From the Cradle to Enslave

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From the Cradle to Enslave
EP by Cradle of Filth
Released 30 October 1999
Recorded Parr Street Studios, Liverpool and Springvale Studios, Ipswich, England, 1999
Genre Extreme metal
Length 32:01
Label Music for Nations (Europe)
Metal Blade (US)
Producer Cradle of Filth
Cradle of Filth chronology
Cruelty and the Beast
From the Cradle to Enslave

From the Cradle to Enslave is the second EP by English extreme metal band Cradle of Filth, and first release following their 1998 studio album Cruelty and the Beast. It contains two original compositions: the title track and "Of Dark Blood and Fucking". The rest of the disc consists of cover versions and a re-recording of a track from the album Dusk... and Her Embrace.

The album was recorded during a period of upheaval for the band, with Gian Pyres and Nicholas Barker leaving prior to its release (Pyres would return for the recording of Midian) and Stuart Anstis and Les Smith departing the band soon afterwards.

The EP was reissued in 2012 by The End Records.[1]

Promotional video[edit]

"From the Cradle to Enslave" was the first of Cradle of Filth's songs to have an accompanying music video. The video was directed by Alex Chandon, who also directed the 2001 horror film Cradle of Fear in which Dani Filth appeared. The music video features explicit images of nudity and gore and was released in two versions, one edited and one unedited. Both versions can be found on the PanDaemonAeon DVD.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Chronicles of Chaos 8/10[3]

Dani Filth revealed his antipathy towards the title track in Kerrang!: "We have to play it at every gig... I'd like to erase it, so I wouldn't have to play it again. After a while you just want to play something different. There's something about the hook that just strikes a chord of fear down my spine."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "From the Cradle to Enslave"   Dani Filth Cradle of Filth 6:37
2. "Of Dark Blood and Fucking"   Filth Cradle of Filth 6:02
3. "Death Comes Ripping" (Misfits cover) Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Robo Danzig, Only, Doyle, Robo 1:57
4. "Sleepless" (Anathema cover) Darren White Daniel Cavanagh and Anathema 4:19
5. "Perverts Church (From the Cradle to Deprave)" (remix of "From the Cradle to Enslave" only on European release)     4:58
6. "Funeral in Carpathia (Be Quick or Be Dead Version)"   Filth Cradle of Filth 8:08
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
5. "Dawn of Eternity" (Massacre cover, on American release) Kam Lee Rick Rozz 6:24


Cradle of Filth[edit]

Guest/session musicians[edit]


  • Mike Exeter, Dan Spriggs - engineers on tracks 1-4, mixing on tracks 3-4
  • John Fryer - mixing on tracks 1 and 2
  • Mark Harwodd - engineer and mixing on "Funeral in Carpathia" and "Dawn of Eternity"
  • Damien Clarke and Lecter - remixing of "Perverts Church"
  • Noel Sommerville - mastering


Year Chart Position
1999 UK Albums Chart[5] 84


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  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "From the Cradle to Enslave - Cradle of Filth: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards: AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Noll, Matthias (5 March 2000). "CoC : Cradle of Filth - From the Cradle to Enslave : Review". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Kerrang! (1130). 21 October 2006. 
  5. ^ "Chart Log UK: Chris C. - CZR". Retrieved 2010-11-07.