My Dying Bride - Feel The Misery



8.3 | 219 votes |
Release date: 18 September 2015
Style: Death doom metal

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01. And My Father Left Forever
02. To Shiver In Empty Halls
03. A Cold New Curse
04. Feel The Misery
05. A Thorn Of Wisdom
06. I Celebrate Your Skin
07. I Almost Loved You
08. Within A Sleeping Forest

Line-up
Aaron Stainthorpe - vocals
Shaun MacGowan - keyboards, violin
Andrew Craighan - guitars
Calvin Robertshaw - guitars
Lena Abé - bass

Studio musicians
Daniel "Dan" Mullins - drums

Additional info
Dedicated to the memory of Alwyn Stainthorpe.

Recorded at Academy Studios, Dewsbury, October 2014 - March 2015.
Engineered by Dan Mullins.
Mixed at Futureworks Studios, Manchester, June 2015.
Mixed by Mags. Assisted by Andrew Craighan.
Art concept and direction by Andrew Craighan.
Design and layout by Matt Vickerstaff.

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09.07.2015 - 23:18
Rating: 7
God Alone
First track leaked on Youtube. Not too shabby.
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10.07.2015 - 08:20
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
The title track is good. Plenty of heavy riffs. Vocals and lyrics deep and full of feeling, as usual, though I feel a bit of harsh vocals/growls could've been added.

It's the same formula that My Dying Bride have carried throughout the years, great for some, and boring for others.
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21.08.2015 - 22:15
Erik M.
The first track is pretty awesome. If the whole album is like that, we got ourselves a winner with this album.
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31.08.2015 - 17:57
MelancholiaC
I don't know, I'm feeling a bit underwhelmed by that first song - as I have been by the last few MDB albums...

The overall sound just feels too...empty and dry; too much gratuitous riffage and not enough atmosphere - the guitars, vocals and violin feel like separate entities. There is just something missing to thread the pieces together. Then again, maybe I'm just not responding to their intentions to stay "raw", maybe My Dying Bride has simple become too "old-school" for me...

Skepticism and Tyranny are both releasing new albums on the same day - I have a feeling at least one of them will eclipse this album, as this is to the year of funeral doom after all.
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04.09.2015 - 23:03
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
So, anyone heard the album yet? thoughts?
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12.09.2015 - 13:10
garmling
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Written by The Melting Snow on 04.09.2015 at 23:03

So, anyone heard the album yet? thoughts?


Heard it once, just about to listen it second time.... It's different, feels experimental at times. Honestly, I didn't enjoy it that much, but maybe it's a grower, will see....
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14.09.2015 - 01:10
Rating: 7
God Alone
I honestly wasn't hoping for something good. I still remember the utter crappiness of For Lies I Sire and the boredom of Evinta and A Map of All Our Failures (I should relisten to the latter though). But yeah, this sounds like their best in a long time. Great songwriting, great vocals; it's diverse and atmospheric, and most of all never tacky. Yay!
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15.09.2015 - 08:54
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
The first 3 songs are awesome. with around 28 minutes of playing time, they have just about every My Dying Bride ingredient we all love, perfectly crafted together. Same goes with the last song too.

Overall, the riffs and vocals are top notch, I'm loving the way Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride have brought back the death vocals so effectively. The lyrics, the ones I understand so far, have a more religious tinge to them than previous albums

PS, the song I liked the least at first listen was "A Thorn of Wisdom", but now it's the song I've listened to the most. Something oddly attractive about that one
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16.09.2015 - 13:41
Constantine
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AMG gave this a 4/5. Waiting patiently to get this
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18.09.2015 - 10:31
Rating: 9
handmadegod
Their best since 'A Line of Deathless Kings' maybe even 'Songs of Darkness'

8.4
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18.09.2015 - 12:28
garmling
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Exceptional! "A Thorn of Wisdom" is absolutely phenomenal!
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18.09.2015 - 12:55
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
Written by Guest on 18.09.2015 at 12:28

Exceptional! "A Thorn of Wisdom" is absolutely phenomenal!


So then, the album's a grower?

remember you saying you didnt find it very enjoyable. I agree that "A Thorn of Wisdom" is excellent. My first reaction was meh, but I keep listening to it over and over now
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18.09.2015 - 13:28
garmling
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Written by The Melting Snow on 18.09.2015 at 12:55


So then, the album's a grower?

remember you saying you didnt find it very enjoyable. I agree that "A Thorn of Wisdom" is excellent. My first reaction was meh, but I keep listening to it over and over now


Yes, indeed! I can't stop listening it... It just getting better and better, and that song is just mind blowing! Thankfully, I never give up after a single listen of an album by my favorite band
Now, time for some Bolt Thrower in memory of Martin.....
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19.09.2015 - 23:31
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Masterchief
How came non of staffers made review for this?
I think its good album, could b little heavier, more old death/doom, now its more gothic/doom ,and I like Arons clean singing here. Never judge album from few songs, personally I like it, I didn't expect it will so good.
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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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24.09.2015 - 09:30
Rating: 8
lukaos
Finally something to make up for "A Map Of All Our Failures" which was a very very weak album with only a few interesting songs. The Manuscript EP was great and this up there as well. Aaron's experimenting with melodic vocals is great and riffs make me want to grow my hair back. The return of growls is something which I believe shapes a band like MDB.
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30.09.2015 - 09:43
danielllewis
Got this today and gave it 2 listens, beauty of an album. Have heard each of MDB's albums at least a few times and I think this is one of their best
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02.10.2015 - 06:35
chronic-headache
Apparently there was a mix up with the mixes and a bunch of CDs with an incomplete master got sent out instead of the final master. Apparently the FINAL MASTER has church bells ringing on track 6 in the very beginning. The incomplete master is "quieter and not as full or rich" as the band put it.

ERG!!!!!!!! I'm stuck with an incomplete mix of this great album
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05.10.2015 - 09:41
Rating: 10
Vanquished
I can't stop listening again and again! Simply amazing! I can't remember something to draw so much attention the last 10 years. Real masterpiece.
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26.10.2015 - 21:26
Rating: 9
woodsmoke666
Definite return to form! Cherry picking all the best stuff from their back catalog makes for their most consistent album in years. Great album - 8.5
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27.10.2015 - 02:35
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Masterchief
Written by woodsmoke666 on 26.10.2015 at 21:26

Definite return to form! Cherry picking all the best stuff from their back catalog makes for their most consistent album in years. Great album - 8.5


I thougt same before I listened new Draconian
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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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17.01.2016 - 23:00
Rating: 5
Himedal
I couldn't feel this misery at all. What happened to the old MDB and soul crushing songs?
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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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07.02.2016 - 14:26
LuciferOfGayness
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Written by Himedal on 17.01.2016 at 23:00

I couldn't feel this misery at all. What happened to the old MDB and soul crushing songs?


My only problem with MDB is that Ive listened to it in the 90s and got enough then. But this album is as good as their albums in 90s, better than most of the doom 2015. Only a complete novice gives this album a 5.
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07.02.2016 - 23:39
Rating: 5
Himedal
Written by Guest on 07.02.2016 at 14:26

Written by Himedal on 17.01.2016 at 23:00

I couldn't feel this misery at all. What happened to the old MDB and soul crushing songs?


My only problem with MDB is that Ive listened to it in the 90s and got enough then. But this album is as good as their albums in 90s, better than most of the doom 2015. Only a complete novice gives this album a 5.


Thanks for the complement my friend. I am glad to see rusty fans are still around to give 8s and 9s. Just so you know, I first bought The Angel and The Dark River when I was 16 back in 2004. So yeah, I have been following them for 12 years. However, I didn't know that this will make me a novice which I believe is a heartwarming complement to my age.
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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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08.02.2016 - 14:13
LuciferOfGayness
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Written by Himedal on 07.02.2016 at 23:39

Written by Guest on 07.02.2016 at 14:26

Written by Himedal on 17.01.2016 at 23:00

I couldn't feel this misery at all. What happened to the old MDB and soul crushing songs?


My only problem with MDB is that Ive listened to it in the 90s and got enough then. But this album is as good as their albums in 90s, better than most of the doom 2015. Only a complete novice gives this album a 5.


Thanks for the complement my friend. I am glad to see rusty fans are still around to give 8s and 9s. Just so you know, I first bought The Angel and The Dark River when I was 16 back in 2004. So yeah, I have been following them for 12 years. However, I didn't know that this will make me a novice which I believe is a heartwarming complement to my age.


It is a compliment as you listen to good music. But the album is a typical MDB-album, which you should know.
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09.06.2016 - 20:06
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Masterchief
Since storm messed my plans I decide listen his since I have heard this recently , I will listen previuse as last one in my journey into melancholic doom when you lose someone you love, anger fase, when you re awaking gothic/doom fase, anyway this is good, as Gothic Doom its good, ppl seems don't know what they want, show me now so good gothic/doom band whit so good album? well its not Death/doom anymore as it was in mid 90's but still this is kick ass, one year passed and I re listened it I can say so
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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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20.07.2018 - 16:27
Rating: 8
LuciferOfGayness
GolemOfWaffles
Not sure how I ended up re-listening to this but this is a great album with a difficult theme.
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"Every night, full of drugs and liquor, I see, floating above my bed, the Devil.
This woman in white dress, Satan Herself.
She's beautiful. She's there for me. Translucent.
I'm in love with her."
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