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7 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

I'm honestly not thrilled with Feel The Misery either. It's just awkward at times and doesn't stack up compared with their stronger works. I actually dig the hell out of A Map Of All Our Failures. I think it's brilliantly writen progressive doom.

I like them both, although Map is a little too slick for me sometimes. I agree that Feel The Misery has awkward moments, but MDB have always been an awkward bunch. I'll always prefer their early stuff, but I'd take either of the most recent albums over Like Gods Of The Sun, 34.788%, or the rest of their output after The Dreadful Hours.

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18 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I like them both, although Map is a little too slick for me sometimes. I agree that Feel The Misery has awkward moments, but MDB have always been an awkward bunch. I'll always prefer their early stuff, but I'd take either of the most recent albums over Like Gods Of The Sun, 34.788%, or the rest of their output after The Dreadful Hours.

'Like Gods' and '34%' feel fresh, motivated and adventurous in their own ways - products of a band still glowing from its glorious birth. 'Feel the Misery' and 'Map' feel kind of tired and a little lost. I guess aurally I can understand why you feel this way, though, because, without putting words in your mouth, you're a man who likes his doom/death and that older school sound. I like 'love metal' for crying out loud. 

When I listen to 'Map' and 'Misery' I can't escape the image of Andy sitting on his bed with his Jackson coming up with fairly weak variations on the single string and harmony riffs he's been writing for 27 years and just struggling with it. Then he brings riffs to the band who must - they simply must - think "oh well, it's good enough". Then they go ahead and put the song together. Seriously, some of those riffs on both of those albums are plain Jane in the extreme. 

Having said all this, I do still really like this band. The actual music (riffs/songwriting) on the title track of 'Feel the Misery' is brilliant - it's just Aaron that ruins it with his uncomfortable caterwauling. I actually quite enjoy each song, but the sum of its parts sort of doesn't work. It's just weird. Who are these goddamn band members? Bring back Rick Miah and Martin Powell!  

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Hey [mention=5429]BlutAusNerd[/mention] my dying bride is playing this years mdf
I don't think I can go this year unfortunately, but it would be amazing to see them again. They were one of the highlights of the 2014 lineup for me.

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59 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

I don't think I can go this year unfortunately, but it would be amazing to see them again. They were one of the highlights of the 2014 lineup for me.

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Ok ban that stinks I was thinking of you 

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Ok ban that stinks I was thinking of you 
It's cool, I haven't been for the last few years, so I wasn't planning on it. On the bright side, one of my reasons is needing to save money for recording.

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This was posted on MDB's Facebook earlier today, which helps make sense of the show cancellations and semi-cryptic messages we've seen over the past year:

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A message from Aaron.

“Many of you have been wondering what has happened to the band since we cancelled all our shows back in late 2017. Well, here is the answer.


In September 2017 my beautiful little daughter, just five years old, was diagnosed with cancer. This event devastated the whole family as well as close friends and of course all of My Dying Bride and related colleagues. A black hole of worry and panic opened up before me and I was fearful of what was to come. The horror that surrounds this terrible disease is real and brutal and relentless.


The highly destructive but very necessary poison that is chemotherapy was started and after a time, surgery removed the main tumour but it had spread. Early 2018 a second major operation was needed to finally get rid of the visible mass but cells were still in her body so radiotherapy took place to destroy these. The side-effects of both chemo and radio therapies left her a broken and sorry little thing and my heart was aching like never before. As the father of a deeply sick child, I was on the brink of total implosion.


After the worst year of our lives, and stress beyond belief, we were gifted the news that so many other people never get; she is clear. She has beaten one of the cruellest of Gods bitter and loveless creations. Despite this positive outcome, there will be years of tests and potential complications which may result in many returns to hospital. I will fear for her every day for the rest of my life and hope that when I finally go to my grave she will be a strong and forthright woman.


We really need to thank the wonderful people at the NHS Childrens Hospital in Leeds for everything they have done and also the wonderful Candlelighters, childrens cancer charity for their endless and loving support.


The band took a small hiatus at the devastating news but gradually began to muster forces and start work on the next LP which we can happily tell you all, is well under way and in fact, is almost complete. I have not taken part in any writing as yet but will return to the fold this week, pen in hand and a new focus and eagerness to fulfil my role as wordsmith and vocalist for this remarkable band. We have returned!

Cheers
Aaron”

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2 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

This was posted on MDB's Facebook earlier today, which helps make sense of the show cancellations and semi-cryptic messages we've seen over the past year:

____

A message from Aaron.

“Many of you have been wondering what has happened to the band since we cancelled all our shows back in late 2017. Well, here is the answer.


In September 2017 my beautiful little daughter, just five years old, was diagnosed with cancer. This event devastated the whole family as well as close friends and of course all of My Dying Bride and related colleagues. A black hole of worry and panic opened up before me and I was fearful of what was to come. The horror that surrounds this terrible disease is real and brutal and relentless.


The highly destructive but very necessary poison that is chemotherapy was started and after a time, surgery removed the main tumour but it had spread. Early 2018 a second major operation was needed to finally get rid of the visible mass but cells were still in her body so radiotherapy took place to destroy these. The side-effects of both chemo and radio therapies left her a broken and sorry little thing and my heart was aching like never before. As the father of a deeply sick child, I was on the brink of total implosion.


After the worst year of our lives, and stress beyond belief, we were gifted the news that so many other people never get; she is clear. She has beaten one of the cruellest of Gods bitter and loveless creations. Despite this positive outcome, there will be years of tests and potential complications which may result in many returns to hospital. I will fear for her every day for the rest of my life and hope that when I finally go to my grave she will be a strong and forthright woman.


We really need to thank the wonderful people at the NHS Childrens Hospital in Leeds for everything they have done and also the wonderful Candlelighters, childrens cancer charity for their endless and loving support.


The band took a small hiatus at the devastating news but gradually began to muster forces and start work on the next LP which we can happily tell you all, is well under way and in fact, is almost complete. I have not taken part in any writing as yet but will return to the fold this week, pen in hand and a new focus and eagerness to fulfil my role as wordsmith and vocalist for this remarkable band. We have returned!

Cheers
Aaron”

This is harrowing. I'm so glad things seem ok at the moment. I have a five year old daughter and couldn't imagine anything like this. 

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1 hour ago, Requiem said:

This is harrowing. I'm so glad things seem ok at the moment. I have a five year old daughter and couldn't imagine anything like this. 

It hit me pretty hard as well. I don't know that I could even pretend to be that resilient if something similar happened. 

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6 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

This was posted on MDB's Facebook earlier today, which helps make sense of the show cancellations and semi-cryptic messages we've seen over the past year:

____

A message from Aaron.

“Many of you have been wondering what has happened to the band since we cancelled all our shows back in late 2017. Well, here is the answer.


In September 2017 my beautiful little daughter, just five years old, was diagnosed with cancer. This event devastated the whole family as well as close friends and of course all of My Dying Bride and related colleagues. A black hole of worry and panic opened up before me and I was fearful of what was to come. The horror that surrounds this terrible disease is real and brutal and relentless.


The highly destructive but very necessary poison that is chemotherapy was started and after a time, surgery removed the main tumour but it had spread. Early 2018 a second major operation was needed to finally get rid of the visible mass but cells were still in her body so radiotherapy took place to destroy these. The side-effects of both chemo and radio therapies left her a broken and sorry little thing and my heart was aching like never before. As the father of a deeply sick child, I was on the brink of total implosion.


After the worst year of our lives, and stress beyond belief, we were gifted the news that so many other people never get; she is clear. She has beaten one of the cruellest of Gods bitter and loveless creations. Despite this positive outcome, there will be years of tests and potential complications which may result in many returns to hospital. I will fear for her every day for the rest of my life and hope that when I finally go to my grave she will be a strong and forthright woman.


We really need to thank the wonderful people at the NHS Childrens Hospital in Leeds for everything they have done and also the wonderful Candlelighters, childrens cancer charity for their endless and loving support.


The band took a small hiatus at the devastating news but gradually began to muster forces and start work on the next LP which we can happily tell you all, is well under way and in fact, is almost complete. I have not taken part in any writing as yet but will return to the fold this week, pen in hand and a new focus and eagerness to fulfil my role as wordsmith and vocalist for this remarkable band. We have returned!

Cheers
Aaron”

Hope Aaron’s daughter is ok 

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