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Album Review: Cradle of Filth- Trouble and Their Double Lives

Review by Claire Williams


Bringing me back to the good old days, Listening to Nymphetamine and Her Ghost in the Fog, Cradle of Filth have recently released their new live Album ‘Trouble and their Double lives’.


This is the first Live album release from the band in over 20 years, released on April 28th 2023 via Napalm records.

It was recorded between 2014 and 2019 at different performances throughout the USA, Europe, Australia and beyond during their ‘Cryptoriana World Tour’ and dates following.


The album acts as a time capsule, showcasing their incredible live energy and talent and I can guarantee fans will love this as a testament to Cradle of Filth’s latest era.

Produced, mixed and mastered by Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, England with recording captured by Danny B, the brand new live onslaught not only features a slew of fan favourites encompassing the band’s electrifying discography - such as “Nymphetamine (Fix)”, “The Death of Love” and “Blackest Magick in Practice” - but also two bonus tracks and two entirely brand new songs, “She is a Fire”and “Demon Prince Regent”.

The songs provide a hefty taste of what’s to come on future CRADLE OF FILTH studio releases.


The album opens with a brand new track “She is Fire”.

An absolutely stunning and dramatic comeback, Dani Filth is still delivering his signature screams and haunting whispers.

Demon Prince Regent’ brings the Drama and atmosphere whilst delivering a gripping and headbanging Solo.

Listening to this takes me back to my youth,and after all this time, it's safe to say they haven't lost their touch.


Back then I fell in love with the vocals of Sarah Jezebel Deva and Liv Kristine.

Listening to Lindsay Schoolcraft’s angelic tones.

Adding them to the list of artists I wanted to be as a vocalist.

I look forward to seeing what their current Keys and Female Vocalist Zoe Marie Federoff brings to future releases.


Nymphetamine was always my goto Cradle album and was the band’s first album since Dusk…and Her Embrace that wasn't based on any overarching concept. I did love that there were references to H.P. Lovecraft in there which is probably why I was mostly drawn to this album in particular.

So I was happy to find Nymphetamine (Fix) included in their new live album.

Now, I am not normally a live album fan, however there was no quality loss at all on this album, and they sound just as good live as in the studio.


It's great to have a window to past performances and leads perfectly into the new releases to come.


Danny Filth has stated that the Live album is a perfect accompaniment to their upcoming tour(s) with DevilDriver and a gap filler as they prepare for their debut album release with Napalm in 2024.

And I honestly cannot wait.


Exciting times ahead for Cradle of Filth.

So grab yourself a copy and take yourself back to the good old days.

You wont regret it.


Photo by Annie Atlasman


WATCH SHE IS A FIRE HERE:

“Trouble and Their Double Lives” is now available in the following formats:

• 2 CD Digisleeve

• 2 LP Gatefold Black Vinyl

• 2 LP Gatefold Silver Vinyl (European retail only)

• 2 LP Gatefold MARBLED Orange Transparent Black w/ Slipmat – Napalm Records Store exclusive (limited to 500 copies)

• 2 LP Gatefold GOLD – Napalm Records Store exclusive (limited to 500 copies)

• Deluxe Boxset (incl Wooden Box, 2 – CD Digisleeve, Patch, Pick tin, Keychain, Earplugs) – Napalm Records Store exclusive (limited to 666 units)

• Digital Album


Tracklist:

1. She is a Fire (new studio track)

2. Heaven Torn Asunder

3. Blackest Magick in Practice

4. Honey and Sulphur

5. Nymphetamine (Fix)

6. Born in a Burial Gown

7. Desire in Violent Overture

8. Bathory Aria

9. The Death of Love (bonus track)

10. Demon Prince Regent (new studio track)

11. Heartbreak and Seance

12. Right Wing of the Garden Triptych

13. The Promise of Fever

14. Haunted Shores

15. Gilded Cunt

16. Saffron’s Curse

17. Lustmord and Wargasm (The Lick of Carnivorous Winds)

18. You will Know the Lion by his Claw (bonus track)


Upcoming shows:(Co-Headline with DevilDriver)

03/08/23 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

03/09/23 - San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park

03/11/23 - Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

03/12/23 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

03/14/23 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox

03/17/23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

03/18/23 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios

03/19/23 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

03/21/23 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

03/22/23 - Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live

03/23/23 - Austin, TX @ Come & Take It Live

03/26/23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Revel


Cradle Of Filth are:

Dani Filth – lead vocals (1991–present)

Martin 'Marthus' Škaroupka – drums, keyboards (2006–present)

Daniel Firth – bass (2012–present)

Marek 'Ashok' Šmerda – guitars (2014–present)

Donny Burbage – guitars (2022–present)

Lindsay Schoolcraft - (Keys, Female Vocals 2013-202-ft. On live tracks)

Zoe Marie Federoff – keyboards, female vocals (2022–present)


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