My Dying Bride - Evinta

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Release date: 30 May 2011
Style: Death doom metal


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Disc I
01. In Your Dark Pavilion
02. You Are Not The One Who Loves Me
03. Of Lilies Bent With Tears
04. The Distance, Busy With Shadows
05. Of Sorry Eyes In March

Disc II
01. Vanité Triomphante
02. That Dress And Summer Skin
03. And Then You Go
04. A Hand Of Awful Rewards

Disc III [deluxe edition bonus]
01. The Music Of Flesh
02. Seven Times She Wept
03. The Burning Coast Of Regnum Italicum
04. She Heard My Body Dying
05. And All Their Joy Was Drowned

Lucie Roche - female vocals
Aaron Stainthorpe - male vocals
Alice Pembroke - viola
Johan Baum - cello
Jonny Maudling - keyboards

Additional info
US release date: 31.05.2011

Deluxe edition consists of 3 discs with 64-page book, inspired by My Dying Bride's illustrious recordings of the past two decades. Limited to 3000 copies.

Produced by Maudling, Stainthrope, Craighan.
Recorded by Maudling at Wayland's Forge Studios, England 2010-2011.
Cover art by Aaron Stainthrope.
Design and booklet layout by Matthew Vickerstaff.

To commemorate two decades of doom and gloom from My Dying Bride, the band embarked upon a special project to re-work familiar melodies and themes from their extensive catalogue into long, flowing symphonic compositions, incorporating new vocals and passages from Aaron Stainthorpe. Sharing vocals is professional opera singer Lucie Roche, a talented soprano from France.

These arrangements have been brought to life in co-operation with keyboard maestro Johnny Maudling (of Bal-Sagoth fame) as well as a clutch of talented classical musicians and will be released on May 30th as 'Evinta', as a 2 disc set & also a deluxe 3-disc edition with 64 page book, inspired by My Dying Bride's illustrious recordings of the past two decades.

A deluxe edition (3 Discs) including 64 page 12" hard-back book and additional disc of Evinta recordings (Evinta 3)
A 2-CD* limited edition, in a digibook format with 24 page booklet for independent retailers
A less expensive 2-CD* edition for general retail (UK and overseas chain stores), in a jewel-case format

*2CD edition features CD 1 & 2 from the Deluxe (3 Disc) edition.

Audio from Disc 3 will see an eventual release in the future.

Staff review by
I don't think I should say anything concerning My Dying Bride, you all know who they are and what they accomplished, but most and above all you still recall the company they kept you throughout the years; that is indispensable. Yet, neither they possess the Papal infallibility nor do I grant indulgence.

Up to Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light, even A Line Of Deathless Kings, I used to worship them, to a welcome extent of course, it always depends on the album and everything it has to say. Then, the big "surprise" came with For Lies I Sire, it wasn't even memorable, an album whose existence I nearly ignore, third class uninspired My Dying Bride just for the sake of it, nothing less, nothing more, a mediocre sculpture of what they once were. Two years later, the band itself prepared the world for something different through statements, something that was waiting for a long time to be accomplished and fulfilled, now it is awakened. Of course I'm referring to Evinta, a wannabe magnum opus of familiar and renowned My Dying Bride melodies transformed into pieces of classical/symphonic music.

published 05.06.2011 | Comments (32)

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15.01.2012 - 13:37
Rating: 7
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I am not an expert in neoclassical/darkwave/dark ambient music area, but I enjoy it, so naturally this album caught my attention immediately.
And, I must say, it was a pleasant experience to hear all those familiar melodies in their new arrangements. Surely, this album has its flaws, just like any other album, but I don't feel like writing about them here. What matters is the music, which is well-written and well-performed and that strong spirit, which was always present in My Dying Bride's works. I mean the spirit to pursue something new in their music without care for criticism. That's what I love this band for.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
03.02.2012 - 13:06
Rating: 5
I don't mind a bit of darkwave from time to time but listening to this one I nearly slipped into a coma.
07.02.2012 - 23:01
I love neoclassical darkwave music but the song lengths are way too long and almost un-listenable. I got through most of the album, but I just found it sooooooo boring . I do hope MDB wont do anything like this again.
05.03.2015 - 16:42
Absolutely a beautifull masterpiece from the masters. Thank you MDB!

A great project to supplement their existing discography. Heard it by now so many times that you start to forget the subtle references to the original songs and recognize them as entirely new songs on their own.
04.06.2016 - 00:14
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Why this is listed as compilation, IMO its 100% album not bets of compilation isn't it?
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07.06.2016 - 23:45
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What the duck was this? I just wasite my life 3h whit this shit c mon, it could be Arons solo album not MDB, I dont know well lets see if DerRoz can save the day

btw IMO album must have style changed, not doom at all
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