Cradle Of Filth Tonight in Flames Video

Tonight in Flames music video for the song from Thornography, the seventh full length studio album by English extreme metal band Cradle Of Filth.

Thornography was tracked at Millbrook Sound Studios New York, and The Chapel Studios, England, with production by Rob Caggiano, then released in October 2006 via the Roadrunner record label.

Dani Filth said about the titled of the album – “This title represents mankind’s obsession with sin and self. The thorn combines images of that which troubled Christ, the Crown of Thorns, thus intimating man’s seeming desire to hurt God and also of the protecting thorn and the need to enclose a secret place or the soul from attack. An addiction to self-punishment or something equally poisonous. A mania. Twisted desires. Barbed dreams. A fetish. An obsession with cruelty. Savage nature. Paganism over Christianity. The title can also represent a sexual attraction to religious iconography as in the case of the ‘possessed’ Loudun nuns. I like the title because to me it invokes images of a darker, sexier pre-Raphaelite scene wherein Sleeping Beauty’s castle is won and she is awoken by a poisonous kiss. A darker, more adult fairytale.”

Dani further commented on the track saying – “This concerns itself with fiery religious fanaticism stoked up by the sudden death of a loved one. The idea behind the song is that even the most ardent supporter of peace can be drawn into violent conflict if their faith is shattered beyond repair. The title reflects the onset of spiritual darkness that pervades and eventually clouds the mind through irrevocable grief and irretrievable loss. Without sounding too political, one can draw a parallel with the current clime of terrorism, where normally peaceful religious groups are being incensed to hatred.”

Tonight in Flames Lyrics

“I will give to drink without cost,
From the spring of the water of life.
He who overcomes will inherit all this…
And I will be his God… and he will be my son.”

When contrary winds blow across the sands
Their murmurs can be easily swayed
But when storms quicken one cannot placate
The howling of their murderous rages

Winged seraphim hold love’s trembling hand
Beside our waiting graves
As war roars about out precious land
Seeking cause to subjugate

Tonight in flames
Tonight the world will fear our names
Tonight in flames
Stay my feeble heart
Our deaths will be the start
Of something glorious and vain
Tonight in flames

There is no fanaticism as virile as faith
To the blind his words are clear
“Suffer not the infidel! Suffer not the infidel!
Assure your place in paradise here”

Winged seraphim hold love’s trembling hand
Beside her tiny grave
I will avenge her, do or damned
Her sacred mother did the same

I went to see her dance one day
In a play by a wailing wall
Now she is gone
But the song lives on
Zealous and maniacal

The Eastern sword must fall

Tonight in flames
Tonight the world will fear our names
Tonight in flames
Stay my feeble heart
Our deaths will be the start
Of something glorious and vain
Tonight in flames

Cradle Of Filth - Thornography - Cover

Author: Staff Writer

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