The Light at the End of the World (My Dying Bride album)

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The Light at the End of the World
The Light at the end of the World Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by My Dying Bride
Released October 12, 1999
Recorded Academy Studios, June 7 - August 4, 1999
Genre Death/doom, gothic metal
Length 71:11
Label Peaceville Records
My Dying Bride chronology
34.788%...Complete
(1998)
The Light at the End of the World
(1999)
Meisterwerk 1
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Light at the End of the World is the sixth album by My Dying Bride, released in 1999. After the more experimental 34.788%...Complete, this album marks a return to the more traditional My Dying Bride doom sound and style of lyrics. It was also the first My Dying Bride release since 1994's "The Sexuality of Bereavement" to feature growling vocals, although Aaron Stainthorpe has noticeably changed his style and broadened his range. All guitar parts on the album were recorded by Andrew Craighan, following the earlier departure of Calvin Robertshaw. Following Robertshaw's departure, only Craighan and Stainthorpe remained as founding members of the band. Hamish Glencross was soon after recruited as permanent guitarist. The keyboard parts were played by Jonny Maudling of Bal-Sagoth. It is also the first MDB album to feature the drumming of Shaun Steels, who would remain with the band until 2006.

When the CD was reissued in 2003, it contained no bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Written & Arranged By My Dying Bride (VILE Music).
  1. "She Is the Dark" – 8:26
  2. "Edenbeast" – 11:22
  3. "The Night He Died" – 6:25
  4. "The Light at the End of the World" – 10:35
  5. "The Fever Sea" – 4:05
  6. "Into the Lake of Ghosts" – 7:08
  7. "The Isis Script" – 7:08
  8. "Christliar" – 10:30
  9. "Sear Me III" – 5:26

Song information[edit]

"She Is The Dark" and "The Fever Sea" have become live regulars since this release, each appearing on both "The Voice of the Wretched" and "Sinamorata". "Sear Me III" is the third in a trilogy of songs to bear the title, preceded by the keyboard and violin-only "Sear Me MCMXCIII" in 1993 and "Sear Me" in 1991, which is more similar in style to the third incarnation, being a full band composition.

Personnel[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Jonny Maudling - keyboards
  • Calvin Robertshaw - second guitar on "Sear Me III"

References[edit]

  1. ^ York, William. The Light at the End of the World allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-22.