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Release date: 15 October 2012
Style: Death doom metal

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Disc I [CD]
01. Kneel Till Doomsday
02. The Poorest Waltz
03. A Tapestry Scorned
04. Like A Perpetual Funeral
05. A Map Of All Our Failures
06. Hail Odysseus
07. Within The Presence Of Absence
08. Abandoned As Christ
09. My Faults Are Your Reward [special edition bonus]

Disc II [limited edition DVD]
01. An Evening With The Bride (band documentary)

Review
Lyrics (9)


Line-up
Aaron Stainthorpe - vocals
Andrew Craighan - guitars
Hamish Hamilton Glencross - guitars
Lena Abé - bass
Shaun MacGowan - keyboards, violin

Session musicians
Shaun "Winter" Taylor-Steels - drums


Additional info
The album was released in a multitude of formats, including CD, double vinyl, and special edition CD/DVD.

Release dates:
October 15th: Europe
October 16th: USA

The special edition features a bonus audio track, plus additional DVD containing a band documentary.

The vinyl edition is presented on heavyweight 180gm vinyl with gatefold sleeve.

Recorded and mixed at Futureworks Studios, Manchester, April - July 2012.

Produced by Mags and My Dying Bride.
Recorded and engineered by Mags.
Pro Tools editor and assistant engineer: Grant Berry.
Mixed by Mags and My Dying Bride.

"An Evening with the Bride" DVD
Additional video footage & editing by Alan Gaunt/Venue Video.
Interview footage supplied by Simon Clement.
Authored at Mastering Media.
Various photos by My Dying Bride.
Recorded in January 2010 - July 2012.

Artwork and design by Rhett Podersoo at Machine Room.

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
8.0
"My home was cleared, history sold
Empty was my place
'Cept a picture on the wall
Of lovers in embrace."

The wind, the rain, the urban grey landscape and the thunderbolt are ingredients of a fabulous deep autumnal afternoon. They could also be components of a grandiose My Dying Bride album and I know you're not unaware of this. Especially when you start shivering to the sound of a weary church bell that so graciously managed to open the gates to a world you know you've been to before, but can always paint something different for you with the bleakest of colors.

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published 16.10.2012 | Comments (8)

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The Melting Snow - 25.08.2012 at 22:38  
Rating: 8 Kneel Till Doomsday is a pretty good song. looking forward to the album now.
Unna Med - 30.08.2012 at 21:31  
  I smell a return to their early albums. Violins, and all. That's great, hope the whole album will be like Kneel Till Doomsday.
The Melting Snow - 05.10.2012 at 10:09  
Rating: 8 I love the album cover
InnerSelf - 15.10.2012 at 00:15  
Rating: 6 First impression was a big ass Yawn ... hopefully it'll gain some sort of charm with further listens.
Lit. - 15.10.2012 at 00:59  
  My Dying Bride has always been a big ass yawn.
InnerSelf - 15.10.2012 at 01:23  
Rating: 6 Oh no you didn't ...
Monolithic - 15.10.2012 at 12:11  
Rating: 5 Moderate yawn combined with nanoseconds of musical orgasm, this definitely needs more time and still I don't get the hype behind this album.

I'm not gonna rate it for now (as if anybody ever cares, though. )
It's still a lot better than Evinta IMO.
Tiglath Pileser - 15.10.2012 at 22:00  
Rating: 9 Pretty good new album. I love the second song. Hail Oddyseus, worst songtitle in MDB-albums, is pretty good as well.
Alex Fenger - 18.10.2012 at 02:54  
Rating: 7 Pretty good, much better than For Lies I Sire (and Evinta obviously). Can't decide whether this gets a 7 or 8 from me. Probably have to listen through it one more time.
Eddie Misery - 18.10.2012 at 07:10  
Rating: 9 Whole album is fucking awesome. Been waiting for this from them for a long time now--reaches back to their earlier works without being a "redo" or "recycled".
peggazuzz - 19.10.2012 at 00:25  
 
Written by Tiglath Pileser on 15.10.2012 at 22:00

Pretty good new album. I love the second song. Hail Oddyseus, worst songtitle in MDB-albums, is pretty good as well.

If you say "pretty good" and gives it 9, i understand why so many albums are overrated on this site..
Erik M. - 19.10.2012 at 03:00  
Rating: 7
Written by peggazuzz on 19.10.2012 at 00:25

If you say "pretty good" and gives it 9, i understand why so many albums are overrated on this site..


Yeah, I'd say a 9/10 equals "amazing" or at least "great". Some might even say a 9/10 album would be considered a masterpiece, though I don't agree with that, since that'd be a 10/10.
Rawand - 20.10.2012 at 14:39  
Rating: 8 I Like This Album
peggazuzz - 20.10.2012 at 22:06  
 
Written by Erik M. on 19.10.2012 at 03:00

Written by peggazuzz on 19.10.2012 at 00:25

If you say "pretty good" and gives it 9, i understand why so many albums are overrated on this site..


Yeah, I'd say a 9/10 equals "amazing" or at least "great". Some might even say a 9/10 album would be considered a masterpiece, though I don't agree with that, since that'd be a 10/10.

Agreed. Pretty good is a 7. When it comes to this album my impression after one spin is just that. It is dreary, as an MBD album should be, but ...boring. Let's see if it grows
Uzziel666 - 22.10.2012 at 15:39  
Rating: 9 Cool album
bgcasio - 25.10.2012 at 16:14  
  Today I heard the album and I was incredibly fascinated by it. INCREDIBLE!
Erik M. - 26.10.2012 at 23:27  
Rating: 7
Written by Guest on 23.10.2012 at 14:26

Just an average album. For Lies I Sire is definitely better than this since I've read some comments saying this is better than that, also Evinta is an abysmal album so don't even compare the two. Only song that stood out was the first one. Mildly disappointing album overall. A 6 suites it well.


So you give this album a 6/10 and basically all other albums you've rated 10/10's?
The Melting Snow - 29.10.2012 at 10:07  
Rating: 8 Great album, love the depressive atmosphere throughout. No one can do that better than My Dying Bride.
Frankthetank727 - 30.10.2012 at 07:22  
 
Written by Guest on 23.10.2012 at 14:26

Just an average album. For Lies I Sire is definitely better than this since I've read some comments saying this is better than that, also Evinta is an abysmal album so don't even compare the two. Only song that stood out was the first one. Mildly disappointing album overall. A 6 suites it well.


I had trouble even getting through this one. The two singles were the best songs and the rest was a bore fest. To me, it sounds like a lack of inspiration and has the same "whiny" feeling that For Lies had. I don't feel the emotion coming from the music like on previous albums. They should hang it up before it gets any worse
garmling - 31.10.2012 at 15:49  
Rating: 9 Darkly grim album, slow and crawling....I like it, though I find it hard to listen to, cause my beloved Grandpa died few days ago and this album is like a heavy trip to all those lovely memories, makes me so sad....but that's the thing in Doom Metal, to make you miserable....
matai65 - 03.11.2012 at 05:30  
Rating: 9 An excellent album,as good as anything since the awesome 'The Dreadful Hours'.
ferritometal - 10.11.2012 at 20:43  
Rating: 9 It is a very good album, has great quality!!
Night Sight - 11.11.2012 at 21:07  
  I dont think it is better than for lies i sire.it has some interesting moments such as hail odysseus and kneel till doomsday but rest of the songs are just boring.it didnt catch my attention
Erik M. - 20.11.2012 at 18:43  
Rating: 7 After a decent amount of times listening to this album, I've concluded that it's a very good album, definitely better than For Lies I Sire. I also think it's better than A Line Of Deathless Kings.

My favourite tracks are Hail Odysseus and A Tapestry Scorned, but I honestly like every track, though Like A Perpetual Funeral is a little bit boring. Overall this album grew on me, so for the people who say it's boring I have the following to say: give it another chance, because for me it was boring too at first, but it became better after more listens.

I just added it to my "MDB: Best To Worst" list for anyone who's interested: http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=2582
Tiglath Pileser - 29.11.2012 at 23:41  
Rating: 9
Written by peggazuzz on 20.10.2012 at 22:06

Written by Erik M. on 19.10.2012 at 03:00

Written by peggazuzz on 19.10.2012 at 00:25

If you say "pretty good" and gives it 9, i understand why so many albums are overrated on this site..


Yeah, I'd say a 9/10 equals "amazing" or at least "great". Some might even say a 9/10 album would be considered a masterpiece, though I don't agree with that, since that'd be a 10/10.

Agreed. Pretty good is a 7. When it comes to this album my impression after one spin is just that. It is dreary, as an MBD album should be, but ...boring. Let's see if it grows


You guys do not think one's opinion may change in time?

I find this album amazing to say the least.
NocturnalStalker - 08.12.2012 at 16:28  
Rating: 9 What a relief! After the latest Candlemass record I don't think that my doomy soul would be able to take another disappointment.
It's the good old My Dying Bride. The only complaint with this album is there could be more violin and violin lines could be less simplistic. The bonus track is a fine example of how that magical instrument can embellish the musical palette of the band.
The Melting Snow - 13.01.2013 at 19:07  
Rating: 8 Just heard the bonus track.. it's awesome!
Black Bathory - 08.06.2013 at 01:57  
Rating: 10 This is one of my favorite albums
Erik M. - 09.06.2014 at 13:14  
Rating: 7
Written by Alex Fenger on 18.10.2012 at 02:54

Pretty good, much better than For Lies I Sire (and Evinta obviously). Can't decide whether this gets a 7 or 8 from me. Probably have to listen through it one more time.


I honestly would've expected you to hate it, seeing as there's plenty of gothic on this. Btw, I rate it exactly the same: a 7.5 from me.
Alex Fenger - 09.06.2014 at 18:13  
Rating: 7
Written by Erik M. on 09.06.2014 at 13:14

I honestly would've expected you to hate it, seeing as there's plenty of gothic on this. Btw, I rate it exactly the same: a 7.5 from me.

Gothic metal isn't inherently bad to me, I think it's mostly the case when the gothic elements are overwhelmingly the primary focus of an album

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