My Dying Bride
Feel the Misery
Release Date: 18 September 2015
Reviewed by Matt Bolton
When it comes to epic doom metal none come close to the UK’s very own My Dying Bride. With their 12th studio album, Feel the Misery it sees the band progress even further, something one would be forgiven for thinking it wasn’t possible. Starting off with a pounding riff on album opener, And My Father Left Forever, things get heavier on my personal favourite, To Shiver in Empty Halls. A lot goes on in this song with some stellar riffs, use of violins and keyboard by Shaun MacGowan. The spoken word adds a creepy touch to the song and it fits in nicely to the dark atmosphere created.
A Cold New Curse goes from the band hitting you with some deep, dark doom and winding down with some powerful guitar solos. The death growls soon take hold and the listener finds themselves lost in the epic doom. First single and title track, Feel the Misery, showcases Aaron’s clean vocal capability. Mixed in with the strong musicianship of and the depressing lyrics the band is true to their doom. The piano is joined with the pummelling bass of Lena Abé. A gothic feel is present on A Thorn of Wisdom. One of the many tastes My Dying Bride delivers on their latest.
With 8 songs, the majority of them going around the 10-minute mark, no filler can be found here. All 8 songs are solid tracks.