- Broken Base
- Face of the Band: Dani Filth.
- Hate Dumb: Contains a lot of Bandwagon Haters from the "true" black metal camp (also overlaps with Willfully Blind, because Cradle of Filth never really played black metal anyway).
- It's Popular, Now It Sucks: The reaction of many black metal fans to their popularity.
- Magnum Opus: Dusk... and Her Embrace, according to many fans.
- Nightmare Retardant: The band tries hard to look scary. Unfortunately, Dani is short, round-faced and has a posh middle-class accent, so it doesn't really work.
- Particularly in his newer work in which he wears glittery face paint, making him look like, according to one Youtube commenter, the Goblin King.
- Signature Song: "Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids" or "Her Ghost in the Fog".
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks: And since they introduce a change to their sound with just about every new release, this happens a lot.