Cradle Of Filth - Bathory Aria Lyrics




[I. Benighted Like Usher]

Snuffed tapers sighed
As Death left impressing
His crest of cold tears on the Countess

Benighted like ill-fated Usher
The House of Bathory shrouded
'Neath griefs dark facade

If only I could have wept
In mourning by Her side
I would have clasped Her so tight
Like storm-beached Aphrodite
Drowned on Kytherean tides

And Kissed Her
For from Her alone
My lips would have known
Enigmas of shadowy vistas

Where pleasures took flesh
And pain, remorseless
Came freezing the breath
Of raucous life hushed unto whispers

Benighted.

Inhaling the pale waning moonlight that crept
Through the crypt of Her Lord who so lucidly slept

Benighted.

Exhaling the wail of black widowhood's toll
Waxing eternal night entered Her soul

[II. A Murder of Ravens in Fugue]

Now haranguing grey skies
With revenge upon life
Gnathic and Sapphic
Needs begged gendercide

Delusions of Grandier denounced the revolt
Of descrying cursed glass, disenchanted in vaults
Encircled by glyphs midst Her sin-sistered cult

With hangman's abandon She plied spiritworlds
To Archangels in bondage
From light to night hurled
Cast down to the earth where torment would unfurl.......

But soon,
Her tarot proved
Hybrid rumours spread like tumours
Would accrue
And blight Her stars
However scarred
To better bitter truths
Of cold bloodbaths

As bodies rose
In rigid droves
To haunt Her from their
Shallow burials imposed
When wolves exhumed
Their carthen wombs
Where heavy frosts had laboured long
To bare their wounds

To the depths of Her soul they pursued
Wielding their poison they flew
Like a murder of ravens in fugue

And knowing their raptures
Would shatter Her dreams
She clawed blackened books for damnation's reprieve
Baneful cawed canons on amassed enemies

So Hallow's Eve
As She received
Like Bellona to the ball
Those enemies
Fell-sisters heaved
Her torturies
Cross stained flagstones
To Her carriage reined to flee

But She knew She must brave the night through
Though fear crept a deathshead o'er the moon
Like a murder of ravens in Fugue

For each masked, jewelled gaze held dread purpose
Horror froze painted eyes to cold stares
And even Her dance
In the vast mirrors cast
Looked the ill of Her future
If fate feasted there....

[III. Eyes That Witnessed Madness]

In an age crucified by the nails of faith
When rank scarecrows of christ blighted lands
An aloof Countess born an obsidian wraith
Dared the abyss knowing well She was damned
Her life whispered grief like a funeral march
Twisted and yearning, obsessed an entranced
With those succumbing to cruelty
Crushed 'neath the gait of Her dance
A whirlwind of fire that swept through the briers
Of sweet rose Her thickets of black thorn had grasped...

She demanded the Heavens and forever to glean
The elixir of Youth from the pure
Whilst Her lesbian fantasies
Reamed to extremes
O'er decades unleashed
Came for blood's silken cure

But Her reign ended swiftly
For Dark Gods dreamt too deep
To heed Her pleas

When Her gaolers were assailed
With condemnations from a priest
Who'd stammered rites
In the dead of night
For maidens staining winding sheets

And She postured proud
When Her crimes were trowelled
And jezebelled to peasant lips
Though She smelt the fires
That licked limbs higher
To the tortured cunts of accomplices

So ends this twisted fable's worth
And though spared the pyre's bite
By dint of nobled bloodlined birth
Her sins (crimes) garnered Her no respite

Forever severed from the thrill of coming night
Where slow Death alone could grant Her flight

"The Spirits have all but fled judgement
I rot, alone, insane,
Where the forest whispers puce laments for me
From amidst the pine and wreathed wolfsbane
Beyond these walls, wherein condemned
To the gloom of an austere tomb
I pace with feral madness sent
Through the pale beams of a guiltless moon
Who, bereft of necrologies, thus
Commands creation over the earth
Whilst I resign my lips to death
A slow cold kiss that chides rebirth
Though one last wish is bequathed by fate
My beauty shalt wilt, unseen
Save for twin black eyes that shalt come to take
My soul to peace or Hell for company"
[Quoted words above are from Hammer Film's "Countess Dracula" (1970).
The singer is Imgrid Pitt, the actress who played the role of Elizabeth in that film.]


My soul to Hell for company





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Cradle Of Filth Bathory Aria Comments
  1. Jimmy Drunk

    Back when Cradle was amazing..... they faded away after Midian....
    I remember the first time i heard The Principle of Evil Made Flesh it was bloody orgasmatic in ways i can explain even today.

  2. Mola Chocobar

    Lo amooooooo

  3. zeuz poseidon

    Son un deleite de obras inspiradas a lo interior mistico

  4. Tomáš Bernáth

    One of the best in the world

  5. Marcelo Alves

    Um dos melhores inícios de metal, gostei. Excelente até os 3m.

  6. Lupusave

    One of the best albums in the planet!!!🖤

  7. Derek Cueto

    Does anyone know where I can find the lyrics to this ? I can’t seem to find any lyric video on this song

    Reanimated_Dead_Flesh

    Theres this crazy thing called Google

    Derek Cueto

    Reanimated_Dead_Flesh there’s this crazy thing called READ, yea I found the lyrics but there’s no lyric VIDEO along with the song, and the ones that I found are blocked

    Reanimated_Dead_Flesh

    @Derek Cueto "does anyone know where I can find the lyrics to this ". Read that

  8. 한대현

    곡 구성이 짜임새있고 긴장감을 주는 걸작! 20년 지난 지금 들어도 곡 전개가 전혀 손색 없음.. 확실히 유럽애들이 창의적으로 메탈을 한다는 느낌을 지울수 없네.. 소재도 다양하고~~
    .. 우리나라늘 전설의고향에 나오는 소재들이 이런 곡 구성이나 가능할까..

  9. Vania C.

    🤘🏻

  10. Caput Mortuum

    The final lines spoken by Ingrid Pitt are fucking beautiful

  11. the5rizz

    To peace or hell for company

  12. Will Hodges

    This is one of their best

  13. Afik Al Zulfikar

    tragedy Bathory

  14. Saiful Nizam

    Masih tengok

  15. Wesley Domingos Gomes Da Silva

    Pop? ??? Never.... THE BEST ALBUM FULL BLACK METAL!!!

  16. Hagen van Tronje

    I have listened to this track in over 10 Countries over the last decades, it still sounds as good as the first time.

  17. ElÍ Andrades

    Está canción debería de tener video oficial

  18. Black fyre

    Just witnessed this album live in Brisbane 😈👍👍👍 Cradle of Filth is the best metal band in history!!!!!!

    transientsmile

    Wtf! I'm jealous.

  19. Gaia M1205

    Snuffed tapers sighed
    As Death left impressing
    His crest of cold tears on the Countess

    Benighted like ill-fated Usher
    The House of Bathory shrouded
    Neath griefs dark facade

    If only I could have wept
    In mourning by Her side
    I would have clasped Her so tight
    Like storm-beached Aphrodite
    Drowned on Kytherean tides

    And Kissed Her
    For from Her alone
    My lips would have known
    Enigmas of shadowy vistas

    Where pleasures took flesh
    And pain, remorseless
    Came freezing the breath
    Of raucous life hushed unto whispers

    Benighted
    Inhaling the pale waning moonlight that crept
    Through the crypt of Her Lord who so lucidly slept

    Benighted
    Exhaling the wail of black widowhood's toll
    Waxing eternal night entered Her soul

    Now haranguing grey skies
    With revenge upon life
    Gnathic and…

  20. DeathMetalCovers IRE

    This song has helped me through the very hard times. Reminds me of the good times

  21. trs7000

    Old friend

  22. r h

    I don't think Cradle makes songs like this anymore- these songs were slower, more somber, less colorful; now everythings Super sexy, Super colorful, Super loud, etc

  23. Costa Margarida

    Best COF song which says a lot.......

  24. asma mosbah

    I love the shadow

  25. asma mosbah

    I love this song

  26. Sandro Warrior

    Tonight!

  27. vídeos que Te gustan

    Cruelty and the beast uno de los mejores álbumes

  28. Mork 666

    I listened to Cradle for the first time in 1996 and saw them play live for the first time in 2018!!

  29. Mark Lawless

    best part for me is from 8:15 till the end

  30. Lori Allison

    💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

  31. Szymon Dressler

    2019 anyone?

    The Antichrist

    i got your back

  32. Russell Groenewoud

    Such a Godlike work of art! :D

  33. edu piqueras

    best song of cruelty album

  34. Xx Death xX

    3:13 fuckin eargasm

  35. Manuel bfjfjdf

    Iba caminando x el centro d mar del pase x Mr bungle en 1998 y me lo compre🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷

  36. Manuel bfjfjdf

    Graciias!!!! Xq todo el mundo escribe en inglesss!!!!👑👑👑👑lo mejor d dani

  37. David Hayden

    Back when COF ensnared my ears

  38. Kimmo Koponen

    +70 Tr.€ Cradle Of Filth - Bathory Aria

  39. Kimmo Koponen

    Amazing piece!

  40. danng Hernandez

    Heart wrenching but beautifully rhymed

  41. REE1995

    One of the best albums I've heard in my life.

  42. FLAMENGO ROCK METAL

    Clássic

  43. Женя Юдина

    Песня моего 2007...

  44. Jon Francis

    I can't believe I've had this album for 20 years now...

  45. NAKA YUBI

    Aura of Blood.. Great Composition.. Great Filth!!

  46. D. Moonspell Rites Productions.

    Just simply a beautiful song.Really enjoy the aspects of history Dani Filth ( Daniel Lloyd Davey)would write into the lyrics.

  47. ENEMYone365

    Song is so beautiful that it brought tears to my eyes

  48. Brett Cameron

    8:10 best part of the song

  49. Jack Wareing Films

    'Bathory Aria' is one of my favorite Cradle of Filth songs ever, and that is saying a lot. They are brilliant, and unique.

    한대현

    나도 같은 생각이네요~^^ from south South Korea.

  50. BenGeo

    Cruelty is far worse than the beast

  51. Luke Avedon

    EXCITED TO HEAR THIS LIVE!!

  52. Jonatán Daniel de León Argueta

    ¡¡¡¡¡!!!!!

  53. María Fernanda Reyes

    Felipe bache un himno

  54. Shodan lov3r

    beautiful song ♥

  55. Darkfairy75

    Sooooo wunderschön 😍

  56. MaxiM

    demonic cruelty for my ears but i love it !!!

    LotusAurore

    same for me ;)

  57. Things Of stuff

    This song is to freaking long. I like the first half though

  58. Hélio Marques

    For the current world tour, CoF is playing "Bathory Aria" live!

    Check it out:
    https://youtu.be/kqkO531MpLw
    (At the 29:26 mark)

  59. SOREM MENDOZA

    The beast

  60. SOREM MENDOZA

    The beast

  61. Jon Lenin

    worst crap ever

    July Johnson

    BLASPHEMY

    Darth Crim the Wise

    Why waste your time listening to it then? Let alone commenting.

    Mork 666

    Being your nick Lenin, I already expected nothing else than pure ignorance and stupidity!!

    Beth Parco

    Hes being sarcastic also nice fly 🤣

    Mork 666

    @Beth Parco how the fuck do you know that? if you said "he might be being sarcastic",then yeah...but howcome you are so sure...it is incredible how people manage to deduce tones from written things,especially without pontuation!!

  62. Leandro Silvaaa

    classico

  63. Celia Gundersson

    👹 good

  64. Kristofff696

    Just copare CoF "now" and this songs.When they stop play what they think/want, and start plays commercial songs? (for me in the midlle of "Thography"). For f**k sake they create vampiric side of metal. WHY they stop. WHY

    María Fernanda Reyes

    Un himno Felipe bache

  65. josmaiel bastidas

    SUBLIME

  66. Willem Dafuck?

    Snuffed tapers sighed
    As Death left impressing
    His crest of cold tears on the Countess

    Benighted like ill-fated Usher
    The House of Bathory shrouded
    'Neath griefs dark facade

    If only I could have wept
    In mourning by Her side
    I would have clasped Her so tight
    Like storm-beached Aphrodite
    Drowned on Kytherean tides

    And Kissed Her
    For from Her alone
    My lips would have known
    Enigmas of shadowy vistas

    Where pleasures took flesh
    And pain, remorseless
    Came freezing the breath
    Of raucous life hushed unto whispers

    Benighted.

    Inhaling the pale waning moonlight that crept
    Through the crypt of Her Lord who so lucidly slept

    Benighted.

    Exhaling the wail of black widowhood's toll
    Waxing eternal night entered Her soul

    [II. A Murder of Ravens in Fugue]

    Now haranguing grey skies
    With revenge upon life
    Gnathic and Sapphic
    Needs begged gendercide

    Delusions of Grandier denounced the revolt
    Of descrying cursed glass, disenchanted in vaults
    Encircled by glyphs midst Her sin-sistered cult

    With hangman's abandon She plied spiritworlds
    To Archangels in bondage
    From light to night hurled
    Cast down to the earth where torment would unfurl.......

    But soon,
    Her tarot proved
    Hybrid rumours spread like tumours
    Would accrue
    And blight Her stars
    However scarred
    To better bitter truths
    Of cold bloodbaths

    As bodies rose
    In rigid droves
    To haunt Her from their
    Shallow burials imposed
    When wolves exhumed
    Their carthen wombs
    Where heavy frosts had laboured long
    To bare their wounds

    To the depths of Her soul they pursued
    Wielding their poison they flew
    Like a murder of ravens in fugue

    And knowing their raptures
    Would shatter Her dreams
    She clawed blackened books for damnation's reprieve
    Baneful cawed canons on amassed enemies

    So Hallow's Eve
    As She received
    Like Bellona to the ball
    Those enemies
    Fell-sisters heaved
    Her torturies
    Cross stained flagstones
    To Her carriage reined to flee

    But She knew She must brave the night through
    Though fear crept a deathshead o'er the moon
    Like a murder of ravens in Fugue

    For each masked, jewelled gaze held dread purpose
    Horror froze painted eyes to cold stares
    And even Her dance
    In the vast mirrors cast
    Looked the ill of Her future
    If fate feasted there....

    [III. Eyes That Witnessed Madness]

    In an age crucified by the nails of faith
    When rank scarecrows of christ blighted lands
    An aloof Countess born an obsidian wraith
    Dared the abyss knowing well She was damned
    Her life whispered grief like a funeral march
    Twisted and yearning, obsessed an entranced
    With those succumbing to cruelty
    Crushed 'neath the gait of Her dance
    A whirlwind of fire that swept through the briers
    Of sweet rose Her thickets of black thorn had grasped...

    She demanded the Heavens and forever to glean
    The elixir of Youth from the pure
    Whilst Her lesbian fantasies
    Reamed to extremes
    O'er decades unleashed
    Came for blood's silken cure

    But Her reign ended swiftly
    For Dark Gods dreamt too deep
    To heed Her pleas

    When Her gaolers were assailed
    With condemnations from a priest
    Who'd stammered rites
    In the dead of night
    For maidens staining winding sheets

    And She postured proud
    When Her crimes were trowelled
    And jezebelled to peasant lips
    Though She smelt the fires
    That licked limbs higher
    To the tortured cunts of accomplices

    So ends this twisted fable's worth
    And though spared the pyre's bite
    By dint of nobled bloodlined birth
    Her sins (crimes) garnered Her no respite

    Forever severed from the thrill of coming night
    Where slow Death alone could grant Her flight

    "The Spirits have all but fled judgement
    I rot, alone, insane,
    Where the forest whispers puce laments for me
    From amidst the pine and wreathed wolfsbane
    Beyond these walls, wherein condemned
    To the gloom of an austere tomb
    I pace with feral madness sent
    Through the pale beams of a guiltless moon
    Who, bereft of necrologies, thus
    Commands creation over the earth
    Whilst I resign my lips to death
    A slow cold kiss that chides rebirth
    Though one last wish is bequeathed by fate
    My beauty shalt wilt, unseen
    Save for twin black eyes that shalt come to take
    My soul to peace or Hell for company"
    [These quoted words were acted out by Ingrid Pitt, a famous horror actress who played as Elizabeth in the 1970 Hammer Classic: "Countess Dracula"]

    My soul to Hell for company

    Xx Death xX

    You sir, have done a fantastic job in giving the lyrics. Well done

    Mork 666

    I hope you copied /pasted

    Willem Dafuck?

    @Mork 666 Yes sir. 😊

    Willem Dafuck?

    @Xx Death xX Thanks man but all I did was copy and pasted. I try to post a lot of lyrics for metal videos! 😁

    Eemia S

    Willem Dafuck not all heroes wear capes

  67. XoxoTTe

    I love that song so much...

  68. N3xs

    Like a murder of raven in fugue,the best part of the song,so much feeling on it!!

  69. TheMothPrincess

    One of if not my favorite Filth song. <3

    Christian

    For shure their all-time best

  70. Christoph Rydzewski

    many cold nights i jogged to this in west virginia. was so pretty seeing the river frozen ice and the moon reflection off the water. as the music got darker so did my running.

    Juan Alonso

    chris2162003 Been there: I feel you...

    maniekmaniek9

    Yes, you have right, but i prefer to imagine frozen Baltic sea in February:) BTW, greetings from PL.

    Mr. Smith

    That is goth and metal AF I love it.

    MW Sloid

    props for jogging for 11 minutes, I can manage a brisk walk for 2

  71. Carolina Pelegrina

    la HERMOSA condesa de bathory, no merecía menos que un tema por ustedes!

  72. Je suis une bite

    <3 <3 <3 <3

  73. Its Jenny Babe

    ahhh this song calms me so... <3

    mk ultra butterfly

    same >:)

    GetOverWiththis

    +mkultra butterfly newbie ;)

    mk ultra butterfly

    @GetOverWiththis 18 years of cof but yeah sure whatever helps you sleep at night ;)

    Phil Boeve

    +mkultra butterfly have u bn spyin on me? :D

  74. Regular Reviews

    When I cant fall sleep, this works like a charm. So violent yet so peaceful.

    B-RJ

    Regular Reviews I did also, 20 years ago. It would probably still work.🙂

    Drhaegar

    I thought I was the only one who use this song as a lullaby.

    The Antichrist

    @Drhaegar u guys had some fucked up childhoods.

  75. Sleepwall Adeq

    bathory aria

  76. Chris Alesandrini

    This song is a fricken masterpiece.

    Ugly Clown

    Chris Alesandrini copy cat.

    majmunko23

    yes it fucking is

    July Johnson

    This song shows how goddamn amazing Lecter truly was on the piano.

    Andrea Pancakova

    and the live version is breathtaking to

    Ramsés Amadeus

    Fucking*

  77. Ricardo Fabrício

    Gostei essa música.

  78. Michellee Stojcevska

    My favorite!

  79. Josealex Bedoya

    Purosvampiria

  80. Ornella Giammusso

    the best !

  81. Muz bez Mena

    great song