PICS: Cradle of Filth at House of Blues

English extreme metal band Cradle of Filth brought mayhem to House of Blues San Diego on Saturday, April 21.

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Jason Bang
Cradle of Filth formed in 1991 in Suffolk, England.
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There's been a lot of debate over the years about what kind of metal they play.
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Is it black metal? Is it death metal? Is it extreme metal?
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The band tends to reject most classifications.
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That said, extreme metal seems the most apt.
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It's so broad that it doesn't really act as a genre.
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Instead, it indicates the fact that the type of metal that Cradle of Filth plays is transgressive.
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And that can be inclusive of many different sounds.
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Suffice it to say, Cradle of Filth managed to showcase it all at House of Blues on April 21.
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