The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland (1987)
Cover Front Album
Artist/Composer The Sisters of Mercy
Length 60:33
Format mp3
Genre Alternative Pop/Rock; College Rock; Goth Rock
Index 3971
Track List
01 Dominion/Mother Russia 07:01
02 Flood I 06:22
03 Lucretia My Reflection 04:57
04 1959 04:09
05 This Corrosion 10:55
06 Flood II 06:47
07 Driven Like the Snow 06:27
08 Never Land (A Fragment) 02:46
09 Torch 03:51
10 Colours [*] 07:18
Purchase Date 12/28/2004
Store EasyTree
kbps 192
Spars DDD
Rare No
Sound Stereo
While the goth scene in England was picking up commercial steam in the mid-'80s, the Sisters of Mercy may have seemed quiet, but they roared back with 1987's Floodland. Opening with the driving two- part hymn "Dominion/Mother Russia," Sisters leader Andrew Eldtrich (along with bassist Patricia Morrison) creates a black soundscape that is majestic and vast. While the earlier Sisters releases were noisy, sometimes harsh affairs, Floodland is filled with lush production (thanks to Meatloaf writer/producer Jim Stienman and the New York Choral Society) and lyric imagery that is both scary and glorious. The slower tracks, like "Flood" and "1959," are some of the best ethereal sounds goth has to offer, and the downright regal "This Corrosion" is one of the best songs of the genre. A definite milestone. — Chris True