Inkubus Sukkubus – Vampire QueenIn 1997 Inkubus Sukkubus released the album "Vampyre Erotica", the album was to see the band propel themselves, to a higher level & contained many of the bands most popular tracks. The Album represented many aspects of the multifaceted Inkubus Sukkubus, and led the listener into a decadent universe of dark romantic lust, portraying. The album heavily influenced by the "Hammer Horror" films of the late 1950s and early 1960s which portrayed the vampire as a beautiful, sexual and yet, tragic being. The location for the story was always a fictional hyper-Bohemia, and then to the melting pot was added a hint of sadomasochism, a pinch of humour and an ample serving of cleavage.
With their new album "Vampire Queen", Inkubus Sukkubus once again visit the Vampire Realm a Realm which is dark but not aphotic. It is a domain full of sensual passion, the dead resurrected, supernatural temptation and all of it in vibrant Technicolor. The band once again explore the sexual vampire in "Bathory", "Vampire Queen" and "Angel of Lust", the dark romance continues with "Let the Night Last Forever" and "In the Darkness and the Rain" but then move on to a medieval apocalyptic nightmare with "Here Come the Dead" which chronicles the plague of revenants of the middle ages, the band continue to traverse this Brugelesque and dreadful landscape with "Angelus Mortis" which sees the Angel of Death cutting a swathe through humanity as the Black Death. The Band eventually returns to slightly more familiar territory with "Nature Child" and "Wolf Boy", but not before passing through a shady netherworld for "Dancing the Night Away". All in all, "Vampire Queen" is essentially a return, not only to the Vampire Realm but also to the familiar Inkubus Sukkubus heavier Rocky style for which the band is best known. "Vampire Queen is a delight of Glamour Horror".
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