March Album of the Month: My Dying Bride’s The Ghost of Orion

Saturday, 11th April 2020

One of the biggest names when it comes to doom metal, My Dying Bride may have had some ups and downs through the years, but when they are firing on all cylinders there are few that can compare to them in the genre. Such is the case with The Ghost of Orion, which makes quite a case for being the band’s strongest output in quite some time. It’s full of all the gloom and emotion that one has come to expect from the band, not to mention the heaviness. Something that long-time fans and newcomers should eat up with aplomb.

An excerpt from David E. Gehlke’s 9/10 review, which posted on March 3, 2020:

To the most ardent of doom hearts or long-time My Dying Bride devotees, not seeing the indelible Peaceville Records stamp on an album by the long-running Yorkshire troupe generates both pause as well as the understanding that change is perpetual. While Paradise Lost often receives credit for putting Peaceville on the metal map (the label was already starting to flourish in the punk scene), it was My Dying Bride that anchored their roster through some very prosperous as well as thin years. Their move to the behemoth that is Nuclear Blast indicates that bigger and much-deserved things on the horizon. The fact that The Ghost of Orion is the band’s best since 2001’s The Dreadful Hours only makes the timing all the more serendipitous.

An album that almost didn’t come to be, The Ghost of Orion serves not only as a rebirth for My Dying Bride but a reminder of their resilience and firm, proper standing as one of the true pillars of British doom.

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