Best Cradle of Filth Albums

The Top Ten
1 Dusk & Her Embrace

My introduction to Cradle was this album back in 1997. Nineteen years later, it's still my favorite. The melodic guitar lines against the heavy music make it beautiful. The lyrics are great, and Nick on drums is like thunder. Cradle at its finest.

Coming from a fan of Slayer, I find their first album disturbing. But this album, especially the title track, is enjoyable while being as manic and exciting as hell (no pun intended).

A Gothic Romance introduced me to CoF. Fittingly, it's on my favorite album by them.

2 Hammer of the Witches

I'm not a big CoF fan, but this is actually a great album. Dusk and Her Embrace is also great, but this is their crowning achievement, in my opinion.

Best album. Blackest Magick in Practice is an epic masterpiece of work!

3 Cruelty and the Beast

I love the Dusk and Cruelty albums, but this one feels more involved and engrossing.

4 Principle of Evil Made Flesh

This is my favorite, but it needs to be listened to loudly so Dani's sickest, most evil vocals ever and Barker's incredible brutality can be fully appreciated. Why did you leave, Barker?

5 Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder

I love all the albums from this awesome band. 'Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder' is my favorite one. It has hits like "Honey and Sulphur" and "The Death of Love," but this album has many cool songs that weren't singles.

6 V Empire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein

This is the album where you can listen crystal-clear to the extremely fast blast beats from Nicholas Barker in a very good sound!

A black metal masterpiece. What the hell is Godspeed and Nymphetamine doing above?

Actually an EP and not an album, but it has the epic 'Queen of Winter, Throned'.

7 Midian

Strong, balanced, beautifully composed songs (Lord Abortion, Tearing the Veil from Grace, Cthulhu Dawn, Her Ghost in the Fog). Well, undoubtedly one of the best three albums of CoF (in my opinion, the best one).

8 Damnation & A Day

Best concept album, in my humble opinion. Great symphonic records, ingenious structure, amazing sound, and best lyrics.

Hasn't anyone heard this album? It's more involved than any. It's incredible.

Unbelievable! Words cannot describe. Just listen.

9 Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa

Ultra-fast and dark. I always thought Cruelty and the Beast was their best album, but after hearing this...

10 Nymphetamine

Nymphetamine is definitely the best album! Amazing arrangements, bittersweet vocals, great guitar playing... Awesome!

In my opinion, this is the best album of Cradle of Filth. I really don't understand other options! Nymphetamine is the best album of Cradle of Filth!

The Contenders
11 Thornography
12 Cryptoriana - the Seductiveness of Decay
13 From the Cradle to Enslave

The first two songs are the best songs I've ever heard in music in general.

It's a brilliant album, barring the techno song.

14 The Manticore and Other Horrors
15 Existence is Futile
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