There have been many fans who were disenfranchised with the band ever since the release of Midian. Still there were others, like myself, who have enjoyed all of their albums. Even many of us who had enjoyed all of their releases were disappointed with the release of Thornography, however. It was an album that attempted to make their sound more commercially viable, included a guest appearance by the whiny emo b*tch known as HIM, stripped away most of the keyboards, and included pathetic attempts at sounding like a dying animal, errr, uh, I mean clean singing by Dani. Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder includes none of this. It is a triumphant return to the Cradle sounds of old. It still may not please all of the fans of Dusk and Cruelty (though it might please some of them as well), but it is sure to please fans from Midian on, and fans who loved all of the albums except Thornography. Now, if you happen to actually like Thornography, you will probably enjoy it as well, but it does not sound like that album at all. The only softer song on the album is The Death of Love, though I find it more reminiscent of the title track from Nymphetamine than of anything from Thornography.