My Dying Bride - Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light


8.6 | 442 votes |
Release date: 2004
Style: Gothic doom metal, Death doom metal

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01. The Wreckage Of My Flesh
02. The Scarlet Garden
03. Catherine Blake
04. My Wine In Silence
05. The Prize Of Beauty
06. The Blue Lotus
07. And My Fury Stands Ready
08. A Doomed Lover

The best Doom Metal album of 2004

Additional info
Released on: Peaceville

Available as limited digipack, limited digibox with a poster and a magnet and as gatefold LP.

Staff review by
Jeff
Rating:
9.5
The dusk is coming, today was a bad day of January, lot of rain, clouds, and now fog… A really bad day…
I'm not sure that the only reason of that sudden, depressive aspect of myself come from the weather, maybe the reason come from my stereo too... Since some days, I'm listening a new cd that could be the source of my dark days… In February, "My Dying Bride" the master of Doom Metal, one of the most depressive English band, is coming with their new production "Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light". After 3 years and their last album "The Dreadful Hours", a lot of people are waiting this new album. Is it good? Does it have some changes in relation with their older albums? Well, we will see with that review if this new one could be compared to the several masterpieces of the band…

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published 27.02.2004 | Comments (1)

Staff review by
Deadsoulman
Rating:
9.5
After the utter success of The Dreadful Hours, often considered as their best album, it was not easy to release something at least as good. Great expectations surrounded Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light, expectations boosted by the delay due to artwork issues . Believe me, these expectations are not disappointed. Let's not keep the suspense, the last My Dying Bride is at least as good as The Dreadful Hours, and probably even better.

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published 08.11.2008 | Comments (13)

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30.08.2010 - 11:46
Rating: 9
Jvliet
This is my favorite album by them. Love the concept of metal with great lyrical content.
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15.10.2010 - 23:40
Rating: 8
Yojimbo
Yeah, this is my favorite MDB album too. They are one of the only bands that mix clean vocals with death growls well, I feel.
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25.02.2012 - 01:54
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
A very gloomy atmosphere (Which the band have done throughout their career so easily) created on this album, but such well-structured songs such as the beautiful yet brooding 'My wine in silence' and the powerful epic closer ''A Doomed Closer', not to forget the ferocity of 'The Prize of Beauty'. There is plenty here to regard the album as one of the band's better latter works.
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19.03.2012 - 00:48
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
My favorite album by MDB, really good
Edit 4 years later: Lol nope. Weak album that doesn't compare to their earlier material
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02.11.2012 - 22:34
Rating: 10
Erik M.
The greatest MDB album in my opinion, along with Turn Loose The Swans. A definite masterpiece.
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02.11.2012 - 22:38
Rating: 10
Erik M.
Written by musicalkaratekid on 25.02.2012 at 01:54

A very gloomy atmosphere (Which the band have done throughout their career so easily) created on this album, but such well-structured songs such as the beautiful yet brooding 'My wine in silence' and the powerful epic closer ''A Doomed Closer', not to forget the ferocity of 'The Prize of Beauty'. There is plenty here to regard the album as one of the band's better latter works.


"A Doomed Closer"?

Anyway, I agree with what you said. Actually, I think pretty much every song is brilliant. My favourite would be The Wreckage Of My Flesh and my least favourite The Blue Lotus, but even that song is great still.
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10.11.2012 - 16:57
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
Written by Erik M. on 02.11.2012 at 22:38

Written by musicalkaratekid on 25.02.2012 at 01:54

A very gloomy atmosphere (Which the band have done throughout their career so easily) created on this album, but such well-structured songs such as the beautiful yet brooding 'My wine in silence' and the powerful epic closer ''A Doomed Closer', not to forget the ferocity of 'The Prize of Beauty'. There is plenty here to regard the album as one of the band's better latter works.


"A Doomed Closer"?

Anyway, I agree with what you said. Actually, I think pretty much every song is brilliant. My favourite would be The Wreckage Of My Flesh and my least favourite The Blue Lotus, but even that song is great still.


Haha, I guess I was thinking the album's closer when I typed that-I do that quite a lot
Yeah, I love each and every song here bar 'The blue Lotus', but even that has it's qualities.
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06.04.2013 - 00:08
Rating: 10
Erik M.
Written by Alex F on 19.03.2012 at 00:48

My favorite album by MDB, really good


Wow, if your favourite MDB album only gets a 7, you must really dislike them.
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06.04.2013 - 01:11
Sean 79
Savage album... but then all My Dying Bride albums are, except that little blunder they had with 34.788%... Complete???
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06.04.2013 - 02:42
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
I take 34.788% over some of their latest stuff any day tbh.
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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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07.04.2013 - 07:09
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.04.2013 at 02:42

I take 34.788% over some of their latest stuff any day tbh.


Totally. "34..." is probably among my 3 favorites by them. And checked this one out after ignoring it for a while and it's probably the least interesting I've heard by them, though I don't know how I feel about it yet.
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07.04.2013 - 14:49
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Unhealer on 07.04.2013 at 07:09
And checked this one out after ignoring it for a while and it's probably the least interesting I've heard by them, though I don't know how I feel about it yet.


Well, THAT is an odd opinion tbh. I find albums like Like Gods of the Sun, The Light At The End Of The World, A Line Of Deathless Kings and everything after that one to be way less interesting. Well, to me everything from the very beginning up to an including this album is very good shit, it just goes slightly up and down sometimes but I like everything on that period.
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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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29.04.2013 - 10:27
Rating: 10
Himedal
The best album of them. so dark, so gothic, so doom. well done.
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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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17.05.2013 - 07:50
Rating: 10
Copernicus
My personal favorite! Great doom
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22.10.2014 - 06:40
SongsOfDarkness
Account deleted
Can Death/Doom get any better than this?
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29.10.2014 - 03:32
SongsOfDarkness
Account deleted
After a few listens, I can say that this is the best metal album I heard. Such hate, such perfection, such atmosphere can only be achieved by the gods of Death/Doom.
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31.01.2015 - 19:31
Rating: 9
Warman
Erotic Stains
Possibly the best doom metal album ever. At least after Epicus Doomicus Metallicus.
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17.02.2016 - 05:50
Rating: 9
indexqwest
Excellent Doom Metal!
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03.06.2016 - 23:35
Rating: 7
Bad English
Masterchief
By By death/doom, hello gothic/doom
I didn't like it , good violins and as DerRozo said songwriters are missing here. Arons deep voice needed violins, fits good together, same time somehow all didn't work even I love gothic/doom
Songs stand out: My Wine In Silence, Doomed Lover
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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