DUSK AND HER EMBRACE, Cradle of Filth's third release (and first domestically available title), was a shock to the metal system when it was released in 1996. Arguably the British sextet's best produced album, DUSK is a fright-fest, from Dani Filth's unearthly, high-pitched vocalizations to the ferocious, flash-of-the-blade, orchestrated time changes. With production duties handled by the ever-capable Kit Woolven (Thin Lizzy, Anathema, Cathedral), the band nimbly blurs the line between black metal and death metal, all with an ambient twist. Featuring a guest vocal performance by Venom frontman Cronos, DUSK is a benchmark release in the band's hyper-creative career.
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "[A] bold and adventurous foray into uncharted territory."