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The album that made MDB something more.
on 23 March 2004
Most MDB fans will swear to this album..and with good reason.
It has a dark feel throughout that really still to this day is something completely special. The use of violin here is of course essential to the darkness and agony MDB portrays.
Every MDB fan has this album...really, you can't call yourself a fan and not own this album. It does sound silly, but if you know MDB you know it is not.
Sear me, Your river, Crown of sympathy, Black God and Turn loose the swans are just tracks that to me are doom metal history...even if two of those songs doesn't involve guitars or metal of any kind. It's the wholeness of this album that just makes this album so utterly dark heavy heavenly beautiful and ugly at the same time. Cause MDB can sound wretched and agonizing in so many ways...this is where MDB became My Dying Bride to me. This is a milestone in doom metal or dark metal ..whatever you want to call it. Poetic and darkly agonizing. Their latest album Songs of darkness words of light is btw the perfect follow up to this album...only without the violin. They actually made an album just as dark without the violin. Who would have thought?