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My Dying Bride

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3.46 | 37 ratings | 2 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1 (45:20)
1. In Your Dark Pavilion (10:03)
2. You Are Not the One Who Loves Me (6:47)
3. Of Lilies Bent with Tears (7:10)
4. The Distance, Busy with Shadows (10:46)
5. Of Sorry Eyes in March (10:34)

CD 2 (41:42)
6. Vanité Triomphante (12:21)
7. That Dress and Summer Skin (9:39)
8. And Then You Go (9:22)
9. A Hand of Awful Rewards (10:20)

Total Time 87:02

Deluxe Edition bonus disc:
1. The Music of Flesh (7:04)
2. Seven Times She Wept (4:06)
3. The Burning Coast of Regnum Italicum (11:50)
4. She Heard My Body Dying (8:31)
5. And All Their Joy Was Drowned (10:14)

Total Time 41:45

Line-up / Musicians

- Aaron Stainthorpe / vocals
- Andrew Craighan / arrangements & direction

- Lucie Roche / vocals
- Jonny Maudling / piano, keyboards
- Johan Baum / cello
- Alice Pembroke / viola

Releases information

Previous material re-written for a variety of classical instruments.

Artwork: Aaron Stainthorpe

2CD Peaceville - CDVILEF 324 (2011, UK)
2CD Peaceville - EBVILE001/2 (2011, UK) With a bonus CD plus 64-page book

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MY DYING BRIDE Evinta ratings distribution

(37 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (22%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (11%)

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Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars "Evinta" is the 11th full-length studio album by UK doom metal act My Dying Bride. The album was released through Peaceville Records in May 2011. The regular version of the album is a 2 disc release, but a deluxe 3 disc version is also available, featuring a third disc of recordings and a 64 page 12" hard-back book.

"Evinta" is a bit of an experiement for the band as the album is lacking any form of metal elements. Instead itīs ambient keyboard/piano driven music overlayed by viola and cello. There are sparse vocals on the album in form of opera type soprano vocals by Lucie Roche and at times spoken word type vocals by lead vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe (who is actually the only member of My Dying Bride who is actively participating on the album). The tracks are made up of themes and ideas from previous releases by the band, but thatīs not necessarily obvious when you listen to the music. Itīs actually only a couple of times where some of the most known themes from the bandīs back catalogue appear, that I recognise where elements of the music come from. The tracks on "Evinta" are by no means ambient/chamber classical cover versions of whole My Dying Bride tracks. The atmosphere is dark and melancholic so in that respect all is as usual when talking about My Dying Bride.

The tracks are generally very long and atmospheric, but maybe also a bit too long. That goes for the whole album too. Itīs very long and as there isnīt that much variation between tracks, "Evinta" quickly becomes an album where my attention wanders. Itīs nice as background music but my patience is seriously challenged when sitting down listening to the full album. And Iīm talking about the 2 disc version. I can only imagine how hard it would be to keep focus on the music all the way through the 3 disc deluxe version. Thereīs nothing on the album thatīs particularly bad though. Itīs just a style of music that requires a lot of patience and probably the right mood too. an experiment I think "Evinta" is relatively successful. Itīs always interesting when a band temporarily break out of their usual style to pursue something different. As an enjoyable listening experience Iīll be completely honest and say that "Evinta" isnīt an album Iīll put on very often. Still a 3 star (60%) rating isnīt wrong. I recommend that even the most hardcore fans of My Dying Bride should listen to samples before a purchase though.

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5 stars My Dying Bride have been one of my favourite bands since "as the flower withers". I love the riffs, the sadness, the lyrics, the atmosphere created and the vocals both clean and growled. Quite differently from how metal music effects most people i find all forms of metal relaxing. Riffs fro ... (read more)

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