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Very good, but maybe quite samey
on 8 July 2001
my dying bride - the name conjures up the instant image of mournful, slow and melancholy music. and that's exactly what you get with it. this album is a collection of sadness, with a little variety. in the past we have seen a very angry my dying bride, just listen to the track 'she is the dark', but this album is very focused on mourning. slow, moody tracks like for you, which starts in a way that makes you think it could be an aggressive track, but then mellows and calms after 35 seconds, are very common. however, the focused approach has a major drawback - the songs tend to sound very similar. if you are looking for a first album to judge the band on, this isn't the right one. however, credit where credit's due - the last track - for my fallen angel is a truely beautiful piece of music that never fails to make my heart skip a beat. in summary - this album is only for those already familiar with my dying bride. for big fans, it is well worth buying. for newcomers, try another one.