When their former genre colleagues Paradise Lost and Anathema got rid of their Metal influences, My Dying Bride presented another experimental approach on „34,788 % complete “. Once criticized, the opus has long since become a favourite among fans.
Tracklist - 34,788 % complete
- 1.The Whore, The Cook And The Mother
- 2.The Stance Of Evander Sinque
- 3.Der Überlebende
- 4.Heroin chic
- 5.Apocalypse woman
- 6.Base Level Erotica
- 7.Under Your Wings And Into Your Arms
EMP Editorial Team (18.11.2005)
For the first time the English band My Dying Bride denied violins on their album. But don't worry the songs on "34,788 % complete" are still dominated by deep sadness and hopelessness just the stylistic devices are different. When earlier the violins were responsible for fraile tunes, nowadays funereal keyboards take over their part and don't sound cheap at all. My Dying Bride made the right changes at the right time since another gothic album like the fans have been awaiting would have directed the band into a one-way street and would have been the beginning of the end. This way they expanded their horizon in their own special way without pissing on their fans legs, since the compositions are still lugubrious, sad and elevated. My complements and congratulations for such a strapping album.