We are one week away from Cradle of Filth’s upcoming album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay, which arrives on the 22nd via Nuclear Blast. These English extreme metal icons have already shared new tracks with us such as “You Will Know The Lion By His Claw,” and “Heartbreak And Seance.” Today (15), they unveiled another new song, “Achingly Beautiful” and it doesn’t take us back to Midian, but, there are a few old-school glimpses such as Dusk… and Her Embrace (1996) and Cruelty and the Beast (1998).
Dani Filth commented on the song:
“Influenced by the stories of E.F Benson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.Rider Haggard, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood to shame but a few, this song concerns itself with a spectral guest at a great masked ball who, (deeply embedded in his cruel libertine nature, attends merely for merciless, seductive sport), but instead discovers the woman of his dreams and both bewitching the other, finds in her his dark, immortal equal.
I love this song as it has a very old skool CRADLE vibe for me, both lyrically and musically, and reeking hideously of the Vampiric, the dropdown section in the middle is pure ‘A Gothic Romance’.”
Listen to “Achingly Beautiful” below: