Label: Toukan - T-117 • Format: Cassette Album, Unofficial Release • Country: Ukraine • Genre: Rock • Style: Death Metal, Doom Metal
· As the Flower Withers by My Dying Bride, released 01 January 1. Silent Dance 2. Sear Me 3. The Forever People 4. The Bitterness And The Bereavement 5. Vast Choirs 6. The Return Of The Beautiful 7. Erotic Literature 8. Unreleased Bitterness Released in May , As The Flower Withers was My Dying Bride's debut album. With its dark and sinister atmospherics, poetic lyrics, .
As with the EP, As the Flower Withers excels when the band ramp up the atmosphere and let the gothic flourishes kick in. The Return of the Beautiful is undoubtedly the highlight and it’s no surprise that the band chose to re-record this track on The Dreadful Hours. Interestingly, the final track Erotic Literature was originally a bonus track found on the CD and cassette versions of the album, but it seems to be considered part of the .
However, as a death metal fan, I've always been particularly partial to the band's debut, "As the Flower Withers". While almost all My Dying Bride albums feature at least dashes of death metal, "As the Flower Withers" remains the band's only pure death metal album (or pure death-doom, if you prefer). However, many classic trademarks of the My Dying Bride sound are still apparent - a couple .
But when you place this album into its correct context, being that it was released in when death doom was in its absolute infancy, there’s just no denying that As the Flower Withers is a groundbreaking and classic album. My Dying Bride were very much still a death metal band at this stage and were still figuring out the best ways to.
This is a very difficult album to review in a balanced way. As the Flower Withers is undoubtedly an influential, atmospheric slab of unique death doom, yet it is also undoubtedly a dated, poorly recorded slab of haphazard death doom, wherein lies all its charms and repellants. As the first My Dying Bride album it clearly has a few songwriting wrinkles that are yet to be ironed out, but those.
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