Best Cradle of Filth Songs


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The Top Ten

Nymphetamine Fix
This should definitely be number one. This song is the very definition of 'Haunting'
because this song is the most beautiful gothic metal ballad ever made
This is the WORST song of the band I love. It is their most soft, slow, clean and most radio friendly of all the songs they have ever made. It is no surprise to me that all the young "fan" voted this #1. Truely sad that a great band has such am unintelligent and ignorant fanbase. Very funny that the song that sounds least like Cradle is at the top. Wow! Oh well they made some money for making more simplistic music.
[Newest]My soul fly away

2Hallowed Be Thy Name
Truly Amazing cover... NO offense against Iron Maiden.. But COF gave this song
A new perspective..
Great composition by maiden... but cradle of filth gave it a great kickass death metal taste m/
a revival, but definitely they kicked it with their own style...
[Newest]I kicked someone's ass off when I first heard this song

3Her Ghost In the Fog
his voice is just creepy, which is a good thing :p
it also has so many different melodies in it
The song is awesome... One of my favorites... The guitar and the vocal is just exceptional... It should be the best cradle of filth song... Its one of the best gothic metal songs in the world... I love it
Unbelievably, Fantasticly Immense in every way known to mankind
I especially love the part with the woman's voice at the same tie as Dani's
[Newest]Possibly the best and darkest song in the world.

4The Death of Love
Great song.. Woman and dany vocals are awesome.
Best song I ever heard. Still haven't listen to all their songs so don't take my word for it
Perfect riffs and lyrics

5Bathory Aria
11 minutes of pure blood curling anthem


"Snuffed tapers sighed
As Death left impressing
His crest of cold tears on the Countess"

The best song ever
Every time I listen to this song, full I am like what 10 minutes I over! Then I listen to it over again and again and I can't get enough of it. very well combined song, both sentiment and metal. cradle of filth is the real deal. Black metal = Cradle of filth!

6Dusk and Her Embrace
This song was playing whilst I was being born (literally I'm 14) and think I will forever be a cradle of filth fan for the rest of my life thanks to this, one of the most amazing songs ever
Very underrated song. People think this is scream but this is full of magic, excellent literature and this is 6 minutes full of madness.
A masterpiece of kind its kind

7A Gothic Romance
Very awesome song it should be in top 5! I didn, t thought that it would be in 19.. It is an insult to cardle of filth


Amazing song! A true symphonic black metal masterpiece! This music and lyrics have such beauty to them.
Awesome lyrics with awesome everything! Its is so haunting and the screams are so great. But I gotta say COF need more deep throat rather than a pig scream. But then again the lyrics are beyond words, godly masterpiece

8Lilith Immaculate
This is the song that brought me into COF, my first gothic metal song. And the greatest!
The screams in this song are really haunting, can't believe it's only at number 9
Lilith Kingdom Will COME SOON

9From the Cradle to Enslave
This is great song... I never expected to see this song below! It is the first music video by Cradle of Filth in 1999 and it rocks... also I lake to say there is another kick-ass song called THE DEATH OF LOVE and it should be #1 but what? Its not on the list!
Best song ever. Period. The newer Cradle stuff has just become too generic, too much like pop
Awesome song, but don't hate on their new stuff. I mean, it's still Cradle of Filth, right?
This has got to be some of their finest work!

10Foetus of a New Day Kicking
This song should be number one, not the ever-so-mainstream Nymphetamine Fix! Always my favourite.
It is very amazing song really :) and actually dani filth sings normally at this song without growling I mean
And also where are songs like Gothic Romance, Dusk and Her Embrace, Malice Through The Looking Glass but anyway Nymphetamine is the best m/


Reminded me of maiden.. Amazing riffs.. And danny actually sings in this song... Killer!

The Contenders

11Absinthe With Faust

12Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
Such a powerful song I believe this And haunted shores should be in the top 5
Beautiful and haunting song, a masterpiece.
This should be in the top 5 at least!
[Newest]Should be way higher up! Amazing song.

13The Forest Whispers My Name

14Funeral In Carpathia
This song is a masterpiece
Older works COF.. But masterpiece it is! Guys try this one

15Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)
Why isn't people liking this?
Love this song allong with the black metal critics to the relligion dani filth brings the essence of black metal
Love this song and why the hell « beneath the holling stars » is not at first place? You call yourselves metalheads..

16Tonight In Flames

17Queen of Winter, Throned
I had listened and loved this band for 4 years before discovering this song. When I did it gave me so much appreciation for them. How many songs can make you think, it's about to end and it could have been any better. Then all the sudden 5 more minutes of master piece. This band isn't just about music. It's like a drug you take to enter a whole new gothicly delicious world.
Simply epic from start to finish
Just amazing, epic last 2 minutes

18Cthulhu Dawn

19Frost On Her Pillow
Awesomely fast and cool guitar cover

20Tortured Soul Asylum
Creeping intro! This song is, with Tearing the Veil from grace and Her ghost in the Fog, the best of cradle of filth compositions! Nymphetamine? Nothing compared to them

21For Your Vulgar Delectation
Good Riff. Good Drums. Should be way up higher even if not in top 5. Very tight song... @Moriarty

22The 13th Caesar

23Saffron's Curse

From the creepy intro by a girl to the last beat of the song... Mannequin gives you the taste of blood laced pentagram!

25The Abhorrent

26Suicide and Other Comforts

This is the Best ever song from this band "Cradle of Filth" I just love this song, it should be the number one.
This should be one of the top ten.
This is a very good. It should be in top 10

28Scorched Earth Erotica
The instruments and Vocals are amazing!... Video is so damn haunting.
Love this song
The instruments and Vocals are amazing!... Video is so damn haunting.
Love this song

29Beauty Slept In Sodom

30Gilded C***
Dani becomes a 10000 watt human sound box, can make dead stand up in attention, "Nothing is above Dani, save aureole light".

31Lord Abortion
Brutal composition this song is one of their best!
Best lyrics and almost best musically

32Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair

33Malice Through the Looking Glass
In terms of melody and mood this is their #1

Epic haunting verses, and then brutally beautiful fast parts. Guitars are great, drums are on point, and the vocal... Just wow... One of their best for sure!
I'm getting a tat with a verse from this song across my heart.
This is very nice song... This must be moved up...

This song should be in the top five, it has triggered my addiction to COF. The female voice in this song is very unique.

36Coffin Fodder
In terms of listening to this band while your working out, this song has pushed me past many limits. Maybe not there best composure, but the riffs alone in this song stand out so far above other bands abilities to make you just lose yourself in the music and just feel it.

37The Fire Still Burns
Awesome instrumentals combined with Dani's vocals. Yup teh fire is still burnin'


38Summer Dying Fast
A masterpiece, a perfect way to end the amazing principle of evil made flesh album

39The Byronic Man


41Better to Reign In Hell

42No Time to Cry
I think this should be more higher on the list.

43Principle of Evil Made Flesh
Extremely amazing start. Both the Black Metal and the remastered version always give me chills.


45Medusa and Hemlock
Should be number 1, but its not even listed. Pure black madness.
Great Song deserves a higher place on the list

46Devil to the Metal

47Beneath the Howling Stars

48Nocturnal Supremacy

49A Dream of Wolves In the Snow

50Cemetery and Sundown
This song is so good, should be at least in the top 10

51Devil Woman
Love it, Awesome voice, awesome play
Best cover. Naturally creep voice

52Haunted Shores
Top song they ever written.

53Rise of the Pentagram

54Lustmord and Wargasm

55Swansong for a Raven
I'm not really a fan of their new stuff but wow this was truly amazing
This should definitely be in the top 30

56The Promise of Fever
One of the best!

57Black Metal

58Dance Macabre

59Babalon A.D. (So Glad for the Madness)
Their best song ever. Aweaome video and lyrica. Dani should teach english poetry in university. Even hos

60The Rape and Ruin of Angels (Hosannas In Extremis)
HOSANNAS IN EXTREMIS! Sick Ass Song! Blood curdling screams and haunting moans at the end wow one of the best non mainstream Cof songs of all time

61The Twisted Nails of Faith

62Doberman Pharaoh

63The Black Goddess Rises

64To Eve the Art of Witchcraft
Truly a Masterpiece early Cradle of filth perfected a blackend gothic metal genre to a new level. Please listen to this one if you haven't

M rlly not shocked how this song is not even in top 10! This is definitely among their top 5! Danis's screechy voice is simply awesome in this song!

This song is one of the most underrated songs by Cradle Of Filth, its pure genius. The power of the guitar during the chorus especially gives me chills down my spine. Possibly my favorite Cradle Of Filth song next to a gothic romance and funeral in Carpathia

Great poetry?! Super cool words.. And dead beat

68Thirteen Autumns and a Widow

69Heaven Torn Asunder

70An Enemy Led the Tempest


72Midnight Shadows Crawl to Darken Counsel With Life

73Tragic Kingdom

74Unbridled at Dusk

7510 Leagues Beneath Contempt

76I Am the Thorn

77Deceiving Eyes

78The Persecution Song
This song is brilliant. Why is this not even on the list?

79Hurt and Virtue
The melodic opening riff, insane keyboard work, and haunting orchestrated backtracks are combined with crushing drums and downright violent vocals make this a standout track both in Damnation and a Day, and in the context of Cradle's massive discography.

80Shat Out of Hell

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This list was created 5 years, 132 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 10 times and has been blogged about 1 times.

Updated Thursday, April 16, 2015

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