The Manuscript

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The Manuscript
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EP by My Dying Bride
Released May 13, 2013 (2013-05-13)
Recorded 2013 at Futureworks Studios, Manchester
Genre Doom metal, death-doom
Length 27:23
Label Peaceville
Producer Rob "Mags" Magoolagan[1]
My Dying Bride chronology
A Map of All Our Failures
The Manuscript

The Manuscript is a My Dying Bride EP released May 13, 2013 on CD and vinyl. It contains four tracks, three of which were recorded at the same time as the band's previous album, A Map of All Our Failures.[1][2]


Speaking to Metal Forces magazine, vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe said, "[the songs are] very similar to 'A Map of All Our Failures', because they were written and recorded at the same time, except for one song. That really stands out… [laughs] It's full-on sort of epic death metal; it's swords and axes, a proper warrior battle kind of track that's almost medieval in flavor. You can almost picture the scene; it's set in a snowy kind of mountainous landscape. There are sound effects and all sorts of mayhem going on in it, and death metal vocals not quite all the way through it, but near enough. It even has a Swedish title which because my Swedish isn't great, I'm not gonna repeat here. [laughs] I need to get the pronunciation right before I do that."[1]

The album's title track was made available to stream from Soundcloud by Terrorizer magazine.[1] Stainthorpe has announced that a music video for the title track is being produced.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 4/5 stars[4]
Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles 8/10 stars[5]
Hellbound 8/10 stars[6]
Sputnikmusic 3.1/5[7]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Aaron Stainthorpe, all music composed by My Dying Bride.

No. Title Length
1. "The Manuscript"   6:25
2. "Vår Gud Över Er"   8:49
3. "A Pale Shroud of Longing"   7:49
4. "Only Tears to Replace Her With"   4:20
Total length:



Additional musicians[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "MY DYING BRIDE: 'The Manuscript' Title Track Available For Streaming - May 10, 2013". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "MY DYING BRIDE – ‘THE MANUSCRIPT’ COMING MAY 13th". My Dying Bride. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "My Dying Bride: 'The Manuscript' – EP Review". Fearnet. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Marsicano, Daniel. "My Dying Bride - The Manuscript EP Review". Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Gromen, Mark. "My Dying Bride - The Manuscript Review". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Earles, Steve (17 June 2013). "My Dying Bride – The Manuscript EP". Hellbound. Retrieved 23 June 2013.  External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ Spencer, Trey (May 3, 2013). "Album Review - My Dying Bride: The Manuscript". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 13 May 2013.