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Cruelty and the Beast

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TypeStudio Full-length
Released
GenresSymphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
LabelsMusic for Nations
Length58:47
Ranked#6 for 1998 , #315 all-time
Reviews :  1
Comments :  1
Total votes :  2
Rating :  92.5 / 100
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Cruelty and the Beast Information

Track listing (Songs)

Title Length Rating Votes
1. Once Upon Atrocity 1:43 90 1
2. Thirteen Autumns and A Widow 7:14 100 1
3. Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids 7:18 100 1
4. Beneath the Howling Stars 7:42 100 1
5. Venus In Fear 2:20 95 1
6. Desire In Violent Overture 4:16 95 1
7. The Twisted Nails of Faith 6:50 100 1
8. Bathory Aria 11:02 100 1
9. Portrait of the Dead Countess 2:52 95 1
10. Lustmord and Wargasm (The Lick of Carnivorous Winds) 7:30 100 1

Line-up (Members)

  • Dani Filth : Vocals
  • Stuart Anstis : Guitars
  • Gian Pyres : Guitars
  • Robin Graves : Bass
  • Nicholas Barker : Drums
  • Lecter : Keyboards

Guest / session musicians

  • Sarah Jezebel Deva : Vocals
  • Danielle Cneajna Cottington : Vocals
  • Ingrid Pitt : Elizabeth Báthory Narration (tracks 7, 8)

Production staff / artist

  • Mike Exeter : Producer
  • Jan Peter Genkel : Producer
  • Dan Sprigg : Engineer
  • Mez : Artwork, Layout
Additional notes
This is a concept album based on the legend of the Hungarian "blood countess" Elizabeth Báthory (Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian).

Recorded from January to March at DEP International / Abattoir Studios, Birmingham, 1998.
Produced by Cradle of Filth and Jan Peter Genkel.

Cruelty and the Beast Reviews

Reviewer :    (100/100)
Date : 
Cradle Of Filth의 네 번째 앨범인 본작 Cruelty And The Beast에 대한 평가는 최고에서부터 평작으로 갈기 찢겨져 있지만 개인적으로는 이보다 더 아름다운 음반은 없다고 할 정도의 절대적인 명반대열에 올려놓고 싶다. 처녀들의 피로 목욕을 즐겼다고 전해지는 Elizabeth Bathory를 컨셉으로 한 앨범으로 잔혹하고 퇴폐적인 흡혈귀 이미지에 부합되는 처절하고 아름다운 음악을 들려준다. 전체적으로 전작 Dusk And Her Embrace의 연장선상에 있다고 할 수 있으며 보다 치밀하고 드라마틱한 구성과 구슬픈 멜로디를 지니고 있다. 중세의 음산한 미학을 이토록 색채적으로 구현한 음반도 드물 것이다. 저음 그로울링과 초고음 샤우팅을 소름끼치게 구사해내는 Dani Filth의 소름끼치는 보컬을 들을 수 있다. 최고조에 오른 Cradle Of Filth의 역량이 총집결된 Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids , 컨셉의 하이라이트에 해당하는 Bathory Aria등 전곡을 강력하게 추천한다. 잔혹한 아름다움의 극치를 담아 낸 최고의 멜로딕 블랙메틀 음반.

KIlling Track : Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids , Bathory Aria , Hallowed Be Thy Name (bonus track, Iron Maiden cover)
Best Track : Thirteen Autumns And A Widow , Beneath The Howling Stars , Venus In Fear , Desire In Violent Overture , The Twisted Nails Of Faith , Portrait Of The Dead Countess , Lustmord And Wargasm
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Cruelty and the Beast Comments

 (85/100)
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Cradle of Filth Discography

Album title Type Released Rating Votes Reviews
(1994) Studio - 0 0
(1996) EP 80 1 1
(1996) Studio 87.5 2 0
(1998) Studio 92.5 2 1
(1999) EP 80 1 1
(2000) Studio 90 1 1
(2001) Studio 60 1 1
(2002) Live - 0 0
(2003) Studio - 0 0
(2004) Studio 80 1 0
(2006) Studio - 0 0
(2008) Studio - 0 0
(2010) Studio - 0 0
(2012) Studio - 0 0
(2012) Studio - 0 0
(2015) Studio - 0 0
(2016) Studio - 0 0
(2017) Studio - 0 0