WHERE I COME FROM, “THE DEVIL’S THUNDER” IS JUST A FUNNY WAY OF SAYING “A FART”
An insider in the Cradle of Filth camp recently pointed out to me what I already knew – it’s been a long time since COF seemed even remotely dangerous. If the goal of the band’s new album, Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder – out October 28 on Roadrunner – is to restore some edge to the band, then I’m all for it.
The subject matter is certainly appropriate: it’s a concept album about Gilles de Rais, a contemporary of Joan of Arc who went on to rape and murder hundreds – hundreds! – of children. Whether Dani Filth still has it in him to make the album more Se7en than Suspect Zero, only time will tell.
In the meantime, here’s the band’s video for “Nymphetamine.” The only thing dangerous about it… is how catchy the song is! BWA-HA-HA!