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MY DYING BRIDE

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal • United Kingdom


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MY DYING BRIDE is a band that never stirs up much discussion in the progressive rock community. We often make the assumption that they are the average gothic/doom metal hybrid and nothing more. But if you were to listen to their music, you would here the beauty and details that make MY DYING BRIDE much more than that. Anyone dismissing this band that is even slightly into progressive metal is making a huge mistake.

The band formed in June, 1990 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. They were formed after guitarist Andrew Craighan and drummer Rick Miah left their former band ABIOSIS to join vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe and guitarist Calvin Robertshaw. At this point MY DYING BRIDE was now formed.

They went into the studio for the first time on November 24/25 of 1990 to record their first demo "Towards the Sinister". The demo consisted of four original songs from the band, and showed their potential soon to come on their debut full-length album.

Shortly after the release of the demo, they released their first single/EP in 1991 titled "God Is Alone". It was only released as a 7" vinyl and was limited to a small 1,000 copies. The EP was released on a small independent French record label, Listenable Records. The release of the EP marked a huge step forward for the band, as they were soon approached by Peaceville Records. The band has recorded with Peaceville ever since.

The band marked their first release with Peaceville with their second EP, "Symphonaire Infernus et Spera Empyrium". It was released in 1992, and consisted of 3 songs. This was their first release with Adrian Jackson on bass, which left Andrew Craighan playing just guitar. At this point MY DYING BRIDE was now a 5-piece band.

The band kept the same lineup as the EP with the release of their 1992 debut full-length album "As The Flowers". The album gets positive reviews in general, but not nearly as favorable as the next albums to come from MY DYING BRIDE. They released their third EP "The Thrash of Naked Limbs" in early 1993 following their debut album. This EP marked another change in their line-up, as violin and keyboard player Martin Powell had become an official band member. He played on the band's previous works, but more so as a session musician than an official member.

MY DYING BRIDE became a common name in the metal community with the release of "Turn Loose The Swans", which released in October of 1993. This album sounded much different from their debu...
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MY DYING BRIDE discography


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MY DYING BRIDE top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.65 | 48 ratings
As The Flower Withers
1992
4.05 | 69 ratings
Turn Loose The Swans
1993
3.86 | 63 ratings
The Angel And The Dark River
1995
3.18 | 35 ratings
Like Gods of the Sun
1996
2.84 | 35 ratings
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1998
3.94 | 42 ratings
The Light at the End of the World
1999
3.89 | 46 ratings
The Dreadful Hours
2001
4.12 | 62 ratings
Songs of Darkness, Words of Light
2004
3.64 | 36 ratings
A Line of Deathless Kings
2006
3.71 | 34 ratings
For Lies I Sire
2009
3.44 | 33 ratings
Evinta
2011
3.26 | 30 ratings
A Map of All Our Failures
2012
3.73 | 22 ratings
Feel The Misery
2015

MY DYING BRIDE Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.43 | 14 ratings
The Voice Of The Wretched
2002
3.19 | 7 ratings
An Ode To Woe
2008

MY DYING BRIDE Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.00 | 3 ratings
For Darkest Eyes
1997

MY DYING BRIDE Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.26 | 4 ratings
The Stories
1994
3.72 | 8 ratings
Trinity
1995
2.40 | 6 ratings
Meisterwerk I
2000
2.50 | 5 ratings
Meisterwerk II
2001
3.15 | 4 ratings
Anti-Diluvian Chronicles
2005
0.00 | 0 ratings
Introducing My Dying Bride
2013
4.04 | 4 ratings
The Vaulted Shadows
2014
3.09 | 3 ratings
Meisterwerk III
2016

MY DYING BRIDE Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.14 | 7 ratings
Towards the Sinister
1990
2.26 | 4 ratings
God Is Alone
1991
3.28 | 15 ratings
Symphonaire Infernus et Spera Empyrium
1992
3.12 | 12 ratings
The Thrash of Naked Limbs
1993
2.36 | 8 ratings
I Am the Bloody Earth
1994
2.17 | 8 ratings
The Sexuality of Bereavement
1994
2.69 | 8 ratings
Deeper Down
2006
3.35 | 6 ratings
Bring Me Victory
2009
3.27 | 14 ratings
The Barghest O' Whitby
2011
3.95 | 9 ratings
The Manuscript
2013
4.00 | 2 ratings
Hollow Cathedra
2015

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 Symphonaire Infernus et Spera Empyrium by MY DYING BRIDE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1992
3.28 | 15 ratings

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My Dying Bride Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars SYMPHONAIRE INFERNUS ET SPERA EMPYRIUM is the very first release from MY DYING BRIDE released as an EP way back in 1991 as well as their first on their long lasting Peaceville Records label. While the 12 " vinyl edition released in 1991 consisted only of the 11:38 title track, the CD edition released the following year contained the tracks "God Is Alone" and "De Sade Soliloquay" which were released as a two sided 7" vinyl single limited to 1000 copies the year before. Due to startling originality of the inclusion of the melancholic session violin contributions of Martin Powell on the title track, MY DYING BRIDE gained instant recognition as a major innovator in the nascent death-doom metal sound that only Anathema and Paradise Lost were also developing at the same time period.

It's no doubt that MY DYING BRIDE caught the attention of the world with the track "Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium" as it remains one of their most masterful compositions of their entire career exquisitely melding the elements of doom and death metal along with neoclassical darkwave with the addition of the soul piercing violin and highly sophisticated compositional conceptualization. With its humble intro it almost sounds like we're going to the Renaissance fair with its medieval violin setup but soon the down-tuned doomed distortion of heavy guitar riffs enter as does the death growls of Aaron Stainthorpe. The track deftly walks the tightrope of the classical and metal worlds with grace but also carefully paces the fusion effect with pure down and dirty death metal outbursts however the violin never strays too far for too long and always brings the listener into the eternal cauldrons of dread.

The remaining tracks are less symphonically complex and are rooted more in heavier death metal with elements of doom percolating through. "God Is Alone" and "De Sade Soliloquay" are perhaps the heaviest tracks that MY DYING BRIDE has ever released as they are blistering fast in tempo and eschew the violin trademark sound that pretty much defines them on every full length album that follows. These were siphoned from the cauldrons of their earliest demo material therefore sounds as primeval and raw as could be expected. SYMPHONAIRE INFERNUS ET SPERA EMPYRIUM is an excellent debut from MY DYING BRIDE and only one of two where Stainthorpe exclusively utilizes his death growls (the other being the following full-length "As The Flowers Wither." While the title track has gotten around on many of the compilations, the other two have not and can only be found on this EP as well as the collection of the first three EPs "Trinity." This debut release showed great talent that has been successfully in staying relevant for decades after this first hit the market.

 As The Flower Withers by MY DYING BRIDE album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.65 | 48 ratings

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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars After the attention getting debut of their first EP "Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium," MY DYING BRIDE released their first full-length debut AS THE FLOWER WITHERS the following year in the vein of that EP's title track. This album is by and far the heaviest and most brutal of any in the MY DYING BRIDE discography with heavy emphasis on the blistering guitar riffing and pummeling bass and percussive attacks. The trademark lugubrious violins of at-the-time session musician Martin Powell are a vital part to the band's sound at this stage but all hasn't integrated together seamlessly quite yet. At this stage the classically oriented sounds as heard in the symphonic intro "Silent Dance" as well as segments within the larger tracks such as "The Bitterness And Bereavement" and "The Return Of The Beautiful" are more than present but it is quite apparent early on in "Silent Dance" that MY DYING BRIDE was very much an early pioneer of the death-doom metal sound along with contemporaries Anathema and Paradise Lost. AS THE FLOWER WITHERS is also the only full-length release where lead vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe exclusively utilizes his death growls which contribute to the overall soundscape giving a more dirty and raw metal feel as opposed to the slicker, more romantic Gothic utterings of his later clean vocal style.

While the longer tracks tend to portend the future of where the band was heading, some tracks like "The Forever People" are exclusively rooted in the death metal past with unapologetic heaviness and aggressive bombastic ear assaults sans any trace of symphonic effects of wailing violin. On the more progressive tracks like "The Bitterness And The Bereavement" the band utilizes all of their magic in one behemoth of a composition with sensual tear inducing violin wails meeting Sabbath inspired doom guitar chords stomping so hard that it registers on the Richter scale while the suffocating atmospheres deplete all the remaining oxygen from the room. As if the sophistication of their dread-inducing instrumental talent wasn't sufficient enough, MY DYING BRIDE has always delivered the most thought provoking lyrics based in painful romances, utter despair and complete collapse of faith and all of that was already present from the beginning having been fully developed at this stage as perfectly heard on some of the most sophisticated tracks such as the outstanding masterpiece "The Return Of The Beautiful" where all of their early and later sounds play together in perfect harmony.

AS THE FLOWER WITHERS is one of the most woefully underrated albums of MY DYING BRIDE's entire discography. While they pretty much steered their distinct sound exclusively into the atmospheric doom metal arenas starting with "Turn Loose The Swans," there is something mysterious and profound about this one. Not only does it retain the primeval ooze effect of nascent metal's birth pangs but has an intense energetic delivery absent from subsequent releases. The exclusive use of death growls may dissuade the fans of the romantic clean approach but i find this early sound of MY DYING BRIDE to be equally as compelling to experience upon returning visits. The progressive touches and the sophistication of the compositions puts this on a whole other level of the day and the dual guitar assaults of Andrew Craighan and Calvin Robertshaw are allowed to shine like on no other album that came after and even delved into Morbid Angel territory with blistering riffs and squealing solos on "Vast Choirs." While i'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite album from MY DYING BRIDE being that their canon is so incredibly consistent, i ,in no way, can rank AS THE FLOWER WITHERS as an inferior product. On the contrary i find this to be a stimulating attack of the senses that offers a higher octane value than anything that would soon follow.

 The Thrash of Naked Limbs by MY DYING BRIDE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1993
3.12 | 12 ratings

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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars MY DYING BRIDE had such positive reaction to their innovative use of symphonic embellishments and violin in their unique signature sound that by the time they got to their 2nd EP they made violinist a full-fledge member of the band and steered their sound incrementally away from the aggressive death metal world more into atmospheric doom metal arenas. THE THRASH OF NAKED LIMBS followed the debut full-length "As The Flower Withers" and was the turning point where heavy guitar assaults were deemphasized and the dread inducing atmospheres accompanied by poetic visions of woe became the dominant force. While Aaron Stainthorpe utilized his death growls exclusively on the title track, for the first time he introduced his clean Gothic styled vocals which offered a new mood setting feel to their music.

While the title track is an expected death-doom track with heavy Sabbath inspired guitar in slowed down splendor, "Le Cerf Malade (The Sick Stag)" introduces a new aspect of the band, namely a propensity for thick brooding dark ambient passages. This track is exclusively instrumental with no metal to be found and has brief lyrics in French that are a fragment from a poem of the same name from the 17th century Frnech poet Jean de la Fontaine. "Gather Me Up Forever" proves they indeed a metal band and jumps back into the death-doom metal pattern that the title track dished out only some harder driving uptempo passages. This track is quite successful at showing how MY DYING BRIDE was masterfully composing doom metal with ambience and progressive touches and lots of attention paid to the most minute sound dynamics.

As heard on THE THRASH OF NAKED LIMBS, the transition was near complete but remnants of the early death metal stage of the band was still a significant part of the band's sound although less emphasized than on the previous releases. MY DYING BRIDE was cautious about morphing too quickly from one world to the next and only proceeded as it made sure that nothing sounded stilted or done so without a satisfying unification of the styles at hand. Personally i find THE THRASH OF NAKED LIMBS to be yet another exemplary and satisfying listen with three tracks equally interesting as they place emphasis on different aspects of the band's different strengths. As with the "Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium" EP, this one can be found on the box set "The Stories" or the much easier found "Trinity" compilations.

 I Am the Bloody Earth by MY DYING BRIDE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1994
2.36 | 8 ratings

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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

3 stars After the success of their second album "Turn Loose The Swans" where MY DYING BRIDE finally found an equilibrium between the intense death-doom metal guitar and growls with their neoclassical dark darkwave, they quickly released yet another EP. The third of these titled I AM THE BLOODY EARTH pretty much followed up the formula of "Swans" with a slow and plaintive pace that would become the band's own for the rest of their career finally breaking complete ties with death metal riffs and aggressive outbursts. Whereas the previous EPs could be considered albums in their own right for having a distinct feel, this one sounds more like a collection of three tracks that were released between albums.

The title track is a slow stomping doom metal number with lugubrious symphonic violin parts wailing away. Aaron Stainthorpe employs only death metal growls despite no death metal riffs entering the scene. There are also extra guest vocals from Ghost of the industrial band GGFH. Interest in industrial music is much more prevalent on the second track "Transcending (Into The Exquisite)" which is indeed a House remix that contains different elements from "Turn Loose The Swans" and utilizes a hypnotic beat and Nine Inch Nails type drive accompanied by a remix type of aesthetic to it making it sound more like a Ministry track than MY DYING BRIDE. Although death metal growls are mostly used there are also moments where Stainthorpe sounds like Marilyn Manson a little. This one is a little repetitive and obviously an experiment that they never tried again. In fact this track was removed from the compilation "Trinity" which featured the band's first three EPs and replaced with the single "The Sexuality Of Bereavement."

The remaining track "Crown Of Sympathy" from the "Turn Loose The Swans" album is also an alternate remix version but not industrial oriented. This retains the classic sounding of the album version and sounds simply like a different version with some nice atmospheric extensions. Personally i find this to be the weakest of the early EPs that were released during the early years of MY DYING BRIDE. While the three tracks are all decently done and quite pleasant to listen to, they just don't have the oomph or continuity that the previous releases did. The title track and the "Crown Remix" can be found on compilation "Trinity" while the entire EP as originally released can also be found on the limited "The Stories" boxed set. Personally the missing track on "Trinity" is not the most interesting of the lot so i would recommend that as a one stop shop for the first three EPs.

 The Stories by MY DYING BRIDE album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1994
2.26 | 4 ratings

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The Stories
My Dying Bride Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

2 stars THE STORIES was the first compilation / boxed set from MY DYING BRIDE that released their three earliest EPs " Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium," " The Thrash Of Naked Limbs " and "I Am The Bloody Earth" all in one handy one-stop shop product. This comp was released in response to the sudden popularity MY DYING BRIDE was experiencing as a result of the success of their very first albums "As The Flower Withers" and "Turn Loose The Swans" as well as growing demand from the heavy exposure during their early tours.

The only difference between THE STORIES and the following compilation called "Trinity" which was released a year earlier which also featured all three early EPs is that THE STORIES features those three EPs exactly as the original releases whereas "Trinity" removed the track "Transcending (Into The Exquisite)" and replaced it with "The Sexuality Of Bereavement" which was originally released as an EP in its own right (along with the other track "The Crown Of Sympathy (Remix)" but was only available to members of the short lived Peaceville Collectors Club Series.

THE STORIES was released in a green cardboard box with new artwork and an additional booklet with lyrics but was limited to only 3000 copies and has become somewhat of a collector's item over the years. This is truly one only for the most hardcore of completists since every track except "Transcending?" can be found on the much more readily available "Trinity" while the original "I Am The Bloody Earth" with that track is much easier and less expensive to track down. Personally i'll give it a pass. Rating is based on value as a compilation. See reviews for each EP separately.

 Trinity by MY DYING BRIDE album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1995
3.72 | 8 ratings

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Trinity
My Dying Bride Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars TRINITY is one of the earliest compilations albums from MY DYING BRIDE released the year after their very first 'The Stories.' It is in fact basically the same album as 'The Stories' which compiled the band's three earliest EPs ' Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium,' ' The Thrash Of Naked Limbs ' and 'I Am The Bloody Earth' all in one handy one-stop shop product. While 'The Stories' was more of a collector's boxed set of sort with special packaging and limited to 3000 copies, TRINITY has been the easiest way to obtain all three EPs without resorting to great expense. The two comps are essentially the same product musically speaking with one glaring exception and an important one it is.

Whereas 'The Stories' contained the EPs ' Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium,' ' The Thrash Of Naked Limbs ' and 'I Am The Bloody Earth' in their authentic original forms, for some strange reason MY DYING BRIDE decided to jettison the track 'Transcending (Into The Exquisite)' from the 'I Am The Bloody Earth' EP and replace it with the track 'The Sexuality Of Bereavement' which was a non- album single that was released the previous year. While i am in agreement that 'Sexuality' is a far superior track to 'Transcending' i'm left a little perplexed why the former was nixed instead of simply adding the former to the authentic trilogy of EPs from this early stage of the band's career thus not making it a completely authentic experience. Unfortunately the 'Transcending' track has been completely written off and hasn't even found a home on the following comps including the 'Meisterwerk' releases.

The reason for disowning this track seems a little disheartening since despite not being the highlight of the band's career nevertheless is an authentic part of it even though it does have more of an industrial metal feel and is different than most of their other material. Despite this slight irritation i have to accept this album for what it is and what it is happens to be an outstanding display of a very talented death-doom metal band who knew how to construct some of the most beautifully depressing compositions of the day with such masterpieces as the track 'Symphonaire Infernus et Spera Empyrium.' TRINITY remains the most readily available way to obtain all the early EPs minus one track and is an interesting way to experience the band evolution from the early doom metal band with death metal outbursts to the more familiar symphonic death-doom band as heard in their early years. Still a brilliant flow of music despite the faux pas of a single track exclusion.

 Feel The Misery by MY DYING BRIDE album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.73 | 22 ratings

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Feel The Misery
My Dying Bride Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Something of a return to form compared to A Map of All Our Failures, Feel the Misery boasts a title which could act as a manifesto for My Dying Bride's entire back catalogue when you think about it. With a reconfigured lineup perhaps refreshing the sound a little and Calvin Robertshaw returning to the lead guitar post, the band produce an album which gives each member a moment in the sun. Check out the instrumental section on A Thorn of Misery, which starts with bassist Lena Abé backed on spectral organ by Shaun Macgowan and building up a mountain of tension before the rest of the band come in and bring us to the peak.
 A Map of All Our Failures by MY DYING BRIDE album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.26 | 30 ratings

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A Map of All Our Failures
My Dying Bride Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Bit of a ballsy move to invite critical low blows with such an album title, isn't it? This is especially the case when, for the first time, it feels like My Dying Bride haven't moved forward on a release. As much as I (and others) personally didn't care for 34.788%... Complete, and as mixed a reception as Evinta received, at least both those releases constitute My Dying Bride trying something different, and there's always been a sense on their releases that they've been updating their sound one way or another between them.

Here, though, they seem to have stalled in the style of one of the more generic doom metal moments on For Lies I Sire, and don't really seem to have much of a map out. Luckily, it's still pretty good doom metal and worth a spin if you're a fan, but we've come to expect better from them over the years.

 For Lies I Sire by MY DYING BRIDE album cover Studio Album, 2009
3.71 | 34 ratings

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For Lies I Sire
My Dying Bride Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Katie Stone joins My Dying Bride as their new keyboardist, and also brings violin back into their sound for the first time in a good long while. (Would you believe it hadn't featured in their sound since Like Gods of the Sun?) This is well suited for what is, for the most part, one of the most gentle and intimate releases from the band.

"Gentle" isn't usually a term used in metal - especially not in doom metal - but it's apt here, with the band allowing more quiet and acoustic moments to work their way into their sound and keep proceedings varied. In fact, this album might see Aaron Stainthorpe's most diverse vocal performance yet.

Lest you think that they've lost their teeth, though, there's still some grim surprises to be found in here - in particular, A Chapter In Loathing represents My Dying Bride's deepest dive into the depths of black metal up to this point.

If I had one criticism of the album, is that it's sound is just a little *too* diffuse; each My Dying Bride before this one has its own particular sound, but this time it's not really clear what overall atmosphere they were going for. Still, with a collection of songs this good, that's a minor complaint.

 A Line of Deathless Kings by MY DYING BRIDE album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.64 | 36 ratings

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A Line of Deathless Kings
My Dying Bride Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Is "Deathless" in the album title a clue? I ask because right after My Dying Bride had completed a triumphant return to death-doom on the previous three albums, they once again banished the death metal influences from their sound.

In fact, A Line of Deathless Kings represents perhaps their most purely doom metal offering up to that point - recall that earlier doom releases such as the run of albums from Turn Loose the Swans to Like Gods of the Sun included a significant influence from darkwave music. That's not so here - unlike, say, Turn Loose the Swans, which at points seemed poised to abandon metal entirely, this is a doom metal album through and through.

This stylistic shift seems to have yet again refreshed this chameleonic band, the gang once again avoiding the trap of continuing to push one particular style or another to the point of tedium. Out of all of the original "Peaceville Three", My Dying Bride has consistently remained within the wider sonic universe of doom metal, but has with equal consistency managed to constantly find new ways to revise and refresh their sound in that sphere. If you want a role model for how a band can constantly evolve and develop their sound without losing touch with their roots, My Dying Bride would be an excellent candidate.

Thanks to J-Man for the artist addition.

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