour.  It'd be great in a live setting.

Songs of Note: Nymphetamine (Overdose); Thank God for the Suffering

4 harpsichords in the fog out of 5

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