Cradle of Filth Damnation and a Day

Finally, after a DVD, a live CD, a best-of collection and a quasi-studio release, Cradle of Filth are back with an all-new chapter in their career of evil. A concept album, Damnation and a Day tells Satan’s side of the biblical stories. Cradle of Filth are in fine form, serving up their tastiest treasures — catchy riffs, blistering speed, chants, squeals, growls, orchestration, choirs, and their familiar schizophrenic chaos. But there’s something a little different about Damnation and a Day. As dark and spooky as the album is, it’s a more cartoonish kind of evil, like the theme music for a reptilian Disney villain, lurking in an ancient castle set on a lone peak at the end of a treacherous winding road. Deliciously vile, Damnation and a Day was worth the wait. (Epic)