"‘Each track is a glorious slice of traditional, brutal heavy metal – the sort of heavy metal that you bang your fucking head and pound your fist to... Cradle have managed to capture a dramatic and quite epic feel that runs throughout the album and has them just about taking the title of Black Metal album of 2010."
"Cradle Of Filth’s latest offering is a horrific feast of decadent delights intended to satiate the filthy fantasies of all participants. Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa’s opulent imagery has been corrupted with a twist of goth and a handful of horror to render into being an orgasmic adventure."
CLINK MUSIC MAGAZINE
"this is another slab of Cradle Of Filth doing what they do best, creeping the hell out of listeners and producing some jaw dropping extreme metal songs."
“Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa displays a masterful control over the multi-faceted Cradle Of Filth sound; brutal vocal gymnastics, skull-rattling double-kicks, symphonic flourishes, dramatic narrative and balls-out axe-slinging all make their presence known, but in a manner which routinely serves to bolster the coherency of the greater whole…this fucking slays.”
“Yet another sumptuous and spectacular eruption of gothic melodrama, perverted sonic schlock and balls-out extreme metal bombast... a dazzling and dastardly display of destructive devilry.”
"More gothic horror shenanigans from the UK's foremost extreme metal band"
"...the 9th Cradle epic will pave its way into my heart, that is for sure..." Soundcheck #4
"...there is a exciting story hiding under the close arranged songs about the myth of Lilith...musicwise new details are revealed after every further listening...more melodic, faster and more symphonic..." Soundcheck #2
"...the sexy Lilith mythology let COF do their fastest album in their history...exeptionally good when they gallop with razersharp Thrash beats...“
ROCK HARD 8/10
"...riff and tempi wise the british band has gain weight... in fact it has the vibe of the classic albums...mainly because the band place their Maiden riffing next to cutting beat attacks to cause furor...“
METAL HAMMER (GERMANY) 5/7
"...heavy, darkly atmosphecic, bombastic and mysterious... open day in Gomorrah
when Cradle of Filth open the gates of hell.“
“Primitive fury, Overpowering speed and ferocius riffing for the new dawn of Cradle of Filth. 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa' will tear your life apart.”
"Shut down the doors and lock down your daughters at home because the new Cradle of Filth album is full of luxury and blood. A 'classic' that almost surrounds the sin..."
METAL HAMMER (ITALY)
“Cradle of Filth have borne a new abominable abortion…unfailing in any self-respecting discography”
METAL MANIAC (ITALY)
“ …a worthy contribution to the already monstrous Cradle of Filth fairytale.”
“Cradle of Filth keeps on challenging you, musically and lyrically”
89 out of 100
UP MAGAZINE (NETHERLANDS)
“Darkly is the most intense album in years”
“…we can conclude that with returning to a new English home (Peaceville), Cradle of Filth can celebrate its twenty years anniversary with a new classic”
Platinum, 7 out of 7
"Dani Filth’s love of the symphonic and theatrical keeps leaving high quality marks in the band’s discography."
SWEDEN ROCK (SWEDEN)
"This is symphonic black metal at its best."
SCREAM MAGAZINE (NORWAY)