The definitive Track by track ‘Cryptoriana-The Seductiveness Of Decay’ guide by Dani Filth, aged thirteen and three quarters.
A song about looking forward to the approaching nightfall.
Vespertine is a term to indicate something relating to, or occurring in the evening.
To ‘wester’ is to move toward the west.
In this capacity it is that insatiable draw toward the night and all it’s glittering charms.
The Seductiveness Of Decay
The title track concerns itself with Victorian England’s capital city and the lure of the rotten underbelly masked by a fine veneer of respectably and morality.
It is the romance of the macabre; the morbid attraction to spiritualism, freakshows, asylums; Industrialism striding from the banks of squalor; the majesty and pomp garbed in a sable funereality. ‘The necropolis built on top of this
Is an Empire fit for ghouls’. Vengeful Spirit ‘I tasted betrayal
Misplaced and cruel
I will never relent
I am agony sent
Vengeance in the still hungry sights of a ghoul’
Another love story, yet this one is heavily drenched in blood.
A woman betrayed, commits suicide but returns from purgatory as an Onryo, a vengeful spirit who torments those who wronged her in life.
The protagonist and the victim feature as a cruel duet.
This song features the voice of Liv Kristine, formally of Leaves Eyes and Theatre Of Tragedy, who also featured on the Cradle Of Filth grammy-nominated track, ‘Nymphetamine FIx’. ‘Cryptoriana-The Seductiveness Of Decay’ is out now via Nuclear Blast. @danifilthofficial @cradleoffilth #cryptorianaworldtour #lyrics