The album was recorded during 4-16 July 1991 at ICC Studios with producer Roy Rowland. The album was mixed in August. The cover art was done by British fantasy artist Rodney Matthews.
On the album, the style changed to a more progressive and atmospheric combination of doom metal and thrash. The guitars were tuned down to D, and the compositions include acoustic passages such as on the title track, driven with a samples of raining to create a melancholic atmosphere. The drummer Tank's musicianship is more varied compared to that on The Torment. The album begins with a mid-tempo instrumental. The tempo increases as "Life in All Its Emptiness" begins. Arkley plays curbed yet intimidating solos and melodies on technical rhythm guitar riffs. Lament for the Weary is a concept album about a man who suffered abuse during childhood and in adulthood struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts. On his deathbed he gets his childhood faith back and is not afraid to die anymore.
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