The Manticore and Other Horrors

Release date
29 Oct 2012
Running length
13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Unveiling of O 2:07 11,014
2 The Abhorrent 5:53 11,579
3 For Your Vulgar Delectation 4:46 11,643
4 Illicitus 5:06 9,573
5 Manticore 4:10 9,371
6 Frost on Her Pillow 0:59 9,886
7 Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair 4:12 8,849
8 Pallid Reflection 4:57 8,143
9 Siding With the Titans 5:17 7,846
10 Succumb to This 4:43 7,738
11 Nightmares of an Ether Drinker 3:22 4,810
12 Death, the Great Adventure 1:30 4,582
13 Sinfonia 3:28 6,795

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The Manticore and Other Horrors is the tenth studio album by band Cradle of Filth. It was released on October 29 in Europe and on October 30 in United States in 2012. It is the band’s first album as a three-man group rather than its six-man staple.

Guitarist Paul Allender told Ultimate Guitar that “The last thing we want to do is come out with another album that sounds like the last two. We decided to change direction and go back to what we used to do with the female vocals; all the strong melody lines and harmonies… I’ve put a lot of orientated riffs back into it again. It’s really gone quite dark and pretty hardcore.”

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    The Mediocre and Other Horrors. Originally, and revisited, this doesn't suck, but it's not just memorable. Every song has this "not bad" feel, and the same texture, tempo, and rhythms of each other.

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  • Lost_Souls_UK

    Listened to it again with very low (post-Devilment) expectations and was actually pleasantly surprised. Not better than the concept ones, but nice classic Cradle touches of black metal, punk, and Maiden.

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Suomirocker

    Альбом абсолютно не нравится. Я люблю у Кредлов демо-альбомы и некоторые песни до 2008 года, а последние альбомы просто ужас. Впрочем, это можно сказать и про Satyricon. Теперь ждем Димму Боргир (Abrahadabra и In Sorte Diaboli тоже плохими вышли).

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • IG0tErection

    I lowered my expectations so much that I was blown away with this. I like.

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • link-leonhart

    Love-It-Or-Hate-It record... I like it :) punk vibes in those guitars...

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    This album is definitely a great return to their older style.. Much better than the last couple albums.. Hoping they continue in this direction...again <3

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Vasilievich

    The Manticore: The only crossbow with 2 sockets.

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • AuschwitzGuard

    their worst

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Samhain218

    Despite the poor cover and stupid image of the band, the album is still solid. The band is still releasing good albums like Thonography never hapened XD

    22 Nov 2012 Reply

    Love this album.

    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Peace_Sells86

    Poor album.

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • MoonOfNeptune

    As a fan of the first 3 CoF LPs (and their cover art... *cough*) I had problems liking this release but it's still much better than the previous one...

    12 Nov 2012 Reply
  • metalrayne

    As a die-hard cradle fan it is hard for me to admit that this and "Darkly, Darkly" where abysmal. Time to disband.

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Sad_florenthine

    another boring COF album

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Ztephphe

    Was okay! But yeah, the cover art is pretty terrible.

    6 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Peace_Sells86

    Not very impressive.

    6 Nov 2012 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    welcome back! [2] <3

    5 Nov 2012 Reply
  • kilstrit

    OMG, the cover really sucks

    1 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Lost_Souls_UK

    As its namesake? So a chimera made up of leftovers from other creatures. Yeah, it's that solid.

    31 Oct 2012 Reply
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