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Critical reception of Cardle’s version of the song was mostly positive although many reviewers noted they preferred the original version. Nick Levine of Digital Spy praised Cardle’s vocals, stating he delivered “the violence-tinged lyrics with an appealing sense of intimacy, navigating the inevitable key change with ease and really smashing it on the final note”. Rachael Patan of Femalefirst. com and The Beat Review applauded the song choice with the latter stating “his untimely cover of Biffy Clyro’s ‘Many of Horror’ is a very clever and risque thing to do and we applaud him for that”. Fraser McAlpine of the BBC Chart Blog, was much more negative. He stated, “on the evidence of this song, he sure as hell can’t sing. ” Unrealityshout. com agreed, stating “I actually find it very hard to listen to such a heroically valiant vocal from the Biffy Clyro clan get turned into a whimpering, reedy, falsetto-ridden snoozefest”.