-> ''I had watched the snow all day.''\\
''It never lets up.''\\
''All day falling.''\\
''I lifted my voice and wept out loud,''\\
''"So this is life?"''\\
--My Dying Bride, "The Snow in My Hand"

My Dying Bride is a DoomMetal band from England, formed in 1990. Initially playing what was essentially DeathMetal with [[EpicRocking longer-than-average songs]], interspersed with slow, melodic passages featuring keyboard and violin, the band gradually progressed more towards GothicMetal and DoomMetal, dropping the death metal vocals entirely for several albums before returning to a heavier sound around the turn of the century. They are considered a {{Trope Maker|s}} for both GothicMetal and Death/Doom, along with Music/{{Anathema}} and Music/ParadiseLost, the three bands being known together as the "Peaceville Three" after their record label.

Current lineup:

* Aaron Stainthorpe - vocals
* Andrew Craighan - guitars
* Calvin Robertshaw - guitars
* Lena Ab - bass
* Shaun Macgowan - keyboards, violin
* Dan Mullins - drums


[[folder:Full-length albums]]

* ''As the Flower Withers'' (1992)
* ''Turn Loose the Swans'' (1993)
* ''The Angel and the Dark River'' (1995)
* ''Like Gods of the Sun'' (1996)
* ''34.788%... Complete'' (1998)
* ''The Light at the End of the World'' (1999)
* ''The Dreadful Hours'' (2001)
* ''Songs of Darkness, Words of Light'' (2004)
* ''A Line of Deathless Kings'' (2006)
* ''For Lies I Sire'' (2009)
* ''Evinta'' (2011)
* ''A Map of All Our Failures'' (2012)
* ''Feel the Misery'' (2015, forthcoming)


[[folder:Demos, singles, and [=EPs=]]]

* ''Towards the Sinister'' (1990)
* ''God Is Alone'' (1991)
* ''Symphonaire Infernus et Spera Empyrium'' (1992)
* ''Unreleased Bitterness'' (1993)
* ''The Thrash of Naked Limbs'' (1993)
* ''The Sexuality of Bereavement'' (1994)
* ''I Am the Bloody Earth'' (1994)
* ''Deeper Down'' (2005)
* ''Bring Me Victory'' (2009)
* ''The Barghest o' Whitby'' (2011)
* ''The Manuscript'' (2013)


[[folder:Live albums and videos]]

* ''For Darkest Eyes'' (1997, re-released 2002)
* ''The Voice of the Wretched'' (2002)
* ''Sinamorata'' (2005)
* ''An Ode to Woe'' (2008)


[[folder:Compilations and box sets]]

* ''The Stories'' (1994)
* ''Trinity'' (1995)
* ''Meisterwerk 1'' (2000)
* ''Meisterwerk 2'' (2001)
* ''Anti-Diluvian Chronicles'' (2005)
* ''Introducing My Dying Bride'' (2013)
* ''The Vaulted Shadows'' (2014)


!!My Dying Bride provide examples of:

* AbusiveParents: "The Dreadful Hours" is about a child who is beaten by his father and dies.
* TheAloner: The protagonist of "The Light at the End of the World."
* AltumVidetur: The lyrics of "Sear Me" (which are both grammatically incorrect and horribly mispronounced). Some other songs to a lesser extent, e.g. "Vast Choirs".
* ClusterFBomb: "Heroin Chic", full stop. Averted on most other songs.
* CoverVersion: "Some Velvet Morning" by Lee Hazelwood, "Roads" by Music/{{Portishead}}, traditional English folk song "Scarborough Fair", "Failure" by Swans.
* DoomMetal: One of the key bands in the genre, and of the [[DeathMetal Death / Doom]] in specific.
* EpicRocking: Many songs are upwards of six, seven, or even ten minutes. The emphasis is generally on the "Epic" rather than the "Rocking" though.
* GothicMetal: Either one of the TropeMakers or a TropeCodifier, depending on who you ask.
* HarshVocals
* IntercourseWithYou: "For You", "The Whore, the Cook and the Mother".
* KissOfTheVampire: "A Kiss to Remember".
* LastNoteNightmare: "The Cry Of Mankind" has a truly bizarre (but very effective) example: a constant repetition of a violin part, over which creepy distorted foghorns and oddly, creepily soothing choir sound play. It goes on for a good three minutes after the song itself finishes.
* TheLostLenore: ''Frequently''.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Mostly 8-9, with some (mostly early) songs hitting 10. ''34.788%...Complete'' takes it down a couple of notches. Completely non-metal songs like "Sear Me MCMXCIII", "Black God", and "For My Fallen Angel" are a 1 (though being non-metal, one could argue that it's pointless putting them on the scale at all).
* MoodWhiplash: "The Whore, the Cook and the Mother" seems to be a loving IntercourseWithYou song until Aaron's loving statements are followed by indications that he's only staying with the woman until he finds something better.
* NewSoundAlbum: While there are a number of partial, arguable examples in their discography, the most straight example is ''34.788%... Complete'', which comes pretty close to IndustrialMetal territory (a genre not really touched on elsewhere in their work). Other albums stay in [[DeathMetal Death]] / [[DoomMetal Doom]] and GothicMetal territory, mostly differing in exactly how much of each they incorporate.
* ObligatoryBondageSong: "Your Shameful Heaven".
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: "The Blue Lotus", "Santuario Di Sangue".
* PrecisionFStrike: A couple on "The Whore, the Cook and the Mother".
* PurpleProse: So much. So. ''Much''.
* SpokenWordInMusic: "Sear Me MCMXCIII", "Black God", "For My Fallen Angel", and to a lesser extent in several other songs.
* TitleDrop: The lyrics for "The Return of the Beautiful" from ''As the Flower Withers'' (and its remake, "The Return to the Beautiful" from ''The Dreadful Hours'') include the phrase "My Dying Bride".
* TroubledFetalPosition: Aaron is sometimes known to assume this position when performing live.