CRADLE OF FILTH
"TOTAL FUCKING DARKNESS"
More than two decades ago the original "TOTAL FUCKING DARKNESS" demo was
released from the great U.K. Metal masters CRADLE OF FILTH. This re-issue was put
out in 2014 to give old fans a new a taste of the bands history. The demos have been
remastered from the originals and there is a bonus track titled "Spattered In Feces" that is
the only surviving track from their "GOETIA" sessions. "GOETIA" was supposed to be
the bands very first release, but it never happened and the tracks were supposedly erased.
If you are a Death Metal fan than you should already know who CRADLE OF FILTH is,
but if not, where the hell have you been all these years. CRADLE OF FILTH has gone
through some changes over the years since their start back in 1991. They started out as a
dark Death Metal band in the early days and then evolved into a symphonic Black Metal
band and then emerged into a extreme Gothic Metal band. This release takes us back to the
bands early days of spastic, loud and aggressive Death Metal music. There are some parts
here and there that start to show their next change to a Black Metal band. Every fan of
CRADLE OF FILTH should have this release in their collection. If your new to the band I
would suggest trying one of their other releases first and then coming back to this.
CRADLE OF FILTH are legends in the Metal community and deserve much respect for
all the great music they have created over the years! Like them or not, they deserve the
respect for the legacy they have created and the many bands they have inspired.