THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE WORLD
ALBUM PEACEVILLE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 8, 1999 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 9, 1999
The British doom metal heroes are back with yet another album. Their previous one, “34.788%... Complete” was a very good one. Unfortunately, this one turns out to be a huge disappointment. Are they trying to please the really conservative My Dying Bride fans or what? The vocals are pretty often of growling death metal style. Not all the time but it's sad to hear Aaron Stainthorpe, who sometimes is a great vocalist, use his voice like this.
The worst thing with the album is the song quality, unfortunately. Most of the songs bore me to death. I definitely prefer to play “The Angel and The Dark River” or “34.788%... Complete” instead of this relatively weak album. There aren't any really bad songs but...
Over to the nice stuff: “Into the Lake of Ghosts” is a really nice and melancholic song. The vocals and guitars are great and those are the important parts when it comes to My Dying Bride. Another song worth mentioning is “Sear Me III”, which ends the album. It is calm and peaceful. You don't have to cope with growling and you don't fall asleep either. Sounds fine, doesn't it?