friday | 00h20-01h30 | swamp
The importance of Cradle of Filth in the evolution and the popularisation of black metal is difficult to capture in just a few words.
While churches were smouldering in Norway and early black metal couldn’t sound brutal and desolate enough, a young bloke from Suffolk emerged in the early nineties who opted for an innovative sound .While the framework of the Scandinavian sound remained intact, figurehead Dani Filth lathered it with gothic keyboards, a concoction that was then lavishly sprinkled with NWOBHM riffs. The occult lyrics and vampire image had the impact of a recently whetted axe blade because the albums sold like hot cakes. Today Dani remains the only founding member but even after three eventful decades he is able to keep his vampire coven relevant and popular.