The visuals are a stunning mixture of beauty and horror. Darkly emotional and unusually melodic, this video delivers on multiple levels.

During the late ‘90s, early ‘2000s, all I really listened to was: Dimmu Borgir, Emperor and Cradle of Filth.

Cradle of Filth is an extreme metal group from the United Kingdom formed in 1991. Although their style has changed over the years, evolving from a black metal band to a highly successful symphonic metal act, they have always been on my metal radar. In my mind, the album Cruelty And The Beast (1998) will always be their greatest achievement. This volatile effort was ranked tenth on the Kerrang! list of the top ten “essential black metal” albums in the year 2000 and seemingly climbs higher and higher as the years go by.

Cradle of Filth has enjoyed a career spanning 13 studio albums the most recent being, Existence Is Futile, unveiled in October 2021. Now that the Covid pandemic appears under control, a string of music videos has been released to hype this effort. The most recent is for the song “How Many Tears to Nurture a Rose?”.

Like all Cradle of Filth videos, “How Many Tears to Nurture a Rose?” is full of pernicious symbolism. The visuals are a stunning mixture of beauty and horror. Darkly emotional and unusually melodic, this video delivers on multiple levels. The transfer of black goo is fantastically disgusting!

Cradle of Filth’s constant re-invention has kept them at the forefront of extremity, a rank I doubt they will relinquish anytime soon. Check out the music video for “How Many Tears to Nurture a Rose?” and let the hypnotic vibe of Dani Filth mesmerize you! \m/

Cradle of Filth is:

  • Dani Filth – Vocals
  • Martin ‘Marthus’ Škaroupka – Drums
  • Daniel Firth – Bass
  • Richard Shaw – Guitar
  • Marek ‘Ashok’ Šmerda – Guitar
  • Anabelle Iratni – Keyboards, Vocals, Lyre
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