British extreme/gothic metal band Cradle of Filth released their newest album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay in 2017 and have been actively touring since. Their lyrical themes and imagery are heavily influenced by Gothic literature, poetry, mythology, and horror films. Often being depicted as a satanic band, that is hardly the case and is used as shock value. Cradle of Filth announced a new leg for their North American tour which included Wednesday 13 and Raven Black. The stop on this tour was the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. By the time Cradle of Filth came on stage, the venue was packed with their loyal fanbase.
The lights went out and the crowd cheered in excitement as the intro track Ave Satani blared over the speakers and the band members came out one by one with frontman Dani Filth being the last one to come out. Cradle of Filth started their show with their popular track, Gilded Cunt. Right away, you feel the gothic tone of the band’s music and Filth wastes no time unleashing his high-pitch vocals and Cradle of Filth was now out with full force. The fans all cheered and the mosh pit started as one of Britain’s biggest bands was just a few feet way from them. Cradle of Filth continued the show with Nemesis and Right Wing of the Garden Triptych. Cradle of Filth was off to a great start and they seem to only get better and better. One of the highlights of the night was when they played Bathory Aria, a rarely played track and is eleven minutes long. A nice treat for their devoted fans. The show continued with Dusk and Her Embrace, then the show seemed to come to an end as Cradle of Filth finished with You Will Know the Lion By His Claw. After a brief pause, the intro track A Bruise Upon the Silent Moon started as Cradle of Filth came back out and continued the show with The Promise of Fever. Up next was a very special treat as Cradle of Filth next played Saffron’s Curse, a song that hasn’t been played live since 2003 and is a fan favorite. Up next was another one of their best songs, Nymphetamine (Fix). It is their most beautiful songs and is backed by Lindsay Schoolcraft’s hauntingly beautiful vocals which gives the song life. This is a song for all the fans to sing along. The show was nearing the end and so Cradle of Filth played Honey and Sulphur. To end the show, Cradle of Filth played their most famous song, Her Ghost in the Fog. Another song for fans to sing along to, the song also featured Schoolcraft on vocals which made the song even more hauntingly beautiful. Cradle of Filth finished up their show, thanked the audience, then left the stage. The fans were very happy with the performance and surely can’t wait for Cradle of Filth to return.