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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Cradle Of Filth’s “Existence Is Futile” is out

All hope has disappeared into the void. The flames that flickered on the horizon for so long have reached our backyard, leaving endless fields of black ashes and smoke rising from the ruins of our lands. Yet, why shall we not enjoy a last ferocious soundtrack to our inevitable end – “Existence Is Futile” has hit stores and shows extreme metal legends Cradle Of Filth in the shape of their lives – and ready to watch this world burn.

Proclaimed to be the “angriest and saddest album Cradle have ever made” by Metal Hammer (UK) and “one – without the shadow of a doubt – best albums of the year” (A&P Reacts, CAN), the band’s 13th chef d’oeuvre sees Suffolk’s Finest taking a more modern approach to their songs and facing current issues such as overpopulation and environmental pollution, while still keeping their unprecedented poetic view, supported by epic orchestral soundscapes, razorsharp guitars and Dani Filth’s unique screams.

Dani Filth comments:

“‘Existence Is Futile’ is the apocalyptic conclusion of three years of Cradle Of Filth world touring and is definitely our most severe album to date, revelling in existential dread, the fear of the unknown, the uncertainty of fate in a yawning cosmos and the meaningless of life also being the search for life’s meaning.”

“Heavy stuff indeed and as a wise man was allegedly recently heard to say…
The inevitable heat-death of the Universe and subsequent closure of Time and Space itself, could have no better soundtrack than this album’.”