I find it difficult to classify Cradle of Filth a bm band. Mentioning them , it seems the image is what first comes to mind and they obviously regard it as something of crucial importance that sells the music. Personally speaking, I like Dusk and Her Embrace LP, and yet it is not strictly black metal. There are many influences, I would rather call their music a hybrid, some kind of horror-gothic-vampyre-black metal. They 're much of a laughing stock to the troO black metals, but the fact is when you hear a song of theirs, you immediately know it's them. Another thing I'd like to point out is Dani's voice. It cannot be denied that he possesses great range and the capacity to shift from high screams to deep growls without taking a breath.