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Cruelty & The Beast

Cradle Of FilthAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

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One of the most infamous and notorious names in metal, CRADLE OF FILTH continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. On November 1st 2010 (Europe) and 9th (North America), the latest chapter of the band’s dark history is to be released through Peaceville Records on the band’s own AbraCadaver imprint and via Nuclear Blast USA for the North American ... Read more in Amazon's Cradle Of Filth Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 3, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: The End Records
  • ASIN: B0083TS6SS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,491 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Once Upon Atrocity
2. Thirteen Autumns And A Widow
3. Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
4. Beneath The Howling Stars
5. Venus In Fear
6. Desire In Violent Overture
7. The Twisted Nails Of Faith
8. Bathory Aria
9. Portrait Of The Dead Countess
10. Lustmord And Wargasm (The Lick Of Carbivorous Winds)
Disc: 2
1. Lustmord And Wargasm (There Licking Of Carbivorous Winds)
2. Black Metal
3. Hallowed Be Thy Name
4. Sodomy And Lust
5. Twisting Further Nails (The Crucifiction Mix)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Supreme Vampyric Listening Enjoyment! February 20, 2000
Format:Audio CD
If you're bored of today's American "metal" movement, I strongly reccomend this album! I guarantee it will be a breathe of fresh air! Although this band does not stay true to pure black metal (though most people label them that), this CD is without a doubt one of the best of 1999! This is Cradle of Filth at their very best! However, if you're looking for 1000 mph soloing free for alls, you won't get it from CoF. This band has plenty of method behind the madness. Any guitarist who appreciates teamwork, will appreciate the way Stuart and Gian play off of each other instead of fight each other for solos. Their guitar work is often reminiscent of those classic Iron Maiden harmonized riffs! Real guitar fans surely will not be dissapointed. And needless to say, the drums are insane on this album! It might take a while for you to get used to it, but after you get used to those neck-breaking beat changes, they will grow on you faster than a beastiophile runs for a Petting Zoo. The only thing that could turn some listeners off is Dani Filth's vocals. At first, his screeching might come off as just plain annoying, but after a while, his voice begins to fit the music. At times he sounds like a demonically possessed madman (low-bellowing growl), and other times he captures the sounds of a demon emerging from the fiery pits of Hell (demonic shrieking). Nonetheless, this guy's voice will grow on you, no doubt. And contrary to what some people think, no struggling is needed to get accustomed to this album; just an open mind. If your new to Cradle, I strongly suggest this album first! And as for Cradle fans, this album without a doubt surpasses "Dusk...And Her Embrace". I feel that they took the basic idea of "Dusk" and took it to a brilliantly brutal level! Read more ›
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There is no beast without cruelty July 15, 2004
By John
Format:Audio CD
While not as Heavy as "dusk and her embrace" or as fast as "the principle of evil made flesh" this is some of the most beautiful music i have ever listened to in my opinion. "cruelty and the beast" tells the story of a one Elizebeth Bathory from the 1600's ( I apoligize if that isnt the exact time) Whom had a liking for virgin blood. It follows her from her Rise to her demise. Through Dani's lyrics the story is wonderfully told. This is an album, where I can find something special about every track. I feel they really had a goal to set for themselves as a band when they recorded this album and I believe they reached it. Now I hear many whom aren't fans of cof complain about the style of dani filth's vocals, are they a little odd and unique? Yes. Now onto my thoughts on the tracks. I will not explain the concept of the album because chances are you already know it. So i will just give my personal opinions.
Once upon atrocity - 4/5 I really believe cof trys there best with there short insturmentals and they are usually worth a few listens
Thirteen autumns and A widow - 10/5 The 1st song I heard when I bought this album it truly blew me away.
Cruelty Brought thee orchids 5/5 Definetly a fan favorite and for good reason I love dani's style of vocals in this song.
Beneath the howling star - 6/5 A beautiful song I love Sara's (backing female vocals) In this song
Veuns in fear - 3/5 Probably the only cof insturmental I have not been able to get into.
Desire in violent overture - 5/5 Another incredible song I lvoe the guitar in this one, it goes from a heavy solo and it becomes more melodic throughout the song.
The twisted nails of faith - 5/5 I love the lyrics in this one has a very eerie violin intro.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EPIC May 12, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Cradle's best work without a doubt. This is a masterpiece to the fullest. Just buy it and listen, you will be blown away!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their Absolute Best. September 25, 2003
Format:Audio CD
For those of you unfamiliar with Cradle of filth, CoF is usually left as in a mixed genre,but quickly came to pass as a black metal band.For many of us,this is vastly untrue,at least soundwise.Lyically and vocally Cradle has some of the darkest material to offer,and hopefully falls right into your alley.
This album is no different.Centering on the story of Elizabeth(Erzsebet) Bathory,a 16th century countess of Hungary.She embarked on a nefarious endevour to get every last drop of virgin blood she could find.In the end, killing over 600 young virgin women.This album takes the story and puts it into a wild opera that will leave you craving for more.
-First,is the instrumental track "Once Upon Atrocity".While soft,this track does not compromise its brooding evil,full of brass,strings,and a bit of a choir to get the full effect across.THe track slowly leads into the 1st song of the cd,"Thirteen Autumns and A Widow." This song makes a wonderful mix of everything in it.While,for the most part,keeping a medium pace.Everything in this piece fits perfectly into place,while maintaining a feel of surprise with every change.
-Onto the 3rd work of this album,"Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids",A high piece in Cruelty's perspective,making light of Bathory's prime.This is powerful track,once again revealing Cradle's time and effort put into each and every song on this album.Next, is"Beneath the Howling Stars",an exquisite track proving Dani's lyrical genius again and again.Followed by the instrumental "Venus In Fear" where Les,or Lecter,puts the spotlight on his amazing musical talent,not to mention a few "orgasmic" efects to go along.
-6th is the track "Desire in Violent Overture.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Just feels wrong somehow
Firstoff I'm going to make one immediate gripe about this album that gets me. In one track they back the song with the static of a scratchy old vinyl, to give u the atmosphere... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Reptilian Solitude
5.0 out of 5 stars Metal
Dusk and her Embrace and this one are the grimist and yet Brutal. Then came Midian and Damnation and Darkly Darkly these are my favorite Cradle of Filth cd's and their lastest... Read more
Published 20 months ago by RandydeeBrown
5.0 out of 5 stars Cruelty And The Beast
What can I say about this album to give you the impression it deserves? Cruelty And The Beast is hands-down Cradle Of Filth's best release in all ways. Every track is phenomenal. Read more
Published 23 months ago by ThatOneGuy
5.0 out of 5 stars Halloween came early this year
I remember listening to this cd about ten years ago. I remembered it being good back then but decided to give it another whirl. And let me tell you that I was blown away. Read more
Published on March 25, 2011 by musicfanatic
5.0 out of 5 stars The best black metal album ever
This is the best black metal album ever. it gives you a feeling that you are a vampire. The vocals are maniac and cool and i like very much how the keyboards combined with guitars. Read more
Published on February 3, 2011 by KOURKOULOS NIKOS
5.0 out of 5 stars Cradle's Best
An outstanding album that is nothing less of spectacular for any metal fan.

This is such a great album, by far the best cradle album. Read more
Published on December 13, 2010 by D. Boisjolie
3.0 out of 5 stars Cool
This one is a cool item, and the sound is stuning... Maybe the cover is not the best... the picture seems stretched, but stiil a good item for a collector
Published on January 30, 2010 by Luis Alvarado
5.0 out of 5 stars Cradle takes it up a notch.
Everything Dusk was but better and more refined.
What can I say that hasn't been said already.
A masterpiece.
First song to last. Perfection.
Buy this!!!
Published on May 19, 2008 by Brian Nallick
5.0 out of 5 stars Crulety and the Beast
This album is awesome!!! If any of you are not familiar with Cradle of Filth, get this album. Don't ask any questions. Just buy it. You will love this music!!!!!!!!!
Published on August 13, 2007 by GGG
Published on February 27, 2007 by B. Stoneking
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