Cradle of Filth

Savage Messiah & Cradle of Filth @ Electric Ballroom in London, UK

Review & Photography by: Marisela Morales

Cryptoriana world tour began on the 10th of October in Belfast and had it’s final on the 11th of November in Bristol. Yesterday on the 10th of November I had a chance to catch Cradle of Filth and Savage Messiah on their London date.

Not long before the door was supposed to open, there was almost no one waiting by the venue which made me worried that I wrote down a wrong date or time, as I was expecting lots of people to be waiting already because it’s been a while since Cradle of Filth played in London.

Fortunately I had the right date noted and soon the queue started growing. Fans I had a chance to speak with before the show were excited but at the same time started to get annoyed with cold weather. Their irritation grew even more as the door time was changed and they had to wait 30 minutes longer.

Around 7pm it was time for Savage Messiah to start the night. Savage Messiah in an English heavy metal band formed by the vocalist Dave Silver, in 2007. The band released a new full length album titled ‘Hands of Fate’ few moths ago, and played majority of the tracks that night. The songs played were catchy and fans engaged with the band straight away, which created a great atmosphere.

Cradle of Filth was formed in 1991 and since then the only original band member is the vocalist, Dani Faith. The band has been always seen as controversial and categorised as black/gothic metal band which probably helped them stand out and was quite often the source of interest. Cradle of Filth on 22 September of this year released the new album titled ‘Cryptoriana The Seductiveness of Decay’.

Exactly at 8:5pm the lights dimmed and ‘Ave Satani’ started playing. One by one the band members entered the stage presenting themselves and then turning back to the crowd. When Dani Filth finally entered the stage, all other band members turned around and started playing ‘Gilded Cunt’. Half way through the song 2 fire performers stepped onto the stage to add more visual effects to the set. After few songs also smoke machines turned on and together with fire performers created a spectacular show. The setlist included songs from Cradle of Filth’s new album and some older songs such as one of favourites ‘Nymphetamine(Fix)’, the setlist also had a rare song ‘Bathory Aria’ which was a nice surprise for all the fans. The whole set was nicely prepared, and I could tell the crowd definitely loved the show and wanted more. This fantastic show unfortunately as any other show had to come to an end. ‘Born in a Burial Gown’ and ‘From the Cradle Of Enslave’ closed that amazing night.

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