Cradle Of Haze - Zehntausend Seelen - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2021/06/10/cradle-of-haze-zehntausend-seelen/
Some bands can have a long year career, riding on a comet through the stratosphere, filling stadiums and sticking their name on whatever bit of merch comes their way. Yet, some bands are happy to dig down in the trenches and deliver a career that may not reach a wide range of fans, but mean so much more to those who they have reached. One such band are Cradle of Haze (CoH) with the German band releasing their 14th studio album ‘Zehntausend Seelen’.
So, to those bands may never have had the pleasure of hearing CoH, what the listener gets here are some excellent Gothic rock songs, coupled with something that also gives an element of industrial and darkwave. This does mean that ‘Zehntausend Seelen’ is steeped deep in melancholia as it searches deep inside itself exploring emotions and fears of the human psyche. Therefore, what the listener gets is an album which has all the appeal of Rammstein and Lindemann, not only due to the fact that it is sung entirely in German, but also because of the deep, rich, baritone melodies that leave spine-tingling goosebumps along the skin of the listener, particularly on songs such as ‘Wie de Wind’, ‘Eisberg’ and ‘Das Ich verbrennt’.
‘Zehntausend Seelen’ is not the sound of a band running out of steam of going through the motions; it is the sound of a band spreading their wings and unfurling them like a stone angel in a graveyard. Sadly, this album will get overlooked, so to counteract this, if gothic rock and metal is your thing, do yourself a favour, get hold of ‘Zehtausend Saleen’, it will undoubtedly enter constant rotation. - Metal Digest
Cradle of Haze: New album with old line-up! German gothic rockers "Cradle of Haze" release "Zehntausend Seelen", their 14th studio album. "Zehntausend Seelen" comes with eight crisp and to the point, straightforward gothic rock/gothic metal songs. The lyrics are as usual morbidly gloomy and describe once the dark sides of the humanoid being, primal fears, emotions and desires, socio-critical aspects as well as inglorious characteristics of the human species. Here, too, the true messages of the songs are not always clearly discernible and leave room for the listener's own interpretations.
FFO: Rammstein, Lindemann, Erdling
On this album, singer Anni Meier is also back. The two voices once again complement each other to create a harmonious sound that shapes and colors the songs and their messages. In the selection of sounds, mastermind Thorsten Eligehausen decided to use more orchestral instruments on this album, in addition to the dominant electric guitars; electronic instruments were deliberately used less this time. "This selection and combination of instruments, coupled with our voices results in the modern sound of Cradle of Haze. It underlines the catchy melodies and underpins the message of the songs," says Thorsten Eligehausen. Of course, there is also a special guest on this album that must be mentioned! The eldest daughter of the "family business" Cradle of Haze, for which a special EP (Hand in Hand) was released especially for her birth in 2015, got her first little assignment on the song "Kinder der Dunkelheit".
As a small foretaste, the song "Wie der Wind" was released on YouTube on April 26, 2021.
"Zehntausend Seelen" will be released on May 21, 2021 and is available for download and streaming.
Follow the band at these links:
Also check their best of compilation!