Saturday, September 6, 2008

Coping With Death


This is MyDyingBride's 'As The Flower Withers' from 1992 on Peacevile records. MyDyingBride is the self destructive form of anger during the coping process that forces us to lash out at ourselves in time of crises when we have no other release. It is dark poetic art in the vein of Asunder, ParadiseLost, and Anathema.The music is typically guttural vocals overlapping melodic guitar and the occasional violin and keyboard section. These guys remind me of a much prettier and more put together Axegrinder. So all in all this is like a mix of DeathMetal and Doom, or FuneralDoom, or whatever you wanna call it. While MyDyingBride is known for being pretty and slow this album certainly has some faster or at least mid-tempo songs. It seems as though this would be perfect to listen to on a rain day, after shoe gazing for a while. Stand out tracks include 'The Bitterness and the Bereavement', Sear Me' , and 'Well i hope you like it.


1 comment:

chrisc said...

my personal favourite from their discography is "turn loose the swans" but this record is great too.thanks for reminding me of this great band.i hadn't listened to them in ages.a good chance to listen again to all those death-doom records from back in the day.