- Audio CD (July 22, 1992)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Caroline Distributio
- ASIN: B00000E63G
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #911,440 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
As the Flower Withers
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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, August 14, 2001
|Audio CD, July 22, 1992||
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"Silent Dance" is a good instrumental intro, setting sombre gloomy mood. It's slow, dominated by violins and keyboards, and sounds somewhat spooky and gothic to me, with heavy medieval feel.
"Sear Me" is an eternal MDB's classic. Slow oppressing guitar riffs, excellent drumming, superb violin melody, and Aaron's voice growling the lyrics in Latin. Middle part of this track is pure death-metal, while mostly it's a doom-metal song. Excellent!
"The Forever People", on the contrary, treads the death-metal ground, with it's fast tempo and aggressive singing. But it again changes moods and rhythms until it sets into majestic doom by its end.
"The Bitterness and the Bereavement" is another shockingly beautiful MDB track, very similar in its sound to "Sear Me". Bizarre mixture of deathly heaviness and harsh vocals with doomish slowness, violin melodies and sorrow feelings.
"Vast Choirs" is a simpler doomy track. It has no parts dominated by violins, and instead takes the listener through a series of rhythmic changes, maintaining heaviness. It's a bit monotonous to my taste, though.
"The Return of the Beautiful" is a My Dying Bride symphony.Read more ›
The touch of violins made this album untouchable and remains, to date, as my favourite MDB album. They gently introduce the listener with a light classical piece in "Silence Dance" and slowly progress through each track with powerful and ripping vocals and music. If you're a fan of lighter albums, such as "The Angel and the Dark River" or "34.788% Complete" then you might not enjoy this album. Personally, I feel that every MDB fan should try this album!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i love a fair share of doomy slow heavy music, but i've yet to fall deeply for MDB. i like this album ok...and i used to have the Trinity album which was also pretty good. Read morePublished on October 5, 2005 by J. Holmes
As keyboardist on Morgion's - Among Majestic Ruin, the one album that was truly inspirational was My Dying Bride's - As the Flower Withers. Read morePublished on June 11, 2002 by giantyoda
High points here are the awesome double pedals specially on "Forever People" and "Sear Me", which is among the most intense doom songs ever. Read morePublished on November 10, 2000 by Renato Passos