Cradle of Filth - The Principle of Evil Made Flesh. United Kingdom Extreme Metal.
The Principle of Evil Made Flesh is the debut studio album by English extreme metal band Cradle of Filth. It was released on 24 February 1994 through Cacophonous Records, following three demos released between 1991 and 1993. The album's sound is significantly more raw than on subsequent releases, and frontman Dani Filth's vocals differ from his later style and technique. The album is a then-unusual hybrid of gothic metal and black metal
Album · 1993 · 13 Songs. More By Cradle of Filth. See All. Bitter Suites to Succubi. From the Cradle to Enslave.
Cradle of Filth - A Dream of Wolves in the Snow, Summer Dying Fast (live Hellfest 2013) 7:05. Cradle of Filth - The Forest whispers my Name (live Charleroi 2012) 5:57. Cradle of Filth - The Principle of Evil Made Flesh 53:21. Cradle of Filth LIVE 1994 - Principle of Evil Made Flesh 4:47.
The group’s first album, The Principle of Evil Made Flesh, which came out Feb. 24, 1994, is raw and simple, but not icy or nature-influenced enough to qualify as genuine black metal. That doesn’t mean it’s not a visceral or innovative. In fact, the scarcity of tremolo riffs, sepulchral shrieks and perpetual blast beats makes it a more enticing debut than many albums by Nordic bands the underground was fawning after. Influenced more by British Hammer horror films and romantic poetry than pagan rituals and church burnings, Cradle of Filth were a new kind of band, though their anti-religious agenda and stage attire caused many to lump them in with groups like Emperor, Immortal and Mayhem. Contributing to Cradle’s iconoclastic flavor are Filth’s lyrics, which stray from the primitive ranting of many Nordic bands and exhibit the singer’s penchant for flowing poetry.
Cradle of Filth is most notorious for bringing respectability to the Norwegian black metal template, the band threatening to actually make the genre enjoyable, thanks to acceptable production values and an admirable songwriting ethic mostly absent among the early reptilian belchings croaked forth from dank Norse basements - and Cradle is British to boot.
From the primeval mass. Let precious chaos vent. Sacred flesh drenched in fornication. Beloved by Set. May the winds gather her together. From the secrets of men. After thousands of years of terrifying silence. Shattered are the icons of the worthless. The Goddess scorned is a Valkyrie born. Scattered are the wings of the virulent holy. Leave their husks to be the prey of vultures and dogs. World without end. Cherish the lissome wants of pernicious evil. Torn bloody weeping skies.
Album (Studio full-length). Additional musicians. Darren J. White : Vocals on "A Dream of Wolves in the Snow". Soror Proselenos : Cello. Andrea Meyer Haugen : Vocals.