My Dying Bride

Info about My Dying Bride
Country United Kingdom
Added By Mike
13 years ago
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1992-2015 Metal
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8.6 x17
English/British Technical Prog-Related Extreme Metal/New Age
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10 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, two users rate it lower. two users think it is prog, five users think it is merely related to prog and four users think that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 95 studio tracks by My Dying Bride.
Track durations range from 2m 13s to 14m 23s, averaging at 7m 34s with a standard deviation of 2m 10s.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 4 years ago
My Dying Bride - The Vaulted Shadows 2014, Compilation
9.1
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 5 years ago
My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures 2012
8.9
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 7 years ago <Permalink>
My Dying Bride - The Barghest O'Whitby 2011, EP
9.0
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 7 years ago <Permalink>
My Dying Bride - Evinta 2010, Compilation
9.9
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 9 years ago
My Dying Bride - For Lies I Sire 2009
9.8
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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Comment by DetoxScission 11 years ago
My Dying Bride - Like Gods of the Sun 1997
9.5
Non-Prog Doom Metal
A thoroughly pleasing album from a terrific group of musicians. This is the first album of theirs I ever heard and still one of my favorites.
Review by PowerWyrm 12 years ago <Permalink>
My Dying Bride - A Line Of Deathless Kings 2006
9.7
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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Review by ivansfr0st 12 years ago <Permalink>
My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans 1994
9.6
Doom Metal
Revolutionary.

Turn Loose The Swans , the sophomore effort by My Dying Bride is an extremely unique album when considering its historical importance and the mind-boggling progression between this record and the debut As The Flower Withers . A dramatic change can is easily noticeable in that the group no longer plays the powerful Death/Doom exclusively, and has implemented such features that make their sound truly uncategorisable and impossible to put in whatever box you have got prepared for them. Martin Powell, now a full group colleague of the musicians, plays a greater role on this record, two of the seven total tracks lacking any heavy metal expression and consisting of gentle and melancholic violin and piano composition. In addition, he has become more brave in taking part in heavier sections, with the screeching, weeping violin sound that has been copied numerous times by now.

The album is surrounded by a tragic, fatal aura, and the lyrics are extremely bleak and depressing, much like the music itself, dealing with loss, hatred and despair. Conversely, it is drastically different from the debut in that way that there is so much variety in the songwriting in virtually every single track that the listening experience becomes absolutely breathtaking, as there are all the moments that make the music worthwhile. The track lengths and compositional structure are very progressive, with the average song being roughly nine minutes long. A large number of tempo changes and ... -> show full review
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Turn Loose The Swans 1994
 #1

9.0 x6
Technical Experimental Non-Prog Doom Metal
A Line Of Deathless Kings 2006
 #2

8.1 x7
Technical Non-Prog Doom Metal
The Angel And The Dark River 1996
 #3

8.8 x4
Prog-Related Doom Metal
Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light 2004
 #4

9.0 x4
Prog-Related Extreme Metal
Like Gods of the Sun 1997
 #5

8.4 x5
Technical Non-Prog Doom Metal
For Lies I Sire 2009
 #6

8.6 x4
Technical Prog-Related Doom Metal
The Light At The End Of The World 1999
 #7

8.4 x3
Technical Non-Prog Extreme Metal
The Dreadful Hours 2001
 #8

8.0 x3
Technical Non-Prog Extreme Metal
34.788%...Complete 1998
 #9

8.1 x3
Free Form Experimental Prog-Related Doom Metal
As The Flower Withers 1992
 #10

6.5 x4
English/British Technical Non-Prog Extreme Metal
A Map Of All Our Failures 2012
 #11

8.9 x1
Technical Prog-Related Extreme Metal
Feel The Misery 2015
 #12

7.8 x1
Technical Prog-Related Doom Metal
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