Cradle Of Filth – From The Cradle To Enslave (1999)

From The Cradle To Enslave is a weird stop-gap EP that came before the Midian album. At this point the band was in a serious state of flux, shedding members like a snake with alopecia. I think there’s something like 15 different drummers performing on this EP. It’s a bit of an odds’n’ends collection, but every track is a corker, except maybe the “Pervert’s Church” remix tune, which is just shite. The cover songs are worth the price of admission alone. Plus, if you turn the CD sleeve inside out you get a much better cover.

My favourite track is “Of Dark Blood and Fucking THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE” (such metal).

PS – the grotesque music video is worth a punt if you’re either A.) into awful horror FX or B.) a 13 year old boy.