Cradle Of Filth - Existence Is Futile

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Existence Is Futile is the thirteenth studio album by British extreme metal band Cradle Of Filth, released in October 2021 via Nuclear Blast.

Belched from Hell’s depths into the rustic charms of the Witch County, Suffolk thirty long and disturbing years ago, Cradle Of Filth are undisputed giants of the heavy metal realm. Imperious purveyors of a perennially unique strain of dark, dastardly and wilfully extreme metal, with deep roots in the worlds of gothic horror and occult curiosity, the band led by Dani Filth has weathered three decades of tumult and trial, earning a formidable reputation as both a singular creative force and one of the most riotously entertaining live bands the metal world has ever produced.

Cradle Of Filth have hit an unmistakable hot streak of creativity and urgency. As a new line-up coalesced around the creation of 2015’s Hammer Of The Witches, fresh impetus propelled the band to new heights, as the revitalised crew became more in demand around the world than ever before. 2017’s Cryptoriana -The Seductiveness Of Decay repeated the trick with even more explosive flamboyance. Until a global pandemic brought the music industry to a jarring halt, Cradle Of Filth were almost permanently on the road and absolutely fucking flying. As a result, it should surprise no one that the band’s brand- new album, Existence Is Futile, is yet another monumental and electrifying journey through the dark.

“The album is about existentialism, existential dread and fear of the unknown. The concept wasn’t created by the pandemic. We’d written it all before that began, but the pandemic is the tip of the cotton-bud as far as the way the world’s going, you know? I guess the title, Existence Is Futile, does sound a little morbid. But again, it’s more about recognising that and saying that everything is permitted because nothing really matters, which mimics Aleister Crowley’s maxim. We all know we’re going to die, so we might as well indulge life while we have it. The final track on the album – ‘Us, Dark, Invincible’–really emphasises that. Also, the artwork for this record was created by the Latvian visionary Arthur Berzinsh, who also dressed the last two albums, and that is exceedingly beautiful yet apocalyptic too.”

A bewitching, fearless nosedive into the abyss, the band's thirteenth studio album confirms the ferocious efficacy of Cradle Of Filth in 2021. Bold, brave, wildly imaginative and heavy as hell, the band’s latest runaway train-ride through the flames is the perfect album for these most imperfect of times. As Dani concludes, “Be like the virus! Mutate and survive!”

This double album 2LP set is on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with gold foil and 4 page lyric insert, pressed in Germany via Nuclear Blast.

(13364)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

The Fate Of The World On Our Shoulders

1:37

A2

Existential Terror

6:17

A3

Necromantic Fantasies

5:40

A4

Crawling King Chaos

5:27

B1

Here Comes A Candle... (Infernal Lullaby)

1:28

B2

Black Smoke Curling From The Lips Of War

5:21

B3

Discourse Between A Man And His Soul

5:30

B4

The Dying Of The Embers

6:08

C1

Ashen Mortality

1:50

C2

How Many Tears To Nurture A Rose?

4:34

C3

Suffer Our Dominion

6:22

C4

Us, Dark, Invincible

6:26

D1

Sisters Of The Mist

7:14

D2

Unleash The Hellion

6:23

SKU 13364
Record Label Nuclear Blast Records
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number 54161
Country DE - Germany
Release Date (Year) 22 October 2021
Original Release Date (Year) 22 October 2021
Barcode # 727361541613
Shipping Weight 0.5000kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve with Gold Foil, 4 Page Lyric Insert
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Hard Rock & Metal
Format VINYL LP

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