Cradle Of Filth - Cruelty And The Beast


8.5 | 662 votes |
Release date: 1998
Style: Extreme gothic metal, Symphonic black metal, Symphonic metal

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01. Once Upon Atrocity
02. Thirteen Autumns And A Widow
03. Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
04. Beneath The Howling Stars
05. Venus In Fear
06. Desire In Violent Overture
07. The Twisted Nails Of Faith
08. Bathory Aria
    1 - Benighted Like Usher
    2 - A Murder Of Ravens In Fugue
    3 - Eyes That Witnessed Madness
09. Portrait Of The Dead Countess
10. Lustmord And Wargasm (The Lick Of Carnivorous Winds)
11. Black Metal [Venom cover] [Tombstone edition bonus]
12. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Shallow Be My Grave) [Iron Maiden cover] [Tombstone edition bonus]
13. Sodomy & Lust [Sodom cover] [Tombstone edition bonus]
14. Twisting Further Nails [Cruci-fiction mix version] [Tombstone edition bonus]

Guest review by
Desecrator
Rating:
9.8
I have never liked CoF because of the image they've made of themselves in recent times, however this album, as well as its predecessor "Dusk and Her Embrace," are enough to make me think otherwise.

I will start off by saying that this equals, if not surpasses, the quality found on "Dusk..." Not only is the production improved from previous releases but also musically and lyrically they have outdone themselves, and for the last time I might add. What I like most about this is the background, or rather the foundations of the album, which for those of you who don't realise, are based on the legend of Elizabeth Bathory (the blood countess). Every song is like a chapter of a novel, so whenever I do listen to it I have to listen to it from the very beginning without missing a track, I find it a lot more enjoyable that way, but I'm sure many of you just want me to talk about the musical side of it, so I'll cut to the chase.

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published 06.01.2008 | Comments (18)

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25.09.2011 - 17:32
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
Excellent album, and surely COF's best. Apart from the unnecessary 'Venus in Fear' everything else on this album is well written. If there is one thing that cradle of filth are good at,its making concept albums such as this.
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22.01.2012 - 07:05
Rating: 9
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Love the Bathory Aria.
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06.03.2012 - 05:53
Rating: 10
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
This along with GotDT are my favorite Cradle albums. Bathory Aria is a extreme symphonic metal masterpiece and the rest of the album is just as creepy and breathtaking. A must for CoF fans.
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06.03.2012 - 06:47
Rating: 10
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
Written by Cock is Intruder on 06.03.2012 at 06:31

Written by AngelofDeth on 06.03.2012 at 05:53

This along with GotDT are my favorite Cradle albums. Bathory Aria is a extreme symphonic metal masterpiece and the rest of the album is just as creepy and breathtaking. A must for CoF fans.

Cradle of Filth is a piece of shit ! Never released any good album as this band's line up has not been consistent. That's you can find their music very estranged... due to their members hardly know each other. Most of their albums are "one off" project. What a terrible band.

okay. cool opinion man. CoF is not for you no need to get so worked up.
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06.03.2012 - 07:07
Rating: 10
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
Written by Cock is Intruder on 06.03.2012 at 06:52

I don't think they are genuine musician (the founder), just someone making some creepy sound effect and claimed himself a musician.

okay.. well CoF is obviously more than "creepy sound effect" they use all the standard components to a song, verses, chorus, bridge etc. so that is not a very valid argument. youll actually find you can get your point across if you acknowledge the facts then claim your side of the opinion. anyway this is not the appropiate place for this discussion anyway, you should take this up in the forums if you want to bitch some more.
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04.04.2012 - 18:06
Rating: 10
Vonpire
One of the best metal albums of all time.

Perfect timeless music.
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21.11.2012 - 07:50
Rating: 10
Ezat Sulaiman
Perfect!
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21.11.2012 - 07:51
Rating: 10
Ezat Sulaiman
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28.02.2013 - 19:00
Rating: 8
Aristarchos
This was the first black metal album I heard. Since I'm not a fan of their later material I was surprised when I listened to this a while ago it was still good.
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14.10.2013 - 18:27
Rating: 9
Immortal
I think this would be my favourite COF album. I've not listened to their stuff in a long time though.
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13.03.2014 - 01:32
Lit.
Account deleted
Cannot get past the abysmal mixing of this album. Definitely prefer the two albums between it.
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14.05.2015 - 00:20
danielllewis
I don't like this band that much, and I've owned this album for years, never thinking much of it. However I just went back and gave it a good listen, and WOW. Great album!
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17.05.2015 - 07:28
Rating: 10
Vermoorden
This is my all time favorite album. So powerful and dark sounding. I don't think they (or anyone else) will ever top this.
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10.11.2015 - 14:33
LuciferOfGayness
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Masterpiece - beauty, funny, scary and
If you have Cruelty and the Beast and Dusk...and Her Embrace you dont need anymore CoF-albums.
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19.11.2015 - 20:04
psykometal
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Written by Guest on 10.11.2015 at 14:33

Masterpiece - beauty, funny, scary and
If you have Cruelty and the Beast and Dusk...and Her Embrace you dont need anymore CoF-albums.

Yea, you do. You still need Midian.
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09.01.2017 - 23:29
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Masterchief
Nice one, insane BM drumming what was supported by great guitar riff (best riffs what cof have done) , nice song tittle, but Dany Filth sounds like farth what comes from King Diamond ass when he ate a turd burger (what beavis n butthead said about him)
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