Bitter Suites to Succubi
|Bitter Suites to Succubi|
|EP by Cradle of Filth|
|Released||22 May 2001|
|Cradle of Filth chronology|
|Chronicles of Chaos||7.5/10|
Bitter Suites to Succubi is an EP by English extreme metal band Cradle of Filth. It was released on 22 May 2001, through the band's own Abracadaver label. This would be the last studio release to feature guitarist Gian Pyres and long-term bassist Robin Eaglestone.
According to frontman Dani Filth, Bitter Suites to Succubi is a "transitional mini album; essentially an EP", bridging the gap between Midian and Damnation and a Day while the band negotiated their label change from Music for Nations to Sony Records. It features six new compositions (two of which are instrumentals), but is bolstered to album-length with three reworkings of songs from The Principle of Evil Made Flesh ("The Principle of Evil Made Flesh", "Summer Dying Fast" and "The Black Goddess Rises") and a cover of The Sisters of Mercy's "No Time to Cry". It was the band's first release on their own Abracadaver label.
Uniquely in the band's canon, it features exactly the same band members as the previous album.
|1.||"Sin Deep My Wicked Angel"||2:23|
|2.||"All Hope in Eclipse"||6:39|
|3.||"Born in a Burial Gown"||4:46|
|4.||"Summer Dying Fast"||5:21|
|5.||"No Time to Cry" (Sisters of Mercy cover)||3:22|
|6.||"The Principle of Evil Made Flesh"||4:49|
|7.||"Suicide and Other Comforts"||6:57|
|8.||"Dinner at Deviant's Palace"||2:59|
|9.||"The Black Goddess Rises II"||7:22|
|10.||"Scorched Earth Erotica"||4:56|
The special edition's track listing misspells "Scorched Earth Erotica" as "Scorched Earth Erotics". Early copies of the CD subtitled "The Black Goddess Rises II" with "Ebon Nemesis".
Cradle of Filth
- Dani Filth – vocals
- Gian Pyres – guitar
- Paul Allender – guitar
- Robin Eaglestone – bass
- Martin Powell – keyboards
- Adrian Erlandsson – drums
- Sarah Jezebel Deva – female vocals
- Kian Rulten-Allender – voice
- Libitina Grimm – cello
- Serba, John. "Bitter Suites to Succubi - Cradle of Filth : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
- Noll, Matthias (8 December 2001). "CoC : Cradle of Filth - Bitter Suites to Succubi : Review". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- Palmerston, Sean (August 2001). "Cradle of Filth - Bitter Suites To Succubi • Metal Reviews • exclaim.ca". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- Scaruffi, Piero. "The History of Rock Music. Cradle of Filth: Biography, Discography, Reviews, Links". scaruffi.com. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
- Filth, Dani. Heavy, Left-Handed and Candid.