cradle of filth Tortured Soul Asylum (miDian, 2000)
cradle of Filth’s fourth album, Midian, was conceptually based in the deranged world of clive Barker’s novel Cabal and its subsequent big-screen incarnation, Nightbreed. the rest of the songs on the record were inspired by other characters that Dani Filth imagined might exist within Barker’s hellish realm, but Tortured Soul Asylum was a direct salute to the book and movie: a gleefully twisted trek through Midian’s demon-infested streets that echoed the grotesque, nightmarish aesthetic of Barker’s second directorial effort. his first was Hellraiser, of course, and it’s Doug ‘Pinhead’ Bradley’s voice you can hear at the start of this epic slab of extremity.
CHOICE LYRIC: “These visions struck like a furious fuck / Nailing wet lips to cold cemetery walls”