Possibly the WORST band in existance.They are NOT black metal and are NOT underground.In fact,they are very very trendy.If you like Slipknot,Mudvayne,and ICP.Chances are you like Cradle of Filth.

If you honestly think theyre black metal listen to some Venom,Emperor,Mayhem,and
If you honestly think theyre black metal listen to some Venom,Emperor,Mayhem,and Dissection
by Mike February 09, 2005
An extremely controversial symphonic black metal Band from Britain, formed 91-92. Central themes of satanism, religion, vampirism, womanization, and just general evil.

They are controversial not only because of their satanic and often violent or anti-Christian lyrics, but more over because it is a huge argument whether or not they constitute "real" black metal. A lot of black metallers who like Norse black metal claim that Cradle of Filth is horrible, but fans of Cradle of Filth don't really care WHAT you call it, they just like what they hear.

Front man Dani Filth announced early 2004 that a new full-length album, Nymphetamine, will be released this June from Roadrunner Records. This is after their last album under their first major label, Sony Music.

Cradle of Filth has risen to be one of the most internationally popular black metal/metal bands in the world.
The real name of Dani Filth, the lead singer of Cradle of Filth, is Daniel Davey... what cruel parents.
by Matthew J. Shipton March 03, 2004
Symphonic Black metal. Very good shit, wonderful lyrics. Disturbing videos. Don't take themselves too seriously, almost certainly because they're British, and thats how we do things over here. This only improves them in my opinion, but is probably one of the reasons why loads of goths hate them, since mosts goths take everything way too seriously, and also because they're popular and the majority of goths seem to have some strange thing about hating anything popular. I love em, and complaining about the lyrics is stupid because all their albums have cover slips with the lyrics in them, so read that if you can't hear what they're saying, and NEVER try listening to Arch Enemy.
"Two thousand fattened years like maniacs,
have despoiled our common grave,
now what necrophagous second coming backs,
From the Cradle to Enslave."
by KharBevNor December 14, 2003
Hmmm... they're a great band, they're under a fair bit of scrutiny by those that are more concerned about genre than music. Alternative or not, black metal or not. At the same time some of their listeners have a vandetta towards Marilyn Manson. In the end it all comes down to personal taste though.
To add to what has already started:

MM fan: Cr4dl3 0f f1l+h sux0rs (sic)
CoF fan: 'They're the shizzle!' - Shoots MM fan
Black metaller: 'You're not black metal!' - shoots cradle fan
Random Person: Shoots that person for being a twat.

...And so the cycle continues.
by don't you respond to me June 04, 2004
A rising Black Metal act from the heart of England, they combine soaring melodies with chugging riffs and a solid barricade of double bass drums. Atmospheric and inspirational, Cradle Of Filth have been around since 1992 and are set on the verge of world domination.
Cradle Of Filth are approximately 10,000,000 times better than Marilyn Manson.
by Sinéad September 25, 2003
One of the greatest bands ever....people complain coz there music doesnt fit into any genre...id have thought this was a good thing because it makes them original......it really pisses me off when twats saying there true goths say they hate cradle coz cradle are popular....maybe just maybe cradle are popular coz there fuckin excellant.....what the deal with true goths...( aka twats who arnt goths and just wanna look good...in my opinion people shudnt give a fuck about labels ) disliking anything popular
Cruelty Bought Thee Orchids and funeral in carpathia = 2 of the best ever songs
by Mr Sinister November 12, 2004
The most awesome band that ever was. If you don't like them you're probably nuts. =P
Cradle of Filth "r0x0rZ my s0x0rZ".
by Superior_to_you November 10, 2005
cradle of filth are a good metal band - they have there own sound unlike anything else, i would not call them black metal cuz there more black metal than anything else, there vocals dani filth has a amazing voice, he can do normal melodic singing but he prefers the screeches,
cradle of filth revolves around dani filth. No one really knows anything about the band besides dani. The teenage fan base (usually the feminine) see dani as a sex object. but really with none of the other band members there would be no cradle.
There best albums are "Midian", "bitter suites to succubi", "dusk and her embrace", and "damnation and a day" (in my general opinion)
there latest album "nymphetamine" is also very good. but its alot more melodic than any of there other albums, i enjoy listening to it, but the other fans slag it off.

cradle of filth rock! i love there music!
by Dimmu-666-borgir November 21, 2005

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