Dark Illusions

It's been nearly a decade since I first discovered HIM, the gloomy Finnish hard rock band whose brooding, chain smoking lead singer Ville Valo derived much of his lyrical inspiration from poet Charles Baudelaire and author Edgar Allen Poe. I quickly fell i...

Spreading The Gospel Of Filth

Black metal icons Cradle Of Filth have been blasting forth their musical overtures from the underworld for nearly twenty years now, and they have explored a plethora of sinister subjects, from the vampiric murderess Countess Bathory to mass murdering lord ...