My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans


8.8 | 499 votes |
Release date: 1993
Style: Death doom metal

Owners:

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57 want it
1 trades it


01. Sear Me MCMXCIII
02. Your River
03. The Songless Bird
04. The Snow In My Hand
05. The Crown Of Sympathy
06. Turn Loose The Swans
07. Black God
08. Le Cerf Malade [bonus]
09. Transcending (Into The Exquisite) [bonus]
10. Your Shameful Heaven [live] [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1993: 3
Top 200 albums of all time: 151

Additional info
Peaceville

Released as a Jewel Case CD and a 2LP set (with gatefold cover)

Reissued in 1997 as a pic-disc (just one LP - No cover). 500 copies.

Reissued in 2001 as a slipcase cd.

Digipack reissue in 2003. Contains bonus tracks:
"Le Cerf Malade"
"Transcending (Into The Exquisite)"
"Your Shameful Heaven (Live)".

The original CD, LP and cassette versions all had slightly different artwork, each designed by Aaron.

A limited promotional advance edition came with the CD in a CD-single case in a black velvet bag embroidered with the band�s logo.

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten
Rating:
10
If you wonder "What do many of today's doom/death metal bands have in common?" just listen to My Dying Bride's "Turn Loose the Swans" and you'll see. I wonder who could have imagined that a band like My Dying Bride back in 1993 with the very promising debut album "As the Flower Withers" (1992) would evolve so much in their second album becoming one of the most important pioneers of a new-born genre of doom/death metal. I guess not many. They took both the sound of the band, and of the whole genre, many steps further. My Dying Bride made it happen releasing one of the most classic albums not only for the 90s doom/death metal but also for the overall doom metal scene giving alternative meaning to the word "doom" in the metal scene.

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published 09.06.2005 | Comments (11)

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06.08.2010 - 02:34
Rating: 10
Elyar S.
Gud är Död
Black God's lyrics has taken from last lines of "Ah! the shepherd's mournful fate!" by William Hamilton:

Ah! the shepherd's mournful fate!
When doom'd to love, and doom'd to languish,
To bear the scornful fair one's hate,
Nor dare disclose his anguish.
Yet eager looks, and dying sighs,
My secret soul discover,
While rapture trembling thro' my eyes
Reveals how much I love her.
The tender glance; the redd'ning cheek,
O'erspread with rising blushes,
A thousand various ways they speak
A thousand various wishes.
For, oh! that form so heavenly fair,
Those languid eyes so sweetly smiling,
That artless blush, and modest air,
So artfully beguiling! [2]
Thy every look and every grace
So charms whene'er I view thee,
Till death o'ertake me in the chase
Still will my hopes pursue thee;
Then when my tedious hours are past
Be this last blessing given,
Low at thy feet to breathe my last,
And die in sight of heaven.
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Kiss my ass if you dont like me, I dont care.
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07.06.2011 - 20:49
Tetravirulence
The whole is pure genious and it will crawl inside you for sure
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17.09.2012 - 05:39
Rating: 8
ThunderAxe1989
Irreligious
Pure genious indeed. I love the guitar sound
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25.11.2012 - 23:58
Rating: 10
Erik M.
Written by ThunderAxe1989 on 17.09.2012 at 05:39

Pure genious indeed. I love the guitar sound


And yet you rated this only an 8?

Anyway, like Songs of Darkness, Words of Light, this is a definite masterpiece.
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01.01.2013 - 05:39
Rating: 10
Dead Eternity
The Crown Of Sympathy is probably the best song in this album. I love the atmosphere it creates!
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11.06.2013 - 08:59
NorthernDickhead
Written by Erik M. on 25.11.2012 at 23:58

Written by ThunderAxe1989 on 17.09.2012 at 05:39

Pure genious indeed. I love the guitar sound


And yet you rated this only an 8?

Anyway, like Songs of Darkness, Words of Light, this is a definite masterpiece.

8 is good number.
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Olen täys idiootti jätkä.
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11.06.2013 - 20:31
Rating: 10
Erik M.
Written by NorthernDickhead on 11.06.2013 at 08:59

8 is good number.


You make a good point there. Seriously though, using the word "genius" and then handing out an 8 is just plain wrong.
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12.06.2013 - 09:17
NorthernDickhead
Written by Erik M. on 11.06.2013 at 20:31

Written by NorthernDickhead on 11.06.2013 at 08:59

8 is good number.


You make a good point there. Seriously though, using the word "genius" and then handing out an 8 is just plain wrong.

Okay...maybe "genius" is wrong word for 8....whatever
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Olen täys idiootti jätkä.
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02.10.2013 - 20:16
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Guest on 02.10.2013 at 17:33

They're darkthroning this out during next month. In practice this means a re(-re-re?)-release with an extra commentary disc (Aaron, Andrew).


Only by seeing that new cover artwork I could finally realize what is on the original
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02.10.2013 - 21:50
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Unhealer on 02.10.2013 at 20:16

Written by Guest on 02.10.2013 at 17:33

They're darkthroning this out during next month. In practice this means a re(-re-re?)-release with an extra commentary disc (Aaron, Andrew).

Only by seeing that new cover artwork I could finally realize what is on the original


The two hands praying? Yeah it took me ages to figure it out. The funny thins is that once you do you go all "well, DUH" after seeing the artwork again.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.10.2013 - 22:41
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.10.2013 at 21:50

The two hands praying? Yeah it took me ages to figure it out. The funny thins is that once you do you go all "well, DUH" after seeing the artwork again.


Exactly, thanks for the confirmation . I even googled a bit and read some posts about the artwork being a cathedral, a swan on the water (?), candles and who knows what else.
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20.01.2015 - 19:48
Rating: 9
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Written by Unhealer on 02.10.2013 at 22:41

Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.10.2013 at 21:50

The two hands praying? Yeah it took me ages to figure it out. The funny thins is that once you do you go all "well, DUH" after seeing the artwork again.


Exactly, thanks for the confirmation . I even googled a bit and read some posts about the artwork being a cathedral, a swan on the water (?), candles and who knows what else.

Wait... this is not a cathedral...?
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28.04.2016 - 15:25
Rating: 10
Bad English
Masterchief
Nice album, diference between this and 1th one was here we have calm vocals, and I like Aaron is good whit it, musically its perfect old school death doom and band did not re write opener 5 times. Aaron has unique voice, and he should use it , other singer could growl
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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15.10.2016 - 23:47
Rating: 10
anathema_1977
Excellent album.
Their best, in my opinion. But I like most of their albums very much.
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