#1
I'm currently getting back into heavier music; in particular, bands like Dimmu Borgier and My Dying Bride. I know there's a bit of hate for Dimmu Borgir in the death metal community but I like them anyway; I was wondering if anybody can recommend similar bands to them. I like Borgir because I can understand the vocals for the most part and really enjoy the symphonic elements to their music.

Also if anybody can recommend any My Dying Bride like band, it'll be much appreciated.
#2
Touchingcloth for Dimmu-like bands look at Emperor / Ihsahn, Cradle Of Filth, Immortal, Old Man's Child, or just go by genre:
http://www.bnrmetal.com/v3/genres/one/B

For My Dying Bride-like bands check out Moonsorrow, Nachtmystium, early Anathema and Paradise Lost, November's Doom, or just go by genre:
http://www.bnrmetal.com/v3/genres/one/d

I'd have to say Swallow the Sun and November's Doom are much more interesting than My Dying Bride, which has stagnated quite a bit in their last few albums.