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My Dying Bride

My Dying Bride are a British doom/death metal band formed in 1990. In 1989, they were known as "Abiosis", then in 1990 they changed their name and became known as My Dying Bride, following the release of one demo tape "Noxious Emanation". During the early 1990s My Dying Bride were part of what was known as the death/doom Great Three with Paradise Lost and Anathema - all three bands hailing from England. Their music is characterised by romantic, sensual lyrics and an obsessive attention to atmospheric detail.Early demos were death metal in a traditional sense, though much slower than most. ...read more

My Dying Bride are a British doom/death metal band formed in 1990. In 1989, they were known as "Abiosis", then in 1990 they changed their name and became known as My Dying Bride, following the release of one demo tape "Noxious Emanation". During the early 1990s My Dying Bride were part of what was known as the death/doom Great Three with Paradise Lost and Anathema - all three bands hailing from England. Their music is characterised by romantic, sensual lyrics and an obsessive attention to atmospheric detail.Early demos were death metal in a traditional sense, though much slower than most. However, their debut album As The Flower Withers saw the addition of violins and keyboards. Turn Loose the Swans built on that foundation, utilising clean as well as death grunts and, unusually, lead violin on several tracks. Trinity is a compilation of the three early EPs and a 7". The Angel and the Dark River saw the abandonment of death grunts altogether and added a more gothic feel to the songs. Like Gods of the Sun continued in that direction. The highly experimental 34.788%... Complete was widely regarded as an extreme detour from the bands other works, but was accepted by fans as a new direction for the band, even though it differed from the classic death/doom genre, making them into one of the worlds most appreciated/idolised doom metal bands. A prime example of this was the track 'Base Level Erotica' - it was musically and stylistically unlike any of the band's other works. The Light At The End Of The World represented a return to the My Dying Bride of old, but was lambasted by some critics as being a complacent exercise of treading water. My Dying Bride entered something of a hiatus after this, releasing two retrospective albums Meisterwerk 1 and Meisterwerk 2. These albums lay halfwaybetween best of albums and rarity compilations and had no clear target audience. Completists of the band, while appreciating the early demos and rare tracks, bemoaned the many album tracks included, while those new to the band acquired a peculiar, career-spanning introduction which lacked coherence. It was not until 2001's The Dreadful Hours that My Dying Bride managed to win round the bulk of their former fans. More innovative than The Light At The End Of The World, yet retaining all the key elements of the My Dying Bride sound, The Dreadful Hours was slightly darker, although a long way off the intense darkness of the first two demos. 2004's follow-up Songs Of Darkness, Words OfLight showed a band continuing to expand and refine their sound and purpose. A substantial increase in live performances - once an unheard of rarity - has lead to much greater recognition by a new generation of fans.In 2004, the band's label, Peaceville, re-released their entire back-catalogue in digipak format, with rare bonus tracks (demos, remixes, live performances etc.) added to each release. The band's next release came in May 2005, when they released the fancifully-titled Anti-Diluvian Chronicles, a fully-fledged best of box set featuring three discs and thirty tracks. My Dying Bride toured the UK in November of 2005, playing shows at London Astoria (18) and Bradford Rio (19). The band spent the winter of 2005/2006 writing material for a new studio album, and recorded "A Line Of Deathless Kings". « hide

Similar Bands: Anathema, Black Sabbath, Cathedral, Paradise Lost, Opeth

LPs
A Map Of All Our Failures
10/15/2012

3.7
75 Votes
For Lies I Sire
2009

3.3
149 Votes
A Line Of Deathless Kings
2006

3.7
157 Votes
Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light
2004

3.9
175 Votes
The Dreadful Hours
2001

4.1
241 Votes
The Light at the End of the World
1999

3.7
134 Votes
34.788%... Complete
1998

3.2
112 Votes
Like Gods of the Sun
1996

3.6
144 Votes
The Angel and the Dark River
1995

4.2
240 Votes
Turn Loose the Swans
1993

4.2
248 Votes
As The Flower Withers
1992

3.5
111 Votes
EPs
The Manuscript
05/13/2013

3.3
13 Votes
The Barghest O’ Whitby
2011

3.6
26 Votes
Bring Me Victory
2009

2.2
21 Votes
I Am The Bloody Earth
1994

4.3
11 Votes
The Thrash Of Naked Limbs
1992

3.8
7 Votes
Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium
1991

4.1
16 Votes
Live Albums
An Ode To Woe
2008

3.6
17 Votes
Sinamorata (DVD)
2005

4.2
3 Votes
The Voice of the Wretched
2002

4
7 Votes
Compilations
Evinta
2011

3
19 Votes
Anti-Diluvian Chronicles
2005

4
3 Votes
Meisterwerk II
2004

3.1
4 Votes
Meisterwerk I
2000

3
3 Votes
Trinity
1995

4.1
9 Votes

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