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TURN LOOSE THE SWANS

My Dying Bride

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.13 | 79 ratings

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progtime1234567
4 stars Turn loose the swans is solid, sad, heavy, drab, and full of that Gothic gloom that I love. The album is a great piece of music because of the progressive tendencies, the violin and keyboard parts, and at the center, its Gothic death/doom metal. With an hours length and only seven songs (on the standard original release) the album may be a turn off, but for people who are familiar with progressive metal and doom metal, then this should be no challenge. The vocals and guitar and bass work is great too, with there being death-growls, and melodic, clean singing. The tempos and dynamics are great too, going from mid-tempo to slow, and doomy, and the dynamics being loud one moment and being quiet the next moment. I am a little biased because I love Gothic rock and Gothic metal, but bias aside, Turn loose the swans is a great album, and it should appeal to death metal fans, doom metal fans, Gothic rock and metal fans, progressive metal fans, and everyone in between. Truly a great piece of music that never drags on or gets boring, despite its long length. 4.5 stars.
progtime1234567 | 4/5 |

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