CRADLE OF FILTH - Cruelty And The Beast (DOUBLE CD)
United Kingdom | Black/Gothic (early), Extreme Gothic (now)
Grammy nominated CRADLE OF FILTH have been pioneers of extreme music since their debut in 1994 and have continued to evolve with each of their subsequent releases. Never shy of embracing the epic, Cradle have constantly sought to push the boundaries of their art and have continually refused to bow to convention or to conform to prevalent trends and fads. Despite this uncompromising stance, the band is still the most successful British heavy metal band since Iron Maiden with legions of fans around the globe. These 6 reissues from their Music For Nations years are essential to the collections of any Cradle Of Filth or extreme metal fan. This 1998 concept album is based on the legend of Hungarian 'blood countess' by Elizabeth Bathory & regarded as an essential Cradle Of Filth release, Cruelty And The Beast has been featured in various best-of lists, including Kerrang!'s 'Essential Black Metal Albums' list!