My Dying Bride (as seen by PowerWyrm)

Artist My Dying Bride
Country United Kingdom
User PowerWyrm
8.8 x16
Experimental Prog-Related Doom Metal/New Age
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Comment by PowerWyrm 5 years ago
My Dying Bride - The Vaulted Shadows 2014, Compilation
Prog-Related Doom Metal
A compilation of the two EPs "The Barghest O'Whitby" and "The Manuscript". Classic depressive doom(death).
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Comment by PowerWyrm 6 years ago
My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures 2012
Prog-Related Doom Metal
In the vein of their last albums. Not bad, but after Evinta or even The Barghest O'Whitby, the songs lack originality...
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Review by PowerWyrm 8 years ago <Permalink>
My Dying Bride - The Barghest O'Whitby 2011, EP
Prog Doom Metal
After releasing the gorgeous symphonic/new age "Evinta" earlier this year, My Dying Bride comes back with more "classic" doomy EP "The Barghest O' Whitby". And a very challenging EP... consisting of only one song, but a 27+ minute epic!

My first impressions were mitigated... More harsh vocals than usual (and Aaron's harsh vocals don't sound as good as they were in the past), melodies similar to stuff they already did in the past, and even a pure death metal passage at the end.

But after a few listens, this EP really grew on me. It is like a longer version of one of my favorite songs from the early days "Symphonaire Infernus...", with everything from the old days -- doomy riffs, very slow pace, violin, growls -- mixed with the melancholic melodies of the most recent albums.

Highly recommended.
Review by PowerWyrm 8 years ago <Permalink>
My Dying Bride - Evinta 2010, Compilation
Prog-Related New Age
An unbelievable album...

There is no trace of metal here. Just piano, keys, cello, Aaron's (mostly spoken) voice, and a female operatic singer. Of course you will sometimes recognize some of MDB's most well known melodies, but they are rearranged in a completely new fashion.

If you liked MDB's most quiet songs, like "For My Fallen Angel" or "Le Cerf Malade"... then this album is for you.
Comment by PowerWyrm 10 years ago
My Dying Bride - For Lies I Sire 2009
Prog-Related Doom Metal
This is a gorgeous album. "The Angel And The Dark River" comes to mind as a comparison. Almost no death vocals (well they're all concentrated on one track, "A Chapter In Loathing", which can be seen as the heaviest song the band has done since their first album), depressive melodies, and even the violin is back on most of the songs, like in the old times.
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Review by PowerWyrm 13 years ago <Permalink>
My Dying Bride - A Line Of Deathless Kings 2006
Non-Prog Doom Metal
One of the good surprises of the year 2006.

Continuing on the same doomdeath style that made them so popular, My Dying Bride releases here an album considered by the band as their best work to date. And I would tend to agree, as I would rate this album equally to their two other masterpieces "Turn Loose The Swans" and "The Angel And The Dark River".

Compared to the last few albums, the band decided to use *much* less death metal growls (as they simply didn't fit the music they wrote for the album), so you'll only get 3 lines of growls in "Love's Intolerable Pain" (mixed with clean vocals too), 4 in "Deeper Down" and a small passage at the end of "The Blood, the Wine, the Roses" (speaking of which, it's the most extreme stuff they wrote since their debut album... but it's only 30 seconds long).

The clean vocals have also improved, with a more emotional high pitched tone mixed with more spoken/whispered words.

Highly recommended.
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