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Very good album...
on 26 July 2004
My Dying Bride are a band I checked out more on a wim then anything else. I'd heard many people talk about "The Cry Of Mankind" as being a good song, and this being thier best album, so I bought it to see what they were like.
Firstly, this kinda music will not be for everyone. Slow, methodical (some may say boring....), and with vocals that many may find intolerable, not everyone will like this. But, if you appreciate doom metal, or like music that has a way of immersing you in another place whilst listening, then this is a CD well worth picking up.
The music is technically good, the vocalist is able to change from an almost-robotic growling voice to a clean (very good) vocal. Some people may find the music pretentious (the use of a foghorn in the last four minutes of "The Cry Of Mankind" is a little OTT....), but MDB do manage to take you on a journey, albeit a journey that promotes impending doom for all.
If you like your music moody, depressive and immersing, you can't go wrong with My Dying Bride and this album. Not for all music fans, but those with an open mind I believe will appreciate.