Cradle of Filth – ‘Cruelty and the Beast’ CD


Cradle of Filth’s album ‘Cruelty and the Beast’ is a gothic masterpiece that solidified the band’s status as one of the leading forces in extreme metal. A dark and opulent sonic experience that combined elements of black metal, symphonic arrangements, and Dani Filth’s distinctive and venomous vocals. ‘Cruelty and the Beast’ stands as a testament to Cradle of Filth’s ability to create a theatrical and captivating musical journey.

‘Cruelty and the Beast’ delves into the horrifying tale of Elizabeth Báthory, the infamous Countess who allegedly bathed in the blood of virgins. The album’s lyrics explore the twisted psyche of Báthory, her obsession with eternal youth, and the atrocities committed in her quest for beauty. Cradle of Filth’s evocative and poetic storytelling brings to life the dark and macabre aspects of this historical figure, inviting listeners to immerse themselves in a world of gothic horror and human cruelty.

Cradle of Filth’s ‘Cruelty and the Beast’ is a gothic masterpiece that showcases the band’s mastery of combining aggressive black metal with symphonic grandeur. With its blend of intense aggression, complex compositions, and dark storytelling, the album offers a theatrical and captivating listening experience. ‘Cruelty and the Beast’ stands as a testament to Cradle of Filth’s ability to create a dark and opulent musical realm that invites fans to immerse themselves in the twisted corridors of gothic horror and black metal majesty.

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Weight 0.20 lbs
Dimensions 4.84 × 5.59 × 0.47 in



Cradle of Filth


United Kingdom


Gothic black metal


DEP International Studios, and Abattoir Studios


Jan Peter Genkel, and Cradle of Filth


Music for Nations


May 5th, 1998




Compact Disk


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
09. Portrait Of The Dead Countess
10. Lustmord And Wargasm




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Cradle of Filth – ‘Cruelty and the Beast’
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