Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
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  1. Jan 18, 2013
    The Manticore and Other Horrors is a scathing return to form that gives the band its credibility back, and certifies that Cradle of Filth deserve to be classed as a British extreme metal institution.
  2. Dec 10, 2012
    It's more fun than 2010's Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, but with a slightly less lurid and lingering "oomph" than classic Cradle of Filth.
  3. 60
    Silly? Indisputably, although Dani Filth's theatrical vocals ensure that 'The Abhorrent' is every bit as grandiose and ridiculous as a classic Hammer horror.
  4. Dec 10, 2012
    COF achieve a victory here. It rocks.
  5. Kerrang!
    Dec 10, 2012
    There's nothing here that Cradle of Filth haven't done much better elsewhere. [10 Nov 2012, p.55]

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