Not everyone is going to like this choice. But I really do not care. This is my blog and I get to say what makes this list. So there. I have made my feelings about this band pretty well-known on here. I absolutely love the atmosphere Cradle of Filth creates, the gothic horror style of the music, and of course, Dani Filth's lyrics. Dani is one hell of a good lyricist, influenced by Poe, Lovecraft, Barker, and every other noteworthy horror writer. And of course Cradle of Filth has some damn catchy music. I thoroughly enjoy every single album I have heard from the band, which is almost all of them. They are something of a gateway into true black metal, but I was able to begin to appreciate them for what they really are. And that is a surprisingly catchy and original extreme gothic metal band.
FAVORITE ALBUM: DUSK AND HER EMBRACE