Friday, April 24, 2009

Cradle of Filth - Discography

Cradle of Filth are an extreme metal band from Suffolk, England, formed in 1991. They have been embraced and disowned with equal fervour by various metal communities, and their particular subgenre has provoked a great deal of discussion. The band's musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic black metal and other extreme metal styles, while their lyrical themes and imagery are heavily influenced by gothic literature, poetry, mythology and horror films. The band has successfully broken free from its original niche by courting mainstream publicity (often to the chagrin of its early fanbase), and this increased accessibility has brought coverage by the likes of Kerrang! and MTV, frequent main stage appearances at major festivals such as Ozzfest, Download and even the mainstream Sziget Festival, and in turn a more "commercial" image. They have sometimes been perceived as Satanic by casual observers, although their outright lyrical references to Satanism are few and far between, and use of Satanic imagery has arguably always had more to do with the shock value than any seriously-held beliefs. According to Metal Hammer magazine, they are the most successful British metal band since Iron Maiden.

Orgiastic Pleasures Fouls (1992)

Invoking the Unclean (1992)

Total Fucking Darkness (1993)

The Principles of Evil Made Flesh (1994)

Vempire (1996)

Dusk...And Her Embrace (1996)

Cruelty and the Beast (1998)
(has bonus tracks)

From the Cradle to Enslave (1999)

Midian (2000)
(has bonus tracks)

Bitter Suites to Succubi (2001)

Lovecraft and Witch hearts (2002)

Damnation and a Day (2003)

Nymphetamine (2004)

Thornography (2006)

Godspeed on the Devils Thunder (2008)

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