Saturday, June 24, 2017

Another Fall From Grace - The Mission Review

This came out last year, but I didn't buy it until after I saw The Mission live during WGT 3 weeks ago. I have listened to it before, and I liked it. Now that I own it and have listened to it more properly (on my walkman, haha), I like it even more. Wayne Hussey himself has described this as the missing link between First And Last And Always (Sisters of Mercy) and Gods Own Medicine (The Mission). I agree! I really love both those albums, and I think this one reminds me of both of them.

Another Fall From Grace
The very beginning of this pretty much is a sped-up version of Emma (Sisters of Mercy). But then Wayne comes in with his classic 12-string twinkling, and the song lifts up more. It's a beautiful song, and you really just want to shout along with it!

This one sounds a lot like Dominion (Sisters of Mercy), but both me and my boyfriend agree that this one is better! I love the lyrics - I really like the whole reflection of time, life and change in it.

Within The Deepest Darkness (Fearful)
This one featured vocals by Gary Numan! It's a really cool and unique song. Calm, but still grabs you and makes you want to sing along.

Blood On The Road
A really cool song - I just don't know how to describe it! Modern rock, maybe? But it's not like really ''in your face'', but of course more power in it than the last song. I love Wayne's voice so much.

Can't See The Ocean For The Rain
A classic Mission-sounding song. Really good lyrics. The chorus is so beautiful! Another song that's easy to sing along to.

Tyranny Of Secrets
Now let's get a little heavy here! And oh my god I love the way he says ''secrets'' in the chorus.

Never's Longer Than Forever
Starts with a classic The Mission riff. A calmer song with beautiful vocals.

Bullets & Bayonets
I love the instrumentals in this. Beautiful vocals, and reflective lyrics.

A spoken word track. Very haunting and beautiful.

A slower, classic Mission-sounding song. Really beautiful overall!

Only You And You Alone
If you liked the last song, you'll like this one too. I think I like this one better, I'm not quite sure. I at least want to sing along to this more!

Phantom Pain
A very chill and beautiful song, very unique. A perfect album closer.

So that was the 12 tracks on this album, lasting for slightly over an hour. I like long albums, I don't know about you, but often the longer, the better. The Mission is a band I really love, since I'm very into the classic goth rock sound. And with this album they really bring it back! So if you are into The Sisters of Mercy and early The Mission, you'll probably love this!
I was thinking I'd review Gods Own Medicine next, since I recently bought that too, if that's okay with you. I also have a couple of more albums I'd like to review. I will probably buy even more CDs very soon, I'm in one of those periods where I buy a lot of music. Hope you don't mind! I'm going to try to blog about other things in between as well. I think I'm gonna start my new Joy Divison book this weekend, and hopefully DIY some more. If there's anything you want to see, let me know!

What are your thoughts on this album?

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