Vocalist Sigve Monsens powerful droning tell tales of death and suffering. Broken humans trying to escape. "I Wither", one of the best club backed laments of the year, is a brilliant showcase of the hopelessness plaguing the band. "Because everything must die, it's in the way we are". This is the theme and strength of the album, as the gloom is conveyed through such credible surroundings.
Interesting for the hardcore fans is the inclusion of old demo track "Adored" in a version quite similar to the original one. A beautiful, ballad-esque plea of love. "In My Time of Dying" also hosts trademark club tracks, like "The Painful Regret", "Blood" and "Free Me from My Demons", but they all fell slightly inferior to the ones on last album "Elements of Silence". This is an album of slow moving pain and the aforementioned "I Wither" together with "My Little", another journey through electronic hell.
Pride and Fall have created an album harder, grittier and darker than anything they have managed before and in the most mind-numbingly painful moments, they truly shine.