Cruelty and the Beast is the third studio album by English extreme metal band Cradle of Filth. It is a concept album based on the legend of the Hungarian "blood countess" Elizabeth Báthory.
The Album ranked tenth in a Kerrang! top ten "Essential Black Metal" albums list in 2000 and is regarded by many fans as one of Cradle of Filth's classic releases. This was the last Cradle of Filth album to feature guitarist and songwriter Stuart Anstis, keyboardist Les… read more
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