In addition to seeing Jinjer earlier this week, we also saw England’s enduring extreme metal legend, Cradle of Filth. We’ve previously seen the band at an outdoor festival and were left feeling a little unimpressed, perhaps because the band’s name carries quite a bit of weight and the sound wasn’t entirely on point at the time. This time around, the sound was much better in a smaller indoor venue. However, the guitars and keys could have been a bit louder and clearer.
Technicalities aside, the performance was solid, and if the energized crowd was well warmed up by Jinjer and ready to go as members of Cradle of Filth took the stage, a jolt of lighting ran through the fans when a hooded Dani Filth hit the stage, posing and posturing with the intro music. If the pit was lacking during the previous sets, it found its way through the darkness and emerged with frenzy.
Cradle of Filth, while touring in support of their 2017 release, Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay, resorted to playing tracks mostly from their back catalog. It makes sense; play the hits. This band has been around for years, has put out 12 albums, and has plenty of fan favorites to draw upon.
The Cradle of Filth setlist was as follows:
-Ave Satani (Intro)
-Beneath The Howling Stars
-Blackest Magick In Practice
-Heartbreak And Seance
-Dusk And Her Embrace
-The Death Of Love
-You Will Know The Lion By His Claw
-A Bruise Upon The Silent Moon (Intro)
-The Promise Of Fever
-Her Ghost In The Fog
-Born In A Burial Gown
-From The Cradle To Enslave
-Blooding The Hounds Of Hell (Outro)
Rock Hard \m/