In these still-early days of My Dying Bride’s career, the term “gothic doom metal” was becoming a more apt description of the band. Not everyone could pull off heavy metal music with piano and violin.
Frontman Aaron Stainthorpe’s deep study of the British Romantic poets as well as his favorite bands like
My Dying Bride is a prolific group, and discovering where to start in their extensive catalog is a challenge. But you can’t go wrong with their 3rd studio effort here, Angel and the Dark River.