MY DYING BRIDE — The Manuscript (review)

MY DYING BRIDE — The Manuscript album cover EP · 2013 · Doom Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
Warthur
Later paired with The Barghest o' Whitby on the compilation The Vaulted Shadows, whereas the Barghest EP consisted of only one long track, this consists of a clutch of (comparatively) shorter songs which didn't quite make the cut for A Map of All Our Favours. With Shaun Macgowan's violin cutting a particularly haunting and beautiful air on the title track, this is an EP which finds the band deep in the gothic death-doom realm they defined with their early work and have further refined ever since, and refine further here. The quiet section at the end of the title track, in particular, feels like it's influenced somewhat by early Opeth, which feels new in My Dying Bride's sound.

I can only assume there was some thematic reason why they weren't included on Map of All Our Failures, because goodness knows the quality here is very solid - if not even stronger than that album.
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Tupan wrote:
41 days ago
Great EP.
UMUR wrote:
43 days ago
Yup..
Warthur wrote:
43 days ago
Yes, you can definitely make an argument for The Vaulted Shadows being one of their better recent albums, just one which happened to be released as two EPs...
UMUR wrote:
43 days ago
I like this one better than the full-length they didnĀ“t make it unto.

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