A band like My Dying Bride really has no business making albums that are as good as A Map of All Our Failures this late in the game. After 22 years it seems to be expected that a group will lose its edge and start to churn out discs that are merely a shadow of their former selves. With A Map of All Our Failures; however, My Dying Bride prove that bands indeed can still release outstanding material much later in their careers.