MY DYING BRIDE — Like Gods of the Sun (review)

MY DYING BRIDE — Like Gods of the Sun album cover Album · 1996 · Doom Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
Warthur
Having excised the death metal DNA from their sound on The Angel and the Dark River, My Dying Bride would go on to continue that album's gothic-tinged doom metal sound on this release. This time around, however, things seem to have evolved a little, with a wider emotional palette present; in particular, the music no longer seems to be entirely succumbing to melancholy, with the compositions starting to show a bit of defiant grit to them that was absent before. For those who specifically look to My Dying Bride for the purpose of hearing the most miserable metal music on the planet, this may be disappointing, but for my part it is a welcome shift in their sound which stops this from simply being a bland remake of The Angel and the Dark River.
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