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My Dying Bride - A Mortal Binding



8 | 178 votes |
Release date: 19 April 2024
Style: Death doom metal

Owners:

57 have it
31 want it


01. Her Dominion
02. Thornwyck Hymn
03. The 2nd Of Three Bells
04. Unthroned Creed
05. The Apocalyptist
06. A Starving Heart
07. Crushed Embers

Top 20 albums of 2024: 14

Staff review by
AndyMetalFreak
Rating:
8.3
My Dying Bride are back, wishing to bind us mere mortals once again to their beautiful realm of melancholic death doom. I'm up for it, are you?

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published 08.05.2024 | Comments (4)

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07.02.2024 - 19:06
Redel
Moderator
Not expecting anything here after the disappointing Ghost Of Orion.
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07.02.2024 - 21:29
Opethian
I must belong with the minority that enjoyed Ghost Of Orion. Very hopeful for this release.
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10.02.2024 - 23:49
Rating: 9
ColdRail
I actually enjoy this new wave of more atmospheric doom metal like Ghost of Orion too, cant say the same thing for A Line Of Deathless Kings, For Lies I Sire and A Map Of All Our Failures
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15.03.2024 - 22:16
Rating: 10
terroriser
Two singles are out and after huge disappointment of Orion their music is back to what it was. I am genuinely excited and cannot wait till next month
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17.03.2024 - 09:26
Rating: 9
The singles are closer to Feel the Misery than to Ghost of Orion and that's good for me. looking forward to this one
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19.04.2024 - 00:29
Rating: 9
The Apocalyptist. So good
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19.04.2024 - 00:59
nikarg
Staff
Written by The Melting Snow on 19.04.2024 at 00:29

The Apocalyptist. So good

"Her Dominion", too. Definitely the two standout tracks.
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19.04.2024 - 08:43
Rating: 10
Chal-Chenet
This album is their best effort since "Songs of Darkness...". Outstanding. It was worth waiting for.
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19.04.2024 - 09:47
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Cant judge this, to me well of cours its not as ''Turn Loose The Swans'', ''The Angel And The Dark River'', ''Like Gods Of The Sun'', but it has that dead doom vibes, abit to old school, back to the roots . Might win some awards due its name, but some Danish doom acts has better albums this year. But its not bad, maybe best after ''Like Gods Of The Sun''. Even last 2 (If I remember well was Ok to)
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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19.04.2024 - 16:02
Rating: 9
Gothic Metalhead
Pro Introvert
Instantly bought my copy. Im gonna be biased no matter what since MDB is one of my favorites, but this is definitely better than The Ghost Of Orion.
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19.04.2024 - 20:27
Rating: 10
terroriser
Written by Bad English on 19.04.2024 at 09:47

Cant judge this, to me well of cours its not as ''Turn Loose The Swans'', ''The Angel And The Dark River'', ''Like Gods Of The Sun'', but it has that dead doom vibes, abit to old school, back to the roots . Might win some awards due its name, but some Danish doom acts has better albums this year. But its not bad, maybe best after ''Like Gods Of The Sun''. Even last 2 (If I remember well was Ok to)


Which Danish bands if you don't mind me asking?
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19.04.2024 - 21:31
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by terroriser on 19.04.2024 at 20:27

Written by Bad English on 19.04.2024 at 09:47

Cant judge this, to me well of cours its not as ''Turn Loose The Swans'', ''The Angel And The Dark River'', ''Like Gods Of The Sun'', but it has that dead doom vibes, abit to old school, back to the roots . Might win some awards due its name, but some Danish doom acts has better albums this year. But its not bad, maybe best after ''Like Gods Of The Sun''. Even last 2 (If I remember well was Ok to)


Which Danish bands if you don't mind me asking?


Saturnus even year ago, Blazing Eternity today, and Altar Of Oblivion in June.
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I stand whit Ukraine and Israel. They have right to defend own citizens.

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''
apos;'
[image]
I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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19.04.2024 - 22:39
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Contributor
Another strong release from the doomiest doomers out there! It's dark, emotive, powerful, heavy, and beautiful, and once again Aaron's voice is on top form.
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19.04.2024 - 23:29
Rating: 10
terroriser
Written by Bad English on 19.04.2024 at 21:31

Written by terroriser on 19.04.2024 at 20:27

Written by Bad English on 19.04.2024 at 09:47

Cant judge this, to me well of cours its not as ''Turn Loose The Swans'', ''The Angel And The Dark River'', ''Like Gods Of The Sun'', but it has that dead doom vibes, abit to old school, back to the roots . Might win some awards due its name, but some Danish doom acts has better albums this year. But its not bad, maybe best after ''Like Gods Of The Sun''. Even last 2 (If I remember well was Ok to)


Which Danish bands if you don't mind me asking?


Saturnus even year ago, Blazing Eternity today, and Altar Of Oblivion in June.



I was not impressed with Saturnus to be honest with you. I am going to check the other 2 bands. Thanks
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20.04.2024 - 08:03
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by terroriser on 19.04.2024 at 23:29

Written by Bad English on 19.04.2024 at 21:31

Written by terroriser on 19.04.2024 at 20:27


Which Danish bands if you don't mind me asking?


Saturnus even year ago, Blazing Eternity today, and Altar Of Oblivion in June.



I was not impressed with Saturnus to be honest with you. I am going to check the other 2 bands. Thanks



After 20 years or I dont remmeber when it was an awesome album
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I stand whit Ukraine and Israel. They have right to defend own citizens.

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''
apos;'
[image]
I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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22.04.2024 - 10:24
Rating: 8
rockeru101
A better album than Ghost Of Orion. It's about what you would expect from My Dying Bride.
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22.04.2024 - 22:20
Rating: 8
Tom Muller
Stronger than ghost of orion. Another solid release from the depressive doom gods
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22.04.2024 - 23:08
Rating: 9
ColdRail
Written by Chal-Chenet on 19.04.2024 at 08:43

This album is their best effort since "Songs of Darkness...". Outstanding. It was worth waiting for.



exactly my thoughts, this album feels to me the same as when I listened to The Plague Within from Paradise Lost, they are back to the original continuity, I could see this album following Songs of Darkness
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23.04.2024 - 14:11
Redel
Moderator
First spin, yes, I definitely prefer this to their last album. Glad to see them return to Feel the Misery standards, how I would phrase it. Highlights so far are probably The Apocalyptist and Her Dominion.

That being said, I did not hear anything yet that blew me out of the window, or even made me want to go for an immediate re-spin. Not much, in fact, that hooked with me initially. Though I dont intend to sound too negative here. I just hope something will push me to return to this album soon, because it definitely deserves multiple spins before I rate it and will hopefully come across with a more elaborate assessment of the album.
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23.04.2024 - 17:04
sacha
Not a huge fan of the new raspy vocal style, or the production which seems a bit thin, so for me it's just another MDB album until track 6 which I think is lifted by having more of an English, medieval vibe.
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26.04.2024 - 09:51
Rating: 9
It's a grower. The Apocalyptist remains the favorite song, but the album overall is very consistent. I have heard it some 15 times since release and I don't skip songs. A very good return to form.

I hope the inner turmoil in the band is sorted out soon. MDB usually follow an album with an EP a couple of months later.. curious to see if we get one this type too
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27.04.2024 - 18:46
Rating: 10
Olber
Holy shit, they're back. Hug fan of MDB and I enjoyed immensely their albums up to A map of all our failures, and then didn't like the next two. A mortal binding is probably their meanest release since Songs of darkness... Stylistically, I'd say it's in line with The dreadful hours and Songs of darkness, with a hint of later releases such as For lies I sire and A map of... Excellent album.
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25.05.2024 - 18:59
Rating: 9
VileVick-Bryant
God the riffs in the middle of Unthroned Creed is my fav.
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