MY DYING BRIDE — Songs of Darkness, Words of Light (review)

MY DYING BRIDE — Songs of Darkness, Words of Light album cover Album · 2004 · Death-Doom Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
Warthur
After the masterpiece of The Dreadful Hours, My Dying Bride consolidate on the foundations laid there and treat us to Songs of Darkness, Words of Light. It's still very much in the death-doom ballpark, but the streak of viciousness revealed by the light black metal influences on the previous album is still there, entwined in a complex emotional ballet with a reinvigorated gothic dimension to their music. Whilst I do not think it is quite the masterpiece that its predecessor was, it is nonetheless an interestingly intricate album which does a great job of building on the precedent set and makes a fine companion piece to it.
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