|Studio album by My Dying Bride|
|Released||October 6, 1998|
|Recorded||Academy Studios, 1998|
|Genre||Avant-garde metal, doom metal|
|Producer||'Mags', assisted by Calvin Robertshaw|
|My Dying Bride chronology|
34.788%...Complete is an album by My Dying Bride. It demonstrated a foray into a more electronic style of music, which was not generally popular with fans and was abandoned on subsequent albums. However, the band has defended the album, with guitarist Andrew Craighan maintaining that the album is full of My Dying Bride riffs which are hidden somewhat in the production. The track "Under Your Wings And Into Your Arms" appears on both the The Voice of the Wretched CD and the Sinamorata DVD, and the opening track, "The Whore, The Cook and The Mother" appeared on their latest live DVD, An Ode to Woe.
The Japanese version of the album featured a bonus track, entitled "Follower". This track was also featured on the 2003 re-release digipak of the album.
The album was dedicated to the memory of Richard Jackson, father of bassist Adrian.
This is the only album by My Dying Bride to feature the drumming of Bill Law. It is also the first not to feature long-time keyboardist and violinist Martin Powell, who would become a full-time member of Cradle of Filth shortly after the album was released.
The spoken word interlude during "The Whore, The Cook and The Mother" is based on the simulant interrogation method from the movie Blade Runner. Questions are asked in Cantonese and reversed, and singer Aaron Stainthorpe's replies can be heard.
- All songs published By VILE Music.
- "The Whore, the Cook and the Mother" – 12:00
- "The Stance of Evander Sinque" – 5:31
- "Der Überlebende" – 7:39
- "Heroin Chic" – 8:03
- "Apocalypse Woman" – 7:38
- "Base Level Erotica" – 9:55
- "Under Your Wings and into Your Arms" – 5:57
- "Follower" – 5:12 (Japanese bonus track)
My Dying Bride
- Aaron Stainthorpe – vocals
- Andrew Craighan – guitars
- Calvin Robertshaw – guitars
- Adrian Jackson – bass
- Bill Law – drums
- Arranged by My Dying Bride
- Produced and mixed by Mags and Calvin Robertshaw
- Engineered by Mags, with assistance from James Anderson and Stevie Clow