Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|My Dying Bride|
Like Gods of the Sun
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock, Metal
Fans of Type O Negative, Mercyful Fate, and even Manowar will probably appreciate Like Gods of the Sun by goth-core metal purveyor My Dying Bride. Refusing to be held back by stylistic restraints, the band have crafted a s... more »
Fans of Type O Negative, Mercyful Fate, and even Manowar will probably appreciate Like Gods of the Sun by goth-core metal purveyor My Dying Bride. Refusing to be held back by stylistic restraints, the band have crafted a symphonic opus that rattles with hammering beats, roaring guitars, woebegone vocals, and weeping violins. And while My Dying Bride rarely play anything hummable, their songs are filled with enough compelling riffs and constantly changing rhythms to raise the band above most of their contemporaries. --Jon Wiederhorn
Beautiful, Emotional, one of my favorites
Patrick Norris (switchblade@mindspr | U.S.A | 10/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Like Gods of The Sun" is one, if not my, favorite cd. The opening song "Like Gods of The Sun" is slow and may not hold interest very well until it kicks in and here comes the double bass drums! "A Kiss To Remember" is a very hauntingly beautiful song, and very deeply emotional. "For You" is another deeply emotional song. "Here In The Throat", is a great song filled with angst and bitterness. The most hauntingly beautiful tracks on this cd is "For My Fallen Angel". All I can and need to say about this song is it is one of the most beautiful orchestrated peices i have ever heard. The guitars on this cd are very much up front and clear. Everything is equalized perfectly and you can hear everything clearly. The Violinist on this cd brings up very sorrowful emotions and it really gets to you. If you like Type O Negative, or anykind of orchestrated dark peices of music, My Dying Bride is an excellent choice."
Beautiful, yet dissapointing for me
Patrick Norris (switchblade@mindspr | 08/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i just bought "Like Gods of the Sun" and I've heard it only once
(just too little time), but I think I have to write a review.
I've had heard some songs from the album, such as LGOTS,
For you.A kiss to Remember,For my Fallen Angel and i had almost an idea of what it could contain:heavy and melodic guitars, as is the MDB standard, haunting violins and keyboards by the musical genious Martin Powell(such a shame and loss he left) and an overall dark atmosphere. The lyrics not at all depressing, but God-questioning sometimes, depicting the malice of the world, Aarons dissapointment with the current status of our world, erotic and dark.Let's come to Aarons vocals. I have to recognise Aaron as a great singer, who evolves through the years. He has a nice-positioned voice, deep, not extravagant and not abused. So far for his clean vocals. My only dessappointment is that this album is totally devoid of harsh vocals, something I was expecting for so old a release.So, I recommend it to any fan of My Dying Bride, but not to anyone who wants to hear the brutal harsh singing of Aaron.I give this album 5 stars due to its musical ingenuity and quality, and also because MDB are worth it."
Not Up to Level of Other Albums
Noyce | Santa Cruz, Ca | 08/22/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"After hearing "Turn Loose the Swans", "Angel & the Dark River" and "The Dreadful Hours" I though My Dying Bride could do no wrong. All three albums were masterfuly written peices of darkness. The songs were chalenging and exciting as well as imotional and passionate.
However "Like Gods of the Sun" is different. On this album it seems as if all the emoition, passion and creativity were squeezed into half the songs, and the others were left empty or half done. LGotS contains one of MDB's best songs, possibly THE best in "A Kiss to Remember". With beutiful violin solos, slow grindy doom parts, dark slow vocals, a haunting piano interlude and some unearthly drumming the song is damn near perfict! Theres also the tear jerking "For My Fallen Angel". As Aaron slowly speaks the tragic epitaph for his lost love touching violins and keys play a backround good enough for the saddest ending to the saddest movie. There is also the title track wich contains some real dark vocals over killer keyboards. "The Dark Carress" is very good too.
However the rest of the album isn't nearly as good. The problem is that MDB are playing to what seems to be Aaron's weakness, singing over fast rhythems. If he growls it works but it surly doesn't work with the singing. Songs like "All Swept Away" and "Here in the Throat" contain some good slow parts, but they're few and far between. Putting "It Will Come" on the album twice was pointless, sience the remix looses its novelty after a few listens. Then theres "Grace Unhearing" which is stright up terrible. The vocals are just unbearably annoying.
Over all the album is just lacking. Two great songs, two very good songs, several ok songs and a few bombs. The other three MDB albums I have are simply better then this. Get the other ones first and then if you realy like them get this one cuz "For My Fallen Angel" and "A Kiss to Remember" are MDB essentials."