My Dying Bride
My Dying Bride is a British doom band that was formed in 1990. Originally starting out as a slower-than-usual death metal act, the band quickly became known for their unique blend of doom metal, incorporating elements of death and black metal. Their first recording, "Towards The Sinister," led to their debut EP "Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium" and their first full-length album "As the Flower Withers." The success of these releases paved the way for further experimentation with different musical styles on albums like "Turn Loose The Swans" and "The Angel And The Dark River."
Despite achieving commercial success, My Dying Bride never stopped pushing boundaries and exploring new sounds. This can be heard on albums like "34.788%...Complete," which showcased their willingness to innovate within their own original style. Over the years, they have influenced many other bands and even spawned a subgenre.
The band has seen some lineup changes throughout its history, including replacements due to pregnancy and departures. However, this has not hindered their ability to create powerful music. With Calvin Robertshaw rejoining the band after 15 years and Shaun Macgowan stepping in as a replacement member, My Dying Bride continues to captivate audiences with their distinctive sound.