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Cradle of Filth

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One of the darkest, most satanic acts of the 1990s, Cradle of Filth took inspiration from classic metal heroes such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper and formulated their own form of theatrical, thundering, thrash rock. Led by growling front man Dani Filth and guitarist Paul Allender, their gothic macabre and mock horror flamboyance was pitched somewhere between Marilyn Manson and Sisters of Mercy, and they quickly grew a cult following thanks to albums 'Dusk... and Her Embrace', 'Cruelty and the Beast' and 'Midian'.

Often controversial and always brutally ferocious, they made the top 50 in the US with 'Godspeed On the Devil's Thunder' in 2008, but through numerous line-up shuffles and different musical trends, their brand of raging, vampiric rock found its own dark niche within the metal world. They released 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa' through their own label Abracadaver in 2010 followed by 'The Manticore and Other Horrors', 'Hammer of the Witches' and 'Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay'.

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