Cradle of Filth and Butcher Babies storm The Fillmore NC
Cradle of Filth is a band every metal fan knows. They’ve been playing extreme/black metal for 20+ years. The lineup has changed numerous times, but the constant has been Dani Filth, the vocalist. I discovered Cradle of Filth when I was in high school at the age of 15. I’ve been a fan for 16 years now, and though I’ve been a little disappointed in some of the musical directions they’ve gone, I’ve always appreciated the fact that they constantly grow and evolve their sound. This show covered their entire catalog. They played old stuff, as well as brand new material. The highlights for me were getting to see them perform “Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids” and “Lord Abortion.” It still blows my mind that Dani has been doing this since 1991 and he can still scream with the same intensity now as he had back then.
This was my first time seeing Butcher Babies, and I was incredibly impressed with their live show. It didn’t matter what was going on, the two front women, Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, were relentless. They maintained the highest level of energy and never let the crowd even come close to losing interest. If you ever get the chance to see this band play a show, do it; you won’t be disappointed.
Ne Obliviscaris was another first for me. They played very tightly, and sounded incredible; definitely worth checking out when they come through your area. Any fan of metal would appreciate these guys.
All in all, it was a great show. Seeing Cradle of Filth play made me feel like a kid again and I had a smile on my face for a full 24 hours after. This tour is going to be all over the place, so make sure you don’t miss it. See gallery below.
Ne Obliviscaris (https://www.facebook.com/NeObliviscarisBand)
Butcher Babies (http://butcherbabiesofficial.com)
Cradle of Filth (http://www.cradleoffilth.com)
Full gallery can be seen here.
Venue: The Fillmore Charlotte (www.fillmorecharlottenc.com) Charlotte, NC
Photographer: Bobby Whitmire (www.facebook.com/whitmirephotography)
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