My Dying Bride – ‘As the Flower Withers’ CD


‘As the Flower Withers’ is the debut album by My Dying Bride, a British band recognized for their pioneering role in the development of the death-doom metal genre. This seminal work captures the band’s early sound, blending the crushing heaviness of death metal with the melancholic atmosphere of doom metal. Both fans of My Dying Bride’s later work and those who appreciate the death-doom genre will find immense value in the raw intensity, emotive lyrics, and innovative musicianship exhibited on this groundbreaking album.

Each track on ‘As the Flower Withers’ offers a distinctive combination of aggressive death metal riffs, slow and heavy doom-laden passages, and atmospheric keyboard arrangements. The album’s mournful and introspective themes, which explore topics such as love, loss, and despair, are further accentuated by the band’s use of poetic lyrics and evocative imagery. The interplay between these contrasting elements creates a captivating and emotionally charged listening experience.

The musicianship on ‘As the Flower Withers’ is exceptional, with each member contributing to the album’s unique sound. The combination of powerful death metal growls and somber clean vocals, along with intricate guitar work and thundering drums, creates a dense and enveloping atmosphere that is both haunting and beautiful. The inclusion of violin and keyboard arrangements adds an additional layer of depth to the music, further setting My Dying Bride apart from their contemporaries.

In conclusion, ‘As the Flower Withers’ is a pivotal release in the death-doom metal genre and a testament to My Dying Bride’s innovative spirit. The fusion of death and doom metal elements, thought-provoking lyrical themes, and outstanding musicianship make this album a must-have for fans of the genre and newcomers alike. As a foundational work in My Dying Bride’s discography, ‘As the Flower Withers’ is an essential addition to any metal aficionado’s collection.

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Weight 0.20 lbs
Dimensions 4.84 × 5.59 × 0.47 in



My Dying Bride


United Kingdom


Death doom metal


Hammy, Keith Appleton, and My Dying Bride


Peaceville Records


May 22nd, 1992




Compact Disk


01. Silent Dance
02. Sear Me
03. The Forever People
04. The Bitterness And The Bereavement
05. Vast Choirs
06. The Return Of Beautiful
07. Erotic Literature




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My Dying Bride - ‘As the Flower Withers’
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