Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay

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Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay
Cradle of Filth, Cryptoriana album cover 2017.jpg
Studio album by Cradle of Filth
Released 22 September 2017
Recorded 2017[1]
Genre Extreme metal
Length 52:53
65:25 (Deluxe edition)
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Scott Atkins
Cradle of Filth chronology
Hammer of the Witches
(2015)
Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay
(2017)
Singles from Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay
  1. "Heartbreak and Séance"
    Released: 11 July 2017
  2. "You Will Know the Lion by His Claw"
    Released: 8 August 2017
  3. "Achingly Beautiful"
    Released: 15 September 2017

Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay is the twelfth studio album by the British extreme metal band Cradle of Filth. It was released on 22 September 2017 in digipack through Nuclear Blast Records.[1]

Dani Filth said the album "is deeply infused with Victorian gothic horror and thus the title is a reflection of that. 'Cryptoriana' implies the Victorians' infatuation with the supernatural, the grave and the ghoulish. And the subtitle, 'The Seductiveness of Decay', further cements this attraction to death and the glittering lengthy process of self-annihilation".

The first promotional single, "Heartbreak and Séance", premiered alongside an accompanying music video on 11 July 2017.[2]

The second single, "You Will Know the Lion by His Claw", premiered together with a lyric music video on 8 August 2017.[3]

The third single, "Achingly Beautiful", was also released in conjunction with a lyric video on 15 September. Vocalist Dani Filth stated the single "has a very old-school Cradle vibe" and compared it to the song "A Gothic Romance" from the album Dusk and Her Embrace.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Exquisite Torments Await"2:15
2."Heartbreak and Séance"6:24
3."Achingly Beautiful"7:02
4."Wester Vespertine"7:24
5."The Seductiveness of Decay"7:38
6."Vengeful Spirit" (ft. Liv Kristine)6:00
7."You Will Know the Lion by His Claw"7:22
8."Death and the Maiden"8:48
Total length:52:53
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100 [6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars [5]

Personnel[edit]

Cradle of Filth[edit]

Guest[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 53
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 20
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 35
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 42
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[11] 17
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 8
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 110
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 15
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[15] 32
Scottish Albums (OCC)[16] 31
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 24
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 50
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[19] 14
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[20] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CRADLE OF FILTH to release 'Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay' Album in September". Blabbermouth.com. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Video Premiere: CRADLE OF FILTH's 'Heartbreak And Séance'". Blabbermouth.com. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  3. ^ "CRADLE OF FILTH: Lyric Video For New Song 'You Will Know The Lion By His Claw'". Blabbermouth.com. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  4. ^ "CRADLE OF FILTH: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Achingly Beautiful'". Blabbermouth.com. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay - Cradle of Filth". allmusic.com. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Reviews and Tracks for Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay by Cradle of Filth". Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  7. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #440". auspOp. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 201739 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Cradle of Filth: Cryptoriana-The Seductiveness of Decay" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 39, 2017)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2017. 39. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  19. ^ "Cradle of Filth Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Cradle of Filth Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 October 2017.