A Map of All Our Failures

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A Map of All Our Failures
My dying bride a map of all our failures.jpg
Studio album by My Dying Bride
Released 15 October 2012
Recorded Futureworks Studios, Manchester, UK[1]
Genre Doom metal, gothic metal
Length 63:45
Producer Peaceville Records
My Dying Bride chronology
For Lies I Sire
(2009)For Lies I Sire2009
A Map of All Our Failures
The Manuscript
(2013)The Manuscript2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars[2]
Decibel Magazine 5/10 stars[3]
Popmatters 7/10 stars[4]

A Map of All Our Failures is the eleventh studio album by English doom metal band My Dying Bride, released on 15 October 2012 via Peaceville Records.[1] Limited editions of the album included a bonus track and a DVD featuring a 70-minute documentary, An Evening With the Bride. The album cover artwork was by Rhett Podersoo.[5]

Musical style[edit]

Vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe described the album as being similar to the band's previous effort, For Lies I Sire, but said that the music had evolved. He described the lyrics as being about religion, passion, love and loss. Bassist Lena Abé described the album as being a "new style of writing, done in an old way", and almost having a "live sound" due to the presence of feedback and "raw and rough" elements.[6] Guitarist Andrew Craighan described the album as "a controlled demolition of all your hopes".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Aaron Stainthorpe; all music composed by My Dying Bride.

No. Title Length
1. "Kneel till Doomsday" 7:52
2. "The Poorest Waltz" 5:08
3. "A Tapestry Scorned" 8:00
4. "Like a Perpetual Funeral" 8:32
5. "A Map of All Our Failures" 7:53
6. "Hail Odysseus" 8:54
7. "Within the Presence of Absence" 8:50
8. "Abandoned as Christ" 8:39
Total length: 63:45
Special edition bonus track
No. Title Length
9. "My Faults Are Your Reward" 5:28


My Dying Bride

Additional musicians[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "My Dying Bride - A Map of All Our Failures". Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  2. ^ Jervis, Marcus. "My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures Review". About.com. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Dick, Chris (November 2012). "My Dying Bride, A Map of All Our Failures". Decibel Magazine (97): 98. 
  4. ^ Hayes, Craig (7 December 2012). "My Dying Bride: A Map of All Our Failures". Popmatters. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "My Dying Bride A Map of All Our Failures (CD & DVD)". Retrieved 2012-10-21.