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