Album Review: Cradle of Filth - "Hammer of the Witches" (8/10)

Album-Review-Cradle-of-Filth-Nuclear-BlastLove ‘em or hate ‘em, Cradle of Filth are 
now 25 years and 11 albums deep, which is 
undeniably impressive for an extreme-metal
 band. They’ve rotated in two new guitarists and a keyboardist for the self-evidently 
themed Hammer of the Witches, without compromising any of the Filth-iness that has 
garnered the band some mainstream popularity in Europe. At the mic, screech master Dani Filth proves his pipes haven’t picked up any rust, as the remarkably cohesive-sounding band dabbles in their own witchcraft: an evil olio of black, death and goth metal. Call it spellbinding, even.
– Kurt Orzeck