Best Cradle of Filth Songs

Arguably one of the best death metal bands of Europe. No one can match their sinister compositions.

The Top Ten

1 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.

This song is overrated, very cheesy gothic metal and very radio friendly. - christangrant

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2 Her 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

Love it

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3 Hallowed 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...

Great Song from maiden but COF made it to a damn killer

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4 The Death of Love

Best song I ever heard. Still haven't listen to all their songs so don't take my word for it

Ultimatom riffs, Dani and womans sound are great mix.
Absoulately No. 1

It's not like old cradle but I admit it is a beautiful song

Not REAL cradle unfortunately.

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5 From 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!

Cradle to enslave and 'of dark blood and f#cking' which is absent from this list for some unknown reason are the 2 best songs ever made.

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 song perfectly bridges CoF's earlier gothic splendour and later experimental stage.

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6 Lilith Immaculate

The screams in this song are really haunting, can't believe it's only at number 9

Lilith Kingdom Will COME SOON

This is the song that brought me into COF, my first gothic metal song. And the greatest!

Heavy riffs, beautiful melodies, some of Marthus' best drumming, and sexy as hell.

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7 Dusk 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

Well by far a lot better than the other song in the top 5. COF became so weird... But this is an excellent song by far the best of COF

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8 Cruelty 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.

Should be way higher up! Amazing song.

Killer track, wish they were still like this.

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9 Absinthe with Faust

This is a softer side of cof compared to other songs but it has one of the best melodies and lyrics cof has composed. It has my vote

10 Bathory Aria

11 minutes of pure blood curling anthem - tejusmessibmw5

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!

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

The best song ever

This and dobberman pharaoh has the most amazing lyrics in my opinion

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The Contenders

11 A 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 - nooreldeen

Amazing song! A true symphonic black metal masterpiece! This music and lyrics have such beauty to them.

This song is the the perfect blend of beauty and heart break

A beautiful black metal song.

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12 Suicide and Other Comforts

Excellently Constructed song, this album is way to underrated for some reason.

Fantastic song.

One of the most emotive CoF songs

Sick song.

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13 Foetus of a New Day Kicking

This song should be number one, not the ever-so-mainstream Nymphetamine Fix! Always my favourite.

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

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/ - nooreldeen

Easily 1 of the worst cradle songs ever period.

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14 The Forest Whispers My Name

It's a Top 10 song. People must have forgotten how good it is.

Opening riff is the best!

It's still unmatched.

15 Funeral in Carpathia

This song is a masterpiece

This song captures everything CoF is in one amazing piece.

Older works COF.. But masterpiece it is! Guys try this one

16 For Your Vulgar Delectation

There not as heavy as old cradle albums but they are still heavy, I don't think old cradle fans have even given manticore a chance after the darkly darker album,

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

Great song,Of got all cradle cds an manticore and hammer by witches are as heavy as any of them.

17 Saffron's Curse

Simply epic, the very peak of cradle of filth's creative genius.

Danis screams are mindblowing.

18 Frost On Her Pillow

Awesomely fast and cool guitar cover

19 Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)

Why isn't people liking this?

I'm afraid to tell u that beneath the howling stars is nowhere near their best song and neither is 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..

20 Cthulhu Dawn

Best song are u kidding me? Have u not heard cradle to enslave, or any of their earlier albums.

Best song off their best album.

Instrumentation on the first verse is just perfect. this track is a gem

21 The Abhorrent


1 of my favourite songs period.

22 Queen 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.

Truly a masterpiece! I'm appalled at how far from the top this is. This one blows most of the top ten out of the water with ease.

Simply epic from start to finish

After the success of their debut album, COF gets attention from various companies. Music For Nations offered the band contract. The only problem was their second album deal with Cacophonous Records. And I believe that COF first finished the composing songs for Dusk and Her Embrace and then used other riffs for V Empire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein. The ironic part; a kind of song COF only wanted to complete their second album would be their best song. A masterpiece...

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23 Mannequin

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

Amazing guitar riff that will stick with you, Adrian's syncopated drums are as fast and brutal as ever, the lyrics are great and Dani gives one of his best performances on the record. Not to mention the amazing video directed by Thomas Mignone. Classic!

Great song I don't get why this album isn't spoken about more it's cradle at their best in my opinion

24 Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair
25 Lord Abortion

Brutal composition this song is one of their best!

Best lyrics and almost best musically

Incredible masterpiece, pisses on nymphamine

26 Gilded C***

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

Wicked live!

27 Tonight in Flames

Can't believe this song is listed here it must be at least at the top 10, This song has a Insane truama!


28 Doberman Pharaoh
29 Temptation

Absolute garbage to put it nicely.

How could this crap even be listed.

The worst song of cradle of filth.

I agree! should be in top 5

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30 Coffin 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.

31 Thirteen Autumns and a Widow
32 Tortured 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

33 Better to Reign in Hell
34 Principle of Evil Made Flesh

This song doesn't get enough love. The middle of the composition is unrivaled in its intensity. "I slay the lamb in..." That part.

Extremely amazing start. Both the Black Metal and the remastered version always give me chills.

I can't believe this is so low on the list. Lol this album came out before I was even born, but I like it most. This track is awesome, raw and aggressive. It also contains good Dani Filth vocals (not his controversial new technique). I love this track and the entire album - metalfan1999

35 Malice Through the Looking Glass

In terms of melody and mood this is their #1

5 minutes of filthy cradleness

36 Stay

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

The song is a complete joke and I mean that literally.

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37 Scorched 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

38 The 13th Caesar
39 Nemesis

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...

40 Beauty Slept in Sodom

This so blows away most of the songs higher on this list. Makes me wonder if some of the voters have only heard their newer material, or maybe I'm just old.

41 The Fire Still Burns

Awesome instrumentals combined with Dani's vocals. Yup teh fire is still burnin' - tejusmessibmw5

42 No Time to Cry

Come on now, someone listen to the original of this song and tell me this isn't creative. Structure, intensity & dynamics are amazing!

Cradle should be ashamed of this song, especially to be put on such a great album.

I think this should be more higher on the list.

43 Medusa and Hemlock

Should be number 1, but its not even listed. Pure black madness.

Great Song deserves a higher place on the list

44 Lustmord and Wargasm
45 The Twisted Nails of Faith

Their best song. The start is pure metal genius you think it's going to be heavy then the vocals ramp it up another level. If the last couple of minutes don't make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, there is something wrong with you.

46 Illicitus

Such a great song!

47 Beneath the Howling Stars
48 Gabrielle
49 Devil to the Metal

A really epic song often looked over. Could probably compete with Her Ghost in the Fog

50 Rise of the Pentagram

Best instrumental metal song Iv heard.

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Top Remixes (14)

1. A Gothic Romance
2. Thirteen Autumns and a Widow
3. Queen of Winter, Throned
1. Nymphetamine Fix
2. A Gothic Romance
3. Her Ghost in the Fog
1. Bathory Aria
2. Nymphetamine Fix
3. Hallowed Be Thy Name

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