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Ah, excellent. I've resolved to buy the other Saor releases too at some point. From what I've heard of the new album it sort of confirms in my mind that Saor are one of the best projects in the world right now. 
Been playing some My Dying Bride albums lately, especially albums I haven't heard in a while: 
'A Line of Deathless Kings' - amazing album and much better than I usually give it credit for. The opening track is the weakest, all the others are (mostly) killer. 
'For Lies I Sire' - also really good. 
'A Map of All Our Failures' - doesn't do it for me. This and the EP track 'Barghest o' Whitby' (great title) just plod along for the most part with fairly uninspiring riffs. The riffs are often bland with no chill-down-the-neck factor.
What really lets this album down - and to a lesser degree 'Feel the Misery' - are Aaron's vocals. For some reason he's become quite whiney rather than the graceful croon of the past. His flow is also quite awkward, with an unbalanced number of syllables per line that are just forced in there. I also maintain there are too many lyrics in most of the songs and he needs to shoosh a bit so that the music can do its thing. It's weird that this is happening at this stage of his long and illustrious career. 
Let's hope the next album sees a bit more class and good decision-making from Aaron and the lads. 
 


I’ve always had a soft spot for A Line of Deathless Kings. Something to do with ‘time and place’ but also the meaty production. The bottom end is great.

Also Thy Raven Wings is my fave MDB song ever. The album is pretty straight ahead metal to me, kinda stands out as having a more simplified approach to it. Like someone said “let’s write a metal album” not “let’s write a doom metal album”.

For Lies & A Map are interchangeable for me in sound, production, structure and approach. Save for the fact that A Map... includes the majestic The Poorest Waltz.
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I’ve always had a soft spot for A Line of Deathless Kings. Something to do with ‘time and place’ but also the meaty production. The bottom end is great.

Also Thy Raven Wings is my fave MDB song ever. The album is pretty straight ahead metal to me, kinda stands out as having a more simplified approach to it. Like someone said “let’s write a metal album” not “let’s write a doom metal album”.

For Lies & A Map are interchangeable for me in sound, production, structure and approach. Save for the fact that A Map... includes the majestic The Poorest Waltz.

 

'Thy Raven Wings' and 'The Poorest Waltz' are truly great tracks. Classics even. 

NP: Mutiilation - 'Vampires of Black Imperial Blood'

This has become one of my favourite albums. The riffs are so simple yet so stunning and haunting. I actually own two versions of this, the Drakkar Productions official re-release and a shitty bootleg with a rearranged track list. 

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NP: Mutiilation - 'Vampires of Black Imperial Blood'

This has become one of my favourite albums. The riffs are so simple yet so stunning and haunting. I actually own two versions of this, the Drakkar Productions official re-release and a shitty bootleg with a rearranged track list. 

These guys and Judas Iscariot are becoming my favourite revisits/discoveres of the past 12 months.

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