My Dying Bride - The Manuscript

My Dying Bride - The Manuscript

(CD, Peaceville Records, 2013)

MY DYING BRIDE’s relation with mini albums and EPs goes way back in time. We can’t forget the best of impressions we got with “Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empirium”, “I Am The Bloody Earth” and “The Thrash Of Naked Limbs”. Even the recent one “The Barghest O’ Whitby” was amazing and was a clear picture of the demonic musical form this British band was.

The same goes for their last piece, which gives the impression that they had a lot of hidden jewels besides the recently “A Map Of All Our Failures”. It’s simply impressive that after all these years, not only do they keep the standards high, but they offer surprises even to people following them since 1991. I cannot remember many bands in the Metal genre that have so much good albums and general releases for more than twenty years.

The reason for the presentation of “The Manuscript” is because I think it’s worth for buying it; simply as that. It contains four new tracks that each one is a fucking diamond. Besides some riffs here, especially the middle parts of the self-titled and “Var Gud Over Er” are the best MY DYING BRIDE have written since 2004. The violin in “A Pale Shroud Of Longing” will send you to the underworld, while the vocals are above any criticism. I feel kind of sad seeing such a good work not getting the attention it deserves at least here in Greece. Listen by yourself and do as you please. And by the way, a lot of EPs are much better than albums filled with tones of fillers, especially nowadays.





01. The Manuscript
02. Var Gud Over Er
03. A Pale Shroud Of Longing
04. Only Tears To Replace Her With


Andrew Craighan - Guitars
Aaron Stainthorpe - Vocals
Hamish Hamilton Glencross - Guitars
Lena Abé - Bass
Shaun Macgowan - Keyboards, Violin
Shaun Taylor-Steels - Drums, Percussion