cra­dle of filth Tor­tured Soul Asy­lum (miD­ian, 2000)

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Horror Songs -

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”

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