My Dying Bride
by Scott Hefflon
A collection of greatest hits off the first few albums, EPs and 7″s released just before their third full-length. It’s in chronological order, so I can skip the early ’90s grrr/doom/growl stuff and get right into the nightmare erotica, scattered with demons, orchestras, church bells, rolling timpanis, chanting, and violins that sound like a cat getting skinned. Moody, heavy, dreamily melodic, and sweetly dismal.