Evinta

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Evinta
Studio album by My Dying Bride
Released May 30, 2011 (2011-05-30)
Recorded 2010-2011 at Waylands Forge Studios
Genre Neo-classical, dark ambient
Length 128:47
Label Peaceville
Producer Jonny Maudling
Aaron Stainthorpe
Andrew Craighan
My Dying Bride chronology
Bring Me Victory
(2010)
Evinta
(2011)
The Barghest O' Whitby
(2011)

Evinta is an album by doom metal band My Dying Bride released in 2011. It is a development of many of My Dying Bride's older musical themes and riffs, which were re-written for a variety of classical instruments, rather than the traditional metal music instruments; these riffs were combined with new vocals and music, thus creating a release characteristic of both a studio album and a compilation.

Release Information[edit]

Conception and Production[edit]

"Evinta. A project almost 15 years in the making. An idea that has sat smoldering and never really had a reason to burn alive until now. 9 albums worth of darkness recreated anew to mark 20 years of MDB. Music arranged to the soundscapes of sorrows past. Finally the 20th anniversary allows us to release this music in a form it has been desperately, woefully waiting for. Enjoy the Darkness."

My Dying Bride press release, April 5, 2011[1]

The idea for Evinta dates back to the mid-1990s, when Martin Powell was still in the band; however, the idea was shelved when Powell left both due to the lack of a violin in the band and also due to the possibility that a release of this kind would seem exceptionally pretentious, coming from a band who had been around for merely five years. Once a violinist returned, however, and the band had gained more experience, they began to work on Evinta with an aim of releasing in October 2010, to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary. However, this was later pushed back to "until it's ready".[2]

Format[edit]

Evinta was released in three separate formats - jewel case, limited edition and deluxe edition. The jewel case and limited editions both contained disks one and two, with the limited edition coming in digipak format with a 24 page booklet and being shipped to independent retailers only, compared with the jewel case being for general retail. The deluxe edition came with a 64-page, 12-inch hardback book and the third disk. Music from the third disk, however, is intended to be released separately in due course.[3]

The book and booklet both contained pictures from My Dying Bride's history, with a brief paragraph for every major release, as well as lyrics. However, the booklet missed out certain lyrics, and the deluxe edition removed the paragraph for the album The Light At The End Of The World.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
  1. In Your Dark Pavilion — 10:03
  2. You Are Not The One Who Loves Me — 6:47
  3. Of Lilies Bent With Tears — 7:10
  4. The Distance; Busy With Shadows — 10:46
  5. Of Sorry Eyes In March — 10:35
Disc two
  1. Vanité Triomphante — 12:22
  2. That Dress And Summer Skin — 9:39
  3. And Then You Go — 9:22
  4. A Hand Of Awful Rewards — 10:21
Disc three
  1. The Music Of Flesh — 7:05
  2. Seven Times She Wept — 4:06
  3. The Burning Coast Of Regnum Italicum — 11:50
  4. She Heard My Body Dying — 8:31
  5. And All Their Joy Was Drowned — 10:15

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ My Dying Bride. "MY DYING BRIDE - 'EVINTA' - Released May 30th 2011". My Dying Bride Press Release. My Dying Bride. Retrieved 11/06/2011. 
  2. ^ Apch's Metal Review. "Interview with Aaron Stainthorpe". http://www.apochs.net/Interviews/MyDyingBride.html. 
  3. ^ My Dying Bride. "MY DYING BRIDE - 'EVINTA' - Released May 30th 2011". My Dying Bride Press Release. My Dying Bride. Retrieved 11/06/2011. 
  4. ^ "Discussion of the 'Evinta' Release.". My Dying Bride Forum. Retrieved 11/6/2011.