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Top 5 songs inspired by horror films/books inspired by Devilment’s Dani Filth

Posted by on November 1, 2016

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Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth is currently promoting the new release of Devilment’s new album Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’ which is set to release on November 18 via Nuclear Blast. As a Halloween treat, they released a new music video of “Hitchcock Blonde” and a trailer for the album that includes a trivia to test out Dani’s horror film expertise. You can find out how well Dani did along with hearing new samples of the upcoming album here.

I decided to extend the fun by adding five or so metal songs that were inspired by a few of Dani’s trivia questions.

5) Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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The 1886 Robert Louis Stevenson novella of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has become a famous story that has been re-envisioned several times through music, film, and theater. Most recently it is one of Five Finger Death Punch’s singles of “Jekyll and Hyde” off of their sixth studio album, 2015’s Got Your Six under Prospect Park.

 

4) Elizabeth Báthory

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This serial killer has been mentioned in many songs where I managed to select two. First one is Venom’s “Countess Bathory” off of the iconic 1982 album Black Metal. It would not be right to leave out Cradle of Filth as they served this one well in “Bathory Aria” from 1998’s Cruelty and the Beast.  

 

3) The Thing

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Just in case you haven’t seen 1982’s The Thing you can listen to Municipal Waste’s “The Thing” from 2005’s Hazardous Mutation. It explains the full movie in under two minutes.

 

2) The Exorcist

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Possessed’s “The Exorcist” is from the opening track of their debut album 1985’s Seven Churches. It depicts the entire film from the get-go with such vivid lyrics.

 

1)  Carrie

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I couldn’t come up with an exact song that was based off of Brian DePalma’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Carrie. However, the music video for Ghost’s “Circle” off of 2015’s Meliora was inspired by the film.

Bonus – Clive Barker’s Nightbreed

Sadly this has nothing to do with the trivia questions, however, I thought it is worth to conclude this list with Cradle of Filth’s  “At the Gates of Midian”. The album and especially this song was inspired by Clive Barker’s Nightbreed.

Devilment’s upcoming release of Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’ is available for preorder that can be found here.  

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