My Dying Bride - _Anti-Diluvian Chronicles_
(Peaceville, 2005)
by: Quentin Kalis (no rating)
The concept behind this triple CD probably sounded good on paper: select several tracks from each album (those tracks which the band consider to be their best compositions), arrange them in reverse chronological order, and toss in a few remixes to attract their hardcore fanbase. Musically, there is little to find fault with My Dying Bride, as they are, after all, one of the best doom bands currently operating. There are a few striking omissions and questionable selections, however: "Black God" is included here, but not "Your River" or "The Songless Bird". But this is a moot point, as even if this monstrous collection had the exact same tracklist that I would have chosen, I would still not have seen the point of this CD. Retailing at about $30, it is too expensive for a casual purchase, and only the hardcore fan would be interested in paying for songs he already has -- the three remixes are uninspired filler. I have provided no rating, as no rating could accurately convey the quality of the music yet simultaneously reflect the utter pointlessness of this release. If you have $30 that you just have to spend, use it to buy two My Dying Bride studio albums instead.

Contact: http://www.peaceville.com

(article published 17/12/2005)


CHATS
7/3/2002 P Azevedo My Dying Bride: Thus Spake the Wretched
1/14/2002 A Bromley My Dying Bride: The Hand of Doom
12/9/1999 P Azevedo My Dying Bride: The Bride Returns to the Bleak Rainy Moors
11/19/1998 P Azevedo My Dying Bride: The Bride No Longer Wears Black
4/9/1997 A Bromley My Dying Bride: Behold the Bride
3/14/1996 A Bromley My Dying Bride: Dying With Pride
ALBUMS
11/27/2012 P Azevedo 8.5 My Dying Bride - A Map of All Our Failures
6/15/2009 K Sarampalis 6.5 My Dying Bride - For Lies I Sire
7/13/2008 P Azevedo 7 My Dying Bride - An Ode to Woe
10/23/2006 P Azevedo 7.5 My Dying Bride - A Line of Deathless Kings
9/26/2006 P Azevedo 7.5 My Dying Bride - Deeper Down EP
10/10/2005 P Azevedo 9 My Dying Bride - Sinamorata DVD
3/23/2004 P Azevedo 9 My Dying Bride - Songs of Darkness, Words of Light
7/3/2002 P Azevedo 9.5 / 9 My Dying Bride - For Darkest Eyes DVD
Anathema - A Vision of a Dying Embrace DVD
7/3/2002 P Azevedo 10 My Dying Bride - The Voice of the Wretched
10/19/2001 P Azevedo 9 My Dying Bride - The Dreadful Hours
8/12/2001 P Azevedo 8.5 My Dying Bride - Meisterwerk II
1/10/2001 P Azevedo 8 My Dying Bride - Meisterwerk I
12/9/1999 P Azevedo 9 My Dying Bride - The Light at the End of the World
11/19/1998 P Azevedo 7 My Dying Bride - 34.788%... Complete
2/4/1997 P Azevedo 10 My Dying Bride - Like Gods of the Sun
3/14/1996 A Bromley 8 My Dying Bride - The Angel and the Dark River
GIGS
7/3/2002 P Azevedo My Dying Bride / Mysterium Catharsis in Doom
3/13/2001 V Anderson My Dying Bride / Katatonia / Soundisciples / Beyond Dawn / Thine The Snow in Their Hearts
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