I also didn't know what to expect at all - old The Mission was just adorable, new was something which I not remember that good, but still, with some potential. And what can I say - it's better, definitely. It's something between old and new, like slow coming back to great roots. Some tracks are not that interesting, but some has great old school gothic rock sound, some also has really catching, dark atmosphere - for example, my present favourite "Within the Deepest Darkness (Fearful)". So what should I say? If the trend will continue, next album will be really great, and then next - perfect. And this actual one is promising and has really beautiful moments, surely needs to be listened.
I didn't know what to expect from this new album, but anyway I was very curious to listen.
I'm on the final track and it's pretty good, way better than the previous ''The Brighest Light'' which for me was too boring and tacky. My fav tracks are: Another Fall From Grace, Meta-Amor-Phosis, Can't See the Ocean For the Rain, Tyranny of Secrets, Jade and the two final tracks Only You & You Alone and Phantom Pain.
Just bought the digital album of "The First Chapter" compilation album from 1987, its much darker than I thought, but this is really good for this band, since some say they are more pop than The Sisters Of Mercy, and I disagree, since The Mission formed the band , they kept The Sisters of Mercy as a non-gothic rock band, while The Mission transfered all the obscure sounds into them. This can be seen on this great compilation album.
Such a shame to say, but two newest albums are.. meh, just it's not THIS The Mission. It's just generic piece of rock. But I should to disagree with you @Winterisle, "Aura" is quite good - imo my third best album of this band.
@Jureiko I think it's one of their worst albums, similar to Aura or God is a Bullet. I think their best album is Carved in Sand. It's the point where The Mission started to move away from the "Sisters" sound of Gods Own Medicine and The First Chapter. Good shit.
@datCometchen: Don't be a pussy and say 'fuck' when you want to. Having said that, I was just asking an honest question, so the one should fuck off is you.
@Neue_regel_: I like Sisters alot so I will definitely look more into this band. It's funny because my mother used to listen to this band the whole time when she was pregnant of me.