The always sensual Candia Ridley is the lead singer of Inkubus Sukkubus that delights fans around the world with her delightfully eerie voice that propels us into another world full of magic and mysticism. The music from this album is no exception as she weaves for us a tale of paganism, lust and the woman that is Lilith. Vampire Erotica is the bands 5th album and was released in 1997. The various songs on the album touch on many different themes of paganism as well as the persecution that they have suffered now and in the past. It is an album to make people think and to lift the spirits of pagans everywhere. Its not just about sex and vampires but about life and how you should make sure to live that life.
Each song is a story unto itself and gives us a glimpse into the darker side of history and myth. If you listen to the lyrics you can hear Candia trying to convey to us how much pagans have the right to be here on this earth. Its not about being different it is about being true to ones self and how you interact with others. Coupled with the music these songs pull us in and give us a pleasant ride though a fantastical world where anything is possible.
Critics tend to be harsh about this kind of music since it is not considered mainstream and so called “Against God” types of music. I don’t think those critics really listen to the music at all for if they did they would be tearing Rap to pieces and leaving all us pagans alone to enjoy music as we see fit. This is definitely an excellent album to get to experience the music that is Inkubus Sukkubus.
…Come and take a walk with me
Where the angels fear to tread
Kiss the flame, feel the pain
In the furnace of our love…
From Track 9 Vampyre Erotica – Inkubus Sukkubus
If you love Gothic rock music and love pagan music then this is going to be the album for you. Once you have heard anything from Inkubus Sukkubus you are going to want all of their albums. Vampyre Erotica was even used in the vampire cult classic film The Vampires of Bloody Island. Thank you Candia for your wonderful voice and mesmerizing music.