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From the Cradle to Enslave is the second EP by English extreme metal band Cradle of Filth, released on 30 October 1999 by record labels Music for Nations (Europe) and Metal Blade (US).

From the Cradle to Enslave
EP by
Cradle of Filth
Released30 October 1999
RecordedParr Street Studios, Liverpool and Springvale Studios, Ipswich, England, 1999
GenreExtreme metal
LabelMusic for Nations (Europe)
Metal Blade (US)
The End Records (re-release)
ProducerCradle of Filth
Cradle of Filth chronology
Cruelty and the Beast
From the Cradle to Enslave

Recording and content

The EP 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.[citation needed]

From the Cradle to Enslave 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.


From the Cradle to Enslave was released on 30 October 1999 by record labels Music for Nations (Europe) and Metal Blade (US). It reached number 84 in the UK Albums Chart.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Chronicles of Chaos8/10[3]

AllMusic described the EP as "a worthy addition to any fan's collection, featuring several songs that rank with the best of their work".[2]

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

1."From the Cradle to Enslave"Dani FilthCradle of Filth6:37
2."Of Dark Blood and Fucking"FilthCradle of Filth6:02
3."Death Comes Ripping" (Misfits cover)Glenn DanzigDanzig1:57
4."Sleepless" (Anathema cover)Darren WhiteDaniel Cavanagh and Anathema4:19
5."Pervert's 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)"FilthCradle of Filth8:08
5."Dawn of Eternity" (Massacre cover; only on American release)Kam LeeRick Rozz6:24


Video by
Cradle of Filth
Released5 October 1999 (1999-10-05)
GenreExtreme metal
LabelMusic for Nations
DirectorAlex Chandon
Cradle of Filth chronology
Heavy, Left-Handed and Candid

"From the Cradle to Enslave" was the first of Cradle of Filth's songs to have an accompanying music video. It was directed by Alex Chandon, who would go on to produce further promo clips and DVD documentaries for the band, as well as the full-length feature film Cradle of Fear. The video features explicit images of nudity and gore[5] and was released in two versions, one edited (supposedly to make it MTV-friendly) and one uncut. Both contain a reference to the Cruelty and the Beast cover art, when a woman is seen emerging from a bathtub filling with blood. Both versions can be found on PanDaemonAeon, which was released on VHS on October 5, 1999 and on DVD in 2002.[6] The DVD also includes a "Making-of" documentary and a short live show, recorded at the London Astoria on 5 June 1998.

Astoria Show track list

  1. "Dusk and Her Embrace"
  2. "Beneath the Howling Stars"
  3. "Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids"
  4. "Malice Through the Looking Glass"


Cradle of Filth


Year Chart Position
1999 UK Albums Chart 84[1]


  1. "Cradle of Filth | Full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  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. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. Huey, Steve. "PanDaemonAeon – Cradle of Filth | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  6. "Cradle Of Filth Bringing "PanDaemonAeon" To Home Video". MTV. August 17, 1999. Retrieved 2016-06-29.

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- [en] From the Cradle to Enslave

[es] From the Cradle to Enslave

From the Cradle to Enslave es el segundo EP hecho por Cradle of Filth. Incluso puede ser considerado un sencillo, pues solo contiene dos temas originales; el tema del título y el segundo tema, "Of Dark Blood and Fucking". El resto del disco está reforzado con dos covers, una re-grabación de un tema de Dusk... and Her Embrace y un remix de baile.[1]

[ru] From the Cradle to Enslave

From the Cradle to Enslave — мини-альбом английской симфо-блэк-метал-группы Cradle of Filth, вышедший 30 октября 1999 на лейблах Music for Nations (Европа) и Metal Blade Records (США).

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