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Cruelty and the Beast

Cradle of Filth

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
April 27th, 1998
Label:
Music for Nations
Reviews:
15 reviews (avg. 72%)
1. Once upon Atrocity 01:43   instrumental
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2. Thirteen Autumns and a Widow 07:14   Show lyrics
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3. Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids 07:18   Show lyrics
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4. Beneath the Howling Stars 07:42   Show lyrics
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5. Venus in Fear 02:20   instrumental
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6. Desire in Violent Overture 04:16   Show lyrics
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7. The Twisted Nails of Faith 06:50   Show lyrics
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8. Bathory Aria: Benighted Like Usher, A Murder of Ravens in Fugue, Eyes That Witnessed Madness 11:02   Show lyrics
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9. Portrait of the Dead Countess 02:52   instrumental
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10. Lustmord and Wargasm (The Lick of Carnivorous Winds) 07:30   Show lyrics
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Band members
Dani Filth Vocals
Nicholas Barker Drums
Lecter Keyboards
Robin Graves Bass
Gian Pyres Guitars
Stuart Anstis Guitars
Guest/Session
Ingrid Pitt (R.I.P. 2010) Elizabeth Báthory Narration (Tracks 7, 8)
Danielle Cneajna Cottington Vocals
Sarah Jezebel Deva Vocals
Miscellaneous staff
Mez Artwork, Layout
Mark Harwood Conductor
Mike Exeter Producer
Dan Sprigg Engineering
Jan Peter Genkel Producer
Stu Williamson Photography
Dani Filth Vocals
Nicholas Barker Drums
Lecter Keyboards
Robin Graves Bass
Gian Pyres Guitars
Stuart Anstis Guitars
Ingrid Pitt (R.I.P. 2010) Elizabeth Báthory Narration (Tracks 7, 8)
Danielle Cneajna Cottington Vocals
Sarah Jezebel Deva Vocals
Mez Artwork, Layout
Mark Harwood Conductor
Mike Exeter Producer
Dan Sprigg Engineering
Jan Peter Genkel Producer
Stu Williamson Photography
Read My personal favourite album. 100% HypervioletMask February 3rd, 2014
Read Cradle of Filth - Cruelty... 75% Orbitball August 15th, 2013
Read Well written, but not much... 68% InsomniumVR August 9th, 2012
Read To possess such a lustrous... 78% autothrall October 23rd, 2011
Read An orchestral homage to... 95% DracuLeo August 5th, 2011
Read Die Blutgrafin; heroine des... 96% vicioustroll July 14th, 2007
Read A blackened vampiric... 90% doomknocker May 17th, 2007
Read A Coming-of-Age... but an... 63% woeoftyrants February 24th, 2007
Read Re-Review 07 20% MutatisMutandis October 22nd, 2005
Read Good, but not great 85% The_Ghoul September 29th, 2005
Read Cruelty and The Beast 97% doomaxe999 April 30th, 2005
Read Gothic mumbogarble without... 52% Snxke June 16th, 2004
Read Beauty and the Beast 95% loinclarm June 15th, 2004
Read Typewriter drums! 25% natrix June 10th, 2004
Read Not godawful, but pretty bad 44% GrimAndFrostbitten August 14th, 2003
Recorded from January to March at DEP International / Abattoir Studios, Birmingham, 1998.
Produced by Cradle of Filth and Jan Peter Genkel.

This is a concept album based on the legend of the Hungarian "blood countess" Elizabeth Báthory (Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian).

Also released on 12"-vinyl, omitting the song "Lustmord and Wargasm (The Lick of Carnivorous Winds)".

The limited Celtic Cross edition didn't include the last two tracks, but contained the following bonus tracks instead:
9. Lustmord and Wargasm (The Relicking of Cadaverous Wounds) (07:58)
10. Black Metal [Venom cover] (03:27)
11. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Shallow Be My Grave) [Iron Maiden cover] (07:04)
12. Sodomy & Lust [Sodom cover] (04:47)
13. Twisting Further Nails [The Cruci-Fiction Mix] (05:32)


Re-released in 2001 by Koch Records (CAT# KOC-CD-8292) as limited 2CD edition, where CD1 is normal 10-tracks version and Bonus CD has all tracks from Celtic Cross edition.

Japanese edition comes with the Iron Maiden cover "Hallowed Be Thy Name" as a bonus track in a different mix than any other album versions.

On the song "Bathory Aria", there is a guest appearance by Ingrid Pitt, who starred in the 1970 film "Countess Dracula" - a film based on E. Bathory, which is who the album is based upon.
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