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My Dying Bride

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

2.79 | 41 ratings

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sgtpepper
2 stars 34.788% is an MDB album with arguably the greatest departure from the classic sound of the band. Alternative metal or even industrial metal influences come to the surface, which is not necessarily bad for open ears. Drums, voice, guitars, all is a bit adjusted to try new approach. This also means that music is less mournful.

Looking at its experimental name, it's even easier to mark it as black sheep.

The first epic track, "The whore, the cook and the mother" has quite an extensive keyboard new-age section; however this track is more memorable for its riffs and sound rather then its development.

"The stance of Evander Sinque" offers new moments with modern background edited vocals. The feeling of this track is gothic rather than doomy.

"Heroic chic" goes further with electronic beats and light guitars. Female vocals join the party and vocals are kind of rapping.

"Apocalypse woman" has a grunge riff with alternative rock beat, shows another interesting experiment and makes the band absolutely removing their traces to doom metal. From what I can hear, even the lyrics have different sense.

"Base level erotica" is perhaps the best track on this offering, not only because it sounds closest to doom metal but also because the band feels most comfortable here providing killing doomy riffs.

I do not recommend this album to hardcore proggers and MDB fans but for anybody else, give it a try.

sgtpepper | 2/5 |

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