The silence, the waiting then the pain
Oh child, sleep will be here soon
Your life has only ever been shame
And so young boy, my hand brings doom
(From My Dying Bride's song "The Dreadful Hours",
from the album "The Dreadful Hours")
British My Dying Bride play very dark, sad, intense, sometimes obsessively monotonous music. Each of their albums is rather different from the others. They were among the founders of the doom metal genre and their style has frequently changed sometimes towards a more melodic approach with clean vocals, then coming back to heavier riffs and growling lyrics, then turning again in a powerful mix of the two and so on. What has been constant over the time is the very dark atmosphere which enshrouds their albums.