more than a decade, My Dying Bride have set standards within the
doom metal genre, and ‘A Line of Deathless Kings’ is no
exception to that rule.
nine songs on the album are a veritable journey of emotions, always
with that underlying sadness and melancholy that is characteristic
for the Brits and Aaron Stainthorpe’s unique vocal in particular.
Dying Bride manage not to end up in a pathetic dead-end of misery
but instead stand out powerful and convincing with an almost
ever-present round of crushing guitars and a dark, raw feel,
accentuated by a bombastic rhythm section that is worthy of the
almighty Black Sabbath.
variation between pure doom and sudden bursts of double bass
drumming is perfectly performed and blended with the above-mentioned
qualities keeps you from ever wanting to turn off the CD player.
The entire lot.