CRADLE OF HAZE – TEN THOUSAND SOULS - Reviewed By My Revelations ! Check it out here at this link: https://www.myrevelations.de/2021/08/06/cradle-of-haze-zehntausend-seelen/
There are bands that have existed for over twenty years, release thirteen albums in this phase and are still not permanent guests in the album charts. We are talking about the band Cradle of Haze, which consists of the producer and songwriter Thorsten Eligehause. On album number fourteen, christened "Ten Thousand Souls", wife Anni Meier (backing vocals) and daughter Hannah (speaks the intro to 'Children of Darkness') assist. The new Silberling (unfortunately only eight songs with a total playing time of just over 30 minutes) also offers melodic gothic rock with lyrics that describe morbidly dark and the dark sides of the humanoid being, primal fears, emotions and longings, socio-critical aspects as well as inglorious characteristics of the human species. If you don't know Cradle of Haze yet, vocally it goes a little in the direction of Heppner/Witt, Lindemann ("Eisberg") should also be mentioned (even if these three are not quite reached), melodically you can call the groups Mono Inc. and Unheilig representative.
All in all, it has become a great, if clearly too short album, sometimes rocky anthemic, sometimes darkly melancholic. If you want to listen to the purchase (absolute purchase recommendation), the title track "Ten Thousand Souls", the piano-supported "Next to the Moon" and "Children of Darkness (cries out for a live implementation), the already mentioned "Iceberg" and the final "My Dear Child" can be recommended! - My Revelations
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.
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