For some reason, The Light at the end of the World is one of My Dying Bride's least well known albums, although it is not their worst. Since their earlier albums they have ditched previous drummer Rick Myah and violinist Martin Powell. They have also gained ex Anathema drummer Shaun Steels, who easily keeps up the high standard of his predecessor. Anyway. Since The Angel and The Dark River, MDB had strayed from their original doom metal style a little, however by The Light at the end of the World, they have returned to their original style. Guitarists Calvin and Andy have gone from strength to strength since their beginnings and constantly outdo themselves on this album. The drumming is fantastic, different in style than Rick's but it fits the music very well. Aaron sticks mainly to the clean doom vocals he used in The Angel and The Dark River and Like Gods of the Sun, but he has also reintroduced small amounts of the doomdeath vocals he used in their first album As the Flower Withers. The best song on the album is definitely the title track, which may possibly be the best song MBD ever wrote. The guitar work is fantastic. It actually manages to almost sound like waves gently beating on the shore of a desolate island. The lyrics are the most beautiful Aaron has ever written and actually tell a story on their own. The opening track She is the Dark is also brilliant. It has an absolutely superb riff and some fantastic, almost black metal sounding vocal sections, which create an unbelievably dark atmosphere. Unlike most of their albums, which all have their weak points, there are no songs on here which let the standard down. Every song is worth listening to, and I would recommend the album to anyone who likes their previous doom metal releases, especially if you like intense, emotional, moving and extremely beautiful music.