Roadrunner Records
Release date
6 Feb 2007
Running length
12 tracks
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1 Under Pregnant Skies She Comes Alive Like Miss Leviathan 1:40 44,373
2 Dirge Inferno 4:53 54,125
3 Tonight in Flames 5:55 60,266
4 Libertina Grimm 5:51 41,537
5 The Byronic Man 5:03 45,744
6 I Am the Thorn 7:06 41,335
7 Cemetery and Sundown 5:37 43,119
8 Lovesick For Mina 7:00 40,193
9 Foetus of a New Day Kicking 3:44 5,568
10 Rise of the Pentagram 7:02 41,040
11 Under Huntress Moon 6:58 38,229
12 Temptation 3:47 84,914

About this album

Thornography is the seventh full-length studio album by Cradle of Filth released through Roadrunner Records in October, 2006. The album is produced by Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano, engineered and co-produced by Dan Turner and mixed by Andy Sneap, and once again features narration by Doug Bradley (as with Midian and Nymphetamine).

Dani Filth explained the album’s title thus: “This title represents mankind’s obsession with sin and self. The thorn combines images of that which troubled Christ, the Crown of Thorns, thus intimating man’s seeming desire to hurt God and also, of the protecting thorn and the need to enclose a secret place or the soul from attack. An addiction to self-punishment or something equally poisonous. A mania. Twisted desires. Barbed dreams. A fetish. An obsession with cruelty. Savage nature. Paganism over Christianity. The title can also represent a sexual attraction to religious iconography as in the case of the ‘possessed’ Loudun nuns. I like the title because to me it invokes images of a darker, sexier pre-Raphaelite scene wherein Sleeping Beauty’s castle is won and she is awoken by a poisonous kiss. A darker, more adult fairytale.”

Paul Allender told Terrorizer magazine, “There are quite a few guitar solos on this album. To be honest, I’ve never really classed myself as a lead player as such, but this is the first time I’ve sat down and seriously practiced lead work. I’ve been so involved in actually writing new material and coming up with song structures that I haven’t had time to practice all the frilly things that go on top of it.

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  • oivacas


    19 May 9:12pm Reply
  • Terrortarol

    Best album from Cradle. Clean, heavy and catchy sounds. Way better than the others. I wish, they do more similar albums like this.

    13 Apr 7:22pm Reply
  • perrydeath

    my favorite Album

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Lextasys

    That head, in the girl on

    25 May 2014 Reply
  • d3athrune

    It's a fine album when you put up the volume extra high an bring on the sheets of lyrics

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • Samhain218

    This album has more plays than Dusk and her Embrace....I have lost hope in humanity. (2)

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Gankzor


    31 May 2013 Reply
  • GhujaX

    This album has more plays than Dusk and her Embrace....I have lost hope in humanity.

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • WarriorSoul_

    Awesome album. Very catchy riffs.

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • D0z0

    Idgaf what anyone says, I liked this album.

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Kaluchi

    >This is one of the biggest epic fail in metal [5] соглашусь

    8 Oct 2012 Reply
  • monisiowaty

    love it

    15 Aug 2012 Reply
  • dimmuborgir6666

    amazing COF album !!! 9/10

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Dyomaeth

    Not a bad album, quite energetic thrash and has a lot of catchy riffs.

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • heatherweiwes

    Great album

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • honza90

    I like it and, but i dont like other albums, but this one is actually pretty good, i think its because of thrashy riffs (for me)

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • metalguys2

    This is one of the biggest epic fail in metal [5]

    9 Jan 2012 Reply
  • nukleardeath

    Enjoyable CD, but should be labeled Easy Listening.

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Nargathron666

    terrible and most stupid album what CoF ever recorded..long live Dusk and her embrace...this is garbage

    22 Sep 2011 Reply
  • drbunnig

    The sound of the bass drums on this album is awful.

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
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