Cradle of Filth released the above video today for the track Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) off their forthcoming album Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa. The video was directed by Dani Jacobs who, besides working on video clips for freakin’ Phil Collins and Moby, directed CoF’s Nymphetamine video all those years ago.
If you can just ignore Dani’s terrible glitter corpse paint and blue lipstick -- or if necessary, avert your eyes entirely and just listen to the song -- I think you’ll find, as I have, that it’s really not as bad as some other metal media outlets would have you believe. Yes, it is all over the place and yes, it’s really too short of a song for that sort of wankery but CoF are trying something new here and like the good fanboy that I am, I’ll give it a shot. Sure, I have my reservations but I’ll have to hear the whole album and let it stew for a bit before I praise or condemn.
In short, my mind is nowhere near “made up” about the current state of CoF.
Is yours? What did you think of the video/song?
Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa is scheduled for release on November 1 on the band’s own AbraCadaver Records.