The band being interviewed today is quite famous for their use of satanic imagery, arguably more for shock value rather than any serious and/or intentional belief. Started way back in the early 90’s as an extreme metal band, two and a half decades later Cradle of Filth has come full circle breaking through their original niche to a clearer amalgam of Gothic and Symphonic styles of metal as portrayed though their imagery and lyrical themes. This year they give us their eleventh studio installment – ‘Hammer of the Witches’. Cradle Of Filth have not only done justice in making a good album but have been able to capture the magical essence of their classic old stuff and honing the newer elements, thus giving rise to tunes that lie in the balance of the past and present styles of their music. Front-man Dani Filth is impeccable on vocals showing no signs of age or fatigue, and new guitarists Shaw & Ashok are splendid with their riffs and solos thus successfully creating an album that lies somewhere between Cruelty and the beast & the successful predecessor of this new record.
Gearing up for the release of the new album, Metal Wani's Editor In Chief Owais 'Vitek' Nabi had a chat with founding member and frontman Dani Filth. He discusses new album "hammer Of The Witches", songwriting, musical direction, his vocals, how the band managed to balance between old and new fans, Devilment new studio album, his opinion on Ex-Devilment guitarist Daniel Finch, upcoming tours and much more.
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Big Thanks to Nick Azinas at Nuclear Blast UK for the support \m/