Either I’m behind the times or just don’t have an appropriate appreciation for filth-heavy baby beds, but the band CRADLE OF FILTH is something of an enigma to me. I admit I’ve heard the name before, but I couldn’t name a single track they’ve done. “Baby-Bottle of Muck?” “Scum Stroller?” Wait, did they do “High-Chair full o’ Dogshit?” Maybe I’m guilty of assuming all their songs find ways to combine waste and baby products.
This brings me to WHY I’m talking CRADLE OF FILTH: it appears the group’s lead singer, Dani Filth (what’s that, Australian?), has just recorded vocals for “(She’s) The Mother of Tears,” for, you guessed it, THE MOTHER OF TEARS soundtrack. The track was composed by longtime Argento collaborator Claudio Simonetti, who of course is the MAN when it comes to creepy synthesizer scores.
Mr. Filth had this to say:“'It was a real honor to be asked to work alongside Claudio Simonetti from Goblin, especially as it’s the last of a trilogy for a Dario Argento movie... I received word that my services were being demanded of and I was especially delighted to have been given free reign with the vocals, both musically and lyrically, preserving the lush choir that forms the backbone of the chorus. The result is a four-minute homage to the last and most dangerous in a trio of powerful witches whose aim is to enslave the world. Having finished the song (which is intended for the film’s credits), I am now tense with anticipation for seeing the how the two work together... the film apparently rocks!”
Now check out the music video for PHENOMENA, starring a young Jennifer Connelly and Claudio Simonetti! Oh YouTube, you can show me anything.