Album Review: Existence Is Futile – Cradle of Filth

Just in time for Halloween!

The Metal Wanderlust

Late October. There is no better time of year to listen to Cradle of Filth. For some, late October is the only time of year to listen to Cradle of Filth. A fact to which I can personally attest, although “Existence is Futile” may well end up being the first Cradle of Filth album that opens my ears after Halloween.

For me, Cradle of Filth has always seemed too hokey to take seriously. Something about the polished, almost dapper corpse pain Dani Filth usually wears. Mix that with the frequency with which the man tosses off his trademark banshee wail, the generally cheap sounding and overproduced keyboards, and all too often hastily written lyrics, and It’s too theatrical to be anything but acceptably spooky at very specific times and places. Like costume parties and haunted houses… or in a Rob Zombie movie.

That’s not to say I’ve ever…

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