The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell is the thirteenth studio album by American guitarist Buckethead. It was released on April 20, 2004 via Disembodied Records. The album contains seventeen songs, and is considered by fans to be Buckethead's heaviest offering to date. The album includes the song "Spokes for the Wheel of Torment", one of the few Buckethead songs for which a music video has been made.
"Descent of the Damned" could refer to the journey that sinful souls make down to Hell.
The name of "Woods of Suicide" is the name of the Seventh Circle of Hell where those who take their own lives are sent to suffer.
"Ravines of Falsehood" could easily refer to the Eighth Circle, reserved for those who commit fraud, as the Eight Circle has many individual pits ('ravines') where different types of fraudulent sinners suffer.
The music video starts showing a place that looks like hell where Buckethead has a lute and is carried by a flying beast which releases him. Buckethead ends in the hands of the "Prince of Hell" from the The Garden of Earthly Delights triptych.
Buckethead gets eaten by the creature and his head, the lute and the two arms fall, getting themselves stuck on a tree where Buckethead starts to play a part of the song. While he plays, a lot of people getting killed are shown in several ways and a bird is picking body parts. Then the "Tree Man" from the same triptych is shown and the camera changes to the upper part of the triptych where all is on fire.
Buckethead keeps playing and when the song finishes the screen goes black and the credits appear showing the triptychs by Hieronymus Bosch. After the credits the camera pulls to show the credits were on a circular shape. During this time, parts of the song "Traveling Morgue" from the same album are played. The screen goes black again and the words "Beware, Beware, God Sees" appear.