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MY DYING BRIDE -- "The Dreadful Hours"

Discussion in 'Your Reviews' started by Slynt, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. Slynt

    Slynt Lord and Liar

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    Being a big fan of My Dying Bride, it's of course always a party when a new album arrives...especially since they've never dissapointed me (OK, "34..." was a slight dissapointment...).

    Their previous album 'The Light at the End of the World' was a suprising, and welcome, return to the band's death metal roots, and this trend continues on 'The Dreadful Hours', which sees the return of the melancholic violin (or is that a synthesizer simulating the instrument?).

    Aaron continues to use death/black vocals on this album too, which I guess many fans will appreciate. His clean vocals are still very integral to the songs, and the man gets better at it for each album. His melody lines in the title track, for instance, give the song a sense of torment death vocals wouldn't achieve.

    Once again My Dying Bride present a number of catchy, sad melodies mixed with heavier-than-brick riffs, and during some tunes I get the feeling they are repeating themselves - but honestly I don't care, 'cause if it sounds like My Dying Bride I'm happy.

    An elegant mixture of old and recent My Dying Bride, then. Songs like "The Dreadful Hours", "A Cruel Taste of Winter" and "The Deepest of Hearts" are as My Dying Bride as you can get it, and will fill in perfectly with older songs in a live set.

    The cover artwork, the lyrics and the Cd print are all of high quality as usual.


    "The dreadful hours" is IMHO the best doom metal album of 2001, and I doubt the year will see any better.

    9.2/10
     
  2. Depth

    Depth I'm really falling.

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    for me , My Dying Bride , is the best band Doom metal and their new album y really amazing ......
    the best songe of this album is My Hope to destroyer....
    the art of "the dreadful hours" is good , the lyrics.... excelent
    a gran work of this band.......
    10/10
    I'm sorry for my english....
    :heh:
     
  3. Lakestream

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    I bought this album a week ago, and I love it :)
    especially track 3 through 6 (can't remember all the names).

    Oh, and that guitar in the beginning of the title-track is really nice and haunting :)

    It's not the best album I've bought this year, but it's probably the 6th best or so ;)

    (the 5 opeth albums being better)

    out of the years releases, I'd say only Blackwater Park is better.
    The Dreadful Hours is slightly better than Emperor's Prometheus, even :)
     
  4. Smirr

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    It's a good album, but IMHO it's far from being the Doom album of the year. I'd pick Endtyme for that.
     
  5. Bleakest Harvest

    Bleakest Harvest \m/Misanthropic Hippy\m/

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    'The Raven And The Rose' is my favourite song from that album, especially that genius guitar riff which runs through the song, really chugging like. I love it, and love the album as a whole. It rocks :headbang:
     
  6. war machine

    war machine Demon of the Fall

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    My Hope, the Destroyer is by far one of the best songs ever, the harmony at the end, after the death vox part, and before the repeat of the verse, is the best piece of music I have heard in a long while...
     
  7. batmura

    batmura Sea of Tranquility

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    Awesome CD. One of the best of My Dying Bride and definitely one of my top 5 releases of 2001.

    NP: The Black League - Utopia A.D.

    ~Mezarkabul
     

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