The Dreadful Hours

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The Dreadful Hours
Dreadful Hours Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by My Dying Bride
Released November 13, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Death/doom, gothic metal
Length 70:51
Label Peaceville Records
My Dying Bride chronology
Meisterwerk 2
The Dreadful Hours
The Voice of the Wretched
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Dreadful Hours is the seventh album by My Dying Bride released in 2001. It contains a remake of "The Return of the Beautiful" (renamed "The Return to the Beautiful") from the band's debut album, As the Flower Withers. Singer Aaron Stainthorpe has often cited that either this or "Like Gods of the Sun" is his favourite MDB album. "The Dreadful Hours" comes housed in a digipak with a full colour booklet.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Dreadful Hours" – 9:23
  2. "The Raven and the Rose" – 8:12
  3. "Le Figlie della Tempesta" – 10:08
  4. "Black Heart Romance" – 5:23
  5. "A Cruel Taste of Winter" – 7:36
  6. "My Hope, the Destroyer" – 6:44
  7. "The Deepest of All Hearts" – 8:56
  8. "The Return to the Beautiful" – 14:23


Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Jonny Maudling - keyboards
  • Yasmin Ahmed - keyboards on "A Cruel Taste of Winter"


  1. ^ York, William. The Dreadful Hours review Retrieved on 2011-06-23.