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  • Audio CD (October 16, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Peaceville
  • ASIN: B008Y7Y0AM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,933 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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My Dying Bride has been the leading force in the death/doom metal genre since their inception in the early 1990's and have gone on to forge a legacy of greatness in the field over the past 2 decades, since 1992's debut release, 'As The Flower Withers'. My Dying Bride's distinctively sumptuous dual guitar melodies effortlessly flood into juggernaut doom metal riffs, with the vocals of Aaron Stainthorpe weaving a rich tapestry of tragic tales into the accompanying soundscapes. 'A Map of all our Failures' is perhaps best and most effectively summarized by guitarist Andrew Craighan, who describes the album as "a controlled demolition of all your hopes". The album recording and mix was completed at Futureworks Studios in Manchester UK, with long standing production maestro Mags at the helm. Artwork appears courtesy of Rhett Podersoo at Machine Room.

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The singing is great along with the occasional screams.
Dylan
Now for the album. . . .I am a longtime MDB fan, going back to As the Flower Withers.
AKS
I was really expecting at the very least something as good as Deathless Kings.
Michael J. Mohnacky

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By AKS on October 17, 2012
Format: MP3 Music
First, the caution. Don't buy the MP3 version of the album from Amazon. At least not until they update it. Look at track #8. Amazon only has it at 2:51 and that is what you get if you download it. The track is really 8:39. Also, there is a bonus track available if you buy elsewhere - Track 9, My Faults are Your Reward. It is worth getting.

Now for the album. . . .I am a longtime MDB fan, going back to As the Flower Withers. I like all of their albums, though tend to prefer the earliest two and then the most recent string of albums. By now you are either into MDB or you are not. If you like them, this one doesn't disappoint. The one-two punch of Track 1 and Track 2 are worth it alone. Track 1 (Kneel Till Doomsday) has their best death/grind breakdown since "Sear Me" from As the Flower Withers, making for a very tense song. Then they move into Track 2 (The Poorest Waltz), which is a much lighter and melancholic, with some nice harmony work done with Aaron's voice. These two songs are great complements to one another that really capture the full spectrum of MDB. The rest of the album that follows is solid MDB at their best.

And if you don't know MDB, they are one of the best playing the melodic/melancholic/atmospheric side of the doom spectrum (as opposed to the sludgey-stoner dimension). Mostly clean, warbley vocals, interspersed with death growls (one of the best in the doom genre); slow, plodding, clean guitars that occasionally erupt with speed' complementary drum work (lots of rolls); all rounded out by a violin, organ, and other appropriate accompaniments. If that's your thing, MDB are among the best at it and this album is as good as any a place to start.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Johan Klovsjö on October 18, 2012
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Fans of My Dying Bride will feel right at home with this album, it has everything you expect and want from the masters of Doom Metal. Powerful guitar and drum combos as well as lamenting violins. The vocals are mostly Aaron Stainthorpe's classic half-spoken words, but there are some death growls too.

If you have heard the opening track "Kneel Till Doomsday" online already, it will give you a pretty accurate taste of the whole record. Compared to previous (at least more recent) albums from the band, there are parts that seem more raw and brutal here, not unlike the EP "The Barghest O Whitby" (2011). So I'd call the sound a more beastly version of "For Lies I sire" (2009), the latest full length.

The tracks that stand out are "Kneel Till Doomsday", "The Poorest Waltz", and "Hail Odysseus". I found parts of a couple of the other songs somewhat too slow and uneventful, but they grow on you after hearing them a few more times. And mostly they turn into something really interesting after a while. There are definitely some cool new melodies and sounds in these songs. But like I stated from the start, it's very familiar as MDB.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dylan on November 2, 2012
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This is a great album. If your a fan of slow crunching riffs with the eerie existence of violin then this is for you. The singing is great along with the occasional screams.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donald Roberts on October 17, 2012
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been following this band since their seminal debut in 1992. I consider their first 4 albums masterpieces and subsequent albums very strong; this band never disappoints. Like most of their output, this album is not instantly accessible but after repeated listens it reveals its rewards. Most notable on A Map is that Aaron has put much more time into his lyricism and vocal theatrics. Musically, this falls in line with Songs of Darkness Words of Light with hints of earlier albums. It's amazing that this band can make each album sound more depressing than its predecessor while still sounding fresh and unique. This won't be remembered as MDB's best album but it is a perfect display of them having honed their craft. Another deathless king to add to their exceptional line.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By k scott on October 22, 2012
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There isn't that much that this band hasn't done. They deliver an emotional and dark style of music everyone else tries to imitate. That being said, it leaves them in a bit of a bind on what to do next. Some might have found "For Lies I Sire" a little short on potential(but it is still a great album) so I think the band felt a little heat for making this album to be a step above. And that is exactly what they did and they delivered in grand style. It only takes the first song to know you have a true killer My Dying Bride album. It truly stands with "Songs of Darkness, Words of Light" and "The Dreadful Ones", just to name some of their best works. All aspects of My Dying Brides work is covered in "Map of All Our Failures": the complete vocal styles and ranges of Aaron, the haunting guitar harmonies, the keyboards and violin and epic songwriting that is theirs and theirs alone. My Dying Bride have so many great albums, it is almost impossibly to have a favorite since they manage to do what they do so well and so uniquely with every album. "Map of All Our Failures" continues a body of work unmatched by anyone else in metal. Album of the Year and then some!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fred on September 2, 2013
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It's so awesome to see a band like this keep going after all the years that they've treaded on for. this is a great new album - i dont know what else to say about it. I've already heard that they plan to keep going forward - so there we mdb fans have it ....
Keep up the good work, MDB !!!!
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